Brokeback Mountain' Director Ang Lee to Accept Human Rights Campaign Award

by Admin

'Ang Lee's vision is changing hearts and minds,' said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement today upon news that Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee will be accepting the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award. Lee will be honored with the award on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at HRC's Greater New York Gala Dinner.

"Ang Lee's vision is changing hearts and minds," said Solmonese. "Ang Lee's career has been defined by bold artistic choices and Brokeback Mountain is no exception. Through his moving directorial work, Ang Lee proves the old adage, 'Love is love is love.' We are honored to be awarding Mr. Lee with the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Award."

Held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit www.boxofficetickets.com/hrc or call 1-800-494-TIXS (8497).

Press interested in attending should e-mail Brad.Luna@hrc.org.

A biography and photo of Ang Lee are available at www.hrc.org/anglee.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.



WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement today upon news that Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee will be accepting the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award. Lee will be honored with the award on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at HRC's Greater New York Gala Dinner.

"Ang Lee's vision is changing hearts and minds," said Solmonese. "Ang Lee's career has been defined by bold artistic choices and Brokeback Mountain is no exception. Through his moving directorial work, Ang Lee proves the old adage, 'Love is love is love.' We are honored to be awarding Mr. Lee with the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Award."

Held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit www.boxofficetickets.com/hrc or call 1-800-494-TIXS (8497).

Press interested in attending should e-mail Brad.Luna@hrc.org.

A biography and photo of Ang Lee are available at www.hrc.org/anglee.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

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