The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will honor the co-founders of Black Lives Matter for their commitment to justice, a mother who would not sit idly by when her rights as a parent were challenged & a transgender young boy whose courage has shaped the national conversation around transgender youth at its 2016 Anniversary Celebration on May 7th in San Francisco. This fabulous event attracts more than 2,000 attendees, recognizes those who have stood up for themselves & our community, becoming role models to millions of people across the country in the process. This year the Justice Award goes to Black Lives Matter co-founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Kahn-Cullors & Opal Tometi, the Liberty Award goes to Tiara Yates & Family & the Courage Award will be presented to Ryland Whittington & Family. Kate Kendell NCLR Executive Director stated, “Our Black Lives Matter honorees have taken risks that have made them pioneers & role models. These are visionaries who refuse to accept that systems of oppression cannot be undone. Ryland Whittington & his family have demonstrated an uncommon commitment to living in truth & honoring identity. They have modeled what it means to love unconditionally. Our client, Tiara Yates stood up for her family in a moment of threat. Her courage has created greater security for all our families. We applaud the commitment of our honorees to fulfilling the promise of equality & justice for all members of our community. Their leadership gives us great hope for our future.” The Anniversary Celebration Party starts at 8:30P at City View at Metreon. Don't miss out on the LGBT party of the year!
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