The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will be the setting for the Diversity Honors gala that kicks off Harvey Milk Day events across the nation and will benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park. This highly anticipated event on the eve of Saturday, April 25, 2020, will showcase those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness.
This annual event is where the community can come together to honor men and women who, in their extraordinary lives, remind us all of the diversity of the human spirit and the values that define us. This collaborative effort between the Harvey Milk Foundation, The Pride Center at Equality Park and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is an ongoing celebration of those who exemplify authenticity, leadership and courage, such as Fort Lauderdale Mayor Elect, Dean Trantalis, Judy and Dennis Shepard, Norm Kent, Singer/songwriter Deborah Cox, Ryland Whittington, Peter Clark and others.
Special Guest Host: Jamie Guirola
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jamie Guirola is excited to be reporting in his hometown. At 17 years old he was the very first NBC 6 Junior Broadcaster to give a live on-air report. He is proud to have come full circle and now be a general assignment reporter at NBC 6. He joined the station in January 2014 and has more 15 years of experience in television reporting and anchoring.
Prior to his arrival at NBC 6, Jamie worked at CBS Miami and in several other stations across the country, including WTVH in Syracuse, New York; WHNS in Greenville, South Carolina; KLAS in Las Vegas and WKMG in Orlando, Florida.
Jamie’s interest in television started at Miami Sunset Senior High School where he was actively involved with the TV production program. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Broadcast Journalism.
As a Miami native, Jamie considers it a privilege to be back home and able to tell stories that matter in his community. In addition to being a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jamie is also active in the LGBTQ community. He regularly emcees the annual Equality Florida Gala and is a member of the Miami Beach LGBTQ Advisory Committee.
For a brief time, Jamie also served on the Florida Department of Health’s Transgender Wokgroup.
During his free time Jamie loves CrossFit and working out. He also enjoys trying to cook, hanging out with his friends and family and spending quality time with his dog “Digits.”
Sponsorship provides a unique opportunity for individuals and companies to engage and connect with LGBT leaders and allies in an inspiring atmosphere with a few surprises that you won’t want to miss. This event has all eyes watching as it has set the national stage for LGBT advocacy and progress. We can customize opportunities so all ideas are encouraged to embrace LGBT individuals and those who support LGBT causes and concerns. Your investment supports the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park. Please contact us at 954-463-9005 ext. 105.