“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well.”-President Obama Inaugural speech 1/21/13
(PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Celebrities joined Lambda Legal’s Fight for Equality at the 2013 GBK Golden Globes Luxury Gift Lounge. Golden Globe Nominees Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), and stars Bellamy Young (Scandal), Kate Flannery (The Office), Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Navid Negahban (Golden Globe Winner-Homeland), Tony Denison (Major Crimes) and many others were passionate about joining the fight for Anti-Bullying and Equality in Schools, and very excited to show their support for Marriage Equality as Lambda Legal is on the forefront preparing friend-of-the-court briefs in support of challenges to California’s Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being heard in the Supreme Court this June.
Many stars took their desire to be involved a step further and joined the Honorary Committee including Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Joshua Malina (Scandal), Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon A Time), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Bellamy Young (Scandal), Gregg Henry (Scandal), Janina Gavankar (True Blood, Arrow), Brian Benben (Private Practice), Navid Negahban (Homeland), Dennis Christopher (Django Unchain ed), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Rex Lee (Suburgatory), Sara Rue (Malibu Country), Grant Bowler (Liz & Dick), Lauren Bowles (True Blood), Patrick Fischler (Scandal), Laura Wiggins (Shameless), Michael Steger (90210), Chloe Bennet (Nashville), Tony Denison (Major Crimes), Garrett Morris (2 Broke Girls), Andy Milder (Weeds), Rhea Seehorn (Whitney), Kevin Brown (30 Rock), Silas Weir (Grimm), Zach Cregger (Guys with Kids), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Jai Rodriguez (Malibu Country), E.J. Bonilla (Revenge), Rebecca Fields (The Client List), Simon Templeman (The Neighbors) and Rosalind Chao (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23).
At the event, held at L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, nominees and celebrities overwhelmingly showed their support by signing Lambda Legal’s poster “Fight for Equality,” including Oscar Nunez (The Office), Tempestt Bledsoe (Guys with Kids), Diego Boneta (Rock of Ages), Jackson Pace (Homeland), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Jared Gilman (Moonrise Kingdom), Mackenzie Aladjem (Nurse Jackie), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Hunted, Lost), Sharon Pierre-Louis (Django Unchained), Lindsay Pulpisher (Hatfields & McCoys), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation), Annie Ilonzeh (Arrow), David Costabile (Lincoln), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), Madeline Zima (Californication), Reggie Lee (Grimm), Liza Lapira (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23), Erinn Hayes (Guys with Kids), Dorian Missick (Haven, Southland), Erica Dasher (Jane by Design), Rex Linn (Django Unchained), Trieu Tran (The Newsroom), Sammi Rotibi (Django Unchained), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Cooper Huckabee (Django Unchained), Alison Haislip (The Voice), Toks Olagundoye (The Neighbors), Rowly Dennis (Jane by Design), Graham Rogers (Revolution) and Astrid Bryan (Astrid in Wonderland). In honor of their 40th anniversary, celebrities were gifted fun cupcake candles provided by Sweet Shoppe Candles.
The West Coast Liberty Awards, will be held on June 13th at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, where Lambda Legal has previously honored celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin, Glenn Close, Rosie O’Donnell, Alan Cumming, Bruce Vilanch, David Geffen, Tori Spelling and more. The 2013 Celebrity host and honorees to be announced at a later date.
About Lambda Legal: Lambda Legal has been making the case for equality on behalf of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV across the nation for 40 years. Our impact strategy combines groundbreaking work in the courts with innovative education and policy advocacy to change the hearts and minds of the public — and to teach people how to make sure that LGBT civil rights are respected. Through our offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, we average over 60 cases at any given time, tackling a range of issues including marriage, relationships and parenting; employment; HIV; health care; transgender rights; youth issues; and the battle for fair courts. Lambda Legal’s mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy and our work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. For more information, please visit http://www.lambdalegal.org