Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry to Be Honored at Family Equality Council's Impact Awards Gala
By Raphael Chestang
Family Equality Council announced on Wednesday that The Talk executive producer and co-host Sara Gilbert, her wife, singer-songwriter Linda Perry, and producer Greg Berlanti will be honored at its annual Impact Awards gala on March 12.
"Receiving the Impact Award from Family Equality Council is truly an honor for us," Perry said in a statement, praising the advocacy group for representing the country's LGBTQ parents and their children. "We are inspired by their tireless efforts."
"Family Equality Council is building a supportive and stronger community for LGBTQ families," Perry continued. "As parents, we overcome many obstacles when raising a child. When one of those obstacles is acceptance, we are grateful to know there's an organization like this one standing in the forefront fighting for equality right beside us."
Gilbert and Perry will receive their 2016 Impact Award from Gilbert's The Talk co-host, Sharon Osbourne, while Golden Globe winner Calista Flockhart will be presenting her Brothers & Sisters producer, Berlanti, with his distinction.
"I am touched and incredibly honored to receive the Impact Award from Family Equality Council, which everyday advocates for equality and acceptance of LGBT families," said Berlanti, who will become a father this winter via surrogacy. "As a gay man about to begin the journey of parenthood, I'm extremely grateful for the tireless efforts of this wonderful organization, which has helped build a better and more tolerant society."