Chad Griffin News

Julianne Moore, Dustin Lance Black & More Join I AM HARVEY MILK Honorary Committee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that a group of political, cultural, and human rights leaders have come together to form an “Honorary Committee” in support of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, which will have its New York premiere on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Attorney General Eric Holder to Headline HRC Greater New York Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - and the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee today announced United States Attorney General Eric Holder will headline the annual Greater New York Gala on February 8, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (more...)

Attorney General Eric Holder to Headline HRC Greater New York Gala, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - and the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee today announced United States Attorney General Eric Holder will headline the annual Greater New York Gala on February 8, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Hosts Reading of '8' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2013

Cleveland Play House, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, presents a one-night-only reading of '8,' a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. (more...)

VIDEO: Dustin Lance Black and Chad Griffin Talk Hollywood and Prop 8
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Milk screenwriter and '8' playwright Dustin Lance Black and Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about Hollywood's impact on the Supreme Court's June 26th decision to overturn DOMA and Proposition 8. Click below to hear what they had to say! (more...)

Rory O'Malley to Record Personal Video for '8' at Cleveland Play House; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Cleveland Play House, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, will produce a one-night-only staged reading of '8,' a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. (more...)

Matthew Morrison's Album WHERE IT ALL BEGAN to Benefit Human Rights Campaign; Released Today
by Kristin Salaky - Jun 04, 2013

EMMY, TONY, and Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison previously announced that he is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in support of LGBT equality. Partial proceeds from the pre-sale of his new studio album, Where It All Began, will benefit HRC. The album, which will be released today, June 4, 2013, features an assortment of classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Produces Reading of '8'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013


Matthew Morrison Partners with Human Rights Campaign to Support Equality
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

EMMY, TONY, and Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison is proud to announce that he is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in support of LGBT equality. Partial proceeds from the pre-sale of his new studio album, Where It All Began, will benefit HRC. The album, which will be released on June 4, 2013, features an assortment of classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. Morrison turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone, along with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Gregg Field, to create the 12 songs featured on Where It All Began. The record marks the first release from 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine. Place your pre-order of Where It All Began now, on Amazon.com, and 222 Records in partnership with Matthew Morrison will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign. (more...)

Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Patrick Stewart and Others Show Support for Marriage Equality with HRC Logo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Over the past twenty four hours, many of America's most recognized brand names and Hollywood's biggest stars have joined millions of people around the world in sharing a modified red version of the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) logo in support of marriage equality. HRC, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, launched a social media campaign Monday afternoon in conjunction with two marriage cases before the Supreme Court this week, in an effort to raise awareness and help showcase the broad and diverse support for marriage equality. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Whoopi Goldberg, Cheyenne Jackson, and More at HRC Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 04, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - hosted its annual Greater New York Gala dinner on February 2, at the Waldorf Astoria. The evening featured a performance by Billy Porter, star of this spring's highly anticipated new musical Kinky Boots. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots proves that sometimes the best way to fit in, is to stand out. (more...)

Billy Porter Performs from KINKY BOOTS at Human Rights Campaign Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - will host its annual Greater New York Gala dinner tonight February 2, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria. This year's event comes on the heels of historic electoral wins for marriage equality across the country. (more...)

Billy Porter to Perform from KINKY BOOTS at Human Rights Campaign Gala, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - will host its annual Greater New York Gala dinner on February 2, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria. This year's event comes on the heels of historic electoral wins for marriage equality across the country. (more...)

2013 HRC Gala Announces Whoopi Goldberg as Ally for Equality Awardee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - and the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee are proud to announce Whoopi Goldberg will receive the 2013 HRC Ally for Equality Award at the annual Greater New York Gala dinner on February 2, 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria. (more...)

VIDEO: Morgan Freeman Lends Voice to HRC Marriage Equality TV Ad Campaign
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2012

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today announced a national television ad campaign following on the historic victories for marriage equality at the ballot box this year. The ad titled 'Dawn of a New Day' and voiced by Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman, began running today. Check out the ad below! (more...)

Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 To Marriage Equality Campaign
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

People.com reports that Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to support the fight for marriage equality. The donation will be put toward the organization's efforts in campaigning for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington St (more...)

Brad Pitt Joins Cast of Proposition 8 Play Reading for Live YouTube Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2012

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact have announced the addition of Golden Globe-winner and Academy and Emmy Award-nominee Brad Pitt to the cast of the West Coast premiere reading of the play '8.' The reading is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. (more...)

Rob Reiner, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Set for Family Equality Council's LA Awards Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2012

Family Equality Council, which connects, supports, and represents the one million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents raising two million children in the U.S., today announced the honorees for the 2012 Los Angeles Awards Dinner on February 11 at Universal Studios' Globe Theatre. (more...)

Rob Reiner, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Set for Family Equality Council's LA Awards Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2012

Family Equality Council, which connects, supports, and represents the one million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents raising two million children in the U.S., today announced the honorees for the 2012 Los Angeles Awards Dinner on February 11 at Universal Studios' Globe Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: '8' Celebrates Broadway Premiere - The After Party
by Peter James Zielinski - Sep 20, 2011

Last night the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact launched the all-star Broadway premiere of '8'. The play, which chronicles the historic trial in the federal legal challenge to California's Proposition 8, was written by AFER Founding Board Member and Academy Award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black and directed by Tony Award-winning actor and director Joe Mantello. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night after party and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

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