Good Work Wednesday

A weekly recap of events that benefit the LGBT community…Orange County/CA: ECCO, a political action group for Orange County, California, holds its 2007 Awards Dinner at the Disneyland Hotel on October 13th. Honorees: Alicia Berhow, Lighthouse at Southern California Edison, California Teachers Association, Peg Corley, Ivy Bottini.NYC: The Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project will stage their 2007 Courage Awards at Gotham Hall on November 19th, hosted by B.D. Wong. This year’s honorees: New York State Assembly Member Daniel J. O’Donnell, Ms. Verna Eggleston of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and Sundance Channel.LOS ANGELES: The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force holds their Los Angeles Leadership Awards on Sept. 30th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. This year’s honorees: Christine Chavez, Judy Chu. Get tickets here.NYC: Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ annual flea market is this Saturday. Volunteers needed. Donate items at the the GMHC office on West 24th Street.DC: National lesbian health group The Mautner Project hosts their 14th Annual Gala Dinner & Reception on Sept. 29th at the Hilton Washington. Tickets here.LOS ANGELES: Lambda Legal’s West Coast Liberty Awards takes place Oct. 2nd at the Directors Guild Of America. This year’s honorees: Alan Cumming, David Bohnett, Rev. Susan Russell.LOS ANGELES: The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s Respect Awards on Oct. 12th will honor individuals and corporations who have helped move the work of GLSEN foward. This year’s honorees: Dr. Neal Baer, Greg Berlanti, James C. Hormel, Sheila Kuehl.NYC: Empire State Pride Agenda holds their Fall Dinner on Octobert 11th at Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Keynote speaker: David Mixner. Special guests include Christopher Meloni, Mary Lousie Parker, Alan Cumming. Tickets here.