Fayette County

Gray, Yates honored by Lexington Fairness

Mayor Jim Gray was one of the five community leaders honored Friday night by Lexington Fairness, the gay and lesbian advocacy group, for their efforts to promote equality.

Gray, who is openly gay, received the Ernesto Scorsone Political Leadership Award, which is named for the openly gay Fayette circuit judge.

Former Lexington Vice Mayor Isabel Yates received the Ally for Fairness Award, Tim Burcham and Phillip Marcum received the Jennifer Crossen Out for Fairness Award, and Wayne Clayton received the Fairness Leadership Award.

The event, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, was hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian Bruce Vilanch and featured entertainment by Grammy Award winner Thelma Houston.

Recipients were chosen from a field of nominations submitted by the public.

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