Robyn Ochs Receives Task Force’s Susan J. Hyde Activism Award

Jul 24, 2021 | 2009 Spring - Allies

On January 31, 2009, at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference in Denver, Robyn was given the 2009 Susan J. Hyde Activism Award for Longevity in the Movement. The award comes with a beautiful plaque, inscribed with the following: “We hear your clear voice, we see your staunch advocacy, and we respond to your loving insistence that our movement includes all of us.” The award came with a check, which Robyn has been happily using to make donations to BBWN, the Bisexual Resource Center, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, and La Red: The Network for Battered Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women. She plans to use the remaining funds to promote the forthcoming editions of Getting Bi, which will be released in 2009 in English, in Spanish and in Chinese.

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