Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today will receive the "Local Heroine" award and offer brief remarks at the Washington Blade's annual Best of Gay D.C. reader's poll event this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Huxley (1730 M Street NW).
"What better honor than to receive an award by vote of the people?" said Norton. "The "Local Heroine' award takes on special meaning because it comes through one of D.C.'s best and most respected papers, the Blade. The award is special, too, because our LGBT community is a shining example for the rest of the nation, for what can be achieved through activism, persistence and courage. The community has been a major contributor to our reputation as a city that respects all people and that continues to strive towards equality."