Capital Pride this morning announced the five locals who have been selected to serve as the 2012 Capital Pride Heroes. They are Andrew Barnett, Eboné Bell, Michelle Benecke, Kevin Platte and Justin B. Terry-Smith.
''Each year, members of the community nominate individuals who have helped to further the causes of the LGBTA community,'' Capital Pride explained in a May 14 release announcing the heroes. ''A committee then selected this year's top LGBTA heroes from those nominations. In addition to the gala, Heroes are honored throughout the two-week celebration of Pride.''