Rosie O'Donnell, Edie Windsor And More Attend “Night At The Pier”
Awards honored ABC's “When We Rise” and Pulse Nightclub responder Dr. David Baker-Hargrove for Outstanding Support for LGBTQ Families.
Family Equality Council’s Night at the Pier at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
On May 8 Family Equality Council hosted the annual “Night at the Pier,” at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, to recognize individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to supporting the wellbeing of LGBTQ families. This year, the honorees included ABC’s groundbreaking miniseries When We Rise and Dr. David Baker-Hargrove, the Orlando, FL mental health practitioner who coordinated the LGBTQ health services’ response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in June 2016.
The cast of When We Rise, including Emily Skeggs, opened the show and Rosie O’Donnell accepted the award on their behalf, which was presented by marriage equality pioneer Edie Windsor. Dr. David Baker-Hargrove was presented with the Hostetter-Habib Family Award, and guests and honorees were treated to performances by Tony nominees and Broadway musical stars.
Other attendees included: Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, LGBTQ rights activist Edie Windsor, and her partner Judith M. Kasen-Windsor, writer and producer Isabel Rose, playwright Paula Vogel, whose lesbian-themed play Indecent is currently on Broadway, Chief Marketing Officer at Condé Nast Pamela Drucker Mann, Producer and more.
The event was sponsored by Toys R Us, Nederlander, the McGill Caiola Family, Steven & Daryl Roth & Family, Christopher Street Financial, Target, HBO, ITG, Viacom, The Shubert Organization, Broadway Cares, The John Gore Organization, Jujamcyn Theaters, Rosie O’Donnell, Katia Bouazza & Primavera Salvá, and Valerie & Jay Brown.
About Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million LGBTQ parents in this country today and their six million children of all ages. For almost 40 years FEC has raised children and raised voices toward fairness for all families. They are currently focused on LGBTQ youth needing families and the two million LGBTQ adults waiting to foster or adopt in our country. To learn more, visit: www.familyequality.org.