The History Project, a Boston-based LGBTQ history archive and community organization, has selected the LGBT Elders of Color as the recipient of the 2018 Lavender Rhino Award. This award will be presented at the HistoryMaker Awards ceremony on October 17 from 6PM to 8 PM at the St. Botolph Club.
Boston’s LGBT Elders of Color is social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults of color and their friends, allies, and supporters. The group hosts the popular Flashback Sunday program, a regular event that includes speakers, dancing, and food. The LGBT Aging Project at Fenway Health is proud to provide program support for this important community space.
Paul Glass and Shirley Royster, Co-Chairs of LGBT Elders of Color, will accept the award on behalf of the organization.
The Lavender Rhino Award is named after an early symbol in the gay liberation movement. It’s presented annually to an emerging LGBTQ activist or organization in the Boston area. The History Project — established in 1980 by a group of historians, activists and archivists — is the only group focused exclusively on preserving the history of Boston’s LGBTQ community, and on making that history accessible to future generations. Their research and preservation work is critical to ensuring that future generations will have access to the history of our LGBTQ community.
The LGBT Elders of Color group has done incredibly important work for our local and statewide LGBTQ communities of color. Please join us in congratulating them on this well-deserved honor!
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