Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jewel Thais-Williams Honored

Equality California will honor Jewel Thais-Williams founder & owner of the iconic Jewel’s Catch One nightclub, comedian Kathy Griffin & the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Queer Eye at the organization’s 2018 Los Angeles Equality Awards on Saturday September 29th at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Jewel Thais-Williams will receive the Community Leadership Award, Griffin will receive the Ally Leadership Award & Queer Eye will receive the Equality Visibility Award. Thais-Williams changed nightlife for black LGBTQ Angelenos when she founded the iconic nightclub Jewel’s Catch One in 1973. Filmmaker C. Fitz has created a must-see documentary “Jewel's Catch One” about Thais-Williams that’s available on Netflix. Jewel has also been a longtime supporter of Minority AIDS Project, Village Health Foundation, AIDS Project of Los Angeles, Rue’s House In the Mean Time/Great Beginning for Black Babies/Black AIDS Institute & AIDS Prevention Team helping to expand access to treatment & services for countless underserved members of the LGBTQ community & people living with HIV/AIDS. Rick Zbur Equality California Executive Director stated, “Through a lifetime of dedicated, fearless leadership in Los Angeles’s LGBTQ community, Jewel Thais-Williams has given us the opportunity not just to survive, but to thrive.” Thais-Williams added, "It is a honor& privilege for me to serve our collective community & various ways. As an elder, my responsibility to the community are magnified. The beat goes on." In this exclusive audio byte we talked with Jewel about how she sees our LGBTQ community moving forward in this Trump administration. LISTEN:
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