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Steve Harrington honored

January 13, 2019

On January 9, former JSI staff member was honored by the Boston Celtics basketball team with the 'Heroes among Us' Award during the team's first LGBTQ Pride Night. Steve was selected by the Celtics for his work as executive director of the North Shore Alliance of LGBTQ Youth; he has also competed in the Gay Games every year since they were incepted in 1982, winning several gold medals for basketball.

In a press release, the Boston Celtics said “Determined to make a difference off the court, Steve began volunteering at the North Shore Alliance of LGBTQ youth in 2009. Over the last 11 years, Steve has tirelessly worked to empower members of LGBTQ community, impacting over 19,000 individuals in Boston.

"In honor of Pride Night, and for his commitment to improving the lives of LGBTQ young people, Steve is being honored as a Hero among Us.

Congratulations to our friend Steve for his great work and this recognition from the Celtics!