MassEquality Announces 2018 Icon Award Winners


Attorney General Maura Healey and The Network/La Red to be honored for their contributions to the LGBTQ community at the 2018 Beacons of Light event.

BOSTONMassEquality, the Commonwealth’s leading statewide, grassroots LGBTQ advocacy organization, will honor Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and The Network/La Red at the 2018 Beacons of Light Dinner and Icon Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 22 at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. The evening honors the 2018 Icon Award winners, who were chosen for their exceptional leadership, voice, advocacy and commitment to bettering the lives of the LGBTQ community.

Attorney General Maura Healey, the first openly gay state attorney general in the United States, will receive the Political Icon Award.

The Network/La Red, a survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities, will receive the Community Icon Award.

MassEquality also welcomes Boston Roller Derby to Beacons of Light 2018, where the Derby girls will play a fun and unique role in the evening’s festivities.

“We congratulate this year’s Icon Award winners, and thank them for their pioneering work on behalf of the LGBTQ community,” said MassEquality’s Executive Director, Deborah Shields, JD, MPH. “Their commitment to justice and equality inspires us all to create a better world together. They are truly beacons of light for our community.”

For more information about Beacons of Light 2018, and to purchase tickets or sponsor the event, visit

MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

[From a News Release]


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