Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Boston LGBT History Project Awards

The History Project is celebrating Boston & Massachusetts’ gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender history with a premier fundraising event presenting 2 awards to community members that make history every day on September 20th. This year the HistoryMaker Award is presented to Grace Sterling Stowell, longtime advocate & leader in the transgender community & the Executive Director of BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay & Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth). The Lavender Rhino Award is presented to Chris Mason, a nationally recognized leader & organizer on LGBT issues with a fierce passion for social justice. The ceremony will be followed by a reception featuring cocktails & hors d’oeuvres provided by The Paris Creperie at the Goethe Institute 170 Beacon Street, Boston, from 6P-9P. For more than 30 years Grace Sterling Stowell has been a source of light and inspiration not only for LGBT youth but for the entire LGBT community in New England & beyond. As well as being a long-time advocate & leader in the transgender community Grace is also a nationally known speaker, consultant & trainer on the needs & issues facing transgender youth & young adults. She has been a leading member of several local & national transgender education & advocacy organizations & currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC). Her steadfastness & selfless commitment are the hallmarks of a true HistoryMaker. Audio Interview w/ Grace on OUTTAKE VOICES™
Since 2009, the annual HistoryMaker Awards event honors 2 individual or organizations who have shown their commitment to celebrating, supporting & furthering the rich history of the greater Boston area’s LGBT community. See You There! :)
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