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Pride Honors 2018

Sunday, January 06, 2019 at 11:00 AM · $40.00 USD
San Joaquin Pride Center

 

 


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 Sponsorship opportunities:
$1,000 (8 tickets) | $500 (6 tickets) | $250 (4 tickets) | $100 (2 tickets)
Individual tickets: $40 per person
Please make checks payable to: San Joaquin Pride Center,
115 N. Sutter St. Second Floor, Stockton, CA 95202
Call 209.466.7572 or email info@sjpridecenter.org for more information

This year's Pride Honors Honorees will be announced live at Stockton Pride 2017. If you think someone from San Joaquin County deserves recognition for a lifetime of work supporting our local LGBT+ community or someone's community service or education went above and beyond in 2016, then nominate them for the Pride Honors Award. 

Our 2018 Pride Honor Recipients 

Legacy Award

Cathleen Galgiani is San Joaquin County's first out State Senator but her work on behalf of our LGBT+ community goes back decades. In the early 1990's Cathleen helped create the very first LGBT+ political club. As a legislative aid, Galgiani advocated for LGBT+ issues that often resulted in political blow-back from the public during a time when San Joaquin County was still divided over gay rights. Cathleen's personal story is a wonderful reminder that each of our coming out stories are unique and that her later in life discovery and coming out experience in the public eye can be a loving and welcoming experience. We applaud Galgiani for her bravery by honoring her with our Legacy Award.


Community Award: Dr. Elyas Parsa for his advocating for local transgender services and for the creation and cultivation of the San Joaquin County Gender Health Clinic. Through Dr. Parsa's leadership, new doctors who serve our community are learning how to provide culturally competent health care services and ensuring that those served through our County's health system get the same level of health care respect and and support that any and all individuals deserve.


Education Champion

Dr. Lisa Cooper-Wilkins gets it. When it came time for Delta College to review how they supported their LGBT+ students, Dr. Cooper-Wikins could have done what most university's do, create an internal process or hire a big league LGBT+ organization from a large urban city with zero understanding of our local flavor. Instead, Dr. Cooper-Wilkins reached out to our Pride Center and met with our local transgender community These conversations kick-started a year long campaign that included LGBT+ sensitivity trainings and the hiring of an LGBT+ liaison and the re-opening of a pride center on campus. For this we honor Dr. Lisa Cooper-Wilkins with the Pride Center's Education Champion Award.

 

Community Award

Dr. Elyas Parsa for his advocating for local transgender services and for the creation and cultivation of the San Joaquin County Gender Health Clinic. Through Dr. Parsa's leadership, new doctors who serve our community are learning how to provide culturally competent health care services and ensuring that those served through our County's health system get the same level of health care respect and and support that any and all individuals deserve.

Special Recognition Award: Kacie Anderson for her years of service to the San Joaquin Pride Center and our local LGBT+ community. From the inaugural Pride Festival to our inaugural Red Carpet Gala, Kacie has played a major role in the logistics of our Pride Center's signature events and in bringing community together to advance LGBT+ rights in San Joaquin County. 

Special Recognition Recipient Kacie Anderson will be honored at our 2019 Pride Honors Ceremony.

 

 

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Legacy (Lifetime) Award-Given to an individual, couple or organization for LGBT advocacy that has spanned generations and is a model of leadership for future generations to come.

The following awards are given for advocacy during the year following the previous Pride Honors.

Community Award- Given to an individual, couple or organization who uses their power of influence to earn support or the LGBT community.

Education Advocate- Given to an individual, couple or organization who through advocacy, legislation work or policy work have changed school climates in a way that makes it safer for our local LGBT youth. 

 

2017 Honorees

Legacy- Miss Monique 

Community Award- Pacific Urgent Care 

Education Advocate- Hon. Lange Luntao

Special Recognition- Mandy Oliver-Lopez 

 

2016 Honorees

Legacy- Renee Hall & Susan Eggman

Community Award- Health Plan of San Joaquin

Education Advocate- Julie Penn, Jennifer Robles, Stockton Unified School District/ Van Ha To-Cowell, Lincoln Unified Board of Trustee

2015 Honorees

Legacy- Dr. Robert Visick 

Community Award- California Rural Legal Assistance 

Education Advocate- Tina Lantern Skokan, Lincoln High GSA Advisor, Annette Feldman, West Tracy High GSA Advisor

2014 Honorees

Legacy: Donna Brown & Colleen Foster

Community Award- Imperial San Joaquin Delta Empire 

Education Advocate- Lani Schiff-Ross, First 5 of San Joaquin,  Jennifer Torres Siders UOP’s Beyond Our Gates 

Special Recognition- Ashton Lee

2013 Honorees

Legacy- Byron Roberts

Community Award- First Unitarian Universalist Church Stockton 

Education Advocate- Steve Jacobson 

2012 Honorees

Legacy- Sally Miller

Community Award-Inaugural Pride Festival Committee