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LGBTQ Victory Institute Hall of Fame

By Charlotte Robinson, April 20, 2021

LGBTQ Victory Institute will launch its new LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame to honor the LGBTQ elected officials & candidates who made a lasting impact on LGBTQ political history at their virtual 30th anniversary celebration on May 2nd. During a ceremony at the event 20 members will be inducted as part of the Founding Class & U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will be inducted as a Lifetime Achievement honoree. The ceremony will include short interviews with many of the inductees. Chris Abele, Chair of the One Victory Board of Directors stated, “The founding class of the LGBTQ Victory Hall of Fame represents the vanguard of a revolution in U.S. & global politics – the people who stood up to serve openly when it meant harassment, threats or worse. These courageous leaders were the first out leaders in their cities or agencies, the first to sit for grilling by the U.S. Senate & the first to lead state legislatures or countries. The launch of this Hall of Fame is an opportunity to ensure their contributions are forever remembered & to honor the future leaders who will advance representation for our community.” I have had the honor to work with a few of the inductees including Barney Frank U.S. House of Representatives (1981 – 2013), Elaine Noble Massachusetts House of Representatives (1975 – 1979) & the first out LGBTQ person elected to a state legislature, Neil Giuliano Mayor of Tempe, AZ (1994 – 2004) & the first out LGBTQ mayor of a city in the U.S. & Senator Tammy Baldwin who was a frequent guest on OUTTAKE VOICES™. The virtual ceremony to honor the inductees takes place during LGBTQ Victory Fund’s 30th Anniversary Celebration & will also include special guests, entertainment & more presented by DaVita on May 2nd from 7:30P to 8:30P ET. For More Info… 

 

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