More than 600 supporters helped SAVE Dade celebrate its 20th anniversary Friday night with the gay-rights group's eighth annual Champions of Equality reception held at the Hilton Miami Downtown hotel.
Champions of Equality honorees: U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Miami; Miami-Dade Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa; and state Rep. David Richardson, Florida's first openly gay legislator.
Hall of Champions honorees: gay rights pioneers Fran Bohnsack and James Pepper.
Political celebrities included three visiting members of Congress (Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.; Mark Takano, D-Calif.; Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona); Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez; and mayors and commissioners from throughout Miami-Dade County.
Click here to view more pictures from the reception. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.