Holds Reception at the Bonnet House Museum

Lambda Legal will be hosting its 10th annual Fort Lauderdale reception at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens on Sunday, March 28th. This year’s event will honor Mayor Ken Keechl with the 2010 Broward County Leadership Award. The event will also feature Lambda Legal plaintiff, Vandy Beth Glenn, and Executive Director Kevin Cathcart.

Mayor Ken Keechl, the event honoree, is the first openly gay mayor of Broward County. Keechl has displayed a tireless commitment to achieving civil rights for the LGBT community. He has sponsored an amendment to include transgender individuals in the Broward County Human Rights Act, a County Resolution seeking to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and he made Domestic Partnership Benefits a requirement for any company wanting his vote on competitive procurement contracts.

Mayor Keechl tells SFGN, “I am extremely honored to receive this award from Lambda Legal. It’s because of Lambda Legal’s hard work-day in and day out- that I am able to live my life as a proud openly gay man, attorney, elected official, and ultimately the Mayor of nearly 1.8 million people in Broward County.”

Furthermore, Lambda Legal represents Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman, in a federal lawsuit against Georgia Assembly officials who fired her after she stated her intention to live as a woman. Last fall Glenn testified before Congress in support of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, contact Rick Hill at 786-473-6126.