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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 28, 2016
CONTACT:  Brad Luna, LUNA+EISENLA media
brad@lunaeisenlamedia.com | 202-812-8140 (mobile)


MEDIA ADVISORY for Thursday, July 28th, 2016

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Receive 21stAnnual International Role Model Award

Day’s Events Include Future of the Movement Panel w/  Melissa Harris-Perry

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Equality Forum, the nation’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit, will host two events today, leading off with the Future of the Movement panel discussion with Melissa Harris-Perry.

Following the panel discussion, Equality Forum will present two prestigious awards during its LGBT Champion Awards. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will receive the 21st Annual International Role Model Award, presented by Marriage Equality Supreme Court Plaintiff, Jim Obergefell, while Ed Rendell, Chair of the Philadelphia Host Committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, will receive the Frank Kameny Award.

 

THURSDAY at 2:30 PM

WHAT:            

Future of the Movement Panel

WHERE:                 

National Museum of American Jewish History (Dell Theater)
101 South Independence Mall East (5th and Market Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHEN:

TODAY, Thursday, July 28th, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   

WHO:              

Kevin Naff, Editor, Washington Blade (moderator)
Jay Brown, Communications Director, Human Rights Campaign
Melissa Harris-Perry, Pro Humanitate Institute
Kevin Jennings, Executive Director, Arcus Foundation
Evan Wolfson, Former President, Freedom to Marry
 

THURSDAY at 4:30 PM

WHAT:            

LGBT Champion Awards

WHERE:

National Museum of American Jewish History (Third Floor, Freedom Experience)
101 South Independence Mall East (5th and Market Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHEN: 

TODAY, Thursday, July 28th, 4:30 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

WHO:               

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
21st Annual International Role Model Award

Ed Rendell, Chair of the Philadelphia Host Committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
The Frank Kameny Award

Jim Obergefell, Supreme Court Marriage Equality Plaintiff
Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum

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Equality Forum 2016

About Equality Forum

Participants in Equality Forum 2016

LGBT Champion Awards

Biography of Malcolm Lazin

The full schedule (including dates, times, locations and participants) of Equality Forum 2016 events throughout the week can be viewed at www.equalityforum.com.

MEDIA RSVP:  Media looking to cover Equality Forum 2016, convening the LGBT community’s leading voices during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25th – 28th, should RVSP by emailing Brad Luna, LUNA+EISENLA media, brad@lunaeisenlamedia.com

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About the Equality Forum

Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit.  

Equality Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance national and international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights with an educational focus.  For more information on the Equality Forum, please visit: www.equalityforum.com

 

 


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