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Lambda Legal to honor Broward Mayor Ken Keechl at 2010 annual reception March 28 at Bonnet House

News release from Lambda Legal:

Email invitation for Ft Lauderdale

Save the Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

(Fort Lauderdale, March 8, 2010) —Lambda Legal is hosting its 10th annual Fort Lauderdale reception at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 honoring 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.

Who: Mayor Ken Keechl, the event honoree, is the first openly gay mayor of Broward County, Florida. 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.

Vandy Beth Glenn: 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. She will share her story.

Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal Executive Director, will discuss Lambda Legal’s docket and educational work both regionally and nationally.

What: 10th Annual Fort Lauderdale reception

When: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

RSVP: Rick Hill at 786-473-6126 or rhill@lambdalegal.org. Donate online at www.lambdalegal.org/fortlauderdale10

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