WONKA BALL at Saturday Night Live: The Experience!
Friday, May 11 from 8 pm – 11 pm; VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm
The Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St., Chicago
Last night at the famous Wonka Ball I was given a great honor by the LGBT community and About Face Theatre Company. The Leppen Leadership Individual Award recognizes persons who have worked to make change for our community. I had the opportunity to present a brief speech acknowledging the persons who have provided enormous support and guidance (full text below).
About Face Theatre also recognized an outstanding organization The Chicago Inclusion Project. And a member of the About Face Youth Theatre was presented their MVP Award for exceptional service, Liv Haman.
Past LLA recipients include social activists, politicians, business leaders, artists, and even the first two LGBT women to get legally married in Illinois.
Below is a comprehensive list, with links for each.
Toni Armstrong Jr.
Jane M. Saks
James Cappleman; Mary Morten
Pat Ewert and Vernita Gray
Leppen Leadership Award