Additions Include Icons Such as Leslie Jordan and Terrence McNally, as Well as International Drag Superstar Heklina NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The International Imperial Court System and the National LGBTQ Task Force are honoring seven legends of the LGBTQ movement as 2023 National LGBTQ Wall of Honor inductees at the historic Stonewall Inn.
The ceremony will occur on June 22 at 6:30 PM ET at 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY. The Wall of Honor posthumously celebrates and acknowledges LGBTQ activists, artists, and others who played crucial roles in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ liberation.
These icons will join the likes of Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, Keith Haring, Jose Sarria, Audre Lorde, Marsha P. Johnson, Matthew Shepard, and dozens of others as a living memorial in the bar that was the site of the historic uprising in 1969. “I founded the National LGBTQ Wall Of Honor because I believe that a community, indeed a civil rights movement, that doesn’t know where it came from and whose shoulders it stands on doesn’t really know where it’s going,” said Nicole Murray Ramirez, San Diego City Commissioner and Queen Mother of the Americas of the International Imperial Court System. “I am especially proud that two iconic drag queens are being honored this year: Darcelle XV of Portland and Heklina of San Francisco. “ This event also coincides with the National LGBTQ Task Force’s 50th year, a milestone anniversary to recognize the organization’s history of advocacy, organizing, and celebration for half a century. “As we reflect on 50 years of hard-won progress, we hold tight to the fact that we not only fight for rights, we fight for people.