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New Haven Pride Center Announces 2011 Dorothy Awards

Published Jan 16, 2011

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The New Haven Pride Center (NHPC) is excited to announce the recipients of its prestigious 2011 Dorothy Awards, which honor members of the local community for their significant contributions to LGBT life.

This year’s honorees, as determined by an open, public nomination process and final approval by the NHPC Dorothy Committee, are: the Rev. Marilyn Bowens, pastor of MCC New Haven; Tony Ferraiolo, co-founder and president of the Jim Collins Foundation; Robb Bartolomeo, owner of Gotham Citi; and the Northeast Ursamen, a Hartford-based non-profit organization.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Fantasia in North Haven, CT, and will be hosted by Frank DeMayo, with music from Deborah Wang and Fullsound Productions, and a very special performance from past Dorothy Award winners, The Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut. All proceeds from the event benefit the New Haven Pride Center, its services and programs.

NHPC board member and Dorothy Committee co-chair Kathryn Thomas said, “We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s winners. The work they have each done in our community is unparalleled, and we are pleased to be able to honor them for that work. It’s going to be a great night!”

Tickets for the awards are available at our new website, Early bird tickets, purchased before January 31, 2011 are $75; ticket prices increase to $100 after that date.

Founded in 1996, the New Haven Pride Center (NHPC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, now celebrating its fifteenth season, serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer community and its allies. The NHPC is New Haven County’s only LGBTQ-focused community center and is an all-volunteer organization that relies on financial contributions for its existence. The NHPC’s mission is to educate the Greater New Haven community about LGBTQ issues; to advocate for equality and justice; and to provide a safe and accessible place for all LGBTQ persons and their allies. Find out more about the NHPC by visiting the center’s website at, or join our Facebook group by searching for New Haven Pride Center.

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