Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, will honor Time Warner Inc. at the 2012 Emery Awards which recognize individuals and corporations that exemplify HMI’s mission of providing a safe and supportive environment for all young people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As a leading media and entertainment company with over 34,000 employees, Time Warner aims to tell the world’s stories to a global audience. The success of the company’s film and TV entertainment and publishing businesses is heavily dependent on its ability to promote a culture of opportunity and respect for diverse perspectives, both internally and to the world at-large. Cultivating diversity, be it via content, products, or its employees, is a business imperative at Time Warner. Time Warner takes a broad and inclusive approach to diversity and is guided by the belief that people from different cultures, ethnicities, regions, viewpoints, sexual orientation and gender bring important values and qualities to both the creation and quality of the company’s content. In line with the Hetrick-Martin Institute’s mission that “young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential,” Time Warner is committed to providing a safe environment - a place in which everyone can reach their full potential. For five consecutive years, the company has scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index and in 2010 received the HRC Corporate Equality Award for its ongoing commitment to LGBT employees and the LGBT community at large. Time Warner’s divisions and brands have frequently been recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards for their fair, accurate and inclusive coverage of LGBT people and issues. The company has also been the recipient of the Point Foundation’s Point Inspiration Award, which recognizes corporations that champion respect and inclusion of the LGBT community.
For the past 13 years, Time Warner has consistently been a supportive partner of the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Whether it be the Emery Awards, volunteer initiatives and fundraisers, or offering its LGBT Business Resource Groups to host the Harvey Milk School’s Break Out Day, Time Warner continues its commitment to support HMI and the critical services it has provided for the last 33 years.In addition to Time Warner, Hetrick-Martin Institute will also present awards to Oscar award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black and the makers of the heartfelt documentary “Bully”. The awards program will include a special performance of “A Little Respect” by the legendary Andy Bell of Erasure. Other anticipated Emery Award attendees include HMI’s Ambassadors Crystal Chappell of Days of Our Lives, Emmy Award-winning comedian Judy Gold, fashion icon Tim Gunn, actor, singer Cheyenne Jackson, actress Heather Matarazzo, rock legend Carole Pope, business mogul Kimora Lee Simmons, fashion stylist Robert Verdi and actor BD Wong.
|The 2012 Emery Awards|
|Benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute|
|October 29th, 2012|
|Cocktail Reception at 6:00 PM|
|Dinner & Awards Ceremony at 7:00 PM|
|125 West 18th Street, New York|
About Hetrick-Martin InstituteHMI is the nation’s oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth service organization. The annual Emery Awards recognize individuals and corporations during the annual Emery Awards who demonstrate outstanding leadership and care towards the LGBTQ community and those who work to address some of the most critical issues affecting LGBTQ youth, namely HIV/AIDS prevention, housing and homelessness support, education, health & wellness and hunger prevention. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50438403&lang=en