The more than two hundred people who attended MassEquality’s inaugural Icon Awards gathering helped the statewide advocacy organization raised $125,000.
The Icon Awards, a fundraising dinner, was held Wednesday evening, Feb. 29, at the State Room in downtown Boston.
The honorees included Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino for political leadership and gay philanthropist Ron Ansin, as well as corporate iconEastern Bank and community icon Gladys Vega, executive director of Chelsea Collaborative, a social justice organization.
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We do this by partnering across issues, identities and communities to build a broad, inclusive and politically powerful movement that changes hearts and minds and achieves policy and electoral victories.