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Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to honor community leaders at 9th annual gala

From this week’s issue of South Florida Gay News:


Miami Herald Columnist Steve Rothaus Among Recipients

Rothaus The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce will honor corporate and individual leaders in the region’s LGBT community at its 9th Annual “Blue” Gala Awards Celebration, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel (1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami).

The honorees were selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity and their contributions to overall quality of life in South Florida.

“As the voice of the LGBT business community, the Chamber is especially proud to have such an exemplary group to recognize this year,” said Steve Adkins, president of the MDGLCC. “We’re anticipating one of the largest turnouts in our nine-year history, and we envision this year’s gala to be particularly significant in view of the Chamber’s achievements in growth and influence—especially in light of the new LGBT Visitor Center we recently opened in Miami Beach.”

This year’s recipients include Miami Herald columnist Steve Rothaus, who will receive the “Business Person of the Year” award for his coverage of gay and lesbian issues for The Herald. His daily blog, “Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida,” is one of the paper’s most popular, read by thousands of readers each week. He is the only reporter employed by a major U.S. newspaper to exclusively cover the LGBT community.

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