JUNEAU - The Juneau Human Rights Commission recognized Anne Kinter and Ellen Northup with the 2002 Human Rights Award at the Goldbelt Hotel on Sunday.
Northup is the site manager of the Juneau Senior Center and former executive director of The Glory Hole. Kinter, a retired drug and alcohol counselor, has been on the Glory Hole board and was a co-chairperson of PFLAG, or Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
The city's Human Rights Commission has been giving the award since 1997 as part of its mission to educate the public about human rights, commission Chairman Keith Hermann said. The commission also investigates human rights complaints and makes recommendations to the city about changes in law that might affect human rights.
Kinter and Northup "have had a long-term impact on the community, working with people in danger of having their human rights violated or threatened," Hermann said.
The city's Human Rights Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at City Hall Room 224. The panel maintains a confidential hotline at 586-5206 for people to report human rights abuses.