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SACRAMENTO – The Assembly held a ceremony sponsored by the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus honoring several leaders in the LGBT community.

The 2014 LGBT Caucus Pride Month honorees include:
Azature, Fashion and Jewelry Designer
Donna Brown and Colleen Foster, Stockton LGBT Leaders
Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council Member
Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights
Jewels, Long Beach LGBT Community Leader
Bernard Mayes, Founder of the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline and LGBT Advocate
Tracie Jada O'Brien, Transgender and HIV/AIDs Activist
George Takei, Actor, Writer and Civil Rights Activist
Rick Wells, President and COO of Golden State Warriors Team
Tom Ammiano, Assemblymember (17th District)
John A. Pérez, First Elected Gay Speaker of the Assembly (53rd District)

June has been declared LGBT Pride Month by President Barack Obama and Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. This month also marks 45 years since the Stonewall protests, which triggered the modern civil rights movement for the LGBT community.