SF the go-to spot for GLAAD awards, global climate summit

Actress and #MeToo advocate Alyssa Milano will be honored by GLAAD on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco for her work amplifying acceptance of the LGBTQ community. However, the GLAAD award she receives has been renamed for Ariadne Getty, another LGBTQ activist.

Yup: those Gettys. Ariadne, who lives in Los Angeles, is the niece of our very own philanthropist-composer Gordon Getty. She is a GLAAD trustee who recently gave $15 million to the organization’s Media Institute ensuring LGBTQ stories receive representation in Hollywood and the news. Getty also runs her own foundation assisting disenfranchised populations and working with the United Nations Foundation on such issues as women’s health and climate change.

Green scene: Speaking of climate change, that burning topic — even more crucial since the president’s Paris Accord pullout — overtakes our fair city this week with the arrival of some 4,500 delegates participating in the Global Climate Action Summit, an initiative conceived by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The heavy lifting will be provided by scientists, world leaders, politicians, business executives and activists such as former N.Y. Mayor MichaelBloomberg. Heck, even legendary rocker-poet-badass Patti Smith will alight Friday (Sept. 14) at the Masonic for the Pathway to Paris concert with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.

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