Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that Jewish producer Nina Jacobson, whose work includes the blockbuster hit “The Hunger Games” and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” will be honored with the HRC Visibility Award.
Jacobson will be presented with the award by Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee and American Horror Story.
HRC also announced that the critically acclaimed television series “Empire” will be honored at the 2016 HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner.
“Empire has undeniably changed hearts and minds in the fight for LGBT equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “This groundbreaking series has especially helped to raise the visibility of LGBT people of color, whose stories have been underrepresented in the media. We are proud to honor Empire at this year’s HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner for the profound difference it has made in the lives of so many across America.”
Nina Jacobson was born in Los Angeles, to a Jewish family. In 1995, she and American Beauty producer Bruce Cohen have formed Out There, a collection of gay and lesbian entertainment industry activists. She has a female partner and together they have three children. Wikipedia