Sen. Tammy Baldwin Honored with Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, the first member of  the LGBT community elected to the U.S. Senate, has been presented with the international Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award.

In 1961, Sarria, War World II  Veteran and proud Latino became the first openly gay candidate to run for public office in America. In 1965, Sarria founded the International Court System which has chapters in over 70 cities in the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico. San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, chairman, C.E.O. of the International Imperial Council presented the award this week.

Sen.r Baldwin was in San Diego  for a special reception at the home of Robert Gleason and Marc Matys.