May 13, 2023
Benefitting the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Las Vegas, May 13, 2023 – The Human Rights Campaign held its 16th Annual Dinner at Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday evening. Each year, the event celebrates the work of trailblazers and community leaders who have dedicated their lives to uplift, support, and secure equal rights for all LGBTQ+ citizens. This year’s honorees were Eduardo Cordova, who received the Equality Award, and Larry Edwards, who received the Trailblazer for Equality Award.
People from all walks of life attended the event, from members of the LGBTQ+ community to allies and friends who believe in equality for everyone. Distinguished supporters included national leaders such as U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, who vow to “continue to fight for the inclusive, thoughtful, and concrete changes that true progress requires.” Also echoing that sentiment was Congressman Steven Horsford, who is “committed to standing with the HRC and working together to promote equality, justice, and fairness for all.”
Esteemed local leader Antonio Accornero supported the cause by purchasing a table at the event. His guests included LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Sasha Larkin, LVMPD Captain Michelle Tavarez, and LVMPD Lieutenant Jessica Wert. “As a business owner, I understand the importance of workplace equality, allowing all Americans to have the opportunity to care for their families, earn a living, and be safe at home, at work, and in the community,” said Mr. Accornero. “But more importantly, I believe in the basic human right for every individual to live and love as they choose.”
Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign promotes equality, progress, and inclusion across the country. HRC is the largest civil rights organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality. The organization is now working tirelessly to pass the Equality Act, which will soon head to the U.S. Senate for consideration, fight back against a multitude of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in states nationwide, and ensure that everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is treated with dignity and respect. For more information about the HRC, please visit https://www.hrc.org