Singer Chely Wright, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts and Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be honored for their gay advocacy during the fifth annual Out & Equal Leadership Celebration.

“We are so proud to be honoring these three people whose lives and choices have made a significant difference. Each of them has been a pioneer,” Selisse Berry, the founding executive director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, said in a statement. “Chely Wright, Annise Parker and Rick Welts each break the stereotypes the public has about LGBT people and each of them has shown enormous courage in being themselves and bringing all of who they are to their careers.”

At the March 14 event at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, Wright, Parker and Welts will be recognized for taking “the lead on fundamental issues of equal rights in and out of the workplace.”

Wright came out gay in her 2010 memoir Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, becoming the first openly gay country music star. Her non-profit recently opened its first LGBT center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Welts came out gay during an interview with The New York Times last year, about the same time as CNN anchor Don Lemon. At the time, he was the CEO of the Phoenix Suns.

In 2009, Parker made history as the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city.

(Related: Annise Parker nudges Obama on gay marriage; Mayor called on to resign.)