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LGBTQ Trailblazers To Be Honored In Virtual Celebration

On October, 20, 2020, Daytonians will pay homage to several notable figures who have made significant contributions to the local LGBTQ community.

This year’s Rubi Awards honors 14 Greater Dayton people, including allies and support organizations. They'll be honored as “trailblazers” for equal rights.

Jerry Mallicoat is a leader with the Greater Dayton LGBTQ Her/History Project. He also

“You could kind of feel the love and the pride in the room last year," he says of the first awards ceremony. That event was a live, sold-out gathering of more than 200 people.

"So, we're gonna try to pull some of that off again this year with the virtual format. And we think we think we can do that. We have some special things planned.”

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will deliver a message during the event, as will Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana - the first open openly gay man to run for president.

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