Night at the Pier 2015

Family Equality Council is proud to present 2015 Night at the Pier, our premier East Coast event aimed at connecting the growing New York community of LGBTQ-headed families and supporters as well as advancing efforts to create equality for all families. 

Family Equality Council will welcome LGBTQ parents, allies, and honorees on May 11, 2015, to Pier Sixty for an evening including live performances and appearances by notables in the world of arts, entertainment, politics, and the LGBTQ movement.

Honorary Chairs

Nick Scandalios, Daryl Roth, Jenna Wolfe


Stay tuned for exciting updates on our 2015 honorees!

Hostetter-Habib Award

The Hostetter-Habib Family Award is given to those who share an unwavering commitment to Family Equality Council’s core values: love, justice, family, equality. Recipients will have demonstrated this commitment through work on the front lines to advance equality for all loving families. The award is given in honor of Alex Habib, Mark Hostetter, and their family in recognition of their extraordinary dedication to and support of Family Equality Council’s mission. It will be presented at Family Equality’s 2015 Night at the Pier on May 11 at Pier 60 in New York City.

Please submit your nomination(s) for the Hostetter-Habib Family Award to Nick Hanzel at or via fax at 617-338-6100. Please include the full name of your nominee, a very brief bio and a short description of why you believe this individual deserves to be honored. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, February 13, 2015.

To be eligible to receive the Hostetter-Habib Family Award, nominees must:

  • Be or have a connection to an LGBTQ family 
  • Have contributed to the advancement of the LGBTQ family movement
  • Be local to the event where the award is being presented
  • Be available in person to accept the award and
  • Agree to be a part of promotional materials
  • Individuals involved in the leadership of Family Equality Council (staff or Board of Directors) or the event at which the award is to be presented are not eligible for consideration

The eligibility requirements for this award are intended to be flexible, in recognition of the fact that work on behalf of our families can come in many different forms, all of which are equally valuable.

Event Chairs 

Frank Bua
Bruce Cohen
William Sherr

Vice Chairs 

Primavera Salvá

Host Committee

In Formation


Nick Hanzel
Deputy Director of Development


Gold Sponsors