Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Last week, word came my way that William C. Thompson, the Comptroller of the City of New York (along with the Empire State Pride Agenda and Gay Men's Health Crisis) had decided to name me as an honoree at the Comptroller's annual LGBT pride event. Must have been at the last minute since my name does not appear in the mailed version that I got the next day (oops!) but I still feel honored to be recognized in this way.

It comes seven years after the former Comptroller of the City of New York and current State Comptroller, Alan G. Hevesi, also extended the same recognition to me in 1999. So, in a way, it feels as if both honors are book-ends to a period of LGBT activisim in my life (go figure!)

In the activity, to be held at the LGBT Community Center on Thursday, June 15th, tennis legend Billie Jean King will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees include Safe Horizon CEO Gordon J. Campbell, Gender Identity Project Coordinator Carrie Davis, Queens Chronicle Editor in Chief (and friend) Daniel Hendrick, Rent's Anthony Rapp and Gay Financial Network founder Walter B. Schubert, Jr.

Click on above image for larger version and additional information should you have some time to join us at the Center.


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Anonymous said...

congratulations Andres!!

Anonymous said...

I believe you clinched it in the swimsuit competion, pa!