Locals + Culture

Year after year, gala in and gala out, we are consistently blown away by and brimming with love for the fine folks of the Human Rights Campaign. Every year, the HRC rallies the troops in the name of raising funds and raising awareness for equality. And to that we say: a thousand times, yes! The annual HRC Gala is always an evening that's equal parts inspiring, elegant, and a raucous good time. This year's bash--held at the ever-fitting Grand America Hotel ballroom--was no exception. Just like in years past, SLC turned up in droves--dressed to the nines and ready to hold the line in the name of a few inalienable rights (seriously, we thought we cleared this up back in 1776).

In all, we'd say the evening was a rousing success.

The evening was one of bear hugs, cumberbunds, and tears both happy and sad. Yes, 2016 has been one of tragedy and triumph in the LGBT community. In recent weeks, it seems the light that HRC shines is needed now more than ever, and we were happy to slap on the livery in the name of spreading love, unity, and positivity. Always. The organization honored both Volunteers of America and Alex Cooper with well-deserved Equality Awards, and celebrity host Caroline Rhea emceed like the best of them. After plates were cleared and a slew of fantastic items were auctioned off and won, Grammy-award winning Estelle bewitched our ears and dancing feet with a few fabulous tunes. In all, we'd say the evening was a rousing success.

Love is love, people. Love is love...

Equality for all is near, friends, but we mustn't forget the strides still left to be made. HRC is leading the charge in many ways, and we're eternally grateful to have such wonderful folks on the side of love. Next year's hurrah will undoubtedly be more of the merry same, but in the meantime, be sure to read up on the HRC's political progress, and learn how you can help support the cause at the link below. Love is love, people. Love is love...

Human Rights Campaign

 

Similar Posts

We like to share new stories, and it seems you like to read 'em. Here are some more we think you'll like:
Return to all Stories
Kerri Fukui
Locals + Culture
The Hive is Woke | Allies for Equality
11/7/2018 | Katie Bald
Time and again, we'll COLLECTIVELY sing on the importance of equal rights---human rights--and those that fight the good fight for them. For this very reason, Equality Utah's annual Allies Dinner is one of our very favorite SLC events...
Read More
Locals + Culture
Life in Your Space | Best in the West
10/25/2018 | Brian Tripoli
Westgate Lofts has long ranked among our favorite downtown developments. Its tall storefront windows and pleasing architectural lines are character-packed and, aesthetics aside, these converted warehouses are surrounded by some of SLC’s best offerings...
Read More
Kerri Fukui
Locals + Culture
Life in Your Space | Murray Mid-Mod
10/3/2018 | Joseph Tuenge
As perennial admirers of well-appointed homes, it felt only right for us to see how this spot lives. Quintessentially mid-mod enough to make even Don Draper go all green-eyed, these digs have been delectably well preserved and. As far as specifics go, there are 4 beds, 3 baths, and near countless...
Read More

Newsletter

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

We need to talk.

It'll be fun. You've got questions, and we can't wait to answer them. Don't hold back--getting down to brass tacks is kind of our thing...


Success!