Bonnie Dumanis, Jerry Sanders among local officials to make record attendances at San Diego’s 40th Anniversary Coronation BallBottom Highlights, Online Only Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
San Diego‘s 40th Anniversary Coronation events now hold the record for the most elected officials and dignitaries ever to attend a Royal Affair of the International Court System of Canada, United States and Mexico.
Mayor Jerry Sanders, US Congressman Bob Filner, US Congresswoman Susan Davis, the Majority Whip of the California State Assembly, Honorable Toni Atkins, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore, City Councilman Todd Gloria, City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, San Diego School Board Member Kevin Beiser, State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and many other officials attended the “Imperial State Dinner” celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the coronation of Queen Mother I of the Americas, San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, and the 40th Anniversary Coronation Ball, “A Military Affair,” and other royal events that attracted well over 1,000 people during the celebration weekend.
The event gave out over $70,000 in community grants including student scholarships and a financial grant for $3,000 and $1,000 respectively.
Among national LGBT leaders in attendance were Stuart Milk (Founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation), Russell Roybal (Deputy Director of the National Gay Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), Commissioner Robert Gleason, (National Vice-Chair of the Victory Fund) and Ms. Lorena Gonzalez, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Labor Council.
Attendees gathered in part to celebrate their various relationships with Nicole Murray Ramirez, a Latino and LGBT activist for over 45 years.
Since Nicole Murray Ramirez succeeded World War II Veteran José Julio Sarria, the first openly gay candidate to run for public office in 1961, as the titular leader, Chairman and C.E.O. of the International Court Council, over $200,000 has been raised by the Chapter Courts for the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Trevor Project and the Harvey Milk Foundation in just the last few years.
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