Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Straight for Equality Gala – Get Your Tickets Today!

We are proud to announce that at the Second Annual Straight for Equality Gala on May 1 in New York City, in addition to honoring Liza Minnelli with our Straight for Equality in Entertainment award, we will be honoring Sodexo with the Straight for Equality in Business award, and Scott Fujita will be honored with the Straight for Equality in Sports award.

As we’ve said here previously, the legendary Liza Minnelli has been an outspoken ally to the LGBT community for years. Learn more here.

Sodexo has set the standard for realizing the potential of LGBT people and allies. Since 2004, Sodexo’s PRIDE network group has been committed to providing education and support for GLBT and straight ally employees of the company. As part of its activities, PRIDE has hosted several Straight for Equality in the Workplace training sessions, including one for Sodexo’s executive-level management team. Read more about Sodexo’s commitment to diversity here.

Scott Fujita, a football player who recently joined the Cleveland Browns after winning his first Super Bowl in 2010 as a player for the New Orleans Saints, is an out and proud ally. His powerful straight ally voice has made waves in an area where it is rarely heard. Read an interview with Scott Fujita here.

Come and celebrate along with us at the Second Annual Straight for Equality Gala May 1 as we pay tribute to these amazing allies. Learn more about the event and get your tickets here now!

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