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Courage Campaign hosts second annual Spirit of Courage Awards

LOS ANGELES -- The Courage Campaign will honor four individuals for their support of the LGBT community at the second annual Spirit of Courage Awards, to be held Sept. 20 at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Honorees include Toronto Maple Leafs President Brian Burke; his son Patrick Burke of the Philadelphia Flyers; and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.

Brian and Patrick Burke will be honored for their courageous work promoting respect for all athletes, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity through their organization, "You Can Play," which has been featured on HBO, ESPN, USA Today and in The New York Times.

In a release, Courage Campaign says that "few efforts are more noteworthy than the work done by these men to make everyone equal in the world of sports."

Harris will also be honored for her work protecting homeowners and her unflagging leadership on LGBT equality. The Attorney General will be addressing guests fresh from her primetime speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Other notable guests who plan to be at the event include Courage Campaign's chair Rick Jacobs; Forward for the San Jose Sharks Tommy Wingels; America's first openly gay professional male athlete Andrew Goldstein; and two-time Olympic soccer player and two-time World Cup Champion Angela Hucles.

Those who sign-up to contribute $15 a month to help fund the programs of the Courage Campaign will be added to the guest list for the Spirit of Courage Awards. For a monthly contribution of $20 or more, donors will be able to bring a guest to the event.

The event begins at 6 pm with a VIP reception and arrivals followed by the general reception and awards program from 7-9 pm.

The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.

To RSVP contact CJ Frogozo at 310-570-2622 or by email at cj@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

About The Courage Campaign

Courage Campaign is an online organizing network that empowers more than 750,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country. As a leading multi-issue advocacy organization, Courage Campaign's work is supported by thousands of small donations from our diverse community.