Thursday, May 31, 2007

New York City Comptroller Honors LGBT Activists

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., honored acclaimed playwright Doug Wright and five other community leaders and activists yesterday at the LGBT Community Center in Lower Manhattan for their continued work on behalf of LGBT New Yorkers. Thompson, who remains a powerful ally within city government, holds this event each year to kick off the series of celebrations, memorials and commemorations which mark Pride month in New York.

Back row, from left; Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Rev. Pat Bumgardner, playwright Doug Wright, financial planner James E. Law, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah Rabbi Ayelet Cohen. Front row, from left; American Veterans for Equal Rights New York President Denny Meyer, Staten Island Stonewall Co-founder Rosemary Palladino, New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Executive Director Clarence Patton

From left; National Transgender Center for Equality Board Chair Andy Marra poses with New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., after he presented her with an award to honor her for her continued activism in New York and across the country.

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