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DETROIT – The Triangle Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2005 Catalyst Awards, which will be presented at the organization’s annual dinner. Five outstanding activists and organizations were been named.
The awards recognize significant achievement in moving Michigan forward toward true equality and safety for LGBT people, and reflecting the mission of the Foundation.
“As a statewide organization, we see the exciting result of activists across the state and we are committed to building community by fostering advocacy at every level,” said Jeffrey Montgomery, executive director of Triangle Foundation. “These award recipients reflect the creativity, commitment and dedication that are critical to establishing justice and gaining equal status in our state.”
Catalyst Award recipients for 2005 are former Co-Chair of the Coalition for a Fair Michigan Michelle Brown; Between The Lines Co-Publisher and community activist Susan Horowitz; The Kalamazoo Gay & Lesbian Resource Center; Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays – Detroit; and Jon Hoadley, president of the Stonewall Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party, who will receive the Henry D. Messer Youth Activist Award.
The Catalyst Awards will be presented at the Triangle Foundation Annual Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Ford Conference and Events Center in Dearborn. The featured speaker for the event will be Dr. Mary Francis Berry, who was a long-serving member of the US Commission on Human Rights, including as Chairperson, until her removal by George W. Bush.
Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at http://tri.org/events/dinner.html or by calling 313-537-3323, ext. 103.