MassEquality will honor Massachusetts' seven openly LGBTQ state legislators, including state Rep. Liz Malia, at a ceremony this week.
Along with the seven legislators, MassEquality will honor the Yes on 3 Campaign at the 2019 Beacons of Light Dinner and Icon Awards Ceremony on April 25 in downtown Boston.
The Yes on 3 Campaign successfully defended Massachusetts’ transgender anti-discrimination law in 2018 via a statewide vote. The campaign will receive MassEquality's Community Icon Award.
Along with Malia, the following Massachusetts legislators will receive Political Icon Awards: state Sen. Jo Comerford, state Sen. Julian Cyr, state Rep. Natalie Higgins, state Rep. Kate Hogan, state Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, and state Rep. Sarah Peake.
“I am honored to receive this award alongside my courageous colleagues and friends whose shared tenacity, along with diligent advocacy work, continues to give rise to historic civil rights celebrations like marriage equality, the defeat of an anti-transgender rights ballot referendum, and the ban on conversion therapy recently signed into law,” said Malia (D-11th Suffolk).