On October 2, 2014, The History Project invites you to celebrate Boston's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) history and to join us in honoring the community members and organizations who make history every day.

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Club Cafe | 209 Columbus Ave | Boston



Please join us in celebrating Boston's LGBTQ community!

Tickets are $75

Purchase tickets online at EventBrite.

To order tickets by phone, or if you have any questions:
Call Andrew Elder at 617.266.7733
and have your credit card information handy.





2014 Host Committee | Libby Bouvier & Andrea Devine
Orlando Dell Valle | Estelle Disch | Pat Gozemba & Karen Kahn
Tony Grima | Kevin Hepner | Neal Kane & Charles Schoonmaker
Stewart Landers | Alison Zogheib

If you'd like to learn how you can join the Host Committee
for the 2014 HistoryMaker Awards,
email andrew.elder@historyproject.org or call 617.266.7733.




The 2014 Awards

The HistoryMaker Award is presented to an individual or organization
whose lifetime achievements have had a significant
and positive effect on Boston's GLBT communities.

This year we will honor
The Hon. Byron Rushing
Massachusetts House of Representatives


The Hon. Byron Rushing and Frieda Garcia
Photo: Justin Knight/Justin Knight Photography

During his thirty-two years (and counting) in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, The Hon. Byron Rushing has been an indefatigable leader and ally to Commonwealth's LGBT communities and diverse residents.
From sponsoring the gay rights bill and the law to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public schools, to his leadership during the constitutional convention to maintain marriage equality in Massachusetts, he has demonstrated a clear and powerful commitment to equality and to human and civil rights.
The History Project also salutes his outstanding work in local history, such as serving as President of the Museum of Afro-American History and working on the restoration of the African Meeting House.

Rep. Rushing made an unparalleled contribution to history and will, no doubt, continue to make history in the years to come.


The Lavender Rhino Award is presented to an emerging activist
or organization whose impact on the local GLBT communities
deserves recognition.

This year we will honor Omar Thomas - an educator, Assistant Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music, and award-winning composer, most recently of We Will Know: An LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements.
Read a more complete bio of Omar and listen to his music.


Omar Thomas


2014 HistoryMaker Awards Emceed by Robert B. Dimmick


Robert B. Dimmick

Robert Dimmick grew up reading his mother's copy of Emily Post,
which explains a lot. A native of Louisiana, he has lived in Boston
for the last 30 years. His alter ego Etiquetteer
has been writing about Perfect Propriety since 2002.





See photos from the last HistoryMakers Awards




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