“Committed to one of Hard Rock’s mantras - LOVE ALL-SERVE ALL, we are proud to produce an event that celebrates international, regional and local leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT+ community.”
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) December 12, 2018
Diversity Honors presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will take place on the eve of Saturday, March 30, 2019. This year will mark the fifth anniversary for the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park and recognizes those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness.
“The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is thrilled to present Diversity Honors which continues to evolve and expand its reach,” said Susan Renneisen, vice president of community affairs and special events for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “Committed to one of Hard Rock’s mantras - LOVE ALL-SERVE ALL, we are proud to produce an event that celebrates international, regional and local leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT+ community.”
Diversity Honors has put South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk (1930-1978), one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the world, who was assassinated the same year he took office and has become an iconic figure. The Harvey Milk Foundation's newest global sponsor, Norwegian Air Shuttle, has announced that they will be a prime sponsor for the 2019 gala.
Over the past four years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including civil rights activists Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, and Judy and Dennis Shepard, recipients of the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal; Bollywood star Celina Jaitly and Ireland Senator Dr. David Norris who both received the Harvey Milk Foundation’s Lilla Watson Global Champion Medal; the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, and transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings – all recipients of the annual Harvey Milk Foundation Milan Rozsa Award plus singer/actress Deborah Cox, Judge Rand Hoch, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mayor Dean Trantalis, Patrick Piana, CEO of Stoli Group USA and others.
For more information, please visit http://www.DiversityHonors.com.
About The Harvey Milk Foundation
The Harvey Milk Foundation was founded by Stuart Milk, Harvey's nephew, and Anne Kronenberg, Harvey's campaign manager and political aide. Today, the Harvey Milk Foundation provides on-the-ground support and award-winning programming to struggling and emerging LGBT+ communities on five continents with team leaders and long-term partnerships in 31 nations. In 2018, the Harvey Milk Foundation was the recipient of the European Union's Award for the Most Effective Nonprofit in the World. For more information, please visit http://www.milkfoundation.org.
About The Pride Center at Equality Park
Celebrating more than 25 years of service, The Pride Center at Equality Park has provided a welcoming, safe space – an inclusive home – that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBT+ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida. The Pride Center’s programs and services meet the distinct socio-economic, health, spiritual, and safety needs of the LGBT+ community. It hosts more than 60 regular meeting groups each month and more than 35,000 adults and youth attend activities at the Center, each year. Outreach activities over the past year directly impacted 50,000 residents and visitors to South Florida. The Pride Center is a major site for HIV testing and prevention, education and counseling and offers holistic and comprehensive support programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS, including the nationally acclaimed PALS Project. For more information, visit http://www.pridecenterflorida.org.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It is a world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts A-list entertainers, comedy and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open in fall 2019 will bring 638 luxury guestrooms to a first-ever, iconic, guitar-shaped hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations in an adjacent hotel tower overlooking a lush, “Bora Bora” style, private cabana environment; a 41,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water-focused experience for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding; 30 distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges; an expanded gaming floor featuring 3,000 slots, 193 table games and a 46-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and 21,000 square feet of new retail space. The highly anticipated 6,500 seat Hard Rock Live theater-style concert venue will feature headline performances and live broadcast capabilities. The resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441). The resort is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. Visit us online at http://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly