Shonda Rhimes to be honored by gay rights group HRC

Tue. November 18, 2014 11:55 AM by

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, will honor Shonda Rhimes at its upcoming Los Angeles Gala Dinner.

Over 1,000 guests are expected to attend the event, which will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the JW Marriott LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Rhimes will receive HRC's Ally for Equality Award.

"We are thrilled to honor such a fierce and longtime advocate for LGBT equality at this year's HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner," HRC President Chad Griffin said in a blog post. "Shonda Rhimes is not only politically outspoken on issues of equality, but has also created some of the most groundbreaking portrayals of LGBT people ever seen on television, helping to change hearts and minds around the world."

Named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, Rhimes is the creative force behind three of ABC's most successful dramas: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder

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