Fifth Annual Diversity Honors Gala Will Honor Meghan McCain And Wilton Manors City Commission, Among Others
The fifth annual Diversity Honors gala, presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, will be held on Saturday, March 30, with its honorees including Meghan McCain, Jennifer Peace, Patricia King, the Wilton Manors City Commission, Congressman Ted Deutch, Phill Wilson and Tony Lima.
The globally recognized event honors people who are changing lives by advancing inclusiveness. Not only does the gala benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, but it also commences international Harvey Milk Day events.
The late John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain will receive the Harvey Milk Foundation Lilla Watson Medal. McCain is a co-host of ABC’s The View, and she advocates for women’s issues, social issues and marriage equality.
Army captain Jennifer Peace and staff sergeant Patricia King will receive the Harvey Milk Foundation Valor Award. Peace and King are openly transgender service members, and the two testified at the Feb. 27 congressional hearing on open transgender military service.
The Wilton Manors City Commission will receive The Pride Center at Equality Park’s Alan Schubert Award of Excellence. For five consecutive years, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has awarded Wilton Manors with a perfect score of 100 in its Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
Deutch represents Florida's 22nd congressional district in the House of Representatives and is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community; Wilson is the former president and CEO/founder of the Black AIDS Institute; and Lima is the executive director of SAVE, a South Florida organization dedicated to protecting the LGBTQ+ community against discrimination.
NBC 6 anchor Jamie Guirola will emcee the event, which starts at 7 p.m. Stuart Milk, nephew of the late Harvey Milk — the first openly gay elected official in the California — and co-founder/board president of the Harvey Milk Foundation will present the awards.
A cocktail reception with an open bar and seated dinner will kick off the gala, followed by the awards and live entertainment.
The Stoli After Party will feature desserts, dancing and libations. Dance artist and singer-songwriter Debby Holiday and drag performer TP Lords will headline the after party.
Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit diversityhonors.com.
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