The 2012 LGBT History Month Gala is to be held on Oct. 5.
By Andrew W. Griffin
Red Dirt Report, editor
Posted: October 2, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – This Friday, the Cimarron Alliance, Central Oklahoma’s pre-eminent LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocacy and education organization will host its 2012 LGBT History Month Gala at the Will Rogers Theater here in Oklahoma City.
Since 1984, October has been known in the United State as “LGBT History Month” and is, according to Wikipedia, a “month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It also includes “National Coming Out Day” which is on October 11.
Among those receiving honors at the gala include:
Brandon White: Horizon Award
Telemundo Oklahoma: Excellence in Media Award
Floyd Martin: Social Media Award
Oklahoma Sen. Al McAffrey: Legislative Award
Norman City Councilman Tom Kovach: Legislative Award
Laura Eskridge: Excellence in Education Award
Paula Sophia Schonauer: Torch Award
Robin Dorner: Community Ally Award
Sonja Martinez: Bill Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award
Scott Hamilton, executive director of the Cimarron Alliance said the event will be a “fun-filled night” which will include a silent auction with deals on art, entertainment packages, and other intriguing items. The Will Rogers Theater is located at 4322 N. Western Avenue.
Individual tickets start at $150 and sponsor tables are $1,500. For more information on the gala, contact them by email at email@example.com or call 405-495-9300.
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