GAYLAW, the LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia, is scheduled to hold its annual awards celebration next week. This year’s honorees include Washington Blade senior news reporter Lou Chibbaro Jr.
“Chibbaro has covered the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Washington, D.C. with distinction for more than 30 years as a reporter for the nation’s oldest LGBT newspaper, the Washington Blade,” the organization said in a release announcing the honor. “Throughout his distinguished career, he has covered the LGBT community’s most momentous stories, including the AIDS crisis, anti-LGBT job discrimination, hate crimes, and presidential politics.”
“I’m honored to be named one of the recipients of the GAYLAW award and especially thrilled to be included among the other two chosen for the award,” Chibbaro said.
The other honorees include Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who signed the state’s marriage equality law earlier this year then fought for it to be upheld at the ballot; and Lisa Mottet, director of the Transgender Civil Rights Project at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force since 2001. GAYLAW’s annual business meeting and awards celebration will be held Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in D.C.