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Family Equality Annual NYC Gala Event

By Charlotte Robinson, May 09, 2024

Family Equality the fab org that protects LGBTQ families is honoring LGBTQ icons Roberta Kaplan & Ken Ohashi at their annual NYC "Night at the Pier" fundraising Gala Monday May 13th from 6P to 9:30P at Pier Sixty. Roberta Kaplan is the renowned litigator who successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of LGBTQ activist Edith Windsor in United States v. Windsor. Recently Kaplan worked alongside Family Equality & Equality Florida on the "Don't Say Gay" lawsuit in Florida resulting in a historic settlement earlier this spring that essentially nullified the law & Roberta also won the defamation trial of E. Jean Carroll vs. Donald J. Trump last January. Ken Ohashi is the CEO for Brooks Brothers who under his leadership the company has developed partnerships with GLSEN, the Trevor Project & Family Equality among others. The evening will also include special appearances by Chasten Buttigieg, author, teacher, LGBTQ rights advocate, E. Jean Carroll, journalist, author & advice columnist, Zander Moricz, a lead plaintiff in the "Don't Say Gay/Trans" lawsuit. There will also be show-stopping Broadway performances from Cabaret, Hell's Kitchen, The Outsiders & The Wiz featuring Deborah Cox. This year’s “Night at the Pier” fundraising gala is produced by Bruce Cohen & Zac Walker. Family Equality was founded in 1979 at the National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights. Family Equality has spent more than 40 years ensuring that everyone has the freedom to find, form & sustain their families by advancing equality for our LGBTQ community through advocacy, community & education.                      For Info & Tix… 

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