PrideIndex.com announced the seven organizations and 12 individuals that have been selected to be honored at the 11th Annual Esteem Awards. This year's cocktail reception will take place Saturday, June 30, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., 1-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A committee of past honorees selected this year's award recipients.
Local honorees will include Illinois state rep candidate Lamont Robinson, Our City Our Voice Executive Director ( and 2019 aldermanic candidate ) Maria Hadden, Center on Halsted Director of Transgender Relations and Community Engagement Vanessa Sheridan, journalist/consultant Derrick Clifton, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, eta Creative Arts Foundation, Reeling: The Chicago LGBT Film Fest and the podcast The Sip.
National awardees will include author/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English professor Dr. Eric Prichard, activist Dr. Wilhemenia Perry, writer/activist Christina Kahrl, activist/philanthropist D'Ontace Keyes, The National LGBTQ Task Force, ONE Archive Foundation and the National Gay & Lesbian Archives, My True Colours Festival, activist/orator Jessica Holter, web series Brown Girls and journalist Gerren Keith Gaynor.
See PrideIndex.com .