Pete Suazo Political Action Award - Nomination Deadline May 5, 2018

Established in 2002 in honor of Senator Pete Suazo’s tireless attempts to pass Hate Crimes legislation in Utah, paired with his continual efforts to remind the Utah State Legislature of the great diversity found in our state. This award is presented to an elected Utah official (past or present) who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community of Utah through legislation, policy and/or declaration.


Dr. Kristen Ries Community Service Award - Nominations Closed for 2018 - any received after April 15 will be considered for 2019 award

Established in 1987 this award was first presented to Dr. Kristen Ries for her humanitarian efforts in dealing with the AIDS crisis, and forever named in her honor. This award recognizes outstanding service to the greater lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Utah, and is given to individual(s) who are dedicated to continuing that legacy of service. Those who receive this award are role models for Utah’s LGBTQ+ community, and like Dr. Kristen Ries, “exemplify everything that the award has stood for: compassion, leadership and courage.”

  • 1987-Dr. Kristen Ries, M.D.
  • 1988-Rev. Bruce Barton
  • 1989-KUTV Channel 2
  • 1990-Chuck Whyte
  • 1991-Nikki Boyer, Becky Moss, Ben Williams
  • 1992-The College of Monarchs of the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire, Craig Miller
  • 1993-Ben Barr, Val Mansfield, Kathy Worthington
  • 1994-Kim Russo
  • 1995-Bruce Harmon
  • 1996-Clariss Cartier (Doug Tollstrup), Charlene Orchard, Barb Barnhart
  • 1997-Rev. Kelly Byrnes, Jeff Freedman, Maggie Snyder
  • 1998-LaDonna Moore
  • 1999-Dr. Patty Reagan, Ph.D.
  • 2000-Marlin Criddle
  • 2000-Brenda Voisard
  • 2001-Laura Milliken Gray
  • 2001-Brook Heart-Song
  • 2002-Kevin Hillman
  • 2003-Doug Wortham
  • 2004-Luci Malin
  • 2005-Jane & Tami Marquardt
  • 2006-Jackie Biskupski
  • 2007-Doug Fadel
  • 2008-Stan Penfold
  • 2009-Walt Larabee
  • 2010-Mark Swonson
  • 2011-Michael Aaron
  • 2012-Valerie Larabee
  • 2013-Brandie Balken and Charles Lynn Frost
  • 2014-Fran Pruyn and Mark Lawrence
  • 2105-Courtney Moser
  • 2016-Peggy Tomsic
  • 2017-Todd Bennett

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