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Supervisor Dave Roberts to get EQCA's San Diego Leadership Award

SAN DIEGO -- Equality California said today that Supervisor Dave Roberts will be honored at the San Diego Equality Awards with the EQCA Leadership Award, and that nominations are now open for the event’s State Farm Good Neighbor Award.

Roberts is the proudly gay District 3 Supervisor for the County of San Diego, and has served Solana Beach as City Councilmember, deputy mayor and mayor previously. He has been an appointed health care adviser to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and earned national recognition for improving health care access through Medicare, Medicaid and children’s health insurance coverage.

“San Diego Supervisor Dave Roberts' tireless commitment to improving the lives of San Diegans and Americans provides an inspiration to the rest of us," said John O’Connor, EQCA executive director. "He is an brilliant choice for our Leadership Award.”

EQCA also announced the open call for nominations for the State Farm Good Neighbor Award, given to a community activist who embodies the grassroots work that is essential to securing a state of full equality. Last year’s award winner was Dr. Joel Trambly, recognized for his longstanding activism within the LGBT community.

The San Diego Equality Awards will be having a kickoff party on March 21 from 6 to 8 pm at the W Hotel San Diego, co-hosted by Randy Clark, Susan Guinn, Joyce Rowland and Claire Stafford.

The San Diego Equality Awards will take place on Saturday, June 1, at a venue to be announced soon.

The 2013 Equality Awards are presented by AT&T and sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Wells Fargo and Southwest Airlines. For more information and tickets, please visit HERE. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Jack Lorenz at jack@eqca.org or by calling 310-266-0502.