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The National Center For Lesbian Rights Elder Law Project Teams Up With Old Dyke Awards For Pat Bond Memorial

(San Francisco, CA, June 15, 2007) — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced the Seventh Annual Pat Bond Memorial Old Dyke Awards Benefit, a Bay Area lesbian cultural event taking place on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Held in the memory of beloved comedienne, monologist, and playwright Pat Bond, a lesbian who, in her fifties, began her stage career, the event is intended to keep lesbian history alive and to recognize contributions that lesbians age 60+ have achieved in their lifetime.

Entertainment for the event includes celebrated women's music pioneer, singer-songwriter Margie Adam, and Melanie DeMore, who weaves the fibers of African American folk music with soulful ballads, spirituals and her own original music.

The Old Dyke Awards were born in 1992 and have since honored 22 women. Presented by the Pat Bond Committee under the auspices of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, this year's nominations are now open to out lesbians, age 60+ who are residents of the Bay Area. The deadline is July 15, 2007.

The awards ceremony will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. For more information, visit

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

media contacts:


Erik Olvera
Director of Communications
National Center for Lesbian Rights
office: 415.392.6257 x324

Bethany Woolman
Communications Associate
National Center for Lesbian Rights
office: 415.392.6257 x305

Joyce Pierson
Elder Law Project Consultant
National Center for Lesbian Rights
office: 415.392.6257 x312


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