Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DC to Honor Frank Kameny
on Dec 10, Human Rights Day

My friend gay icon Frank Kameny this morning sent me an announcement about an upcoming reception, at which he will receive an award on Human Rights Day next month. I wish I could be there to see him being honored this way, but being on the other side of the country, I won't be present. However, if you're in the DC area on December 10 and want to participate in the event, click here for info on obtaining a ticket:

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), in partnership with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights and the Commission on Human Rights, will be sponsoring the annual Human Rights Luncheon on December 10th at 12:00 p.m. in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House, Office Building.

UNA-NCA will present the 2010 Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award to Daniel B. Magraw Jr., President Emeritus and Distinguished Scholar at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). [...]

The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights and D.C. Commission on Human Rights will present the 2010 Cornelius R. “Neil” Alexander Humanitarian Award to Dr. Frank Kameny, a human rights activist and one of the founders of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender affairs civil rights movement both nationally and locally. 

Congratulations, Frank, for receiving this award, and thank you for your decades of unstinting service to the gay community. You more than deserve this honor and all the other accolades and laurels that should be awarded to you.

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