Pat Baillie to Receive National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 2014 Leather Leadership Award

WASHINGTON – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has announced that Pat Baillie will receive the organization’s Ninth Annual Leather Leadership Award at the Task Force’s 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Over 4,000 leaders and activists are expected to attend the conference, which will be held in Houston, January 29 to February 2.

“We are very proud to honor Pat’s long dedication to and leadership in our movement,” said Rea Carey, Task Force executive director. “Pat’s exemplary career in the Air Force and as a rock-solid pillar of the leather community inspires all of us to do more, to do it better and to stay the course.”

The award will recognize Baillie’s more than three decades of leadership and activism within and on behalf of the leather community. Among many other achievements, she has been International Ms Leather (1995), a founder of LeatherWomen United, a Vice Chair of the National Leather Leadership Conference and in September (2013) became co-producer of the International Ms Leather & International Ms Bootblack Contest. See editors note for biography.

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