Written by:Abraham Galvan
LGBT community leaders and allies on Sunday honored trans teen Jazz Jennings and paid tribute to late businessman Mark Haines at Equality Florida’s annual Broward Gala in Fort Lauderdale.
Hundreds attended the 12th annual gala, held this year at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Panorama Ballroom. Equality Florida raised more than $400,000 at the event, according to Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer.
Jazz, 14, received Equality Florida’s Voice For Equality award, several weeks after Time magazine named her to it’s 2014 list of 25 most influential teens.