2017 Spirit of Stonewall Awardees
Every year, San Diego Pride accepts nominations from the community for the annual presentation of the Spirit of Stonewall Awards. The awards recognize individuals or groups who contribute significantly to the LGBT community through their leadership, activism, and fundraising efforts.
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Spirit of Stonewall Award – Friend of Pride
Awarded to an individual or couple who does not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, but who has stalwartly supported the LGBT community over an extended period of years and/or has made an exceptional contribution in the past year.
2017 Recipient – Kathie Moehlig
For over 30 years, Kathie Moehlig has been a public speaker, workshop presenter, nonprofit development professional, and support group leader. She is a certified life coach, an ordained minister, and a certified parenting instructor.
In early 2015, Kathie founded TransFamily Support Services, a nonprofit organization in San Diego serving transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families. During her transgender son’s transition, she utilized her professional talents to advocate for him and to help navigate his journey through the healthcare system. As a result of her own family’s experience, she committed herself to helping other families find successes in their journeys.
Through her work with TransFamily Support Services, Kathie provides individual and family coaching to facilitate acceptance and support, assists with healthcare and insurance issues, helps families navigate the legal system, and advocates for resources and support at schools for transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families. Additionally, she provides workshops and training programs for faculty and staff in schools, covering subjects such as LGBTQ awareness, vocabulary use, understanding and implementing state and federal laws, and how to adopt best practices.
Kathie tirelessly advocates for transgender acceptance in multiple communities. She currently serves as a board member of PFLAG, GLSEN, and Camp Laurel and is a San Diego Trevor Project Ambassador. Kathie also regularly collaborates with the North County LGBT Center, the LGBT Center in Hillcrest, and many other organizations nationwide who serve transgender youth.