Do you know someone who continually advocates for the Tucson LGBTQ+ community and has shown themselves as a local leader? Then nominate them for the 2022 Out Brunch Community Awards! The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) wants to know who inspires you and who is out there making an impact.
Donor Name: Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)
County: Cochise County (AZ), Pima County (AZ), Santa Cruz County (AZ)
Type of Grant: Award
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/21/2022
The Out Brunch Community Awards recognize and celebrate the work and dedication of three exceptional community members.
The Out Brunch returns to the legacy of honoring local leaders in the LGBTQ + community with the Steve Hall, Godat, Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally, and the Richard Elías Public Servant awards. Picking up where these awards were last given, the Out Brunch honors a special volunteer, a lifetime leader in the community, and an outstanding ally.
- Steve Hall Award: The Steve Hall Award is given to an individual who makes outstanding volunteer contributions to further the mission of promoting freedom, equality, safety and well-being of LGBTQ + people in Southern Arizona. Honoring the dedication and consistent commitment of the volunteer’s life to the LGBTQ + community, the Steve Hall Award honors the past work and promotes the future volunteer endeavors of the recipient.
- Godat Award: The Godat Award was inaugurated in 1998 to recognize extraordinary long-term contributions by an individual to southern Arizona’s LGBTQ + community. Recipients of this prestigious award have shown keen leadership in the LGBTQ + community and advocated throughout their careers for the advancement of the whole community. Ken Godat, after whom the award is named, was the first recipient.
- Jean Baker Community Ally Award: In 2001, an award was created to honor a straight ally who has made significant contributions to advance the freedom, equality, safety, and well-being of LGBTQ + people in southern Arizona. Knowing that the work of so many in the LGBTQ + community is aided and furthered by the straight allies, The Jean Baker Community Ally Award shines a light on the faithful and indefatigable efforts of an ally working with southern Arizona’s LGBTQ + community.
- Richard Elías Public Servant Award: Inaugurated in 2021, the Richard Elías Public Servant Award will be presented to public or government servants who have made significant or extraordinary contributions to the equality, equity, health, and inclusion of the LGBTQ + community of Tucson and Arizona. This award is named after Representative Richard Elías for his long time support to both the LGBTQ + and HIV / AIDS community, and other marginalized groups.
For more information, visit SAAF .