The Human Rights Campaign Receives Award for Assistance with Pope Francis Activities
On Sunday, January 4, 2016, Dignity/Washington presented the Jerry and Veronica Colfer Award to the Human Rights Campaign for supporting Dignity/Washington’s activities during the visit of Pope Francis and allowing the use of their lawn to display the D/W banner, one half-block from St. Matthew’s Cathedral.
We note special recognition to Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera, Latino and Catholic activities coordinator at HRC, who so deftly assisted us with logistics to make our presence occur. The Pope and many bishops in their buses saw us as they went by. The Human Rights Campaign is known for being the largest and arguably most effective voice of the LGBT political movement for many years. We’re proud to present them with this year’s Colfer award. Thank you Lisbeth and HRC! And congratulations!
About the Jerry and Veronica Colfer Award: Created in 2002, this award is named for Jerry and Veronica Colfer, the Chapter’s beloved supporters who were long time members of the community, provided funds for the mortgage when the Dignity Center was purchased, and made a major bequest to D/W in their estate.” It is presented to a non-D/W individual or group in recognition of special service to our community.