The Dallas LGBT Bar Association is proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 and 2022 Justice Award: Congresswoman-elect Jasmine Crocket and Ms. Portia Cantrell! We will present both the 2021 and 2022 Justice Awards during our inaugural Visibility Ball on December 8th. Tickets and sponsorships are still available. Tickets can be purchased here. Congratulations to both of our honorees!
Ms. Portia Cantrell
Ms. Cantrell is the founder of the The Silver Pride Project, an organization dedicated to advocating equality and equity and providing safe social spaces for the older adults of the LGBT community, including LGBT Senior Specific programming within the city of Dallas and annual LGBT Prom for seniors that were unable to attend their high school proms as their authentic selves. A retired trauma nurse, Ms. Cantrell has a history of service to our queer seniors. She has served as a member of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Senior Advisory Board, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas, and as a member of the board of directors for the Coalition for Aging LGBT.
Congresswoman-elect Jasmine Crockett
Congresswoman-Elect Crockett worked tirelessly to protect the rights of all LGBT Texans in the face of relentless Republican attacks on basic human dignity and decency as the Representative for House District 100 in the 2021 Texas Legislature. Jasmine quickly became a member of the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus and worked to reduce harm and protect the Texas LGBTQ+ community. Furthermore, her staff was reflective of the richness and talent of the community. Over 70 percent of her staff identified as members of the community.
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