|Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), US Congresswoman|
LGBT-inclusive civil rights resolutions. Worked to enact a county ban on conversion therapy for minors and provide input and insight into LGBT supportive candidates running for office. Influenced the 15th Judicial Circuit to update its Civil Rights Complaint Procedure to specifically include complaints of discrimination based on 'gender identity or expression.'
Due to their efforts Palm Beach county, the largest county in the United States, has an excellent record of inclusive actions/laws and has open and supportive politicians. I am a proud PBHRC member and volunteer for the organization. Events like this give us an opportunity to be visable.
Several Saturdays ago I attended the PBHRC SUMMER SOIRÉE at the National Croquet Club. Yes, there is a National Croquet Club that houses the Croquet Museum, The Croquet Hall of Fame, and the largest croquet shop in the US. Their web site describes the facility this way: "There are four acres of lush lawns that are the equivalent of laser-level putting greens, where anyone or members can experience the fun and competitive nature of the game." Who would have thought?
|Photo By Christopher M Kron|
There were many photographers wandering around and I have posted three photos here. In the photo above is Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Congresswoman for a large part of Palm Beach County. She is unopposed in the upcoming election so really did not have to attend this event. As the former Mayor of West Palm Beach, she has worked in support of LGBT issues and continues to do so in the US Congress. We had met before and I applaud her efforts. I also support most of her political positions. Thank you Lois.
The whole evening was a fun ESCAPE. Again, thank you PBHRC for all the hard work in support of our community.