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Raytheon named 'Best Place to Work' for LGBT equality for tenth straight yearRaytheon named 'Best Place to Work' for LGBT equality for tenth straight year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has named Raytheon as a 2015 'Best Place to Work' for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. The company earned a perfect 100 percent rating for the tenth year in a row. (more...)

First Data Earns the Designation "Best Place to Work" for LGBT EqualityFirst Data Earns the Designation "Best Place to Work" for LGBT Equality
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

“We are proud to be designated as a best place to work for LGBT equality by achieving a perfect score on the 2015 CEI, a significant increase from our score last year. Even more so, we are thrilled to have made so much progress to ensure our LGBT community is supported not only in words but by our actions,” said Cindy Armine-Klein, Chief Control Officer at First Data. “At First Data, we believe everyone should embrace bringing 'their whole selves' to work. We know that our success lies in building a richly diverse and inclusive workforce.” (more...)

W Hotels Worldwide Joins Forces with Jennifer Hudson and the Human Rights Campaign to Fight for Full LGBT Equality across All 50 StatesW Hotels Worldwide Joins Forces with Jennifer Hudson and the Human Rights Campaign to Fight for Full LGBT Equality across All 50 States
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

W Hotels Worldwide today announced it has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, 'TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE'. Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will lend her support and voice to the campaign, which combines the W brand's longstanding support of the LGBT community with its ongoing passion for music. As part of the program, W Hotels around the country will host monthly TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE music events, in which a portion of proceeds will benefit HRC. Some events may also include surprise performances by Hudson, and coupled with a special room package and robust social media campaign (#whrc and #lovehasnolimit) led by W Hotels, HRC and Hudson, W hopes to bring real and lasting change for LGBT Americans in all 50 states. (more...)

Disney, Jujamcyn, Nederlander and Shubert Organizations Support I AM HARVEY MILKDisney, Jujamcyn, Nederlander and Shubert Organizations Support I AM HARVEY MILK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that Disney Theatrical, Jujamcyn Theaters, The Nederlander Organization and The Shubert Organization four of Broadway's leading organizations, have come together by contributing matching donations 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...)

Julianne Moore, Dustin Lance Black & More Join I AM HARVEY MILK Honorary CommitteeJulianne 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, TodayAttorney General Eric Holder to Headline HRC Greater New York Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 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, 2/8Attorney 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' TonightCleveland 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 8VIDEO: 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!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 TodayMatthew Morrison's Album WHERE IT ALL BEGAN to Benefit Human Rights Campaign; Released Today
by Kristin Salaky - Jun 4, 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'Cleveland Play House Produces Reading of '8'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

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Matthew Morrison Partners with Human Rights Campaign to Support EqualityMatthew 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 LogoBeyonce, 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 GalaPhoto Coverage: Whoopi Goldberg, Cheyenne Jackson, and More at HRC Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 4, 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 TonightBilly Porter Performs from KINKY BOOTS at Human Rights Campaign Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 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, 2/2Billy 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 Awardee2013 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 CampaignVIDEO: 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 CampaignBrad 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...)

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