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Ruth Shack, 'original grand dame of the LGBT movement in South Florida,' to be at SAVE reception

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Tony Lima of SAVE announces that former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Ruth Shack, who passed the county's original gay-rights ordinance in 1977 (quickly repealed by Anita Bryant and Save Our Children), will present an award May 9th at the upcoming Champions of Equality reception.

"The original grand dame of the LGBT movement in South Florida will be at Champions to present a special award," Lima says.

Shack was prominently featured the recent LGBT-rights documentary The Day It Snowed In Miami, co-presented by the Miami Herald Media Co. and WPBT2.

SAVE established the Champions of Equality awards reception in 2005 to honor people who have significantly advanced the cause of equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in South Florida, Lima says.

The event's honorees this year include State Representative David Richardson, County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, and local filmmaker Joe Cardona, who made The Day It Snowed In Miami.

Tickets are $125 until May 9; $150 including 10 raffle tickets. Click here to purchase or for more information.

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