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Ex-Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman to be honored at LGBT Miami Recognition Dinner

Matt Foreman, director of the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, will receive the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force National Leadership Award on Oct. 6 at Sparkle, the Task Force's 16th annual Miami Recognition Dinner at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

Also being honored at the dinner: Miami Beach attorney Elizabeth Schwartz.

Here's the Task Force announcement about Foreman, the group's former executive director:

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is proud to announce that the 2012 National Leadership Award will be presented to Matt Foreman. Matt has spent his adult life working for gay rights, as a volunteer for New York’s Pride organizers, as executive director of New York City’s Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, the Empire State Pride Agenda and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and now as director of one of the most gay-supportive foundations in the nation, the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.

During his five-year tenure at the Task Force, the organization's budget and staff doubled, and he became the country's most frequently-quoted gay leader. In 2004, he led efforts to ensure that Winter Party Festival and the Miami Recognition Dinner stayed in community hands and continued to generate financial support to Miami-Dade LGBT organizations.

To allow Matt’s many fans and friends to acknowledge this honor, we’re extending the deadline for advertising in the Official 16th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner Journal to this Monday, September 10. All ads must be received by Tuesday at 5 p.m. Don’t miss out on the chance to let Matt know how much he means to the LGBT community! And if you haven’t done so already, sign up to sponsor the event or purchase your tickets today.

Sparkle Preview at Q Lounge on September 13

Maybe you're new to South Florida and have never been to the Miami Recognition Dinner before. Or maybe you have been to the Dinner but just can’t wait for October 6 to get here. No matter what the reason, you definitely don’t want to miss our special Sparkle Preview event next Tuesday, September 13. South Beach’s newest hotspot, Q Lounge, and DJ Daisy Deadpetals will be welcoming our guests and serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres and 42 Below cocktails from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Don’t miss the fun! Please RSVP to rsvp@theTaskForce.org by September 11.

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