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Tim Moran

Outcome Buffalo Publisher Tim Moran To Be Honored At Annual Buffalo Brunch

Buffalo — Embrace WNY will recognize Tim Moran, publisher and executive editor at Outcome Buffalo, with a Community Achievement Award.

Moran along with Stonewall Democrats Chair Bryan Ball and Buffalo Parents and Friends of Gays (PFLAG), will be honored for their extraordinary work in the Western New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community at the 18th annual Buffalo Brunch on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

The Buffalo Brunch is the signature fundraiser for Embrace WNY. Embrace annually makes grants to local organizations in their effort to build and strengthen the social infrastructure for LGBT people in Western New York. Embrace also makes scholarships available to LGBT students that attend college at local institutions.

Bryan Ball is the longtime chair of the LGBT Democratic club Stonewall Democrats of WNY and PFLAG has long been a fixture in WNY offering resources and counsel to parents and friend of LGBT people.

Tim Moran, a founder and organizer of the first Buffalo Brunch, has been Editor and Publisher of Outcome Buffalo since 1998. He has been bringing Western New York LGBT people the major news and issues that affect their lives,

Moran is a highly visible leader in the Buffalo & Western New York often called upon to speak in frequent appearances on local television, radio and print media.about Marriage Equality, Employment Discrimination, Hate Crimes, Gay Pride, Bias based murder and crimes that affect LGBT people.

OutcomeBuffalo.com currently reached over 15,000 unique readers each month. The largest LGBT news source in upstate New York State

Moran was a past chair of the Buffalo Pride committee and in 1996. Tim raised money from private donors and arranged with City of Buffalo officials to put rainbow pride flags up along the pride parade and around Niagara Square. First time rainbow pride flags were put up by authorities on public property in Western New York State. Moran is also credited with creating and organizing the first post pride parade festival in Buffalo that 1997 event was held in Lafayette Square with staged entertainment, speakers and tabling by vendors and organizations.

During the past twenty years Moran has worked to raise over 3 million dollars for local LGBT services and LGBT friendly candidates.

As Treasurer and Board member of Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York (GLYS), Moran initiated changes that resulted in the establishment of GLYS as a full time service provider. During Moran's tenure the annual GLYS budget had grown tenfold and outside auditors have praised the business processes and safeguards Moran has installed.

Moran served as the fundraising chair and strategist for the 1995 City of Buffalo Council campaign that resulted in the first and only time that an openly LGBT person was elected to public office. Moran was a key part of the leadership team that organized and put the campaign into the street. Moran worked set a City of Buffalo record by raising over $100,000 for the city council race.

Eighteen Years ago four volunteers who had just finished organizing and leading the first and only political campaign that elected an openly LGBT person to an elective office in Western New York organized a brunch in Buffalo to raise money for the Empire State Pride Agenda.

In the 18 Annual Buffalo Brunches since 1996, the event has seen many changes in both purpose and venue. The very first Buffalo Brunch saw about 100 people come together at the Mid-Day Club atop the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo. The event is now attended by approximately 500 people a significant growth in dollars and attendees has been achieved in their 19 year history.

The annual Buffalo Brunch continues its proud tradition this year at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew, New York. The event is scheduled at 12:00 noon, Sunday, April 27th Organizers expect 500 people are expected to attend.

Tickets are $50; sponsorships are also available and will support projects, organizations, causes and people that impact the LGBT community in Buffalo and Western New York. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by calling Judy Dumitru at 716.983.9212 or visiting www.buffalobrunch.org. —Staff

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