|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
August 16, 2012
CONTACT: Steve Roth, OutThink Partners
PHONE: 323-951-0059 EMAIL: email@example.com
Entertainers & Performers, Elected Officials, LGBT Leaders To Celebrate Landmark LGBT Victories at Equality California's Los Angeles Equality Awards Saturday
WHAT: Equality California's Los Angeles Equality Awards featuring Pulitzer-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart, Grammy-winning singer Thelma Houston, and after-party DJ Angus Wong.
WHEN: Saturday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Red carpet begins promptly at 5:30 pm
Credentialed media should arrive at 4:45 (to request credentials, see below)
WHERE: The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210
Self-parking $12.00, valet $16.00
WHO: Confirmed attendees include:
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post writer
Jai Rodriguez, “Malibu Country” and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”
Jane Lynch, Emmy-award winning actress
Thelma Houston, Grammy-award winning singer
Jackie Christie, “Basketball Wives LA”
Romi Klinger, “The Real L Word”
Ross Mathews, “Chelsea Lately”
Troy Byer, “John Q”
California State Senator Ted Lieu
California Senator Gloria Negrete-McCloud
U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez
California Assemblyperson Betsy Butler
Approved media credentials do not include entrance to the event or dinner. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased at eqcaawards.org/los-angeles-awards for $350.
For media credentials, please contact Steve Roth at 323-951-0059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Los Angeles Equality Awards is presented by AT&T and generously sponsored by statewide sponsors including Bank of America, Southwest Airlines, Voli Vodka, and State Farm Insurance.
Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to a state with some of the most comprehensive human rights protections in the nation. Equality California has partnered with legislators to successfully sponsor more than 85 pieces of pro-equality legislation. EQCA continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org