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Oct 17, 2013

Equality NC Foundation Announces 2013 Equality Awards

Awards to be presented at 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala on Nov. 9, in Greensboro

Raleigh, N.C. — Equality NC Foundation announced today the recipients of its 2013 Equality Awards, including:

N.C. Sen. Josh Stein, Raleigh, N.C.
(2013 Inaugural Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award)
The Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award is lasting tribute to a hero of Equality taken too soon. This inaugural acknowledgement of Jamie's extraordinary pro-equality work, named posthumously in her honor, is awarded to an North Carolina LGBT ally for the ages.

N.C. Rep. Tricia Cotham, Matthews, N.C.
(2013 Legislative Leadership Award)
The annual Equality NC Foundation Legislative Leadership Award recognizes exemplar pro-equality leadership in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Janet Joyner, Winston-Salem, N.C.
(2013 Bob Page Equality Champion Award)
The Bob Page Equality Champion Award - named for a visionary leader in North Carolina's LGBT movement - honors a legacy of advocacy for LGBT North Carolinians.

Freedom Center for Social Justice, Charlotte, N.C.
(2013 Organization of the Year Award)
This inaugural award recognizes an extraordinary North Carolina organization doing groundbreaking work for LGBT citizens.

For more information about the awards and recipients, visit: http://equalityncfoundation.org/gala/2013awards.

The awards will be presented at the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala on Saturday, November 9, in downtown Greensboro (Empire Room, 203 S Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401.) Registration details for the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala is available at: http://equalityncfoundation.org/gala.

"Equality NC is thrilled to host such an extraordinary lineup of Equality champions at the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala,” said Chris Sgro, Executive Director of Equality NC Foundation. “We encourage all advocates for Equality to join us for this special evening as we celebrate the exemplary work of these North Carolina leaders.”

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