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Nominations open for San Diego Pride's annual Spirit of Stonewall Awards

SAN DIEGO, California -- Nominations are now open for San Diego Pride's annual Spirit of Stonewall Awards.

The awards, which recognize individuals who contribute significantly to the LGBT community though their leadership, will be presented at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, scheduled for Friday, July 17 at 6 pm.

Community members are invited to nominate individuals and organizations that support the local LGBT community through their work or actions. There are 6 awards categories, which are listed below.

Community Grand Marshal: An individual or couple who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the LGBT community over an extended period of years with consideration to service to San Diego Pride.

Champion(s) of Pride: An individual or couple who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the LGBT community over an extended period of years, or who has made an exceptional contribution over the past year.

Friend(s) of the Year: An individual or couple who does not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but who has stalwartly supported the LGBT community over an extended period of years or the past year.

Stonewall Service Award: A group or organization, which may or may not identify as specifically LGBT, but which has greatly supported the community over an extended period of years and/or has made an exceptional contribution in the past year.

Inspirational Couple: A couple whose love and commitment embodies the humanity of our community.

Community Service: An individual or couple who is recognized as an “up-and-coming” leader within the community, or whose contributions to the community over the past year carried significant impact.

Nominations are due by Feb. 28.

The nomination form and additional information can be found at HERE.