Jennifer picked up the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award on Saturday 20th at the gala held at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.
The award is presented to a non-LGBT figure who demonstrates outstanding support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Check out this media coverage of the event from Windy City Media Group and Chicago Pride
“I long for the day when the ally award will be obsolete because we will be allies together.” Jennifer said during her speech.
Previous winners include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Vanessa Williams, Charlize Theron, Sally Field, Pink and Scarlett Johansson among others.
Jennifer tweeted some photos that evening, including some notes from her speech, her award, a photo with John Folino Jr, from the Chicago Police Dept and Police advisor to the Chicago Code and a photo with her make up and hair team.
Jennifer accepting the Award
Transcript of Jennifer’s speech http://www.jennifer-beals.com/media/speeches/HRC_Ally.html