Monday, June 16, 2014

HRC Gala in SLC Welcomed "Modern Family" Actors

by Brig Bagley

16 June 2014

Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, well-known characters Phil Dunphy and Mitchell Pritchett of popular sit-com "Modern Family," appeared on stage Saturday evening for the 10th annual HRC Gala in SLC. Jesse entertained the crowd with a couple of jokes while introducing his friend Ty to present to him the "Ally for Equality Award". Ty was very pleased and "humbled" to receive the award.

The plaintiffs for the case for Proposition 8 (that SCOTUS struck down, featured in the new "The Case Against 8" documentary) also spoke, as well as HRC President Chad Griffin and others. 

The dinner was preceded by a silent auction, all managed by online apps, and followed by an after party. The Grand America Hotel was the host of the event. 

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