The PFLAG Queens Chapter Brenda Howard Memorial Award
I am on the board (outreach/media Chair) of the Queens Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). We had our first Fall meeting today (after taken the summer off) and I brought a motion to have an award named in Brenda's memory After telling them some of the many great things that Brenda did (dating back to the post stonewall days) they voted to add the award to the list of awards we give (see http://www.pflag-queens.org/lunchon.html for more information). Now the kicker, they did not vote to give it to another Bisexual activist(which I wanted and begged them to do), they vote to give it to ME (which I did not want at all)! So like it or not (they would not let me turn it down - accept it in her memory and things like that) I am the first recipient of the "Brenda Howard Memorial Award".
I will be asking next year for ideas on who should get it so please start making a list.