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NYC: Celebration of Art Leonard with CUGALA at Pera Restaurant
written by Natasha, 4/27/16 7:45am
edited by Natasha, 4/26/16 11:05am

Join the Siegel Celebration Dinner, honoring Art Leonard (Cornell '74, Harvard Law 77, NY Law Professor), co-founder NY LGBT Law Assoc, ex-Board CBST, Lambda Legal, CBST Pena Restaurant, 303 Madison $100 (includes dinner, drinks):

NYC - What: Join the Siegel Award Celebration, honoring Art Leonard (Cornell '74, Harvard Law 77, New York Law School Professor), co-founder NY LGBT Law Assoc, ex-Board CBST, Lambda Legal, CLAGS - for a fun dinner in Midtown NYC.

When: Saturday, April 30, 6-9 PM.
Where: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie (Restaurant), 303 Madison (41st & 42nd St), NY

Cost: $100 (includes open bar beer and wine, a 3 course dinner and program):

RSVP: Please buy in advance (by Thursday 4-28 Noon) so dinner tables can be assigned.  

If you miss the deadline please contact Erica Kagan (, (516) 449-5036 cell / text, CUGALA Board Member) to arrange late entry.  Door entries (if any) must be paid in CASH only. 
Organized by CUGALA (Cornell's LGBTQ Alumni Group) and proudly announced by Yale GALA, Inc., FFR/Princeton BTGALA (list in formation).
Everyone is welcome to attend!
This spring, CUGALA is honoring founding member, Arthur (Art) Leonard ‘74, with the Siegel Award.

Arthur S. Leonard, a professor at New York Law School since 1982, graduated from Cornell (ILR '74) and Harvard Law School ('77) and is a member of the NY Bar Association.  Leonard started New York’s LGBT Law Association (1978) and served as its first elected president (1984-1988).  He edits the Association’s monthly newsletter, Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, which is archived on NY Law School’s Impact Center website. In 2005 he received the Dan Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the National LGBT Law Association.

Professor Leonard is an extraordinary community leader and has also been a director or trustee of Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at City University of NY (CLAGS), The Society of American Law Teachers, and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST - the world’s largest LGBT synagogue), among others.

While at Cornell, Art was a classical concert reviewer for four years on the Cornell Daily Sun Review Board, Editor of the ILR Forum and a member of the Cornell Symphony Orchestra.

He and his partner of more than three decades, Tim Nenno, married in Connecticut in 2009. 

More Leonard Bio info here:
Everyone is welcome to attend the dinner celebration. 
The dinner attendees are diverse in age and gender.  Visit to see who is attending.
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