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Task Force names attorney Elizabeth Schwartz winner of 2012 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award

From the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the 2012 Miami Recognition Dinner Event Committee are proud to announce that attorney and activist Elizabeth F. Schwartz will receive the 2012 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award at this year’s ceremony on Saturday, October 6.

Liz has devoted much of her life to serving the LGBT community. Her law practice emphasizes representation of the LGBT community in family formation and dissolution matters, and she lectures locally and nationally about the importance of gay couples protecting their loved ones through estate planning and contract. She has served as pro bono counsel in several cases seeking to overturn Florida’s uniquely bigoted 1977 ban forbidding gays and lesbians from adopting children.

Liz is a founding member of the Aqua Foundation for Women and has donated her time, money and expertise to numerous groups serving the LGBT community on a local, state and national level. Her contributions have been recognized by many organizations, including Equality Florida, SunServe and the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. At SAVE’s May 11 Champions of Equality event, Liz will be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Champions.

Tickets for the Miami Recognition Dinner are on sale at early bird rates — $200 for general admission and $300 for VIP tickets - through May 31. On June 1, ticket prices will increase by $50.

For information on becoming a sponsor or joining our host committee, please contact Dave Cook at dcook@thetaskforce.org.

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