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Watch: Longtime Activist David Mixner Receives The 'Point Legend' Award at NYC's Point Foundation Honors


Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the wife of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, presented longtime activist David Mixner with the Point Legend Award at the Point Honors in New York City on Monday night. Here are his remarks.

The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Point provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT individuals who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Watch Mixner's remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. It was an honor to meet him and learn all that he has done for gay rights. I loved his comment about the younger generation and how they will do it their way and that the older generation should pay the bale money. Made me laugh. He's passing the torch and encouraging young people to keep up the fight for equality.

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 22, 2010 10:14:02 AM

  2. Bravo! It was an AMAZING night - so entertaining, so inspiring. ALL of the speeches and performances were superb and Mixner capped the night with electricity! Yeah, POINT!

    Posted by: Jerome | Apr 22, 2010 10:22:07 AM

  3. He's been around a long time. In fact, Mixner chained himself to the White House fence long before Lt. Choi and co.

    Posted by: niles | Apr 22, 2010 11:13:32 AM

  4. Tired, old, bitter, and jealous queens denigrating David and all the good that he has done and is doing, as well as making hateful references to his weight in...

    ...3, 2, 1.

    Posted by: dave02657 | Apr 22, 2010 11:49:28 AM

  5. Proud to say I marched alongside him at The National Equality March. That is a memory that I will always have and cherish.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Apr 22, 2010 11:51:16 AM

  6. Three cheers for the man who brought us Don't Ask Don't Tell!

    Posted by: 24play | Apr 22, 2010 12:21:22 PM

  7. David Mixner = GayKK!

    Posted by: David Kaufman | Apr 22, 2010 12:39:53 PM

  8. 24play, where is your reel? David has been there through thick and thin. He has peeled back the layers of discrimination more than most, and has inspired many an activist including myself.

    Posted by: ty | Apr 22, 2010 12:46:54 PM

  9. Very inspiring speech and individual.

    Now this is who would be a good pick to be countering all the "intellectually challenged" on these so called new's programs of late.

    Posted by: aleabeth | Apr 22, 2010 1:32:00 PM

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