Capital Pride Honors 2010 Heroes and Engendered Spirit Awards

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Capital Pride begins its 35th Anniversary Celebration with the 2010 Capital Pride Heroes and Capital Trans Pride Engendered Spirit Award honorees reception in recognition of the work these individuals and organizations have done to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the D.C. metropolitan area.

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It was exciting to see our Heroes and Engendered Spirit honorees receive their awards as we open the 35th anniversary celebration of Capital Pride

As the District of Columbia opens the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride season, Capital Pride is pleased to launch its 35th year with a reception recognizing the 2010 Capital Pride Heroes and Capital Trans Pride Engendered Spirit Award honorees. On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., five Capital Pride Heroes and five Capital Trans Pride Engendered Spirit Award honorees, along with Capital Pride’s 2010 Super Hero, Deacon Maccubbin, were honored for their work to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the D.C. metropolitan area.

“It was exciting to see our Heroes and Engendered Spirit honorees receive their awards as we open the 35th anniversary celebration of Capital Pride,” said Dyana Mason, Executive Director of Capital Pride. “Their work in the local community to raise visibility and secure equality for LGBT people has had a lasting effect in the D.C. metropolitan region.”

The 2010 Capital Pride Heroes and Capital Trans Pride Engendered Spirit Awards Honorees will ride in the Capital Pride parade on June 12th and will participate in the Capital Pride Festival on June 13th.

For Capital Pride's full 2010 schedule of events, to volunteer, and for more information about the 35th Anniversary of Capital Pride, visit http://www.capitalpride.org or http://www.capitaltranspride.org.

The full list of 2010 Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirits include:

2010 CAPITAL PRIDE SUPER HERO
Deacon Maccubbin*

  • Not present at June 2 reception.

2010 CAPITAL PRIDE HEROES
Marta Alvarado
Destiny B. Childs (a.k.a. Ric Legg)
Rev. Elder Darlene Garner
D.C. Clergy United for Marriage Equality
D.C. for Marriage

2010 CAPITAL TRANS PRIDE ENGENDERED SPIRIT AWARDS
Anthony Hall
Pastors Ruth and Brian Hamilton
Sadie-Ryanne Baker
Thomas Coughlin
Leandrea Gilliam

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Capital Pride will take place June 2-13 across Washington, D.C. featuring more than 50 diverse educational and entertainment events. Capital Pride is a volunteer-based organization that is open to all members, supporters, and allies of the GLBT community and is produced by the Capital Pride Alliance, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information about Capital Pride, including how to make a tax-deductible donation, to volunteer, and for a full calendar listing of events, please visit http://www.capitalpride.org.

Special thanks to the Rainbow History Project for providing some historical information.

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