On Saturday, February 1st, international supermodel, activist and philanthropist, Naomi Campbell, was honored with the Global Advocacy Award at the 2020 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Greater New York Gala, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization – the first award of its kind at the gala. Campbell, who was recognized for her global relief efforts in support of homelessness, poverty, HIV/Aids, basic education, diversity and inclusion, world hunger and LGBTQ equality, donned a draping Zuhair Murad gown complemented with Fred Leighton Jewelry.
While accepting her honor, Naomi notes: "This journey that I am on gives me a sense of fulfillment. When I committed to doing this work, I was not aware of the difficult tasks ahead but I did realize one thing. I wanted to give back to communities of all various circumstances, all the things that I had to fight for in my own life. To be seen. To be heard. To be included. To be accepted and to be given hope when it seems there is none."
Additional Honorees Included: Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and Playwright Jeremy O. Harris
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community