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HRC Mile High Gala

Join special guest Ross Matthews for the 26th Annual Mile High Dinner!



26th Annual HRC Colorado Mile High Dinner

Please join us for the 26th Annual HRC Colorado Mile High Dinner. Despite the outcome of the presidential race, we know that we’re on the right side of history. The majority of Americans believe in LGBTQ equality and LGBTQ people and our allies have faced many setbacks only to fight with even more urgency for a better tomorrow.

Now is the time to celebrate our victories and double-down on our work to advance equality here in Colorado and to protect all the gains we’ve made nationally.

Please join your fellow HRC Colorado community members as we hold our 26th annual Human Rights Campaign Colorado Dinner on July 29th, 2017. The dinner will serve as a tool to further mobilize our members and communities in our fight for equality.



Each year the Paul R. Hunter Award is given to an individual in the community who has exemplified his spirit by working tirelessly for social justice, equality and visibility of the LGBT community. We are honored to present the Paul Hunter Award to Faye Tate! Faye is the Director of Global Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at CH2M. In her 14 years there she has transformed the company, including establishing employee network groups for LGBT employees and playing a vital role in making the company an industry leader in supporting LGBT employees. Her leadership helped create a culture of inclusion, a strong nondiscrimination policy, and domestic partnership benefits. She has been a mentor, role model, supporter, and friend to the local committee for many years. In addition to her local community influence, Faye is completing her long tenure as a member of HRC's National Board of Directors.

Since 2001, Ross Mathews has traveled the world and established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities hosts and pop culture experts in entertainment today. Endearing and witty, undeniably funny, and one of the hardest working people in show business, Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut as a correspondent for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." In addition to his work on television in "RuPaul's Drag Race" and Hollywood Today Live, Mathews can be heard weekly on his top-rated podcast Straight Talk with Ross Mathews [PodcastOne] where he gives his hilarious take on the latest entertainment news and gossip. In 2013, Mathews released his first book, Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence [Grand Central Publishing] which quickly became a national bestseller. When not working on his many projects, Mathews is a strong supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, speaking at many of their nationwide events and he received their Visibility Award in 2011. He lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with his partner, wardrobe stylist and interior designer Salvador Camarena, and their dogs.
Daniel Baer was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2013 to 2017.  He previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2009-2013. Baer was an assistant professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, a Faculty Fellow at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, and a project leader at The Boston Consulting Group.  He has appeared on CNN, Fox, BBC, Al Jazeera, Sky, and The Colbert Report and his writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Politico, The Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Westword, The Denver Post, and several other publications. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a degree in Social Studies and African American Studies from Harvard.  He lives in his native Colorado with his husband, Brian.


Research shows that the LGBTQ community supports brands that support them. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an exceptional evening with your colleagues. Sponsorship includes tickets, visibility and marketing opportunities to showcase your company’s commitment to equality. Please send Sponsorship inquires to corporatesponsors@hrccolorado.org.


If you are interested in donating to the HRC Mile High Gala Silent Auction, please contact gala@hrccolorado.org


If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer for the Gala Planning Committee or to work the night of the dinner, please contact volunteers@hrccolorado.org. We'd love to have you on the team.

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