Metroweekly reports that the honorees will be lauded tomorrow for their pro-LGBT efforts at a gala at 7pm, at the Swedish Embassy in Georgetown. Sweden, by the way, is receiving Capital Pride's new Paving the Way Award, for its status as a forward-thinking country in supporting equal rights for all.
There are other heroes, of course, and even a Superhero has to share the billing sometimes. The heroes are: June Crenshaw, an African-American lesbian activist who serves as co-chair of Rainbow Response Coalition and as facilitator of a women's coming-out group at Whitman-Walker Health; Tyrone Hanley, an UDC David A. Clarke School of Law student who serves as Outlaw co-president; Dr. Theo Hodge, a gay African-American doctor who specializes in the treatment of HIV/AIDS; LGBT ally Rev. Jill McCrory, interim pastor at Open Door Metropolitan Community Church in Boyds, Md.; and Rebecca Roose, co-founder of the BurGREENdy imitative in 2008 and the BurGREENdy committee in 2010.
Look for this year's Capital Pride Heroes walking in the Parade on Saturday, June 11, wearing Capital Pride Heroes medallions. Congratulations, Bil!