Receiving countless awards and accolades many describe Abbe as more than an advocate but part of their ‘community family’. Abbe is well-known for her leadership roles and active support on the issues of women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, affordable housing, quality healthcare access and civil liberties.



Southern California Leadership Network: 30 in 30 Outstanding Alumni Honoree 2017
National LGBTQ Task Force: Leadership Excellence 2017
I Love Me Foundation: Voice for Equality 2017
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles: Good Neighbor Voice 2016
Woman of the Year 28th Congressional District 2016
Legacy Women In Leadership 2015
West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation Lifetime Achievement 2015
Red Circle Project/APLA Spirit of Community 2014
California Women Lead 2010 MOVER Award – Elected Official of the Year
National Women’s Political Caucus “Courage to Run” 2010
TransUnity 2010 SIREN Award for Excellence
National Council of Jewish Women’s “Remarkable Woman” 2010
National Women’s History Month Project 2009 “Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet”
National Women’s Political Caucus LA Westside Chapter 2008 Women Leaders Calendar
Big Thinking Women Unlimited’s 2007 “50 @ 50+ LA Award”
Women Against Gun Violence “2007 Courageous Leader”
Los Angeles Business Journal 2007 “Women Making a Difference”.
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce: 2015 Award of Recognition
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce: 2007 “President’s Award”
1998 Women in Leadership Award
Alternative Living for the Aging 2006 “Sheldon W. Andelson Award”
Los Angeles County Commission for Women 2005 “Woman of the Year”
Christopher Street West 1999 “George Moscone Award”
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 1998 Women of Distinction