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Helen Boyd Named Recipient of State Community Activist Award

Lawrence University lecturer Helen Boyd will be recognized Wednesday, May 4 by the Fair Wisconsin Education Fund with its annual Community Activist Award. Boyd will be one of four recipients honored at the organization’s Milwaukee leadership reception hosted by newly elected Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

Helen Boyd

Boyd, who joined the Lawrence faculty in 2008, teaches in the gender studies department as well as in Lawrence’s  Freshman Studies program . A nationally recognized voice on diversity issues who has long championed gender equality, Boyd is the author of the books “My Husband Betty” and “She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband.”

In addition to Boyd, Fair Wisconsin will recognize the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees of Wisconsin with its Tammy Baldwin Statewide Impact Award, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa with its Advocate Award and the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center with its Organization Award.

Since 2008, Fair Wisconsin has recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBT equality in Wisconsin.