StandOUT Nominations still OPEN

StandOUT Nominations still OPEN

The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) will start it's 2017 season with the StandOUT awards at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Before we come together in celebration, VPS asks for your help by nominating someone who's efforts have made a difference to the LGBTQ+ community. It only takes a few minutes so click on the link below to get started!!

The StandOUT Awards is a signature event for Vancouver Pride and aligns with the Society's values of recognizing individual potential and sharing knowledge. In 2013 VPS launched the Legacy Awards as a way of acknowledging the Legacy of Pride and showcasing the efforts of individuals who shaped Vancouver's Rainbow community.

As our new recognition model, the StandOUT Awards will bring us together in solidarity to celebrate community leadership Thursday June 22nd at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Our vision is to stand and applaud the work of unspoken heroes in the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. By striving to make a difference at every stage in life, our communities will continue to prosper.

Nominations will be accepted until June 9th in the following 6 categories:

  • Business Leader - This award recognizes an individual who has advocated for LGBTQ2+ rights within the business sector or has worked to make a difference within the community as a business leader and ally.

  • Educator - This award recognizes an individual who aims to teach the world about LGBTQ2+ rights and issues or has truly inspired their students to make a difference and StandOUT. This award category is open to anyone who teaches, mentors, coaches or simply strives to educate the public on LGBTQ2+ rights.

  • Friend of the Environment - This award recognizes an individual within the LGBTQ2+ community who strives to protect the environment or passionately educate others about environmental issues.

  • Youth - The award recognizes a young person in the LGBTQ2+ community who is already a leader. This individual's work and energy remind us of where the spirit of the LGBTQ2+ movement needs to focus its attention in the face of changing issues and struggles. This recipient Stands OUT among their peers and has earned respect by never allowing their age to limit their ability to achieve.

  • Social Activist - This award recognizes an individual who leverages their social capital to actively fight for the rights of the LGBTQ2+ community. They express themself powerfully through the digital realm or as public speaker and have built a following to galvanize into action! They understand the difference between expressing an opinion and genuinely connecting with people in a way that creates dialogue and meaningful change.

  • Kimberly Nixon Trans Activist Contribution to Community Award - This award recognizes a transgender individual who has made significant contributions to advancing Transgender rights or creating positive social change in the community.

    Click on the link below to get started on your nomination NOW!!

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