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. This very special evening is an emotional and poignant tribute to our core message:


2019 Honorees


Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis is a prolific TV and stage director, receiving multiple Tony Award nominations for directing, and winning the Oliver Award for Best Director, Musical, for She Loves Me. He is currently represented on Broadway with Tootsie and Kiss Me Kate. Ellis’ work also explores his personal experience of LGBTQ parenting, as director of the 2015 show Dada Woof, Papa Hot.

Sergio Trujillo

Sergio Trujillo is an internationally-recognized choreographer and has been a long-standing presence in the Broadway community, first as a performer starting in 1989, and making his choreographic debute in 2005. Trujillo received a Tony nomination for On Your Feet and the Oliver Award for Memphis, and is currently represented on Broadway with Ain’t Too Proud.

Kim Bergman
Hostetter-Habib Family Award

Kim Bergman, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice, and third-party assisted reproduction for nearly three decades. She is a senior partner at Growing Generations, and the author of the newly released Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction.



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Family Equality Council gratefully acknowledges the support of:

Honorary Chairs: Daryl Roth and Nick Scandalios
Event Chairs: Luigi Caiola, Merritt Johnson, Sam Lippitt, Primavera Salvá, and Jason Weinberg
Producer: Bruce Cohen
Auction Chair: Frank Bua