The Chicago branch of the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) will hold its annual gala Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr.
Guests will kick off the evening with an optional VIP reception at 5 p.m., then a silent auction and general reception at 6 p.m. The dinner program will begin at 7 p.m., followed immediately by live entertainment.
HRC's 2013 Equality Award recipients will be honored. The Corporate Equality Award will be presented to Groupon. Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., will receive the Ally for Equality Award, and Rev. Dr. B. Herbert Martin, of the Progressive Community Center and The People's Church, will be honored with the Community Equality Award.
HRC President Chad Griffin will headline the dinner. Among those performing is singer Jess Godwin, an ally of the LGBT community.
Tickets are $225-$350; visit www.hrcchicago.org .