12th annual HRC Nashville Equality Dinner to be held March 31

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Sporting a theme of equality and families, organizers have announced that March 31 is the date of Nashville’s 12th annual Human Rights Campaign Equality Dinner.

Held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, the dinner will carry the theme “Everyday People, Everyday Families.” Co-chairs for the dinner event are Margaret Ellis, Amos Gott and Billy Leslie.

“We felt this theme to be very timely given that GLBT families are the topic of so many political games right now,” said Leslie. “We feel that now is the time to focus on our families because we are regular people living regular lives with our families.”

Gott added, “The GLBT community is fortunate to have their immediately families, but also their extended family of friends. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate both groups.”

The dinner honors the hard work of the Tennessee gay and lesbian community, as well as its supporters. It is an event that has become not only the highest-profile fund-raiser for the Human Rights Campaign in the Volunteer State, but one of the most anticipated social events in Nashville.

This year’s event will begin with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:00 and will be followed by dinner and the program beginning at 7:30.

The speaker, musical guest and honorees will be announced at a later date. Previous speakers and entertainment at the event have included such reputable names as Robert Gant, Lee Ann Womack, Ashley Judd and Andrew Sullivan.

Tickets to the auction and dinner are $175 per person and will go on sale this fall.