[NEWS] Gay rights activist Mel Heifetz wins Philadelphia Award for helping LGBT causes | Project HOME

[NEWS] Gay rights activist Mel Heifetz wins Philadelphia Award for helping LGBT causes

 

From The Inquirer

Longtime gay rights activist Mel Heifetz has received the Philadelphia Award, an annual honor recognizing a citizen who helps the community, for his work in promoting equality and helping LGBT causes in Philadelphia.

“Long ago, I made a pledge that I would give back if I ever became successful. I have spent my entire life working with my community — the gay community — to achieve the same equality that everyone else enjoys,” Heifetz said in a statement. “It’s a great honor to receive the Philadelphia Award in recognition of that work, and I’m hopeful that it will inspire others to take up this mission of transforming our communities intro stronger, more representative, and inclusive places to live.”