Lifetime achievement award for Ray Hill

Good for you, Ray.

Radio personality and political activist Ray Hill will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Houston chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday for his advocacy on behalf of prisoners and of homosexuals and other sexual minorities.

Hill, 65, who earlier this year announced his retirement from gay activism, said he will accept the award “with caution.”

“They normally give these awards to people they think are about to die,” Hill said. “Or they’re encouraging you to go off in a corner to be quiet. In either case, they’re destined to be disappointed. I’m going to be the old man my mother wanted me to be.”

I still think it’s a shame Hill never got elected to Houston City Council. Enjoy the kudos, Ray, they’ve well-deserved.

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