The Thomas A. Dooley Award honors individuals who, through their faith-based background, have demonstrated personal courage, compassion and commitment to advance the human and civil rights of lesbian and gay Americans. The highest honor that GALA bestows, it is named for the gay, former Notre Dame student, Dr. Thomas A. Dooley III (1927-1961), who achieved world fame for his humanitarian activities while serving in the Navy in Southeast Asia.
GALA is pleased to announce that the 2010 Tom Dooley Award
will be going to Sister M.L. Gude, CSC. Sister M. L. has done more for GLBT students at Notre Dame and St. Mary’s than anybody else in history. Countless students have come to her over the years for support, guidance, and advice. She has tactfully and tirelessly worked with the administration on behalf of the GLBT community on top of her other administrative duties.
GALA will also bestow the Distinguished Alumni Award on Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach ’91, who came out to the Air Force and has fought for his right to continue to serve in the armed forces, and the GALA-ND/SMC Service Award to Gus Hinojosa '82, former Chair of our organization and co-founder of the Notre Dame Queer Film Festival in 2004.
The weekend will start on Friday evening and include panels and discussions on campus in conjunction with the Law School and other academic departments, a game-watch on Saturday afternoon, and the awards dinner on Saturday evening.
Space is limited, so please order tickets in advance.
For more information, please see our event details page