NCLR Anniversary Celebration
Thank You for Celebrating the LGBT Party of the Year with Us!
More than 1,500 people from across the country attended the NCLR 2014 Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco to celebrate victories in the movement for LGBT equality and to honor those who have become role models through their unfailing commitment to justice. A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the dinner and party!
Voice and Visibility Award: Meredith Baxter
Actor Meredith Baxter received the Visibility Award, which honors an individual who has helped to give voice and visibility to the LGBT community. Baxter gained fame on hit television shows like “Family Ties,” “The Faculty,” and “Cold Case,” and is a relentless and tireless advocate for LGBT equality.
Courage Award: Survivors of So-Called “Conversion Therapy”
Ryan Kendall and Sam Brinton received the Courage Award, which honors individuals who have shown courage and perseverance in the face of great injustice, and whose bravery has become a model for all LGBT people. Kendall and Brinton are survivors of anti-LGBT conversion therapy and share their personal stories to highlight the terrible harms caused by these practices. They have testified to help California and New Jersey pass laws stopping mental health professionals from trying to change young people’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Many states have since introduced similar legislation, and both Kendall and Brinton continue to advocate for these groundbreaking protections other young people.
The Presenting Sponsor of the Anniversary Celebration was Wells Fargo, the Premier Party Sponsor was Olivia, and a HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors of the event. This amazing night could not have been possible without your support!
Check Out Videos and Photos from the Event
Save the Date
The 2015 Anniversary Celebration will be held on May 2, 2015. Stay tuned for more details!
Questions: Contact Development Events Manager Dani Siragusa at DSiragusa@NCLRights.org or 415.365.1309.