September 9, 2016 at 10:50 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Gay rights champion to receive Legend award
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Rev. Frank Schaefer was defrocked in 2013 for performing his gay son’s wedding, but was later reinstated. (Washington Blade file photo by Damien Salas)

The Human Symphony Foundation hosts “Voices of Change,” the Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity, at the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College (7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md.) on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

Rev. Frank Schaefer, Mami Chalmers and Izzeldin Abuelaish will be honored. Schaefer was defrocked by the United Methodist Church in 2013 for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding, but was reinstated in 2014. Chalmers is a civil rights activist and Abuelaish is a doctor and author. Formal attire is required. Admission is free.

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