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FEATURED EVENT SAVE DADE HONORS CHAMPIONS OF EQUALITY More than 600 guests attended the SAVE Dade 2012 Champions of Equality awards reception on May 11. The event honored those who've made significant advancements to the SAVE Dade mission of promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Miami-Dade county. This year's honorees included U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and White & Case for their work in help- ing gay and lesbian Americans serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. The event also honored long-term volunteers and activists — Richard Milstein, Eric Hankin, Elizabeth Schwartz, Joan Schaeffer, Mark Steinberg and Dennis Edwards — by inducting them into the SAVE Dade Hall of Champions. Other distinguished guests includ¬ ed U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and more. This high profile event was held at the unique and contemporary LMNT gallery in Miami where guests enjoyed a silent auction, cocktail recep- tion and savory eats by Executive Chef Martin Rodrigue of Travelling Chefs. LEFT TO RIGHT 1. Alexander Palenzuela (Board Member), Maria de Jesus Santovenia, & Eduardo Pirchiner 2. Joseph Falk (Chairman), Senator Bill Nelson, & C. J. Ortuno (Executive Director) 3. Cristy McClelland, Marla Buress, & Christopher Anderson (Board Members) 4. John King & Corey Braithwhitee 5. Honorees Ben Kuehne, Elizabeth Schwartz, Joan Schaffer, Eric Hankin, & Richard Milstein 6. Mark Phillips, Carolina Lizarazo, Olivia Wolf, & Pepe Calderin 7. Mark Silvestone, Christy McClelland, & Jay Windsor, Co-Chairs 8. Ron Saunders Estate Senator 9. Mayor Carlos Gimenez & Lynette Janac 10. Sherry Roberts, Senator Bill Nelson, & U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 11. Wasserman's Daughter, U.S. Rep. Debbie Schultz Wasserman, & Senator Bill Nelson 12. Tom Toolin, Stacy Allen, & Bruce Jordan Photos Courtesy of Yunia Rosales 104 J U L Y / A U G U S T 2012 SOUTHFLORIDALUXURYGUIDE.CO M


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