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Human Rights Campaign Gala


Feb 22, 2014
19th Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala

Clay attended the HRC Gala in Charlotte, NC. He mingled with and took pictures with many people there. Among the people he met were Bob Williams and Mitchell Gold, co-founders of Design By Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, an NC-based furniture store. In addition, Mitchell is known as the author of the book "Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America."


Jan. 15, 2010 - Clay was announced as a guest speaker at the "2010 Human Rights Campaign Carolinas Gala" to be held in Raleigh on February 27, 2010

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Ever since its founding in 1980, HRC has led the way in promoting fairness for LGBT Americans. Find out more about HRC’s history and record of accomplishments.




2/25/2010 - Clay's up-coming speech for the Human Rights Campaign Gala received a lot of publicity around the internet.




2/27/2010 Human Rights Campaign Carolinas GalaClay delivered a well-received speech about gay rights and his own personal journey to the Gala audience. He wrote his own speech which gained much positive response from those present and where it was posted on-line after the event. Way to go, Clay!



3/2/2010 - Follow-up to Human Rights Campaign Speech:
responses were generally very positive. Clay's combination of personal experience, genuine concern and humor put his message across clearly and in a positive manner. Many on-line sites linked to video of his speech
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