• April 13, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 Ticket sales for the 2017 Annual Dinner are now closed.

For further information, and to see if there are additional tickets for sale, please contact THLA Co-President Nicholas Fox at [email protected] or 858-847-6729

The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association 2017 Annual Dinner

Title Sponsor:


Time / Date:

Thursday, April 13, 2017
US Grant Hotel

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Dinner Program

Food Selections:
+Grilled Chicken Breast
+Seared Sea Bass
+Risotto (Veg)


Keynote Speaker:   Representative Brian Sims, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Brian Sims serves as the State Representative for the 182nd District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Elected in 2012 after unseating 28-year incumbent, Sims became the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  A staunch advocate for LGBT civil rights, Sims continues to be a leading advocate for LGBT and women’s rights in the General Assembly.  Sims has been named one of the nation’s Top 40 LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, one of the of the Top 40 Most Influential LGBT People Under 40 by The Advocate, and in 2015 he received the Stonewall Award from the American Bar Association.


Annual Awards and Scholarships will also be presented during the program.  This year’s award recipients include:

  • Patty Hollenbeck, Friend of the Community Award
  • Barbara Cox, Community Pioneer
  • Ellen Miller-Sharp, Friend of the Organization Award




Venue Phone: 619-232-3121

Venue Website:

326 Broadway, San Diego, California, 92101, United States

A San Diego Icon since 1910, the palatial US GRANT hotel is situated in the city's lively and historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter, just steps from top shopping.


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