May 11, 2016 at 11:45 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Victory Fund, NCTE host events
Champagne Brunch, gay news, Washington Blade

Victory Fund National Champagne Brunch (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The National Center for Transgender Equality hosts its 13th annual celebration at the Hamilton (600 14th St., N.W.) on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m.

Marisa Richmond will receive the Julie Johnson Award, Arianna Lint will receive the Andy Cray Award and Rep. Mike Honda and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will be the recipients of the Ally Award. Transgender-focused film “Tangerine” will be honored with the Cultural Momentum Award. There will also be a keynote speaker that will be announced closer to the date. Tickets are $100. If guests would like free or discounted tickets, email

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Victory Fund will hold its National Champagne Brunch at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert St., N.W.) on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Special guests will include Mayor Muriel Bowser, Angie Craig, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Denise Juneau, Hon. LaWana Mayfield and more. A special video message from Sen. Tammy Baldwin will also be shown in a tribute for Emily’s List, which will receive the President’s Award. Tickets are $250.

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