More than 600 guests attended SAVE Dade's 2012 Champions of Equality awards reception Friday, May 11, 2012, at LMNT gallery in Miami.
Attendees included U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who received an award; U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, (who presented Nelson with his award); U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami; Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez; and many Florida legislators and local politicians.
Watch the video above to see Wasserman Schultz introduce Nelson and the senator's acceptance speech.
SAVE Dade also enshrined six popular Miami-Dade County activists into the group's Hall of Fame: From left, Dennis Edwards, Mark Steinberg, Elizabeth Schwartz, Executive Director C.J. Ortuño, Joan Schaeffer, Eric Hankin and Richard Milstein.
Click the photo to view a gallery of photos from the reception. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.