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OUT CONGRESSWOMAN TAMMY BALDWIN TO RECEIVE LOVE AWARD AT MARCH 13 FENWAY WOMEN’S DINNER PARTY; LADY HAHA, AKA KATE CLINTON, HEADLINES ENTERTAINMENT
Equality and health care reform champion Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin will accept the Dr. Susan M. Love Award and Kate Clinton will bring her Lady Haha tour to this year’s Women’s Dinner Party. VJ Kristin Korpos will join Baldwin and Clinton and guarantees to rock a hot Dance Party and share the love of music, spinning all your dance faves along with the very latest grooves.
Fenway Health’s Women’s Dinner Party takes place Saturday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue. Dinner and presentation of the Love Award starts at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature silent and live auctions and a post-dinner dance party. More than 1,100 lesbians, bisexual women, transgender people, community leaders, friends and supporters are expected to attend this year’s event.
The Women's Dinner Party was started in 1992 to support women's care and services at Fenway Health. This year, the Women’s Dinner Party celebrates 39 years of women’s health at Fenway and helps to kick off the Decade of Women, a focused effort to continue the expansion of women’s health services, outreach, education and research at Fenway Health.
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the recipient of this year’s Dr. Susan M. Love Award. Baldwin was the first out lesbian elected to the US House of Representatives and represents Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District. She is a leading advocate for universal health care, a forceful supporter of civil rights and an advocate for those in our society whose voices often go unheard. Baldwin led successful efforts in the House to pass the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act. As Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, she is leading efforts to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other civil rights initiatives. She is the lead author of legislation to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
Baldwin advocates extending health care coverage to all
Americans. She introduced the Ending Health Disparities for LGBT Americans Act to fund
research and take critical steps towards improving the health of LGBT Americans
and their families
and is working to see it included in any health care reform legislation. She sponsored legislation providing cancer
screening to low-income and uninsured women and helped lead efforts in Congress
to repeal federal restrictions on stem cell research.
Each year, the Dr. Susan M. Love Award is given to honor and celebrate a woman and/or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of women’s health. The Love Award is given in honor of its founding recipient, Dr. Susan M. Love, a pioneer in the fields of women’s health and breast cancer. Love helped found the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center in 1992 and currently heads up the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation which is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.
This year’s Women’s Dinner Party is made possible thanks to the hard work of event Chairs Molly Goodwin, Deb Graeber and June Kelly, as well as the support of our generous corporate sponsors, including Presenting Sponsors Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Cleveland Design. For a complete list of sponsors and more information about our event Chairs, entertainment and Congresswoman Baldwin, visit www.womensdinnerparty.org. Fenway Health’s Men’s Event, New England’s premier fundraiser for gay and bisexual men, transgender people, community leaders, friends and supporters, will take place on April 10. More at www.mensevent.org.
For nearly forty years, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population. The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues.