Union Bank and KCET Celebrate Local Heroes for LGBT Pride Month


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WHAT:        As part of an ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and in celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, Union Bank and KCET have opened a call for nominations for outstanding men and women of the LGBT community  -- local heroes who are providing great leadership and making significant contributions to improve and enrich the lives of others.  Of the nominees, five will be chosen and honored during a celebratory event in June.           

WHEN:        LGBT 2011 nominations will be accepted until midnight Monday, April 6, 2011.

(No late forms will be accepted)


WHERE:     Nomination forms are available via KCET's Web site at www.kcet.org.

Type "LGBT" into the KCET page search bar or visit the Local Heroes page at http://www.kcet.org/socal/local_heroes/


WHO:       LGBT community members in the Los Angeles area who have shown leadership and dedication to serving their community through participation in the arts, business, community activism, education, social services, health services or any other relevant field. For further information, please refer to the 2011 Candidate Nomination Guidelines available at http://www.kcet.org/socal/local_heroes/lgbt-pride-month.html.

WHY:       Partnering with public television stations throughout California, Union Bank designed the Local Heroes program to pay tribute to local heroes who are making a difference by improving their workplace, profession, neighborhood, community, region and the world.  The program has grown to reflect the very vibrant and diverse communities in which the bank conducts business.  Visit www.unionbank.com/heroes for more information.

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