Human Rights Campaign 2016 Greater New York Gala Jeffrey Holmes Photography, New York City Event Photographer

Human Rights Campaign 2016 Greater New York Gala photographed by New York City event photographer, Jeffrey Holmes Photography.

HRC Greater NY Gala by Jeffrey Holmes Photography

Photo gallery of the HRC 2016 Greater New York Gala and Auction at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. Photos by Jeffrey Holmes Photography

Jess Glynne performed, Sigourney Weaver was honored during 2016 HRC Greater New York Gala.The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) kicked off their annual Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 6, 2016.The LGBT rights organization honored New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Sigourney Weaver and featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning pop powerhouse, Jess Glynne. Governor Cuomo, honored with the National Equality Award, was recognized for his work to support marriage equality, combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and fight for non-discrimination protection of transgender Americans. I was pleased to once again be selected as the official photographer by the Human Rights Campaign to capture the story of the evening.

Sigourney Weaver was honored with the Ally for Equality Award for her LGBT advocacy work.

“Using her influence and global platform to bring attention to the challenges faced by our community, she is committed to advancing fairness and equality and improving the lives of LGBT people. We are grateful for her work, and proud to recognize her accomplishments with our Ally for Equality Award,” says HRC President Chad Griffin of Sigourney’s contributions to the community.

Artist Bill T. Jones was honored at the event with the HRC Visibility Award for his work “to bring to light the struggles and resilience of those living with HIV.”

Featured were Jess Glynne, Atlantic Records recording artist; David Hyde Pierce and Dana Goldberg, Comedian.

The Greater New York Gala is one of HRC’s most prestigious events of the year, attracting over 1,000 of the organization’s most active leaders, supporters, and members. The event regularly draws political officials from federal, state, and local governments, as well as celebrity entertainers and leaders in the business community.

Here are a few galleries of the honoree and featured speakers as photographed New York City event photographer by Jeffrey Holmes Photography.

Chad Griffen, President, HRC (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com)

Chad Griffen, President, HRC

Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York

Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York

Sigourney Weaver by Jeffrey Holmes Photography

Sigourney Weaver

Kathleen Turner by Jeffrey Holmes Photogrpahy

Kathleen Turner

David Hyde Pierce by Jeffrey Holmes Photography

David Hyde Pierce

 

Bill T. Jones by Jeffrey Holmes Photography

Bill T. Jone

 

 

 

 

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