Mattie LeydenPost submitted by Zack Hasychak, Membership & Community Events Manager

In just a few weeks, The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Coalition will award the Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award of the Coachella Valley to Mattie Leyden, former Marine, transgender activist, and Diversity Co-Chair for HRC Orange County/Long Beach/Palm Springs.

A member of Palm Springs LGBT Community Outreach Committee for the Palm Springs Police Department, Leyden started the Coachella Valley Transgender Community Group at The LGBT Community Center of the Desert.

Retired 9th Circuit Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 9:30-11 AM.

Event proceeds benefit the Coachella Valley High School Gay-Straight Alliance. More information can be found here.

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