The LGBT Center in New York City honored iconic activist Gloria Steinem and New York State Assembly member Deborah J. Glick and Prudential at their 17th Annual Women’s Event last week. The Center welcomed hundreds (including Orange is the New Black favorite Lea Delaria and the revolutionary Edie Windsor) to the new Cipriani in downtown Manhattan for an evening of applause and celebration. The Center’s Board of Directors, Executive Director Glennda Testone, Honorary Chair H. Gwen Marcus, and event co-chairs Linda A. Linsky, and Kerryann M. Cook welcomed the crowd to draw attention to the careful and devoted work of Steinem and Glick, who have been making staggering contributions to the lives of women everywhere. Gloria Steinem received the Community Ally Award for her years of dedicated work in women’s rights. Assemblymember Glick received The Center’s Impact Award in recognition of her groundbreaking role as the first openly lesbian or gay member of the New York State legislature. Prudential, which received the Corporate Ally Award, was given a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 12 consecutive years.
The Center’s Women’s Event raises key funds for their programming, which will include the new LGBT-SAINT, a substance abuse treatment intervention designed for LGBTQ youth as well as T:FIRE, a new program to tackle poverty in the transgender community.
Photography by Allyson Howard Photography
Edie Windsor’s life is on such a roller-coaster since the death of her spouse. I can only hope that Thea Spyer is around, getting a huge kick out of this. Thanks to Roberta Kaplan and all of you for your efforts. You are all beautiful.
Hugs to all these great women.
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