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2017 Los Angeles Impact Awards

March 11, 2017 – Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles

At our 2017 Impact Awards we honored:


Accepted by Our Lady J
Presented by Julie Bowen

More than any other series, Transparent has brought issues facing LGBTQ families – and particularly transgender parents – into public view, in a format that is entertaining and educational in equal measure. For Family Equality Council’s supporters, Transparent is truly groundbreaking, with an LGBTQ family taking center stage as the sole focus of an award-winning web and television series.


Accepted by Alexis Kantor
Presented by Ross Mathews

Target has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusivity for all people, particularly in regards to the LGBTQ community. Family Equality Council is proud to have worked with Target as a corporate sponsor for almost 10 years, and in 2016, Family Equality Council helped spearhead the #StandWithTarget campaign to amplify support for Target’s leadership in corporate social responsibility. For these reasons, Target’s 2017 Impact Award is well deserved.

Jonathan Murray & Harvey Reese

Presented by Kim Kardashian

Jonathan Murray and Harvey Reese stand among Family Equality Council’s strongest supporters and have proven themselves to be vocal advocates for LGBTQ youth and families. Following Jonathan’s success with the groundbreaking MTV reality show Real World, he has turned his attention more recently to producing social issue documentaries like Autism: The Musical and Valentine Road, both of which aired on HBO, They Call Us Monsters, which airs on PBS this spring; and the current documentary series, Born This Way, which airs on A&E. Jonathan and Harvey are celebrating their 25th year together and their 18th year as parents to their son Dylan.

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LA Impact Awards 2017

Master of Ceremonies

Tig Notaro


Michael Arden

Cheyenne Jackson

Special Appearances

Robbie Rogers

Jay Timmons & Ric Olson & Family

2016 LA Impact Awards

Meet the 2016 honorees, view the photo album, watch video performances, and more.