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Bruce Vilanch to host 12th annual gay Miami Recognition Dinner

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Bruce Vilanch to host 12th annual gay Miami Recognition Dinner
From the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:

Join us for Miami’s premier annual celebration

The 12th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner
Saturday, October 18, 2008
6:30 PM – Midnight
InterContinental Miami


Honoring:

Ilene Chaiken
(The L Word)


Joan Schaeffer


Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin Confirmed as Third Honoree!
Keith Boykin has been actively involved in progressive causes since he worked on his first congressional campaign as a student in high school. A founder and the first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition, Keith has spoken to audiences all over the world and delivered a landmark speech to 200,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington. He served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, who appointed him, along with Coretta Scott King and Rev. Jesse Jackson, to the U.S. presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe in 1997. Boykin is currently the editor of The Daily Voice newspaper and a host of the BET television show My Two Cents.

Writer/Performer Bruce Vilanch to Host the Awards Ceremony

After years behind the scenes writing topical jokes for Academy Award hosts such as Billy Crystal and comedy personalities like Bette Midler, Vilanch became a celebrity in his own right after becoming a wisecracking regular on the revamped Hollywood Squares game show, seated to the left of center square Whoopi Goldberg. He is openly gay and is notable for breaking the Hollywood stereotype of a homosexual man. In 2005 he starred on Broadway as Edna Turnbladt in the musical Hairspray and appeared on the VH-1 reality series Celebrity Fit Club 3.

For information on sponsoring the event or joining the Host Committee, please visit www.theTaskForce.org/miami or contact Michael Bath, Special Events Manager, at 305.571.1924 or mbath@theTaskForce.org.