Join HRC for our LGBTQ Inaugural Online Event and Commemoration

by HRC Staff

Throughout the past year, our community showed its power and resilience in the face of so many challenges. From mitigating a global pandemic to addressing racial injustice, we fought alongside one another to make a difference. You helped elect the most pro-equality presidential ticket in history this past November and now can commemorate the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our next president and vice president with HRC's LGBTQ Inaugural Event: The Power of Equality!

Join us as we mark the occasion on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. EST and ring in the new administration. This all digital event will showcase remarks from leaders in the LGBTQ community and special guests, as well as live performances. We'll not only reflect on the progress we've made as a community so far, but also look toward the road ahead with a pro-equality White House, Senate and House. Our community is stronger than ever and ready for what the future has in store, so don't miss out on this special event!

Watch the full event below!

Featuring special performances and appearances by:

A special thanks to our Community Partners:

  • Center for Black Equity
  • Equality Federation
  • Family Equality
  • Lambda Legal
  • LGBTQ Victory Fund
  • LPAC
  • National Black Justice Coalition
  • National Center for Transgender Equality
  • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • National LGBTQ Task Force
  • Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
  • PFLAG National
  • SAGE

We'd also like to thank our corporate partner, Marriott International, for serving as the official sponsor of the event.

Ambassador Donors

  • Kim Allman
  • Julie Anderton
  • Desiree Asher
  • Steven Auerbach
  • Gwendolyn Baba
  • Bruce W. Bastian & Clint Ford
  • Judith & Richard Berkowitz
  • Kenneth Britt
  • Christopher Brown & Laura Holt Brown
  • Eric & Seth Brown-Bright
  • Richard A. Chizmadia & Richard A. Hobson
  • Morgan Cox & Derrall Hill
  • Sheri & Roy Disney
  • Brian Donlan & Todd Arp
  • Patricia Ellis & Rebecca Tillet
  • Maria Fasulo & Laurie Olson
  • Raffi Freedman-Gurspan
  • Clara L. Fryer
  • Lisa Hannusch & Lisa Richardson
  • Mel Heifetz
  • Lori Hoppmann & Susan Vigilante
  • Elizabeth Hosick & Barbara Peterson
  • Ken Houseman
  • Lauren Joy
  • Judith M. Kasen-Windsor
  • Tom Kazmark & Michael Schiff
  • Susanne Keough & Sydney Roberts
  • Joanne & Christopher Koterwas
  • Laurie Kozbelt
  • Sheila Kloefkorn
  • Wendy Kraft
  • Stuart Kurlander & David Martin
  • Christopher Labonte & Joseph Sinkus
  • Cheryl Lander
  • Christine Lehtonen & Kelly Sherman
  • Andrew Z. Linsky
  • Claire Lucas
  • Chris Mahon
  • Nancy McCaskell & Mary Stewart Hall
  • Charles Miller & John Hart
  • Becky & Scott Pickle
  • Steve Pounders & Jimmy O'Reilly
  • Raymond Roberge & George Barvinchak
  • Patrick Scarborough & C.A. Lee, III
  • Lisa Schreter & De Linda Bunnell
  • Kevin & Jeff Smith
  • John L. Sullivan
  • Andy & Brian Wiginton-Gadbaw
  • Frank Woo & Sheldon Sloan
  • Mark Wyrick
  • Roberta Conroy
  • Melissa Ekblom
  • Bill Ellis & Ray Vaquera
  • David Farris
  • Steven B. Farrow & Vernon Price
  • Klayton Fennell
  • Naomi A. Gardberg & Suzanne P. Franchetti
  • Anna & Matt Hullum
  • Laure & Lynette Larkin-Matson
  • Bill Mallett
  • Edward & Andrea McNicholas
  • Kenneth A. O'Brien & Dr. Jaime S. Huertas
  • Jodi Olson
  • Dr. Mark Parker & Eric Johnson
  • Jeffrey Perkins
  • Worth Ross & Jason Mitchell
  • Meghan Stabler & Sal Stow
  • Coy Stout & Jeff Falk
  • Valencia Faye Tate
  • Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones
  • Andrew Wright
  • Dennis Brophy
  • Thomas Conway
  • Stephanie Franco
  • Marlene Gordon
  • Laura Ricketts
  • Chresten Wilson

Innovator Donors

  • Dr. Daniel Brelsford & Andrew LaBadie
  • Robert Bronke
  • Melanie K. Falls & Tina L. Posey
  • William Haworth
  • Tracey Labgold
  • Davia Loren
  • Mario W. Pinardi III, M.Ed. & Weldon Cartwright
  • Amanda Simpson & Jennifer Watkins
  • Wayne Sobon & Robert McDonald
  • William Waller
  • Wasim Ahmad
  • Carol & Dana Ebersole-Weiss
  • Theresa Harrison
  • Sheila Menz
  • Marcia Namowitz & Valerie Terzano
  • Paul Parkinson & Chad Ballard
  • Carol Ann & Michael Schwartz
  • Hudson Young
  • Hal Belodoff
  • Aundra Campbell
  • Maria Dans
  • Bruce Gillispie
  • Michael Purnell

Contributor Donors

  • Jay Allen & Angelo DiPietrantonio
  • Marcus W. Brady
  • Ron Bullard
  • Barbara Clewett
  • Kenneth Colen & Blaise Bonaventure
  • Heather De La Cruz
  • Timothy Downing & Kenneth Press
  • Kristin Dura & Daniel Harrigan
  • Mark Ehlers
  • Helen A. Finch & Kathleen S. McCowan
  • Mike Heffernan
  • Chris Man & Adam Marquez
  • Jaye Matthews
  • Robert F. Miailovich
  • Trey Monsour & Russell Degrazier
  • Roger Nyhus
  • Fred Pannek
  • Howard Pulchin
  • Sabrina Robinson
  • Bruce Rohr & Andrew Wills
  • Steve Savitsky
  • Elizabeth Strickland
  • David Briggs & John Benton
  • Cathy Brooks
  • Jon Paul Buchmeyer
  • Steven Cowart
  • Carole Fakler
  • Anne Geary
  • Alex Glickman
  • Heather & Kaitlyn Hollysmith
  • Paul Horning
  • Harvey Hurdle & Kevin Yoder
  • Michael D. Long & Steve Roberge
  • Glenn Martin
  • Heather Martin
  • Lucilo A. Peña & Lee A. Cobb
  • Kurt G. Schreiber
  • Dennis F. Shine
  • Dennis Syracuse & Gary Northrup
  • Melissa Adams & Phil Rhodes
  • Christine Grassman
  • Diane Guevara
  • Telaireus Herrin & Matthew Kisser
  • Mary Jo Hudson & Dr. Lynn Wallich
  • Debra Moreno
  • Christopher Petro
  • Jay Stone & Darryl DuVall
  • Lando Gio Villanueva

Activist Donors

  • Peggy Apple
  • Denise Aptekar
  • Matthew R. Bacon & Glenn B. Sundin
  • Jessica Bair
  • Bill Baird
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  • Aimee Carpenter
  • Patricia Clay
  • Ginny Corsi
  • June Crenshaw & Amy Nelson
  • Dawn Darling
  • Gerald Desch
  • Scott Drinkard
  • Alex Elrod
  • Darlene Frank
  • Debbie Fulkerson
  • Ray Lader
  • Suzanne Lamerand
  • Karen Landen
  • Mark R. Mayland
  • Linda Miniscalco
  • David Morris & William Hacker
  • Brian O'Connor
  • Dr. Joseph M. Palacios
  • Kimberly Peters & Roosevelt Drummer
  • James A. Murphy & David H. West
  • Kim Piazza & Maryann Piazza
  • Leon Raether
  • Rosalinda Reyes-Hart & Mary Hart
  • Barry Robertson & Jim Newton
  • Dr. Ellen Schiff & Susan Eig
  • Andrew Scott
  • Jennifer Sigler
  • Randy Slovin
  • Patricia Walton
  • Cheri Warren
  • Josh Wood
  • A Alavan
  • John Alchin & Hal Marryatt
  • Ernesto A. Alfaro & Robert P. Noga
  • Paul Anagnostos & Brian Price
  • Drs. Ian Barrett & Bryant Brazeal
  • John K. Barry & Daniel Otto
  • Robyn A. Berkley
  • Clint Birdsong
  • Cara Bissell
  • Thomas Blackmon
  • Dawn Bossaller
  • Todd Cano & Shawn Morgan
  • Gerardo & Phil Cisneros-Seibel
  • Barbara DeBonte & Barbara Sage
  • Anne C. Fay
  • Elizabeth Fuhrman & Yvonne Kedoin
  • Michael Garet
  • Heather Jones Taylor
  • Alexis & Jacqui Kantor
  • Gregg A. Levine & Dr. Howard G. Epstein
  • Pamela Loeb
  • Christopher A. Matta
  • Tom McCormack & Bruce Meltzer
  • Juan Minera
  • Jeffrey S. Minett
  • Kevin Moran
  • P Nuffer
  • Lester Perryman
  • Catherine Polito
  • Pamela Roberts
  • Hilary B. Rosen
  • Lisa Thomas & Janet White
  • Michelle Tomallo
  • Stacie A. Tursi
  • Jackie Tyler
  • Sean VanGorder & Patrick Thantacheva
  • Johnny Wazney
  • Tracey West
  • Joseph Whittinghill & Blake Takamura
  • Lorraine Woerner-MacGowan
  • Frederick Wood & Jorge Sandoval
  • Karen Young
  • Steven J. Baines
  • Nancy V. Caldwell
  • Maureen Cassidy
  • Chuck Cliett & Jay Barth
  • Brian Doyle
  • Dennis Elkins
  • Hala-Mary Hazar
  • Rebecca Hegger
  • Tony Hernandez
  • Jacqueline Herter & Lydia Herter
  • John R Klai II
  • Gregg Klayman
  • Alan H. Levi & Dr. E. Kelly Nitsche
  • Laura Madsen & Michael Friedlander
  • Vickie McClanahan
  • Laura Parks & Edna Nichols
  • Eric Patridge
  • Veronica Perez
  • Lisa Rasmussen
  • TC Rogers, Andrea Dougherty, & Sam Dougherty-Rogers
  • Sam Santiago
  • Shin Jones Family
  • Robert W. Waxman & Joseph D. Ross
  • Susan Wilson

Supporter Donors

  • Joe Bartosik
  • Stephanie Bird
  • Madison Crum
  • Mike & Kayla Demopoulos
  • Jacob Diamond
  • Jody Gates & Marilyn McConnell
  • Michael Grant & Jerry McDonald
  • Kristyn Greco
  • Suzanne Hamilton & Char Ligo
  • Judye Hartman
  • Mark & Nick Holdbrooks
  • Jessie Hornberger
  • Lauren Horneff
  • Missy Koonce
  • Beth Linton & Katherine Strong
  • Barbara & Patrick Mcgarey
  • Evelyn Rios
  • Kim Rounds & Jessy Borrero
  • Marguerite Sagatelian
  • Sandra N. Schnaithman
  • Melanie Scott
  • Bryan Smith
  • Suzanne Sullivan & Chris Miller
  • Sheldon Thomas
  • Elizabeth & Laura Tobin
  • Michael White
  • Scott Williford & Grant Reeder
  • John M. Young
  • Gary Apruzzese and Geoffrey Perry
  • Doug Brown & Ron Evert
  • Javier Brown
  • Mary Buonanno
  • Brenda Cartier & Anne Harrington
  • Charles Ceccarelli & Scott Bud
  • Bruce Cohen
  • Jason Damaso & Mario Font
  • Dr. David E. Dassey
  • Jeffrey Dunlap
  • Omar Foster & Andy Gray
  • Zachary Fountain-Metz & Donald Graneto
  • Doug Fraleigh
  • Sarah Gallien
  • Andi B. & Jake P. Goldman
  • Sydney Gorman & Timothy Flucker
  • Karen & Jeff Graci
  • Robert Hill & Ryan McElveen
  • Earl-Rodney Holman
  • Ken Kuhn
  • Melissa Lee-Litowitz
  • Susan LeVan
  • Bruce Lewis
  • Camille Lewis
  • Scott Lusk
  • Jasmin Martin
  • Vicki McMorrough
  • Laura Moffat & Kelly Sanders Moffat
  • Donna Olsson & Susan Joiner
  • Donna Payne-Hardy
  • Pennie Portie & Melissa Sigler
  • Layne Rackley & Jeffrey Dunlap
  • Anthony Sandonato & Tracer Foster
  • Douglas R. Santoni & Robert L. Wilkerson
  • John R. Sebastianelli & Jeremy S. Ryan
  • Sidney Sentell
  • Brandy Sinco
  • Shawn Steffy & Sean Sands
  • Lisa Talmadge
  • William Tulloch
  • Dana Vandecoevering
  • Lisa Wallace & Christine Mull
  • Stephen Weiner & Donald Cornuet
  • Kelly Wellman & Nancy Bertsch
  • Dustin & Matt Williams
  • Dane Wilson
  • Shawn Wimberly
  • Dr. Louise Young & Vivienne B. Armstrong
  • Dennis Barrett
  • Ashley Baxter
  • Elizabeth M. Birch
  • William Brent
  • Anabelle Carter
  • Tara & Michelle Cheston
  • Sarah Crain & Nichole Prescott
  • Mitch Curtis
  • T. Keith DuBois & Steven C. Gowlak
  • Thad Emrick
  • Chrissie Gomez
  • Diane Guevara
  • Mel Harrington
  • Neiman Hatcher
  • Paul Keefer
  • Tammy McKay
  • David Mena
  • Judith Peterson
  • Shea Waldron
  • J Ward

Members Donors

  • Judith Ashbrook
  • Gavin Ayling
  • Michael Barthe
  • Donald R. Beck
  • Frank Benoit
  • Alix Bjorklund
  • Jerry Blasenstein
  • Eva Brown & Meredith Williard
  • Bats C
  • Molly Carnes
  • John Chaplin
  • William Chittick
  • Howie Cohen
  • Gerald Desch
  • Eric Epstein
  • Jamie Estrada
  • Debbie L. Evenchik & Rochelle A. Broome, M.D.
  • Sarah Fanella
  • Gerald & Frank Gold
  • Andrew Hall
  • Lorelei Harper
  • Jonathan Harris
  • Melissa Hicks
  • Karen Hostetler & Tammy Jirmasek
  • Brian Ivanchan
  • Joy Johnson
  • Beth Kelly
  • Joseph Kimbrell
  • Christi Matthews
  • Marc McClellan & John Hetzler
  • Rebeka McIntosh
  • Karen & Kim Morgan
  • Jeff Nall
  • Mark Nguyen
  • Susan Noe
  • Jerry Pedrotti
  • Dave Poston
  • Ricardo Ramirez
  • Lara & Kristin Ramsey
  • Marni Rice
  • Patti Rice
  • Peter Rosenstein
  • Anthony Sandonato & Tracer Foster
  • Linda Scaparotti & Gail Price
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger
  • Dawn Scott
  • Juliet Stowers
  • Marina Talero-Monroy
  • Josh Ticho
  • La-Shanda West
  • Scott Westerfield & Edward Miskevich
  • Megan Zurawicz
  • Erika Allison
  • Gemma Barriteau
  • Glenn Beaver & Paul Stanovich
  • Brooke Bishop
  • Joseph Bishop
  • Steve Buck
  • Andrew Byrnes
  • Rea Carey
  • Christopher J. Carolan & Vernon S. Bauer
  • Marilyn D. Cichowski
  • Amanda Cole
  • Stanley Currier
  • Kia Darling-Hammond
  • David Earle
  • John Evans
  • Cade Frost
  • Jacob Fuller
  • Bob Gibeling
  • Francine Goldberg
  • Susie Hess
  • Sherie & Corrine Hughes
  • Mitchell C Hunter
  • Racy Joseph & Jonah Frank
  • Jason Kramer
  • Kristine Lessard
  • Norman Luke Jr. & Dan McIntyre
  • Lisa Madry
  • Marytheresa Mazzuca
  • John McClain & Peter Courtney
  • John C. Morrison IV
  • Alex Ojerholm
  • Susan N. & David F. Paine
  • Devin Phatak
  • B. Proud
  • Jill Purdy
  • Tom Racculia
  • Aaron Reid
  • Mary-Ann Reynolds
  • Jim Rinefierd
  • Alix Ritchie
  • Laura Rosenbaum
  • Jeremy Rosendale
  • Jerryl Lynn Rubin
  • Becca Sherrill & LeeAnn Jones
  • Pamela Siegfried
  • Ashley Smith
  • Megan St. John & Sarah Garber
  • William Sullivan & David Cunningham
  • Rick Taylor & Shawn Wolfe
  • Travis Teel & Clinton Pyeatt
  • Harper Jean Tobin
  • Lauren Verrusio & Jen Verrusio-Zudonyi
  • Anna Waggoner
  • Jim Westbury
  • Lester Wolfe
  • Jimmy Yiannias
  • Robert Young
  • Dennie Zastrow & Paul Richards
  • Sharon Amborn
  • Andrew Bare
  • Daniel Barnett
  • Carolyn Battle
  • Patricia Bernstein
  • Richard D. Bird Jr. & William R. Taylor
  • Sarah Briggs
  • John Burkland
  • Kelly Cook
  • Amy Councilman
  • Michael Daly
  • Miriam Danu
  • Gary DuBois
  • Terri Ferinde
  • Kathy Fontes
  • Michele Forinash
  • Thomas Hanley
  • Beth Herndon & Robin Huskey
  • Wyn Huynh
  • Daniel Izquierdo
  • Tracy Johnson
  • Danny Kibble
  • Trisha Locke
  • Brooke Malloy
  • John McCroan
  • Heyka Meyer-Hoppe
  • Joe Mutti
  • Todd Oakes
  • Michael Parker
  • Lou Perez
  • Bryan Polk
  • Karen Reck
  • Cheryl Rose & Carol Cosler
  • Jonathan Rotenberg
  • Joshua Rubin
  • Stephen Schmidt
  • Michael Smitherman
  • Robert Spencer
  • Peter Steele
  • Barbara Steelman
  • Randall Sumner
  • Kay Thorson & Cathy Harris
  • Keith Tyschper & Carlos Paret
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