The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Jeffrey G. Marsocci and his wife and Client Services Director Kathleen Marsocci have agreed to be co-chairs of The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala Dinner scheduled for February 26, 2011 at the Raleigh Convention Center. In addition to the dinner, there will be various events throughout Raleigh and the Triangle celebrating diversity. In conjunction with a third co-chair and gala dinner veteran Keith Hayes, the trio will help by overseeing the various committees that execute the various aspects of the dinner and the weekend. In all, the weekend hopes to net more than $150,000 for the Human Rights Campaign (also known as HRC), the main Washington, D.C. advocacy group for equal rights for the LGBT community.
“More than any other lobbying group, HRC has had a tremendous impact on federal equality legislation,” Kathleen Marsocci said. “While there is a still a long way to go and HRC doesn’t always get 100% of what they push for, we are pleased to help the organization make the 2011 Gala Dinner the best possible.”
According to research, this is the first instance of a hetero married couple being co-chairs of a Gala dinner, leading some people to ask why a hetero married couple would devote so much time and effort for a predominately LGBT event. “There were many important lessons my grandfathers taught me,” Mr. Marsocci said. “Always be polite, even in the face terrible insults. Work hard and work smart and you’ll be successful. And probably most importantly, what’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong, and you stand up for what is right and oppose what is wrong. We’ve gained valuable organizational experience with volunteer groups during our lives. How can we not help?”
The HRC North Carolina Gala dinner is still in the planning stages, but information for the dinner can be found at http://www.hrccarolina.org/.