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Jess Glynne to Perform, Sigourney Weaver to Be Honored at 2016 HRC Greater New York Gala

Clemens Bilan / Craig Barritt, Getty Images
Clemens Bilan / Craig Barritt, Getty Images

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is kicking off their annual Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 6 this year, and there’s no place we’d “Rather Be.” (Sorry, sorry.)

The LGBTQ rights organization announced today that both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Sigourney Weaver will be honored at the event, featuring a performance by Grammy Award-winning I Cry When I Laugh pop powerhouse, Jess Glynne.

According to a statement by the HRC, Governor Cuomo, honored with the National Equality Award, is being recognized for his work to support marriage equality, combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and fight for non-discrimination protection of transgender Americans.

Sigourney Weaver will be 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.

As previously announced in December, artist Bill T. Jones will also be 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.”

Last year’s event featured a performance by Heart On My Sleeve star, Mary Lambert.

For more information, check out the HRC’s official 2016 Greater New York Gala website.

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