12th Annual LGBTQ Community Awards

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About the awards
In its twelfth year, the LGBTQ Community Awards are held as part of Tacoma’s Pride Week. They honor individuals and organizations whose efforts have had a positive effect on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied community of Pierce County. This year’s event will be on Friday, July 13th and hosted in the lobby of Rialto Theater in downtown Tacoma, beginning at 4:30pm. This gathering is the night before the festival’s main event, Tacoma Pride, and is free and open to the public.

The categories of the LGBTQ Community Awards are as follows:

Sapphire Award – Given to a youth organizer for service to the LGBTQ youth community of Pierce County. This award is open to youth ages 14-23.

Pearl Award - Given to an individual who identifies as part of the LGBTQ community for service to the LGBTQ community of Pierce County, particularly service rendered in the past year.

Ruby Award – Given to an individual who is not part of the LGBTQ population, or an organization that’s focus is not primarily LGBTQ, but whose actions have directly benefited said community. This may be awarded for service in the past year, or for service rendered over an extended period of time.

Emerald Award - Given to an organization for service to the LGBTQA community of Pierce County, particularly service rendered in the past year.

Diamond Hall of Fame Award – Given to an individual for consistent and exemplary service to the LGBTQ community of Pierce County. This award is given for service rendered over a considerable length of time.

All nominations must be received no later than Friday, June 22nd at 5pm. Please contact Ryan Mello with any questions or requests for support:

Ryan Mello – Deputy Mayor
747 Market Street, Suite 1200 Tacoma, WA 98402
253-591-5470
Ryan.Mello@CityofTacoma.org

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