Matthew Lopez to Receive the Human Rights Campaign’s HRC Equality Award

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28 Jan 2020 | Awards

Matthew Lopez is being honored for his inspiring work…

The Puerto Rican Broadway playwright and screenwriter will be feted by the Human Rights Campaign, receiving this year’s HRC Equality Award.

Matthew Lopez

HRC, the nation’s largest LGBTQcivil rights organization, will present Lopez with his award at the 19th Annual HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 1.

“Matthew Lopez’s sweeping, groundbreaking play The Inheritance tells the important story of LGBTQ life in the 21st century, while paying homage to our rich, diverse history,” said HRC president Alphonso David. “For telling this story so powerfully, and for his contributions to the LGBTQ community, it is a true honor for HRC to present Matthew Lopez with the Equality Award.”

The Inheritance, currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, reimagines E.M. Forster’s Howards Endas the story of a group of gay men in 21st Century Manhattan. 

The 2020 HRC Greater New York Gala is set for Saturday, February 1, at the Marriott Marquisin Manhattan.


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