(Sacramento) Equality California, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, will honor Gov. Jerry Brown with the Leadership Award at the Sacramento Equality Awards on Monday, March 10. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will also be honored, with the Vanguard Award, which will be presented by Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins. Sen. Ricardo Lara will host the event.
What: 2014 Sacramento Equality Awards
Who: Equality California will honor Gov. Jerry Brown with the Leadership Award for his remarkable support and advocacy for the California LGBT community, including his brave championing of the School Success and Opportunity Act. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be honored with the Vanguard Award for his bold work during the Winter of Love and his continued advocacy for LGBT equality. Assemblymember Toni Atkins will present the Vanguard Award. Dr. Swati Rao, of UC-Davis, will be honored with the State Farm Good Neighbor Award for her fantastic work supporting transgender patients.
The event will be hosted by Sen. Ricardo Lara.
When: Monday, March 10. General reception 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Park Tower, 980 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Why: As 2014 will be an important election year, Equality California honors political icons for their work in advancing equality for LGBT Californians and celebrates 2013 as a momentous year for the LGBT movement in California. Equality California is at the forefront of LGBT equality, passing legislation that continues to make the Golden State a leader in the nation with the most protections for the LGBT community.
Awardees are available for interview. Please contact Steve Roth at 323-936-1831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to RSVP is Monday, March 10 at 3 p.m.
Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization in California. For more than a decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive protections in the nation. Equality California has partnered with legislators to successfully pass 96 pieces of pro-equality legislation and continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org