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Kathleen DeBold, executive director of the National Lesbian Health Organization's Mautner Project, is being honored by Women's eNews as one of its "21 Leaders for the 21st Century." DeBold is the only out lesbian honoree.
The 21 leaders were picked for their dedication to improving the lives of women in the home, in the media, in the workplace, and in schools. DeBold works to ensure that lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women receive equal access to health care and that they are not discriminated against because of sexual orientation or economic status.
DeBold has helped the Mautner Project evolve from a local health group focusing on supporting lesbians with cancer to a national health advocacy program that strives to improve the lives of women through research and direct services.
The 21 women will be honored in New York City at the Women's eNews Gala at the Tavern on the Green, May 22.
To read about this year's honorees, go to www.womensenews.org. (The Advocate)