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.
Jennifer will be presented with the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally For Equality Award on October 20th in Chicago. http://www.hrcchicago.org/awards.html
For tickets and information on this event please visit http://www.hrcchicago.org/tickets.html
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
Jennifer has already started filming Cinemanovel in Vancouver this week and today her co-star Lauren Lee Smith tweeted these photos of the two of them having a good time.
Jennifer plays Lauren’s best friend in this film directed by Terry Miles who also directed Jennifer and Lauren in A Night For Dying Tigers.
Jennifer was last night in the audience of the Fox tv dance show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ . She was mentioned by judge Nigel Lythgoe and he said she was inspiration to an entire generation of dancers. Jennifer can be seen after the routine by Chehon and Cyrus.
Jennifer afterwards tweeted: “Just went to SYTYCDance. W O W. Such beautiful dancers. Such beautiful Artists. ALL of them”
If you ask her how she spent her summer vacation, actress Jennifer Beals, 48, just sighs.
It was THAT good.
“I swam in Lake Louise this summer and, man, it was cold. But it was so beautiful to be surrounded by that color and to turn and look up at the glaciers.
“It just knocked me out,” says the star of “The L-Word” and “Chicago Code.”
“I had to grease my face and my feet. I had on a full wet suit and a neoprene cap, plus everything else to keep mama warm because it was really cold.