Equality California, the state's
largest LGBT rights group, will honor Pete and Chasten Buttigieg,
Norman Lear, and Netflix's Disclosure at its Golden State
Equality Awards on September 13.
The event will be held online due to
the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Angelica Ross, one of the many stars of
FX's Pose, will host the virtual ceremony.
Equality California will honor former
South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg
and his husband Chasten with its Equality Trailblazer Award.
Netflix's documentary Disclosure,
which looks at transgender representation in Hollywood film and
television, will also be honored. Laverne Cox, Sam Feder, and Amy
Scholder will receive the group's Equality Visibility Award for their
work on the documentary.
Rita Moreno and Gloria Estefan, both of
whom appear on the reboot of One Day at a Time, will present
television producer Norman Lear with Equality California's Ally
Leadership Award. Lear is know for such 70s sitcoms as All in the
Family, The Jeffersons, and Good Times.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will
remember the life of civil rights icon and Representative John Lewis.
In a statement, Equality California
Executive Director Rick Chavez Zhur said that the Buttigiegs “have
transformed American politics forever.”
“Over the past year, Pete and Chasten
Buttigieg have transformed American politics forever. Netflix’s
groundbreaking documentary Disclosure shed much-needed light
on the power of transgender representation in film and television.
And we lost a true giant – and an unwavering ally – in
Congressman John Lewis, whose life and legacy we are proud to honor
with a tribute from Speaker Pelosi,” Zhur said.
The ceremony will also include
performances by Melissa Etheridge, Betty Who, Alex Newell, Shea
Diamond, Robin S.
Special guests include Bob the Drag
Queen, Chelsea Gray, Tig Notaro, Conrad Ricamora, and Zachary Quinto.
Tickets start at $100 and can be
purchased at Equality