Norman Lear to Receive Top Honor at Equality California Fundraiser

Norman Lear attends the book release and signing of "Declare Yourself" 2008 - Getty-H 2020
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Norman Lear has been added to the honoree program for Equality California's Golden State Equality Awards on Sept. 13.

The TV icon will be presented with the Ally Leadership Award during the virtual program as presented by friends and One Day at a Time collaborators Gloria Estefan and Rita Moreno. Also announced today, Disclosure filmmaker Sam Feder, producer Amy Scholder and executive producer Laverne Cox have been confirmed to accept the Equality Visibility Award on behalf of the Netflix documentary.

New to the benefit's program: Rufus Wainwright, Tig Notaro, Zachary Quinto, Conrad Ricamora, RuPaul’s Drag Race and We’re Here star Bob the Drag Queen, Keiynan Lonsdale, and All-WNBA guard Chelsea Gray of the Los Angeles Sparks.

As previously announced, the event will be hosted by Pose star Angelica Ross and feature appearances by honorees Pete and Chasten Buttigieg and U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi with a tribute to the late John Lewis. Melissa Etheridge, Betty Who, Alex Newell, Shea Diamond and Robin S will perform. More information about the event can be found here.