National & local leaders join in creating honor for pro-LGBT allies in name of late Cincinnatian Nancy Minson
National and local leaders are joining together tonight to help create an honor for pro-LGBT allies in the name of late Cincinnatian Nancy Minson. For more than a decade, Nancy fostered the building of a citywide coalition to undo Issue 3 (Article XII), which culminated in voter repeal in 2004 of the nation’s only anti-LGBT charter amendment. Minson passed away in 2009. The national recognition in her name is the first directly aimed at honoring a non-LGBT ally of equality who helps secure a major advance for equal rights. (Read more about Nancy’s work on behalf of equality.)
Light of One, Power of Many: A Night to Honor Nancy Minson
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Carnegie, at 1028 Scott Street
Reception: 6-7 p.m.
Celebration of Nancy Minson: 7-7:45 p.m.
Announcing the Nancy Minson Memorial Recognition
Film screening of “for my wife…” : 7:45 p.m.
The event is co-sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Cincinnati Women’s Political Caucus (CWPC).
Get tickets online ($25) at: www.thetaskforce.org/formywife
Walk-up tickets ($30) benefit the CWPC
In addition to the joint announcement with CWPC of the national recognition in Nancy’s memory at the Task Force, we will feature trailblazing leader and history-maker from Washington state Charlene Strong and the award-winning story of her emergence as an activist, “for my wife…”
Check out the story on tonight’s event in CityBeat.