SAN DIEGO -- As San Diego Pride gears up for this summer's festivities, the organization is turning to the community to help identify nominees for the annual Spirit of Stonewall Awards.
Nominations are now open for the awards, which recognize individuals who contribute significantly to the LGBT community thought their leadership, activism, and fundraising efforts.
The awards will be presented at a reception during the week leading up to San Diego Pride, which is scheduled for July 12-14.
Nomination categories include:
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.
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.
The nomination form is available online and must be submitted by March 27.
The San Diego Pride board of directors will review all submissions and announce award recipients in early May.
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