Human Rights Campaign of Greater Cincinnati to celebrate 10th anniversary March 2

(L to R):  Karen Morgan, HRC Committee, Pam Kravetz, Aaron Weiner and Jordan Young, Co-Chairs of the 2019 Color Ball; and Jeff Herr, Founder of Fueled Collective, presenting sponsor of the Color Ball

(L to R): Karen Morgan, HRC Committee, Pam Kravetz, Aaron Weiner and Jordan Young, Co-Chairs of the 2019 Color Ball; and Jeff Herr, Founder of Fueled Collective, presenting sponsor of the Color Ball

The local leadership of the Human Rights Campaign of Greater Cincinnati announced plans to mark the 10th anniversary of the group, which serves as the national advocacy organization working for the equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans through education, research and political activities. The announcement was held at Fueled Collective in Rookwood.

On March 2, HRC will hold its 10th annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency, downtown, to pay tribute to the advocacy work to support LGBT efforts over the past decade. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.hrccincinnati.org/events/2019/3/2/2019-dinner.

Also at the March dinner, HRC will honor Michael Chanak, Jr., retired P&G, with the David C. Crowley Leadership Award. Among his many achievements, Michael pioneered the effort at P&G to include sexual orientation into the Companies Diversity Statement in 1992. As one of the first companies in America to do this, Michael set an example which companies around the world soon followed and changed the workplace for LGBTQ employees forever. Last year, his inspiring story was documented in the Award Winning Film “The Words Matter.”

Additionally, the U.S. Bank Employee Resource Group will be honored with the Corporate Award.

In 2009, the HRC Greater Cincinnati Steering Committee was formed and has celebrated numerous milestones including Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009, Cincinnati Public School Board unanimously approved to revise their bullying policy to include enumeration for protections of LGBT students in 2013, Same-Sex Marriage Equality in 2015, and Right to change legal gender in 2018.

Jackie Reau