Rights Campaign Leader To Speak At U.Va.
26, 2000 -- Elizabeth
Birch, a leader in behalf of gay and lesbian people's rights to
full protection under the Constitution, will speak Thursday, Sept.
28, at 8 p.m. in the University of Virginias Newcomb Hall
The talk is free
and open to the public. Parking is available in U.Va.'s Emmet Street
which is co-sponsored by the Jefferson Society, is part of the Women
2000: Shapers of the World series, which celebrates the 10th
anniversary of the Womens Center and the 30th anniversary
of full co-education at the University.
Since becoming director
of the Human Rights Campaign gay and lesbian advocacy group in 1995,
Birch has nearly tripled the organizations membership and
budget, and has helped defeat anti-gay legislation that has come
She has become a
highly visible advocate regarding issues of concern to gay and lesbian
Americans, speaking throughout the country and on programs such
as "Good Morning America," "20/20," "Crossfire,"
"Larry King Live" and "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."
She was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention this summer.
Contact: Annie Wagner,