Press Release: Family Equality Council to Honor Champions of Family Rights

Annual Awards Dinner Held Saturday at House of Blues- West
Hollywood, CA

Boston, MA – (Jan. 23, 2011) – The Family Equality Council
today announced the list of honorees and presenters for the
organization’s 2011 awards dinner. The event, which honors
individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to
helping loving families achieve equal rights, will be held
Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the House of Blues in West
This year’s honorees will include Dan Savage and Terry Miller,
founders of the It Gets Better Project; Kris Perry & Sandy
Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, the plaintiffs from the
Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial; and actor Luke MacFarlane from the
ABC TV show, “Brothers & Sisters.”

Jane Lynch from the FOX TV show, “Glee” and screenwriter
Dustin Lance Black will serve as presenters.

Family Equality Council Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler
said the annual awards dinner is also an opportunity for LGBT
parents, friends and allies to mark the progress made in helping
diverse families achieve full equality. Chrisler will be introduced
at the awards dinner by California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez,
a long-time supporter of LGBT families.

Proceeds from the event help sustain Family Equality Council’s
educational, advocacy and policy work.

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