Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Legendary Liza Minnelli to be Honored at 2010 Straight for Equality Awards Gala

The second annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala is coming up on May 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis, and PFLAG National is proud to announce that Academy Award®-winning actress and iconic straight ally Liza Minnelli will be honored with the 2010 Straight for Equality in Entertainment award for her lifelong support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Throughout her decades-long career, Minnelli has won an impressive list of awards and has been an outspoken ally to the LGBT community.

“Liza Minnelli is the quintessential straight ally – she has been an outspoken supporter of equality for LGBT people for her whole life, and her tremendous and ongoing philanthropy in the fight against AIDS has made her a very public advocate of the many individuals and their families who have been affected by the disease,” said Jody M. Huckaby, PFLAG National’s executive director.

“As someone who has been supported and touched by the LGBT community for my entire life, I can’t imagine being anything but an out and proud straight ally who doesn’t fear speaking up to anyone,” said Minnelli.

We are so proud to be able to honor Liza Minnelli with the 2010 Straight for Equality in Entertainment Award. To read the full press release, click here.

To find out how you can attend the 2010 Straight for Equality Awards Gala and see us honor this amazing ally, click here now!

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1 comment:

James Morgan - Puritan Financial Advisor said...

Throughout her decades-long career, Minnelli has won an impressive list of awards and has been an outspoken ally to the LGBT community.