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Big honors to be given at the 2018 Nicky Awards

The 43rd annual Nicky Awards will be held on Dec. 16 at The Courtyard Marriott Liberty Station.

It's not only the local LGBT men and women who will be honored at the 43rd annual Nicky Awards this year, but their longtime allies as well.

Mathew Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis, will be presented the Mayor George Moscone Humanitarian Award by San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer and First Lady Katharine Falconer. 

The Shepard's were also recently honored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) for their dedicated advocacy work. 

The Nicky Awards, being held on December 16, are the oldest LGBT awards on the west coast and have been called the "Academy Awards of the gay community," by ABC News.

The Board of Governors have announced that the Harvey Milk Award will be presented to the San Diego History Museum, 18-year-old trans activist Sam Moehlig, and the documentary film The San Diego Gay Bar History.

The awards have been praised by the Governor of California, Senators, and Mayors. They honor outstanding achievement in the LGBT community in many fields, such as the arts, sports, business, entertainment, non-profits, volunteerism, bars, journalism, and the service industry.

Returning again this year to emcee and America's Got Talent finalist comedian "Miss Pearl."

"The entire GLBT community, family, friend and allies are invited to this Sunday's 43rd annual Nicky Awards", stated founder and City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez. 

There are still tickets available:

Tickets: General admission $65.00; VIP $85.00

The 43rd annual Nicky Awards will be held on Dec. 16 at The Courtyard Marriott Liberty Station from 7 pm to 11 pm. 

The Courtyard Marriott Liberty Station is located at 2592 Lanning Road, San Diego, 92106.