Saturday, April 30, 2016

Matt Shepard Film Wins Emmy

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine directed by Michele Josue wins the 2016 Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Special Class Special category. Matthew Shepard as you know was the young man brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998 just because he was gay. This very moving documentary by Josue who knew Shepard takes you on a journey across the United States, Switzerland & Morocco with a fabulous heartfelt result that has screened at over two dozen festivals worldwide & now has won this much deserved Emmy Award. We interviewed Josue a few years ago on OUTTAKE VOICES & when we asked her what her personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Michele stated, “I think gay or straight, I think that everyone should have a commitment to LGBT civil rights. You know gay rights are human rights & the struggle affects all of us. For me it’s really important to stand up for my gay family members, my gay friends, Matt & all the Matt Shepards out there. To fight for their rights to be acknowledged as equal members of society, deserving of every equality that everyone else has… So through the film I’m trying to do my part for LGBT equality.” The film is now available on DVD & to rent or own on all digital platforms.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Los Angeles LGBT Event (AUDIO)

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's Semi-Annual Women's Weekend Event takes place Saturday April 30th at Estrella the Sunset Strip’s hottest new Laurel Canyon themed hideaway at 8800 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood from 4P to 6P. Mix & mingle while meeting & chatting with the authors of four incredible new books just out from four amazing female writers. The four female authors that will speak & are Beverlye Hyman Fead author of “Aging in High Heels” which is part memoir, part inspiration & part celebration of life’s ups & downs that’s filled with good advice on how to face aging well, this book is a lesson for anyone fortunate enough to have a few decades under their belt. Then our good friend Chef Rossi author of The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi who grew up on the Jersey Shore, graduated from Rumson Fairhaven Highschool, ran away from home, was sent to live with chasids, escaped, became NYC's wildest caterer & went on to write a book about it. Other authors are Ann Boroch who wrote “The Candida Cure Cookbook” with recipes, resources & tips to help you take control of one of the most important yet overlooked obstacles to optimal health: candida, or yeast, overgrowth. Concluding with Juliet Huck author of “The Equation of Persuasion: How to Secure Decisions in Your Favor” which is a reference guide for professionals on how to connect with audiences, increase retention levels & build the trust needed to obtain the results you desire. There will be complimentary appetizers, cash bar & live music featuring Cheryl Saunders, Jeanne McGraw, Joan Ford & Special Guest Karen Reed.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Boston Red Sox LGBT Pride Night

The annual Boston Red Sox Pride Night event takes place at Fenway Park on Friday June 3rd kicking off LGBTQ Pride Week that runs through June 12th. The Red Sox will be playing the Toronto Blue Jays & fans that purchase tickets through this special offer will receive a Red Sox Pride Flag. New this year is a pre-game VIP Meet & Greet with Billy Bean, MLB's Vice-President, Social Responsibility & Inclusion. All tickets for the VIP Package include access to this event, a food & beverage buffet in the Champions Club & a copy of Billy Bean's book “Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball”. As MLB's Vice-President, Social Responsibility & Inclusion Billy Bean’s role is to provide awareness of baseball's social responsibility initiatives, with a particular focus on LGBT inclusion & to communicate resources to all players, coaches, managers, umpires, employees & stakeholders throughout MLB to ensure an equitable, inclusive & supportive workplace for everyone. Bean played in the Major Leagues from 1987-1995 & became Major League Baseball's first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion in 2014. He is also an advisory board member of the Sports Equality Foundation, aimed at providing support to LGBT athletes, coaches & team leaders in every sport. Pride Night tickets proceeds will benefit Boston Pride. See You There!!
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lesbians Address Internal Clash

Boston OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing For Change) will meet on Sunday May 1st from 2P to 4P with four insightful presentations addressing “Warring Lesbians”. Although there was an initial semblance of unity in the early Lesbian-Feminist movement by the late 70s differences soon emerged including the issues of class. Extremely divisive were political positions on lesbian separatism as well as butch/femme identities, transgender inclusion, pornography & S/M sexuality are sometime referred to as the lesbian sex wars. The following OLOC presentations on “Warring Lesbians” will address these polarizing issues. Guest speakers will include, Jyl Lynn Felman on “Butch/Femme: Past & Present”, Cynthia Bauman with “Lessons from the Feminist Wars”, Sue Katz will address “Class Conflict: A Working Class Perspective” & Sarah Pearlman concludes with “Deciphering the Sex/Gender Wars of the 70s & 80s”. Alice Fisher, Founding Member of OLOC-Boston stated, “For our last OLOC meeting until Fall come learn or remember the days of the lesbian wars. Were you a separatist, androgynous or simply baffled by all the tumultuous events? When you think of those days do you still hold the same ideas sacred? This will give us the space to re-think those days”. OLOC Boston events are open to all lesbians, including transgender lesbians, who want to attend a group for old lesbians & to create a community of older lesbians. The event takes place at Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street in Brookline, MA. Following the event there will be an early dinner at Sichuan Garden, 295 Washington Street in Brookline Village, Brookline.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Boston Pride Equality Events

Our good friend photographer Adam Bouska, co-founder of the fabulous NOH8 Worldwide Movement will be in Boston to take photos at the W Hotel at 100 Stuart Street between 2P & 6P this Saturday April 23rd. Photos are first-come, first-serve, so come early & camera-ready with a plain white shirt to add your face to the fight for LGBT equality. Then with hundreds & possibly thousands of our LGBT community & allies flocking to the city all dolled up & dressed in white to have their picture taken for the annual photo shoot head over to the Twisted Tea Dance White Party that will be taking place with DJ Andrea Stamas spinning at Wild Rover at 63 Chatham Street in Faneuil Hall from 3P to 9P in Boston. (White is encouraged but not required.) So get your picture taking early & then head on over, to avoid waiting in line. Boston Pride Week takes place June 3rd through June12th & this is a great opportunity to meet some of the Boston Pride team as they will be in the house giving away many cool things, such as Pride tickets to both the festival on Saturday & Back Bay Block party on Sunday. We all know Tea Dances have always been a huge part of our culture, bringing the entire LGBTQ community along with our friends & allies together all under one roof. There's a $8 cover with a portion donated to the Boston Pride. This is a 21+ event & you must have your ID to get in.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

GLAAD To Honor Mariah Carey

GLAAD the global LGBT media advocacy organization has announced it will honor singer, songwriter, record producer & actress Mariah Carey at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the Waldorf Astoria New York on May 14th. Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels will present Carey with the award. Carey will receive GLAAD’s Ally Award, which is presented to a media figure who has consistently used their platform to support & advance LGBT equality & acceptance. Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD President & CEO stated, “Through her music & outspoken support, Mariah Carey has inspired & empowered countless LGBT fans across the globe. She is a longtime ally & friend to the LGBT community who has worked tirelessly to move acceptance & inclusion forward.” Previous GLAAD Media Awards honorees include Elizabeth Taylor, Patti LaBelle, Janet Jackson, Russell Simmons, Cher among others. We  previously announced that GLAAD will also honor Robert De Niro with  the Excellence in Media Award at the New York ceremony. Emmy Award-winning actress & producer Laverne Cox will host the event. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards recognize & honor media for their fair, accurate & inclusive representations of the LGBT community & the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community & issues that build support for equality & acceptance. This will be our 8th year covering the GLAAD Media Awards on the Red Carpet in NYC for OUTTAKE VOICES™.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dining Out For Life (AUDIO)

Dining Out For Life is a fabulous HIV/AIDS fundraising event that takes place on Thursday April 28th. More than 3,000 participating restaurants in nearly 60 cities across North America donate a generous percentage of that day’s proceeds to support service providers in their region to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling & other essential HIV/AIDS services. An estimated $4 million will be raised in just one day of dining. Ted Allen, Dining Out For Life Spokesperson & host of “Chopped” stated, “I love working with Dining Out For Life because it’s just such a cool, very low overhead operation that raises more than $4 million for American HIV & AIDS service organizations in a single day. It also helps restaurants & chefs get new people coming in to try what they’re doing. It just seems like such a win-win-win for everybody.” Alan Bethke, Subaru of America Vice President of Marketing that hosts the event added, “We have been the host sponsor of Dining Out For Life for a decade; however, the struggle to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues on. Subaru is proud to be part of an event that spreads awareness for such a worthy cause & also encourages people to support those who need it most in their local communities.” Volunteer spokespeople also included include actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown), designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars & chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s Viva Daisy! Listen: Ted Allen Talks Dining Out For Life In This Exclusive Audio Byte:
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Untamed Stage Musical

In the shocking Thrillpeddlers & Cockettes’ tradition “The Untamed Stage” a Weimar Berlin-inspired musical production by Scrumbly Koldewyn is being presented at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco as a two-act music theatre piece now through May 28th on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8P. Scrumbly Koldewyn stated, “Hearing Ute Lempur’s album, Berlin Cabaret for the first time in 1998, inspired me to put on an evening of the music (the first edition of “The Untamed Stage”) & to do some extensive digging for more Weimar period popular songs in Germany. As much ahead of the rest of the world as Berlin’s wild free-wheeling night life was, the songs, many by Hollaender (“Falling In Love Again”) & Spoliansky, the Cole Porter and Noël Coward of Germany, are amazingly skilled and extensively numerous. Unfortunately, for this 2016 production, obtaining the performing rights are very complicated, so I decided to create new material “in the style of” the 20s Berlin songs. Not to compete with Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret”, I chose to carry the irony & the explicitness a step or two further. However themes remain the same; man-devouring vamps, the blending of gender, biting social commentary, etc. Songs will be sung by performers with that certain Berliner attitude – “We are who we are”. Dr. Mel Gordon’s pictorial book, Voluptuous Panic, further inspired Thrillpeddlers & myself to put together a show that reflects the relevance of Weimar Berlin to present-day San Francisco, where the denizens might be too intent on being entertained & distracted to take note of a rising tide of hatred & fear in the rest of the country.”
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Miami LGBT Film Festival 2016

The Miami edition of the MiFo LGBT Film Festival begins on Friday April 22nd kicking off a 10-day festival with more than 80 films from 28 countries, an unprecedented number of premieres & a spectacular lineup of special fabulous events. Now in its 18th year MiFo’s expanded lineup is a reflection of the festival’s emerging stature as an internationally recognized, world-class film festival. The array of films includes 39 Features, 14 Documentaries, 31 Shorts & a record number of Premieres: 4 World Premieres, 3 International Premieres, 2 North American Premieres, 3 US Premieres, 17 East Coast Premieres, 4 Southeast Premieres & 2 Florida Premieres. Rebranded in 2015 as “MiFo,” the festival’s motto “UNITED WE FILM,” not only signifies the melding of Miami & Fort Lauderdale under one brand but is also reflective of the diversity of the films, the market and the MiFo audience. MiFo Miami has grown from a three-day festival in which 25 films were presented, to the current 10-day event with 80+ films. Presented by Celebrity Cruises, Gilead and SHOWTIME, MiFo runs April 22 through May 1. Films will be screened at the Regal Cinemas South Beach, Colony Theater, Miami Beach Cinematheque & the Wolfsonian-FIU, all in the heart of South Beach. The MiFo LGBT Film Festival is committed to their mission to inspire, entertain & educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international & culturally diverse film, video & other media that offer historical & contemporary perspectives on the LGBT experience.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GLAAD Honors Robert De Niro

GLAAD the LGBT media organization announced it will honor Oscar winning actor Robert De Niro at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the Waldorf Astoria New York on May 14th. De Niro will receive GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality & acceptance. Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD President & CEO stated, “Through his work honoring the memory of his openly gay father, Robert De Niro has not only sent a message of acceptance to LGBT people, but also educated audiences of the harms of anti-LGBT prejudice & discrimination. He is a tireless advocate who has helped bring to the world LGBT storylines that spark dialogue, build support & encourage understanding.” Robert De Niro is a two-time Oscar winning actor & a fierce ally to the LGBT community. Most recently he shared with audiences the fabulous story of his gay father in Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., a 2014 HBO documentary directed by Perri Peltz & Geeta Gandbhir. In it De Niro movingly recounted his father’s struggle with self-acceptance, not living openly until the latter part of his life. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize & honor media for their fair, accurate & inclusive representations of the LGBT community & the issues that affect their lives. This will be our 8th year covering the GLAAD Media Awards on the Red Carpet in NYC for OUTTAKE VOICES™.
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Mississippi Legalizing Hate

The National LGBTQ Task Force has joined hundreds of organizations, companies & media calling on Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi to resign. One week ago the governor signed HB 1523 into law that legalizes discrimination against our LGBTQ community. This new law may also lead to discrimination against unmarried people raising children, unmarried people having sex & others. Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force, Executive Director stated, “Mississippi has once again passed a law that unduly infringes on basic human rights. What Governor Bryant did was immoral. That's why he must resign immediately. By signing this law, he is targeting some of the poorest people with the least legal protections in our nation, Mississippi's LGBTQ community. Bryant manipulated faith & cherished constitutional rights to justify this reprehensible action. Make no mistake: this law was knowingly designed to have the biggest negative impact on the most vulnerable. Contrary to what the Governor has said, this law makes a mockery of the basic American idea that we are guaranteed freedom of religion & freedom from religion. We believe that what he did makes his position untenable." Mississippi has the highest proportion of gay & lesbian couples raising children in our nation at 26%. It has one of the highest percentages of Black gay & lesbian couples. Mississippi has the highest number of poor people in the country — many of whom are LGBTQ. "These folks already face devastating discrimination and racism. With this law they are going to face more. This is what makes Bryant's action so despicable," Carey added. The state's new law discriminates against LGBTQ people & many others in a number of different contexts. These include: the workplace, at schools, in health care settings & in public spaces such as stores, hotels or eateries by giving individuals, religious associations & private entities the right to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to "shut the door" on anyone they choose.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tax Guide For LGBT Taxpayers

As the deadline approaches early next week for federal & state taxes the National LGBTQ Task Force has launched a groundbreaking income tax preparation guide entitled “Queer Our Taxes” for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people. The new taxpayer resource is intended to guide LGBTQ people with questions they might want to ask when sitting in front of their tax preparer or program. The first-of-its-kind guide translates complicated income tax form information in a way that is more understandable and accessible for LGBTQ people. Meghan Maury, Criminal and Economic Justice Director, National LGBTQ Task Force stated, “LGBTQ people are disproportionally more likely to live at or below the poverty line—they are also often the most in need of income tax information & least able to access it. The straight-forward information in this guide will empower LGBTQ people to get credits & deductions that lift millions of people out of poverty. Most LGBTQ people don’t know that you can deduct out of pocket costs for transition-related care including surgery. Many of us also don’t know that you may be able to claim a large credit for adoption related expenses.” The new publication is part of the organization’s “Queer Our Taxes” effort, a public education & advocacy campaign focused on securing economic justice for LGBTQ people. You can download the guide at the link below.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

GMCLA Voice Awards Event

Ross Mathews & Pauley Perrette will host the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles 5th Annual Voice Awards with Focus Features, The Trevor Project CEO Abbe Land & Human Rights Advocate Subhi Nahas named as this year’s honorees on Saturday, April 23rd at the famed Ray Dolby Ballroom in the heart of Hollywood. The festivities will included special appearances by Paula Abdul, Alex Newell, Transparent’s Amy Landecker, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of India & many others. Chris Verdugo, Executive Director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles stated, “This year’s Voice Award honorees embody character, courage & conviction magnifying the need for education, justice, protection, acceptance & equality. Each award recipient, in their own right, has given a voice to those who have been disenfranchised, forgotten & silenced. They are fearless & fierce in their drive to support the LGBT community & create a more harmonious world.” Each year GMCLA hosts the Voice Awards gala & silent auction to honor members of the community who advance the world, refute silence, lend a voice to the oppressed, exhibit leadership & give hope to those living under the weight of silence. The high-profile charity event raises vital funds for GMCLA’s programmatic work that encourages diversity & acceptance through the performing arts in schools across the United States. Individual tickets for the Voice Awards are $400 & VIP tickets are $600 that include preferred seating at the gala & an invitation to an exclusive reception on Friday, April 22nd at a private residence.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

AG Maura Healey Honored

Comedian Kate Clinton greeted all attendees at Fenway Health's 25th Women's Dinner Party with a happy 25th anniversary song. More than 1,100 lesbian, bisexual women & their allies came together at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Saturday April 9th for this fabulous elegant fundraiser that raised over $500,000 in support of the life-saving programs & services at Fenway Health. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey was this year’s recipient of the Dr. Susan M. Love Award. AG Healey was honored for her work on LGBT civil rights & marriage equality & for being an out & proud LGBT politician. Healey stated, “I’m beyond honored to receive the Dr. Susan M. Love award at Fenway Health's 25th Women's Dinner Party. I dedicate this award to transgender people across this state & across this country. I've got your back.” Director of Women's Health Dr. Jenny Potter talked about the importance of great healthcare for women. Celebrity Chef Tiffani Faison helped get the crowd pumped for their live auction that raised thousands of dollars to support Fenway Health’s mission which is to enhance the wellbeing of our LGBT community & all people in our neighborhoods & beyond. The evening concluded with dancing to the awesome sounds of Splash. This year’s event was made possible thanks to the hard work of event co-chairs Lauren K. Matysiak, Kendra E. Moore, PhD & Carol A. Roby as well as the support of their generous corporate sponsors.
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Dr. Cammermeyer To Be Honored

Dr. Grethe Cammermeyer who was brilliantly portrayed by Glenn Close in the 1995 Lifetime movie will be inducted into the LGBT OutServe-SLDN Hall of Heroes National Dinner will take place on the last night of the 5th Annual LGBT Military Conference in Washington, DC that runs from May 19 to 22nd. Cammermeyer was born in Oslo, Norway during the Nazi occupation. At 17 Dr. Cammermeyer attended the University of Maryland. By 1960 she became an American citizen. In 1961 she heard about the Army Student Nurse Program & joined the military. Lt. Cammermeyer then went on active duty after graduation in 1963. Her first active duty assignment was basic training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas where she & others learned to salute, wear the uniform, march & carry patients on litters through the desert terrain of Camp Bullis. Rising to the rank of Colonel Cammermeyer in 1988 she accepted the position of Chief Nurse of the Washington State National Guard. In 1989 during an interview for top-secret clearance, to apply for the War College, she told the military "I am a lesbian". She was then separated from the military despite an exemplary military & civilian professional record. In June 1992 her attorneys filed suit challenging the existing ban on homosexuals in the military & requesting her reinstatement. In & out of court for an ensuing 25 months until finally Judge Thomas Zilly ruled the policy was unconstitutional & based on prejudice. Dr. Cammermeyer was then reinstated in the National Guard in June of 1994 & resumed her previous position as Chief Nurse. In March 1997 after 31 years of dedicated service to America she retired with full military privileges.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

LGBT Executive Networking Event

Boston Spirit Magazine’s 2016 LGBT Executive Networking Night takes place on Wednesday April 13th at the Copley Marriott Hotel. The Keynote Speaker will be Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. In these times of homophobic legislation being considered in many Southern states, Republican Governor Baker is a fierce ally for our LGBT community. David Zimmerman Publisher of Boston Spirit Magazine stated, “On Wednesday night, April 13th, Boston Spirit will be holding it's 10th annual LGBT Executive Networking Night. Join more than 1,000 LGBT corporate professionals & 50 exhibitors for a great night of networking & professional development. There will be an expert presentation on "Building Your Brand; Increasing Your Professional Value" & a Keynote speech by our featured speaker Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.” “Building Your Personal Brand” will be led by nationally known author & speaker Jenn T. Grace. Jenn is widely known as a leader on this topic & this promises to be an amazing session. There will also be a new session in which Laura Studen & Carla Reeves from Burns & Levinson will discuss the recent state of religious freedom & public accommodation bills that have emerged in several states effecting our LGBT community. So don't miss out on hearing the Governor Baker speak, checking out the professional development sessions, the chance to meet with 40+ exhibitors & the chance to network with approximately 1,000 other LGBT professionals from the Greater Boston area. There is a $10 admission fee at the door to attend the event.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Trans United Fund Established

A diverse group of transgender & allied individuals have announced the launch of the Trans United Fund, historically the first political advocacy organization committed to building the political power of transgender communities & allies to advocate for full equality for our transgender community. Trans United Fund’s mission is engaging transgender communities & allies in the political process by building political leadership & endorsing candidates with a commitment to transgender equality & a pro-transgender platform. Trans United Fund has also developed a Presidential Candidate Questionnaire that will be distributed to all potential candidate as part of the 2016 election cycle which will provide a legislative scorecard program & efforts related to building political power in the trans communities & educating allies. Hayden Mora, a founding member of the Trans United Fund stated, “The transgender community is no stranger to adversity but what we face today is a new challenge, a coordinated, national & vicious attack from the far right at municipal, school district & legislative levels. Trans United Fund will fill a crucial gap in our movement, creating a space for transgender people & our allies. We can not only fight these vicious political attacks that cater to fear & division, we must build a proactive politics to address other issues that impact our community - from HIV to homelessness to immigration and the horrific epidemic of violence.” Trans United Fund is a bi-partisan 501(c)(4) organization & is organized around the belief that endorsement & community support must be earned through both a commitment to & demonstration of support for trans people.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Equality California LGBT Awards

The San Francisco Equality Awards will honor U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, actor & activist George Takei, businessperson & philanthropist Kathy Levinson & former San Francisco Supervisor & civic leader Bevan Dufty at Equality California's annual 2016 San Francisco Equality Awards for their extraordinary service to the LGBT community. The event takes place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on 335 Powell Street in San Francisco Saturday April 2nd from 6P to11P. Co-chairs of the 2016 San Francisco Equality Awards are San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell & Equality California Board members Senator Ricardo Lara, Andrea Casalett & Boe Hayward. The event is sponsored by AT&T, Gilead Sciences, La Crema, Prophet, PG&E, Sempra Energy, Southwest Airlines & State Farm Insurance. Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBT civil rights organization dedicated to creating a fair & just society. Their mission is to achieve & maintain full & lasting equality, acceptance & social justice for all people in our diverse LGBT communities, inside & outside of California. Their mission includes advancing the health & well being of LGBT Californians through direct healthcare service advocacy & education. Through electoral, advocacy, education & mobilization programs they strive to create a broad & diverse alliance of LGBT people, educators, government officials, communities of color & faith, labor, business & social justice communities to achieve our goals.
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