June 22, 2010
Doors open at 6pm. Dessert served at 8:30pm.
PA Diversity Network/Valley Gay Press
Awards Celebration Night
at the Brew Works in Allentown
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The awards & recognitions will be presented Tuesday evening, June 22, 2010 in the Hamilton Room of the Allentown Brew Works, 812 Hamilton Street, Allentown. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase advance tickets on-line at:www.padiversity.org. Ticket price includes fabulous hors d'oeuvres, pasta bar, soft drinks, cash bar, dessert, coffee, and ten free basket raffle tickets. There will be a silent auction, entertainment by jazz singer Roberta Meek, and presentation of the PA Diversity Photo Project. Event begins at 6pm. Awards ceremony begins at 7:30pm. Dessert served at 8:30pm. A non-smoking event

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2010 Community Awards Celebration
Winners


Keynote Speaker and Special Award Recipient
National Transgender Activist and Leader of the Federal United ENDA
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Mara Keisling
Mara Keisling is the Founding Director of the Washington based National Center of Transgender Equality. She is at the helm of the effort to pass the fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act as one of the two steering committee leaders of UnitedENDA, a position she shares with Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Originaly from PA, Keisling has led and served on the boards of several state-wide GLBT organizations, and helped write the language of Allentown’s non-discrimination ordinance. PDN will be honoring Mara Keisling with a special award.

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Senator Arlen Specter
Also invited to attend this important community event is Senator Arlen Specter in recognition of his many years of support and committment to the civil rights of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community.


Community Award Winners:

Individuals:

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Ernest Schlegel
Grassroots organizer in Reading, who worked to successfully pass
the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the City of Reading's anti-discrimination ordinance.

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DJ Landis
Community Elder from Stonewall to present - long time community volunteer, organizer, and activist.


Organizations:

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GLEE at Air Products
The Gay and Lesbian Empowered Employees’ group that worked for Domestic Partner benefits at Air Products for many years. Air Products announced the inclusion of benefits last October.
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Kutztown Allies
The Gay Straight Alliance group at Kutztown University receives this award for presenting great annual community outreach events, including gender-bending shows to more than 700 university students each year, that have benefited local GLBT community advocacy organizations.


Businesses:

Diamonz
Diamonz Nightclub and Restaurant
Receives this award for more than a dozen years of commitment to advocacy, support, and fundraising for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community.

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Allentown Women's Center
Receives this award for its commitment and direct services to promote the health and welfare of the Lesbian and Transgender community.

Don't Miss This Fabulous Event

Pennsylvania Diversity Network announces the third annual GLBT Community Awards Celebration honoring individuals and organizations in both the Greater Lehigh Valley and Berks County, who have served the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) community through activism, advocacy, volunteerism, and leadership.

The awards & recognitions will be presented Tuesday evening, June 22, in the Hamilton Room of the at the Allentown Brew Works, 812 Hamilton Street, Allentown. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door. Reserve tickets on-line at:www.padiversity.org. Ticket price includes fabulous hors d'oeuvres, pasta bar, soft drinks, cash bar, dessert, coffee and ten free basket raffle tickets. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, and the PA Diversity Photo Project. A non-smoking event. Event begins at 6pm. Awards ceremony begins at 7:30pm. Dessert served at 8:30pm.

A non-smoking event

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Over 120 people attended last year!