Boys Don't Cry Receiving Award
Lambda Legal & Defense Fund is Saluting Talented Film Artist
Also Hailing NYC Activist & Denver Entrepreneur /Philanthropist
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As the nation's largest lesbian and gay legal organization, it is crucial that we recognize and celebrate the perseverance and pride of these leaders who have helped change the face of America.
Kevin Cathcart--Executive Director, Lambda Legal Education and Defense Fund
Kate Clinton will be mistress of ceremonies to be held between 6-10 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, New York City.
The Lambda Liberty Awards were established in 1987, commemorating the passage of New York City's historic civil rights law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Under the tenure of Richard Burns, New York City's Lesbian and Gay Community Center has grown to one of the nation's largest institutions of its kind. The Center, a vibrant resource that fosters cultural, social, and political activity, serves as a model for countless communities nationwide.
Currently Burns is leading the Center's multi-million-dollar reconstruction plan. Lambda says it is recognizing Burns because of his “astute vision, steady leadership and many years of dedicated service to lesbian and gay community locally, and across the country.”
Tim Gill, the innovative computer software entrepreneur, started his Denver-based philanthropic organization in 1994. Quark is one of the leaders in cutting edge software.
Gill has donated more than $10 million in grants to hundreds of organizations and programs serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities as well as to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Lambda is honoring Gill for his pioneering spirit and for generously demonstrating how strategic philanthropy can support lesbian and gay activism and civil rights.
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