Public Service

Obama administration nominates gay black judge for federal bench

Obama administration nominates gay black judge for federal bench

The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it will nominate Judge Darrin Gayles for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, a move that would make him the country’s first openly gay black man ever to serve as a federal judge if confirmed by the Senate.

“We commend the Administration for nominating a qualified jurist who will also add diversity to the federal bench,” said Steven Thai, press secretary for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. “If confirmed, Judge Gayles will be the nation’s first male, black openly gay federal judge, and he will reflect the talent and commitment that exists in communities that are underrepresented in public service.” Read more »

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Angela Hughey receives 2013 YWCA Tribute to Leadership Award for Public Service

Angela Hughey receives 2013 YWCA Tribute to Leadership Award for Public Service

On Saturday, February 23rd, YWCA Maricopa County celebrated its 20th annual Tribute to Leadership event. Tribute to Leadership is the YW's largest fundraising event of the year, providing essential services to seniors, home-delivered meals to impoverished elderly and disabled adults, financial education to women and families, and essential awareness programs to eliminate discrimination and promote gender equity. The eleven individuals honored have all made substantial contributions to eliminating discrimination, empowering women, and serving as champions to their community. This year our Public Service Leader award was given to ONE Community co-founder and President, Angela Hughey. Read more »

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