Dancer, model, teacher…and GORGEous BALLROOM ICON Leiomy Maldonado, aka Wonder Woman of Vogue, will be amongst the recipients of the Stonewall Community Foundation Vision Award 2018 tomorrow night in NYC (along with Clara Yoon of API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC). The transgender rights activist was a member of the dance troupe Vogue Evolution (which was featured on Season 4 of America’s Best Dance Crew)…has worked with artists such as Willow Smith, Icona Pop, and CocoRosie…and was featured in the Nike #BeTrue advertisement (see below).
Guests will gather to celebrate and support Stonewall’s work of mobilizing resources to advance LGBTQ rights, freedom, and justice. Past recipients include Lee Daniels, Cyndi Lauper, Janet Mock, Tony Kushner, journalist Ronan Farrow and Marizol Leyva & Selenis Leyva (Orange Is The New Black). Check out the über fabness of Miss Leiomy, in action, below…and if you’re interested in attending the ceremony, you can get tickets and more info HERE! CONGRATS, DOLL!!! (above pic by Nelson N. Castillo)
“The Vision Awards is our signature Pride gala, raising funds to support as much as $750,000 in vital grants and scholarships directly impacting LGBTQ people. Our mission is to uplift LGBTQ lives, advance our rights, and engender lasting safety and freedom. Since 1990, we have invested over $19 million in 600+ nonprofits doing just that.”