*WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today announced that Shonda Rhimes will be honored at the organization’s 2015 Los Angeles Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
“We are thrilled to honor such a fierce and longtime advocate for LGBT equality at this year’s HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Shonda Rhimes is not only politically outspoken on issues of equality, but has also created some of the most groundbreaking portrayals of LGBT people ever seen on television, helping to change hearts and minds around the world.”
Shonda Rhimes is the biggest name in television today. A Golden Globe award winner, she was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. With everything she touches turning to gold, Rhimes is the creative force behind hugely successful shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. HRC is proud to recognize Shonda Rhimes as this year’s recipient of the “Ally for Equality Award” for her incredible contributions to our movement.
Other honorees and special guests will be announced soon.
The HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner, which is expected to draw over 1,000 guests, will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the JW Marriott LA Live with receptions starting at 5:00 PM.
More information is available at http://www.hrcladinner.com/
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.