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LGBT History Maker Awards

By Charlotte Robinson, September 26, 2014
The History Project is celebrating Boston & Massachusetts’ LGBT history with its premier fundraising event presenting 2 awards to community members that make history every day on October 2nd. This year the History Maker Award will be presented to State Representative Byron Rushing a longtime ally to the LGBT communities of Massachusetts. The History Maker Award is presented to an individual whose lifetime achievements have had a significant & positive effect on Boston's LGBT communities. During his 32 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, The Hon. Byron Rushing has been a fierce leader & ally to Massachusetts’ LGBT communities & diverse residents. From sponsoring the gay rights bill in the 1980s & the law to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public schools in the 1990s, to his leadership during the constitutional convention to maintain marriage equality in Massachusetts, he has demonstrated a clear & powerful commitment to equality & to human & civil rights. The Lavender Rhino Award is presented to an emerging activist or organization whose impact on the local LGBT communities well deserves recognition. This year this award goes to Omar Thomas, Assistant Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music & award-winning composer of most recently “We Will Know: An LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements”. Robert B. Dimmick will emcee the event. The History Maker Awards take place on Thursday October 2nd from 6P to 9P at Club Cafe 209 Columbus Avenue in Boston, MA. Tickets are $75.
For Info & Tix: historyproject.org

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