In light of the importance of being out to the LGBT movement, every year Equality Virginia recognizes OUTstanding Virginians who have represented the community with distinction.
OUTstanding Virginian honorees are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Virginians - and allies - who have made a positive mark. Some are activists whose courage and dedication to equality have influenced our movement and others are elected officials, entertainers, or business leaders who have achieved great success.
More than 50 individuals have been honored as OUTstanding Virginians since 2009. Nominate someone who you feel deserves this recognition.