We close out Pride Month with the story of 84-year-old Ruthie Berman. She and her late wife Connie helped change the course of American history.
They successfully sued the NYC Board of Education for domestic partner benefits, opening doors in 1994 for all New York employees in same-sex relationships.READ MORE: Blue Alert Issued Out Of North Florida County for Patrick McDowell, Accused Of Murdering Deputy During Traffic Stop
The two, who married in 2011, were pivotal in LGBT rights organizations for decades.READ MORE: Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
Now, the “Ruthie and Connie LGBT Elder Americans Act” will amend the “Older Americans Act” to give greater support to the elderly gay population.MORE NEWS: Miami Gardens Faith Leaders, Officials & Community Members Come Together To Remember Lives Lost To Gun Violence
Guest: Ruthie Berman/LGBT Advocate