Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Belinda Carlisle headlines this year’s Diversity Honors at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
Carlisle, who shot to stardom as a lead singer in the all-female band, The Go-Gos, will receive the Harvey Milk Medal at the annual event benefiting the Harvey Milk Foundation and Pride Center at Equality Park.
Other honorees include actor Billy Porter, Native American singer/songwriter/actor Spencer Battiest, businessman/philanthropist Mark Hunter Seymour, transgender activist Tatiana Williams and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida.
“What an amazing honor!” said Gabe Salazar, artistic director for GMCSF. “I’m so fortunate to work with such an amazing team of individuals.”
A Texas native, Salazar started his tenure at the chorus with the organization attempting to rebuild from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading the 150-member chorus, Salazar said, has been a “fulfilling” experience.
Music is a big part of the show, which includes a special guest performance by vocalist and acclaimed Tina Turner tribute artist Debby Holiday.
Now in its eighth year, Diversity Honors is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner and after party at the Guitar Hotel.
For tickets or more information, call (954) 463-9005, ext. 105 or visit www.diversityhonors.org.