Philadelphia's Equality Forum 2013 To Feature Cuba

              Philadelphia's Equality Forum 2013 To Feature Cuba

May 2nd - 5th

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Equality Forum 2013, an annual
national and international LGBT civil rights summit, has over 30 programs
including panels with national and international leaders. "The annual Equality
Forum 2013 examines the status of LGBT rights in the U.S. and
internationally," stated Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director.

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Special Guests include:

  oThe Very Reverend Gary Hall, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, on
    the National Religious Colloquy on Thursday, May 2 at The University of
    the Arts
  oRepublican Mike Fleck and Democrat Brian Sims, the first openly gay
    Pennsylvania legislators, on the LGBT Elected Officials Panel on Friday,
    May 3. This panel is a partnership with and held at the National
    Constitution Center.
  oChuck Wolfe, President & CEO of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund,
    moderates the National Politics Panel on Friday, May 3. This panel is a
    partnership with and held at the National Constitution Center at The
    University of the Arts
  oMary Bonauto, the nation's leading marriage equality litigator, on the
    National Legal Panel. Saturday, May 4 at The University of the Arts
  oMartin Duberman, a preeminent LGBT historian, author and activist, on the
    LGBT History Panel. Saturday, May 4 at The University of the Arts
  oDaniel Hernandez Jr., American hero and Tucson School Board Member, along
    with other out elected officials in their mid-twenties on the National
    Youth Panel. Saturday, May 4 at The University of the Arts

Special Events:

  oInternational Equality Dinner at the National Museum of American Jewish
    History

Congressman Barney Frank is the recipient of the 18th annual International
Role Model Award. Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro,
will receive the International Ally for LGBT Equality Award and Exelon
Corporation is the recipient of the International Business Leadership Award.
Saturday, May 4^th. Ms. Castro will also be a panelist of the Cuba: Featured
Nation Panel.

  oSundayOUT! Cinco de Mayo Party at The Piazza

Internationally acclaimed recording artist Kerli and American Idol finalist
David Hernandez head the list of top-notch entertainment. With six hours of
music and dance, SundayOUT! includes a diverse international roster of
performers with over 100 vendors, artisans, galleries, boutiques, and cafes at
The Piazza in Northern Liberties. Sunday, May 5

  oSpecial Theatre Performance

Mauckingbird Theatre Company remounts its critically acclaimed production of
"Shakespeare's R & J." The play features four young actors in this all-male
reimagining of Shakespeare's masterpiece at the Caplan Theatre. Friday, May 3
& Saturday, May 4

  o14^th Annual LGBT Art Exhibit

Featuring the work of Vuth Lyno from Cambodia's contemporary art scene in his
first U.S. exhibition, this exhibit at the William Way Community Center
explores LGBT identity and community in Cambodia. May 2 to 5

For a complete schedule of events, visit equalityforum.com. For more
information about travel to Philadelphia visit visitphilly.com or
uwishunu.com.

SOURCE Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

Website: http://visitphilly.com
Contact: Chip Alfred, Communications Director, (215) 732-3378, ext. 116,
chip@equalityforum.com; or Bruce Yelk, 1-215-599-7431, bruce@gptmc.com