Dan Bucantinsky and Don Roos will receive the inaugural Advocacy Award at Pacific Pride Foundation’s 2015 Royal Ball in April, the foundation announced Thursday.
The duo are being honored for their support and commitment to LGBTQ advocacy and the significant difference they have made.
“Don and I are incredibly humbled and honored to be PPF’s first Advocacy Award recipients” said Bucatinsky in a statement. “We feel so fortunate to be able to live in California as a legally married couple, raising two beautiful children and value all that Pacific Pride Foundations includes in its mission: to feel included; to feel supported and safe — and healthy — and part of a community. Pacific Pride Foundation is working hard to provide those things in Santa Barbara, a place we’ve considered to be ‘home’ for almost fifteen years.”
Bucatinsky won an Emmy for playing James Novack on ABC’s “Scandal.” He and producing partner Lisa Kudrow founded Is or Isn’t Entertainment which produced the Emmy nominated HBO series “The Comeback,” Emmy nominated Showtime series Web Therapy and Emmy nominated TLC docu-series “Who Do You Think You Are?”
Roos, a feature film writer and director, counts films including “The Opposite of Sex,” “Marley & Me,” “Single White Female” and “The Other Woman” among his credits.
The Pacific Pride Ball will take place at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 25. “Glee” star Jane Lynch will act as the Master of Ceremonies.