Friday, June 3, 2011

LA To Launch First LGBT Heritage Month

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is kicking off what will likely be Los Angeles’ first annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Heritage Month.

The mayor will present the Spirit, Dream and Hope of Los Angeles awards to three prominent members of the LGBT community, including comedian Wanda Sykes, during a special presentation at City Hall Friday.

About 200 young people from the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are expected to attend.
“For them the event is important because it shows there has been an LGBT history longer than the last five or ten years,” said Sam Borelli, communications director for the nonprofit LGBT advocacy group Christopher Street West.

Villaraigosa is expected to host a special private reception with LGBT leaders at Getty House, his official residence.

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