Main | Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Gay Activist Carl Siciliano Wins
Brooke Astor Service Award

Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, New York City's homeless shelter for LGBT youth, was yesterday awarded the 2007 Brooke Astor Service Award. Siciliano (right) is seen here accepting the award from New York Public Library president Paul LeClerc.
The Brooke Russell Astor Award honors Mrs. Astor's commitment to the role of individuals in improving the quality of life in New York City. The award, which includes a cash prize of $10,000, is given annually and honors an unsung community hero or heroine who is relentless in his or her dedication to the city and who has contributed substantially to its enrichment.

Nominations are solicited from more than 400 individuals and organizations, including cultural groups, universities, foundations, elected officials, community groups and social services agencies.
Congratulations to Carl!

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