West Hollywood will present Rainbow Key Awards to five individuals and two organizations for their contributions to the LGBTQ community and its allies on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in the West Hollywood City Council Chambers.
The honorees are Cleve Jones, who conceived the NAMES Project National AIDS Quilt; JQ International, an organization dedicated to promoting the healthy integration of LGBTQ and Jewish identities; Eric Paul Leue, HIV awareness and prevention advocate; the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, which is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of LGBT businesses; Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn, transgender activist, public speaker and CEO of Pollo West Corporation; Jewel Thais-Williams, founder of the legendary Jewel’s Catch One, which operates the Village Health Foundation; and Ruth Tittle, organizer of Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing, board member of the AIDS Monument Foundation, CEO of Capitol Drugs and 16-year member of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board.
The city has presented Rainbow Key Awards annually since 1993. Nominations are reviewed by West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the West Hollywood City Council.
The West Hollywood City Council Chambers are located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. for information, call (323)848-6471, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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