D.C. Celebrates Female Heroes

by John Riley
Monday Mar 25, 2013

As part of Women's History Month, the Mayor's Office of GLBT Affairs will honor five women who have made a significant contribution to the LGBT community.

The awards ceremony, now in its second year, seeks to recognize women who are rarely singled out for their accomplishments, according to Amy Loudermilk, deputy director for the Office of GLBT Affairs. This year's award winners, or ''sheroes,'' whose names have not yet been released, were nominated by the city government's GLBT Affairs Advisory Committee and selected by the women serving on that committee.

Loudermilk told Metro Weekly that the event will not be limited to honoring people from a single demographic, but will include lesbian, bisexual and transgender women honorees, some of whom are longtime activists and others who are up-and-coming leaders in the LGBT movement.

The awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at Fathom Creative, which is cosponsoring the event with the Office of GLBT Affairs, the Mayor's Office on Women's Policy & Initiatives, the Mautner Project and the D.C. Department of Health.

The Sheroes of the LGBT Movement awards reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fathom Creative, 1333 14th St. NW. Those who wish to attend must RSVP. For more information, visit

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