NEW ORLEANS EQUALITY AWARD
Equality Award Recipient
The son of a Desire streetcar operator and born in the 9th Ward, Arthur Roger has been an integral, influential, and inspirational member of the New Orleans community his entire life. His contributions to the local arts scene in its fledgling days helped transform it into the successful and bustling community it is now. Mr. Roger has also driven the development of the gay community by freely sharing his success, and his unique talent has helped shape several of our traditions. Mr. Roger was an active member of the HRC Board of Governors and was a founding member of the very first HRC Louisiana Dinner in 1994.
HRC is excited to welcome two very special celebrity guests to the Louisiana Dinner. Jonathan Del Arco is a political, environmental, and gay rights activist. Jonathan has been an outstanding advocate for gay youth working to improve the educational environment for LGBT elementary and secondary students in the United States. Most recently he has had a regular role as Dr. Morales on TNT’s The Closer and the spinoff series – Major Crimes. Plus Grammy-award winner Estelle will make a special performance from the main stage.
NEW FOR 2016! MENU DESIGNED BY LOCAL CELEBRITY CHEFS
We are pleased to announce Chef Kelly Fields of Willa Jean, Chef Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace and Eric Damidot of the Hyatt Regency are joining forces to design an unforgettable menu. This element is unique to the Louisiana Gala and perfectly blends the culture on New Orleans alongside the important mission of the Human Rights Campaign. Buy your tickets today so you can experience the tastes of these legendary chefs all in one meal.
SUPPORT THE HRC LOUISIANA DINNER
In addition to buying tickets, there are many ways to support the HRC Louisiana Dinner. Corporations may become a corporate partners and associate your brand with the leaders of the movement for equality. Local businesses may contribute one of their products or services to the silent auction or purchase a recognition page in the program book.
For more information and questions about the HRC Louisiana Dinner, contact the dinner co-chairs: