Zach Wahls guests Lambda Legal Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration From a News Release (WindyCityMediaGroup)
Lambda Legal's Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration will feature special guest Zach Wahls, a University of Iowa student who received national attention after speaking against an amendment to repeal marriage equality in the Iowa House of Representatives.
The Robert Bonvoulior "Bon" Foster Celebration, now in its 18th year, honors the late civil rights activist and attorney whose generosity aided in the creation of Lambda Legal's Midwest Regional Office. Launched as the Bon Foster Memorial Lecture Series in 1994, the event has steadily grown to become Lambda Legal's major fundraising event in Chicago, attracting nearly 500 attendees in 2010. The event honors the memory of Bon Foster with a focus on Lambda Legal's ground breaking civil rights work.
Zach Wahls, recently featured on The Ellen Degeneres Show, is the 19 year old son of two lesbian mothers who related his personal story in anticipation of a House vote to repeal marriage equality in Iowa. Video of his testimony quickly surpassed 1.5 million views on You Tube.
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