The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus (HGLC) announced May 13 that it will present its Veritas Award to Laurence H. Tribe ’62, J.D. ’66, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor. As one of the nation’s foremost constitutional law experts, Tribe has advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights for more than a quarter century, including arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bowers v. Hardwick in 1986. The award will be presented to Tribe at the HGLC’s annual Commencement Day dinner, this year to be held in Lowell House on June 4. Evelynn Hammonds, Ph.D. ’93, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies and dean of Harvard College, will be the keynote speaker.
The HGLC will also present a special achievement award to Robyn Ochs, C.S.S. ’85, Ed.M. ’89, who will be retiring from Harvard. Aiding the HGLC’s mission for 25 years, Ochs served on the HGLC board, and as a staff member has been instrumental in organizing faculty and staff groups, including the LBTQ (Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Women’s Lunches.