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.
HOST COMMITTEE | 2016 HISTORYMAKER AWARDS
Kevin Batt | Libby Bouver and Andrea Devine
Philip Finch and William Halpin | Pat Gozemba and Karen Kahn
Tony Grima | Kevin Hepner | William Holden
Stewart Landers | Russell Lopez
Neal Kane and Charles Schoonmaker
Stephen Nonack | Karen Dendy Smith
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Club Cafe | 209 Columbus Ave | Boston, MA 02116
With emcee Robert B. Dimmick – the “Etiquetteer” – and photographs by Matt Kurkowski, xocialight.com
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 LGBTQ community. This year we will honor Corey Yarbrough. Corey is co-founder and former Executive Director of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC), and is currently serving as Founding Director of Operations for Brooke High School.
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.
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