Other honorees will include New York State Senator Jose Peralta; members of the grass roots advocacy group Queer Rising; and Shannon Minter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, who was the lead attorney in the legal fight against Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage bill passed in California in the 2008 elections.
Wong received a Tony Award for M. Butterfly, playing a Chinese man who disguises himself as a woman and has a love affair with a French politician. Additional credits include Herringbone, Pacific Overtures, Face Value, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and long runs on television in "Law and Order: SVU" and "Oz." Also a GLAAD Award winner, Wong is described in press notes as "a longtime leader in fighting for human rights, and [a] fearless advocate for LGBT equality, adoption rights and marriage equality for all people."
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Marriage Equality New York (MENY) is a non-profit organization "dedicated to ending discrimination in civil marriage through education, awareness and media campaigns, political actions, and coalition building."