Monday, June 25, 2012
Cocktails: 6:00 PM, Dinner: 7:00 PM
Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College
Award-winning CNN and ESPN online gay journalist LZ Granderson will keynote the Jim Toy Community Center’s Pride Dinner on Monday, June 25, at the Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, with cocktails at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.
Granderson was named 2011 Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, as well as 2009 GLAAD Award winner for digital journalism . He is a CNN weekly opinion correspondent and senior writer at ESPN. Granderson is an openly gay, African American journalist who tackles topics of race, sexuality and gender in society and sports. Many of his recent commentaries are archived here
The event will also honor the career of Dr. Sandra Cole, noted sexologist and longtime champion of equality for transgender individuals, who will receive the Jim Toy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Rev. Gail Geisenhainer of the Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalist Church will serve as the evening’s MC.
Tickets are $85 per person or $150 for two. They may be purchased on this website using PayPal, at Common Language Bookstore, or by sending a check to: Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (indicate if vegetarian entrée is preferred.)
Washtenaw Community College is located at 4800 East Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor. For more information contact Terry McGinn at 734.834.0598 or by e-mail.