Peter Yacobellis honored as Homegrown Hero
The Long Island GLBT Network took some time to honor those who really go above and beyond for the LGBT community. At last weekend's ceremony, they honored LGBT activist Peter Yacobellis with the Homegrown Hero Award.
Yacobellis is a familar name to those of you who have been following gaysocialites.blog since our start. Peter was the first person to ever receive the GaySocialite of the Year award, an annual honor put to a vote by gaysocialites.blog users.
In 2009, the gaysocialites.blog Editorial Board also honored Yacobellis with a Distinguished Service Award for his work as an activist for the LGBT community here in New York and nation-wide.
Peter currently works as a part of New York Governor David Paterson's administration.
Other also honored at last weekend's gala included the 24 New York State Senators who voted in favor of marriage equality.