Local Leaders, Businesses Receive Diversity Award From The LGBT+ Center Orlando
ORLANDO, FL — The LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc (The Center) will present the 8th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast and Awards. Several local people and businesses will be recognized for significant leadership or influence in championing or progressing the local LGBT+ community, including Representative Anna V. Eskamani.
WHAT: 8th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast & Awards
WHEN: Registration starts at 7:30 AM, May 20, 2020
WHERE: Oscar Wilde Ballroom at Sheraton North
ADDRESS: 600 N. Lake Destiny Road Maitland, FL 32751
Harvey Milk’s assassination took place over 40 years ago in San Francisco. He was an American politician and first openly gay elected official in California history. Though he had a short political career because his life was cut short, his legacy has had profound implications for the advancement of gay rights in this country. Community advocates and allies like those who are recognized with The Center’s Diversity Awards serve as change agents to advance a cause that has and always will be, among one of the most important in human rights and equality.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by the LGBT+ Center Orlando as a Champion of Equality,” said Representative Anna V. Eskamani. “I have committed my life’s work to ensuring equality for all people and believe firmly that no matter who you love, how much money you make, the color of your skin, your gender identity, disability status, or who you worship — that every person should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.”
DIVERSITY AWARD HONOREES
-LGBT Ally: Darren Soto, Congressman 9th District
-Trailblazer Orlando: Marco Quiroga, Our Fund Foundation
-Trailblazer Kissimmee: Jeremy Lanier, Downtown Business Association Kissimmee
-Champion of Equality: Anna Eskamani, Representative Florida House 47
-Harvey Milk Business Award: Savoy Orlando
-Lifetime Achievement: Orlando Gay Chorus
“Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast & Awards is personally one of my favorite events we host yearly,” said The Center’s Executive Director, George A. Wallace. “It’s an opportunity to highlight local leaders, champions and ally’s, that amplify what Harvey Milk’s legacy represented for the LGBT+ community. It brings me joy to announce the 2020 honorees.”
Individual General Admission is $60, and VIP is $100, which includes premium seating and valet parking. Tables of 10 are $600. Tickets go on sale on February 18, 2020. Purchase tickets by clicking here. All proceeds benefit programming at The Center.