Time Warner to Receive Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Equality Award

NEW YORK, NY – The Greater New York Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced that Time Warner Inc. will receive the 2010 Corporate Equality Award in honor of their commitment to equality for LGBT employees, consumers, and investors.  The award will be presented at the 2010 Greater New York Gala Dinner which will take place on February 6, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Time Warner was chosen for the honor based on its strong and ongoing commitment to its LGBT employees and the LGBT community at large.  The company has received a perfect 100% rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for the past three years and has made a significant investment in growing their LGBT employee resource groups at subsidiaries across the country.  In addition, Time Warner’s commitment to increasing the visibility and accuracy of LGBT images portrayed within their programming sets the standard for all US media organizations.

The Greater New York Gala Dinner is one of HRC’s largest events of the year. The event regularly draws political luminaries from the federal, state, and local government as well as celebrity entertainers and leaders of the business community.

“We are honored to have such a strong corporate ally in our efforts toward achieving equality for the LGBT community,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “Time Warner’s commitment to creating a fair and equal workplace both within its walls and beyond is key to helping change false perceptions and ending LGBT discrimination.”

For more information or to purchase tickets to HRC’s Greater New York Gala Dinner please visit: http://greaterny.hrc.org/node/311.

Event contact: Daniel Diez / daniel_diez@jackmorton.com / 212.401.7409

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.