Welcome to Family Equality Council's 13th Annual Night at the Pier Gala!

Family Equality Council’s Night at the Pier gala is a celebration of LGBTQ families and the people and organizations that have made an impact on our families and communities. 

2018 Honoree: Katie Couric

Katie CouricThe award-winning journalist and bestselling author produced and narrated the 2017 documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric for National Geographic, which helped raise awareness, appreciation and understanding of issues facing the LGBTQ community.




2018 Hostetter-Habib Family Award: Dana Rudolph

Dana RudolphDana Rudolph is the founder and publisher of Mombian, an award-winning blog that since 2005 has offered a mix of parenting, politics, diversions, and resources for lesbian moms and other LGBTQ parents. She created and hosts the annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day (relaunched this year as #LGBTQFamiliesDay), encouraging hundreds of bloggers to contribute posts in celebration and support of LGBTQ families. She also writes one of the longest-running LGBTQ parenting columns for several LGBTQ newspapers around the country. In addition, Dana has worked in Internet strategy, content, and marketing since the first dotcom boom, at a startup, a Fortune 100 corporation (where she was also the first leader of the firm's LGBTQ employee resource group), and a non-profit. Her current day job is as the online content manager for the Wellesley Centers for Women's National SEED Project, which promotes educational equity through peer-led conversational communities. She balances parenting, job, and blogging in the Boston area with her spouse of 25 years and their 15-year-old son.

Celebrating: The Ric Swezey Memorial Fund Library

Ric SwezeyEstablished in 2017 to honor the memory of one of our dearest friends, the Ric Swezey Memorial Fund supports Family Equality Council’s video library, telling the stories of everyday LGBTQ families in their struggle for lived and legal equality.

At Night at the Pier, we are proud to showcase the inaugural content produced with the support of the Ric Swezey Memorial Fund.