Announcement of the 2014 Spirit of Stonewall Awardees
SAN DIEGO — San Diego Pride is proud to announce its 2014 Spirit of Stonewall Award winners, who will be honored at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, taking place Friday, July 18 at 6 pm, at the Hillcrest Pride Flag. The distinguished Toni Atkins will be the Grand Marshall of this momentous occasion.
The annual awards are designed to honor individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on San Diego’s LGBT community. As our celebrity Nominations for the awards were received from the San Diego community and the list of recipients follows:
Champions of Pride
Vincent Pompei – working with the Human Rights Campaign and LGBT youth
Lisa Mata – bringing the Human Rights Campaign to San Diego and volunteerism
The Champion of Pride Award honors individuals or couples who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the LGBT community over an extended period of years, or who have made an exceptional contribution over the past year.
Friend of Pride
Patti Boman – dedication to PFLAG as well as LGBT youth
The Friend of Pride Award honors individuals or couples who do not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but who have stalwartly supported the LGBT community over an extended period of years or the past year.
Stonewall Service Award
Maureen Steiner – preserving the LGBT community’s history with the Lambda Archives
The Stonewall Service Award honors groups or organizations, which may or may not identify as specifically LGBT, but which have greatly supported the community over an extended period of years and/or have made an exceptional contribution in the past year.
Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion – volunteerism and dedication to the LGBT community
Dwayne D. and Jonathan Beebe-Franqui – historical presence and progressing the LGBT movement
Candi Samples – dedication to the LGBT community through her work at the Imperial Court
The Community Service Award honors individuals or couples who are recognized as “up-and-coming” leaders within the community, or whose contributions to the community over the past year carried significant impact.
For more information on the award criteria and submission process visit www.sdpride.org/awards.