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LGBTQ Trailblazers Reception

  • Museum of Art and History (MAH) 705 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

The LGBTQ Trailblazers Reception will feature presentation of the 2016 LGBTQ Lifetime Achievement Awards and a one-night only display of selections from the MAH's new LGBTQ Archive

Sunday, March 13, 2016   5:30 to 8:30pm

At Museum of Art and History (MAH) in downtown Santa Cruz

Hearty appetizers will be provided by two local, renowned, community-minded caterers, Ty's Eatery and Lifestyle Culinary Arts 

Fine wines will be provided by Soif Wine Bar Restaurant & Merchants at the no-host wine bar.


Congratulations to the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awardees:

Adam Spickler
Arnold Leff, M.D.
Claire Moore      
Rev. Deborah Johnson     
Jennifer Hastings, M.D.      
Jennifer Meyer     
Jerry Solomon, Ph.D.
Jill Simmons
Kai Azada and Richard Baldwin
Kater Pollock
Lauren Crux
Marie Henley
Mariposa Bernstein, LAc, DAOM
Mark Grantham and Mike Tossy
Melissa Bernstein, LMFT
Mireya Gomez-Contreras
Pat Dellin
Patrick Meyer, LCSW
Patti Maxine
Ron Indra
Scotty Brookie
Valerie Corral
Vnes Ely

The Trailblazers Reception is a fundraiser supporting our free and low cost programs for the LGBTQ community – specifically youth, seniors, latinos and transgender people.

Tickets Now On Sale:  LGBTQ Trailblazers Reception

$10 discounted tickets are available to low-income people on the ticket site, underwritten by generous community members, but there is a limited number, first come-first served.

For everyone else, tickets are $48 to $125. Thank you for your support of the Diversity Center!

Thank you to the generous Diversity Center Board of Directors and dedicated community members for underwriting the discounted tickets to increase accessibility of this event.

Thank you to our very generous sponsors: Ty's Eatery, Lifestyle Culinary Arts, and Soif Wine Bar Restaurant & Merchants

Thank you to our VIP sponsors: Bob Correa & Denny Carroll, Clare Sheils & Margaret Leonard, Cynthia Druley, John Laird, Larry Friedman & Tom Ellison, Marc Zammit & Wayne Crabbs, Stella Moreno & Barbara Ingman, Randy Brock & Jeremy Turpin, Marile Robinson

    For more info about the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients:

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