Tuesday, March 21, 2017

PFLAG To Honor Martha Plimpton

PFLAG National the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies & people who are LGBTQ announced it will honor Emmy® Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton with the Straight for Equality in Entertainment award at the Ninth Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala on Monday, March 27th at the Marriott Marquis New York in Times Square. Elizabeth Kohm, Interim Executive Director of PFLAG National stated, “As Eileen on The Real O’Neals, we have watched Martha take the journey that thousands of PFLAG parents have taken & she does it so authentically. Martha is & continues to be, a strong, dedicated & vocal advocate for LGBTQ equality, for women’s rights & for civil rights in support of marginalized communities. We are thrilled to be able to honor her this year.” Plimpton added, “It means the world to me that I’ve been able to contribute some small part to helping parents understand & accept their LGBTQ kids through the role I play on The Real O’Neals. Being raised with & by people from all walks, of every stripe, makes me certain that the world is a richer & more joyful place & life is more beautiful, when love comes first.” Straight for Equality awards are presented to individuals who are transforming the way that LGBTQ people are understood & treated, using their talents & platforms in their respective fields to empower others to become engaged & outspoken allies for fairness, diversity & inclusion. This year’s gala will be emceed by comedian & writer Fortune Feimster. The evening will also feature a performance from the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots.
For Info & Tix: pflag.org
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