Karen Ocamb and Peter Delvecchio
Outgoing Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors addressed the group’s annual Equality Awards and Gala for the last time Feb. 12, LGBTPOV.com reports. The event, held at San Francisco City Hall, honored new Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris and Vicky Kolakowski, the nation’s first elected openly transgender judge.
Kors, who has headed EQCA for almost nine years, spoke about some of the organization’s legislative victories during his tenure, as well as two bills EQCA is sponsoring this year—one a comprehensive anti-bullying measure, the second to make California the first state in the nation to require public schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT persons and the gay rights movement.
“With your continued support and activism, the incredible board and amazing staff of Equality California and our terrific elected officials, there is no doubt we will achieve our mission of equality and acceptance,” Kors said.