Pride Honors 2015

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Legacy Award- As an openly gay doctor during the AIDS crisis, Dr. Robert Vizzard is a trailblazer and humanitarian for his work on behalf of our local LGBT community. The fact that, even today, we are unable to find a private practice doctor willing to be included in an LGBT friendly doctor roster should give you an inkling of how brave Robert Vizzard was and is.  One of the founding members of the San Joaquin County AIDS Foundation, Dr. Vizzard and his peers forced our rural conservative community to address and care for those with HIV/AIDS. Vizzard's work was a major step forward in the maturing of our local LGBT movement which is leading us into a more accepting and tolerant San Joaquin County. 

Education Champion- Teaching in today's society isn't easy. You spend hours and hours of your own time and resources just to help your students pass your class and hopefully graduate and move on to college. Yet, as is the case with both of this year's Education Champion recipients, Tina Skoken-Lanter and Annette Feldman, they add to their workload the added responsibility of advising their school's Gay Straight Alliance. Year after year, our LGBT youth at Lincoln High School and Merrill F. West High School can count on Tina Skoken-Lanter and Annette Fieldman,  For Tina, we honor her for opening her heart and her home to LGBT youth who are at-risk and for providing a space that encourages all LGBT youth a chance at success. For Annette, we honor her for fighting a school district hesitant to embrace progress and win their support for stronger pro-LGBT school climates. To put it simply, we are honoring Tina Skoken-Lanter and Annette Feldman for being kick ass GSA advisors. 

Community Award-  There has been no stronger partner, no stronger champion of our Pride Center than California Rural Legal Assistance. Since they walked through our doors the day of our grand opening in October of 2011, CRLA has encouraged and challenged our organization to be its best. They've partnered with us on our YES (Youth Empowerment Summit) and our Spanish speaking outreach and support program. They support the general LGBT population via their free legal assistance program and they encouraged our Pride Center to apply for (and win) our biggest grant to date--the Fund for Rural Equity project. The LGBT people of San Joaquin County couldn't ask for a better legal and community partner than CRLA. 

 

WHEN
October 22, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Marriott Residence Inn in Brookside
CONTACT
Nicholas Hatten ·
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