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Human Rights Campaign – Save the Date for HRC’s Palm Springs Garden Party

 Save the date for this year’s Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Palm Springs Garden Party, which is a not-to-miss event made possible by generous donors, volunteers and sponsors. HRC is the largest national LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) advocacy organization with more than 3 million members and supporters throughout the country.
KMIR’s Emmy® Award winning weathercaster Bryan Gallo will be Master of Ceremonies for the 19th Annual HRC Palm Springs Garden Party to be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 1:30-4:30p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at and location will be given upon purchase.
HRC is a bi-partisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that LGBTQ Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. HRC also creates educational resources and outreach programs for corporate America as well as for all members of the general population who are committed to fairness and equality.
The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. HRC fights for LGBTQ equality across California alongside state and local groups and lawmakers.
The Garden Party brings together more than 800 HRC members, friends, families, and allies for an afternoon of celebration and inspiration featuring an open cocktail reception, thought-provoking speakers, and special celebrity guests and honorees.  General tickets start at only $75.00 and includes an extensive silent auction, superb tray passed hors d’oeuvres along with a Smirnoff hosted bar.  Discounts are available for Federal Club and Federal Club Council Members.
Each year, HRC gives two Advocate for Equality Awards to members of our local community who have demonstrated a history of advocacy for the LGBT/HIV AIDS movement. Worthy honorees have been Ron deHarte, Barbara Carpenter in 2017 and Alexis Ortega and Brad White in 2016.
Bryan Gallo joined KMIR News as a Weathercaster in August 2015, which has been a lifelong dream come true for Bryan.
Bryan has worked in the entertainment and restaurant business since he was a teenager. First working just to make ends meet – Bryan found his niche: helping folks get comfortable and enjoy themselves! As a young adult, he moved from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional dancer, where he had the opportunity to work on MTV and then on Soul Train as a dancer. Later, he spent several years as a maître d and co-owner of a popular fine dining and jazz joint in Pasadena.

There, Bryan helped people from all walks of life have a good time. His reputation for gracious hosting earned him the honor of being voted Pasadena’s “Best Local Personality” in the Pasadena Weekly’s Reader’s Poll in 2008, 2009, & 2011.

Bryan says: “I love being on stage, I am a host by nature. May it be at home or on a main stage it comes naturally. I love it.”
To purchase tickets to the 19th Annual HRC Palm Springs Garden Party or additional ways to support the Human Rights Campaign, visit
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