Dec 8, 2007, Lambda Archives of San
Diego, in commemoration of its 20th anniversary,
honored 20 local leaders for their service over the last
Lambda, the GLBT community’s keeper of historical
records and a prime educational institution, will host
20 Years, 20 Heroes Dec. 8, at the San Diego Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.
“We are very excited about holding our first gala
benefit for Lambda Archives of San Diego and honoring 20
true leaders of our LGBT community,” said Frank
Nobiletti, the archives’ president. “We want to
highlight for all of us, and especially our young
people, the extensive range of role models who are
instrumental in making history every day by serving and
strengthening our community, as well as all of San
“These honorees are all true role models and heroes of
not only the GLBT community but also the City of San
Diego,” said City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez,
who is on the Board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task
Force of Washington, D.C., and who, along with City
Councilmember Toni Atkins, will co-chair the event.
Murray-Ramirez’s column, “Conversations with Nicole,” in
the Gay & Lesbian Times, has paid tribute to some
of these leaders throughout the years. But their
accomplishments and contributions are simply too
numerous to capture in a column: No one can document the
hours, the phone calls, the paper work, the ingenuity
and patience, the determination and cooperative spirit
that these community members bring to the task of
improving our community’s quality of life.
For years, these local heroes have been sitting on
boards, acting on committees, conducting training,
establishing shelters, counseling the homeless,
providing meals for people with HIV/AIDS, creating
business forums and manning booths at Pride.
The Gay & Lesbian Times joins Lambda, and our
entire community, in saying thank you to the people who
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