2017 LA Impact Awards a Great Success

This Saturday March 11, Family Equality Council hosted our annual LA Impact Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and we’re pleased to report the night was a roaring success. This year, Impact Awards went to longtime supporters Jonathan Murray and Harvey Reese, the creators of the hit Amazon series Transparent, and Target. Guests were entertained by performances from Michael Arden and Cheyenne Jackson, and moved by personal stories from Jay Timmons, Rick Olson & Family, from Robbie Rogers, and by calls to CEO Stan Sloan and Board Chair Nancy Lyons.

We were delighted to welcome comedian Tig Notaro as host of this year’s Impact Awards, and we extend our thanks to Julie Bowen for presenting the award to Transparent Writer Our Lady J on behalf of Jill Soloway, to Kim Kardashian for presenting the award to Jonathan Murray and Harvey Reese, and to Ross Mathews for presenting the award to Target, accepted by Alexis Kantor, VP of Product Development.

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Other attendees included Co-Chairs Sarah Paulson, David Marshall Grant,Greg Berlantiand Stuart Bell; Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle RichardsandMauricio Umansky, Dorit Kemsley, Camille Grammer, Erika Jayne and Lisa Vanderpump; Grey’s Anatomy’s Jason George; Major Crimes’ Kearran Giovanni; Supergirl’s Brenda Strong; Robbie Rogers, Actor Nate Corddry; Academy Award Nominated Actor Lesley Ann Warren; Cassandra French’s Finishing School’s Jessica Renee Russell; X-Men’s Bruce Davison; Star Trek’s Mary Chieffo; Perez Hilton; Transparent’s Alexandra Billings; and more.

We’ll be sharing more highlights from this amazing night in the weeks to come. Click here to check out some of our favorite social media moments from the night.