NEW YORK CITY — On Saturday, February 1st, playwright and philanthropist Jeremy O. Harris, was honored with the Equality Award at the 2020 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Greater New York Gala, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Harris was recognized for his relentless advocacy and work for LGBTQ+ rights, dapperly styled in BODE.
HRC President Alphonso David had this to say on Jeremy O. Harris and his special honoring of the night “Jeremy O. Harris’s brilliant Slave Play is a compelling and raw exploration of race, sex, gender and identity… a vital voice for the LGBTQ community, Harris constantly challenges us to rethink the power dynamics within all of our relationships and how our shared past influences our present struggle for justice. We are honored to award Jeremy O. Harris with our Equality Award for his work on and off Broadway.”
WHAT: 2020 HRC Greater New York Gala
WHO: HRC President Alphonso David Supermodel and Playwright and philanthropist Jeremy O. Harris
Additional Honorees Included: Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and supermodel Naomi Campbell
WHERE: New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community