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Nicole Murray-Ramirez

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: April 27 - May 3, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

The city was still in shock this week after the Sunday morning shooting in a San Diego County synagogue.

The attack left one person dead and several others injured.

This crime sparked concern by City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez who started a campaign to raise money for armed guards to patrol The San Diego LGBT Community Center. 

Nicole Murray-Ramirez attends Matthew Shepard's interment at Washington National Cathedral

Nicole Murray-Ramirez sat among dignitaries and other public figures as Matthew Shpeard's ashes were interred at the  Gothic National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

This past Friday, Matthew Shepard's remains were interred at the crypt of Washington National Cathedral, City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez was in attendance representing the City of San Diego. 

Shepard was brutally beaten and tortured and left for dead, tied to a fence in Laramie Wyoming 20 years ago this month, he passed away six days later, on Oct. 12, he was 21-years-old. 

Ben F. Dillingham III's personal military effects donated to Lambda Archives

A "Celebration of Life" in honor of Dillingham is set for Saturday, January 20 at St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral, 1 pm.

The late Ben F. Dillingham III, who was a decorated Marine captain and tank commander, had his uniforms, medals, dog tags, etc. presented to the Lambda Archives of San Diego by City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez last week. 

In November of 2017, Dillingham passed away from cancer at age 72.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin presented with civil rights award

The first member of the LGBT community elected to the U.S. Senate, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, was presented the international Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award this past Sunday. 

Sarria a War World II  Veteran & proud Latino became the first openly gay candidate to run for public office in America in 1961

Nicole Murray-Ramirez meets Idaho LGBT leaders

Nicole Murray-Ramirez with John McCrostie.

Activist and Mayor of Hillcrest Nicole Murray-Ramirez was in Idaho over the weekend.

The trip was a five-day tour in which he met with state LGBT leaders.

Murray-Ramirez also spoke at a fundraiser that honored Boise Pridefest.