2016 HistoryMaker Awards, presented by The History Project
Boston, MA

2016 HistoryMaker Awards, presented by The History Project

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2016 HistoryMaker Awards, presented by The History Project

Club Café, Boston, MA

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The History Project invites you to celebrate Boston's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history and to join us as we recognize the community members and organizations who make history every day.


Kevin Batt  |  Libby Bouver and Andrea Devine  |  Pat Gozemba and Karen Kahn
Tony Grima  |  Kevin Hepner  |  William Holden  |  Stewart Landers  |  Russell Lopez
Neal Kane and Charles Schoonmaker  |  Karen Dendy Smith

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Club Cafe | 209 Columbus Ave | Boston, MA 02116

At the 2016 HistoryMaker Awards, The History Project will present two awards to locally-based history-makers.

The HistoryMaker Award has been presented since 2009 to an individual or organization whose lifetime achievements have had a significant and positive effect on Boston and Massachusetts' LGBTQ communities.

This year we will honor Susan Ryan-Vollmar.

From her role in helping bring to light the Boston Archdiocese's coverup of the sexual abuse of children by priests, to her role as editor of Bay Windows during the public debates on marriage equality in Massachusetts, and her support of LGBTQ movements and issues, Susan displays a consistent dedication to advocacy for the LGBTQ community and a passion for uncovering and exposing the truth. The History Project celebrates the often unacknowledged lives of LGBTQ people throughout history; as the world celebrates those who built upon Susan’s solid, quieter work, we are thrilled to honor her as a true HistoryMaker.

The Lavender Rhino Award is presented to emerging history-makers in the local LGBT community. This honoree will be announced later this summer.


Tickets to the 2016 HistoryMaker Awards are $75. Reserve your tickets above, or send a check to The History Project, 29 Stanhope Street, Boston, MA 02116.

 The History Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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