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Friday
May042012

SECRETARY CLINTON WINS PRESTIGIOUS WORLDPRIDE AWARD



US SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON WINS PRIDE LONDON’S “WORLD LGBT AWARD” TO BE PRESENTED AT THE WORLDPRIDE GALA DINNER (DINE-WITH-PRIDE) 


PRIDE LONDON is proud to announce that it has decided to award US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton the “World LGBT Award” in recognition of her outstanding contributions towards the rights of LGBT people worldwide.

The award will be presented at the World Pride Gala Dinner, ‘Dine-with-Pride’ – a star-studded, black-tie fundraiser for Pride London to be held on Thursday 5th July 2012 in London.

The fundraiser will support Pride London’s newly created 'Solidarity Fund'. This will support organisations in the Commonwealth that work with and for the LGBT community to tackle homophobia and transphobia. The evening will be attended by politicians, celebrities and leading figures from the LGBT community.

 

In addition, we will be presenting an “International Community Award” presented to an international non-governmental organisation that fight tirelessly for the rights of the global LGBT community. We’re proud to announce that this award will go to ILGA - the international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

DINE WITH PRIDE

Starting at 6.30pm with a cocktail reception, guests will enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal interspersed with entertainment and guest speakers and presentations from the world of LGBT rights before dancing the night away till late. 

Tickets cost £250 per person with all proceeds going to the Solidarity Fund and can be purchased online at www.pridelondon.org or by emailing sahran@pridelondon.org

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Uwern Jong, Director of Communications
uwern.jong@pridelondon.org

Please copy press@pridelondon.org on all emals

NOTES

About Secretary Hillary Clinton

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States. On January 21, 2009, Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States.

state.gov/secretary/index.htm

About ILGA

ILGA is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trands and Intersex Association – the only worldwide federation campaigning for LGBTI rights since 1978. IGLA’s aim is to work for the equality of LGBTI people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. IGLA seeks to achieve this aim through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of their members. 

 

igla.org


About WorldPride and Pride London

The Pride London Press Office can be contacted via Press@PrideLondon.org – the mailbox is monitored by a number of Press Officers and we will respond to requests quickly

 

  1. Key facts:

  •  Pride London is the biggest un-ticketed event in Europe

  • It is a registered charity No. 1104774 and staffed entirely by volunteers


For more information on Pride London and WorldPride:


Web:                       www.pridelondon.org
Facebook:                www.facebook.com/pridelondon Twitter:                   @pridelondon