The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) hosts annual gala fundraisers throughout the country in support of its many efforts to achieve the organizational mission; to build an America where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and families can be open, honest and safe… at work, at home and in the community.

Honored with numerous awards for past events, the 22nd Annual HRC North Carolina Gala was held on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at the Le Meridian Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The event was sold out with nearly 1000 attendees with featured speakers Chad Griffin, Sarah McBride, Evan Rachel Wood and entertainer Crystal Waters.

The annual black-tie event is the highlight of the fundraising year for the LGBTQ community. Attendees included prominent members of the North Carolina LGBTQ community, HRC members and high-level donors, community and business leaders, elected officials, celebrities, family, friends and supporters of LGBTQ people.