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    Abbe Land to be Honored at 8th Annual Hollywood NOW HERstory Awards

    Former West Hollywood Mayor and council member Abbe Land will be honored at the 8th Annual Hollywood NOW HERstory Awards & Reception. The community leader and women’s rights champion will be toasted and roasted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 North San Vicente Boulevard.

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Hollywood NOW hosts the HERstory Awards & Reception each year in March to celebrate the achievements of women in the community.

    This year, Hollywood NOW will recognize Abbe Land for her dedication as a fierce fighter for women’s rights and accomplished civic leader.

    In addition to her tenure as an elected Councilmember of the City of West Hollywood from 1986 to 1997 and from 2003 to 2015, Abbe served as Mayor five times. She is renowned for her support and leadership on women’s issues, LGBTQ rights, affordable housing, healthcare access, and civil liberties. Through her political advocacy, she played a pivotal role in the development of the City’s Women’s and Disability Advisory Boards, domestic violence prevention program for same-sex couples, green building ordinance, and landmark gun control legislation.

    During her tenure as a Councilmember, she served on the boards of the National League of Cities, Southern California Association of Governments, the Westside Council of Governments, and as President of Women in Municipal Government, as well as policy committees of the League of California Cities. Currently, Abbe serves on the Women Against Gun Violence Advisory Board; the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s Women’s Health Policy Council; Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles Board of Directors; Creative Acts Advisory Board; MAZON’s Public Policy Committee; and the AIDS Community Action Foundation Board of Directors.

    In March 2017, she co-founded an Indivisible Los Angeles Chapter: ROAR Resistance. Abbe is a sought-after speaker and moderator, frequently called upon to participate and share her expertise at conferences and seminars nationwide. She has been honored by the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to affordable housing and by APLA Red Circle Project with a Spirit of CommUNITY Award for her work to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. Abbe also received the inaugural Legacy Award for Women in Leadership for her advocacy on behalf of women in West Hollywood, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles: Good Neighbor Voice Award 2016 for her support of the LGBTQ community, the 28th Congressional District 2016 Woman of the Year award, the National LGBTQ Task Force: Leadership Excellence Award 2017, the I Love Me Foundation’s Ally of the Year, and the 2017 Southern California Leadership Network Visionary 30 in 30 Award, among numerous other recognitions.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Ho Hum. Who cares? She’s sooooo last century.

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