The HRC GNY Gala honors those who work tirelessly for LGBTQ equality. With inspiring speakers, moving moments, live entertainment, and so much more, below is a snapshot of past highlights.

Past featured guests have included: 


Political Speakers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Cory Booker, Governor Jon Corzine, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressman Charles Rangel, Governor Ann Richards, Senator Charles Schumer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, plus many more.

Celebrity Advocates & Special Guests


Meryl Streep, Seth Meyers, Sigourney Weaver, Patti LuPone, Bill T Jones, Nathan Lane, Julianne Moore, Bebe Neuwirth, Keith Olbermann, Margaret Russell, Sigourney Weaver, Vanessa Williams, Anna Wintour, and many more. 

Special Guests:

Ken Burns, Billy Eichner, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Jharrel Jerome, Nate Berkus, Barbara Bush, Howard Fineman, Tyne Daly, Matthew Goode, Tim Gunn, Margaret Hoover, Anjelica Houston, Terrence McNally, Ryan Murphy, Jim Obergefell, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Hyde Pierce, Marc Ruffalo, Kathleen Turner, Johnny Weir and many more.


Jess Glynne, Mary Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Crystal Waters, Michelle Williams and countless others.


After our formal program, dance the night away and toast HRC's work with amazing cocktails! Stay tuned to see who will be keeping the crowd moving at the Official HRC GreaterNY Gala After Party! 

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