On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony. Janet Weinberg was posthumously be awarded the 2019 John Wade Award, which honors LGBTQ individuals for excellence in government service.
This year’s honorees also included Fabio Cortez, Maria Rodriguez, Jahaira Gonzalez, and Hands in 4 Youth – GSA at P.S./M.S. 29 in Melrose.
“I’m honored to host this event year after year during Pride Month to reaffirm our solidarity with the LGBTQ community. We stand with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters as allies in working toward a more inclusive future for everyone. This evening we gathered the community to celebrate the tremendous progress that has been made so far, but we know that there is so much more to do on the path to full equality. I look forward to continuing to work with our LGBTQ community and their allies to make sure that our borough and our city are inclusive and welcoming to everyone,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.