LGBTQ+ Community Pride Awards | 2024

Join the Board and staff of Rainbow Center and Tacoma Pride and kick-off Tacoma Pride Month with the LGBTQ+ Community Pride Awards & Flag Raising! Each year, we start the festival by recognizing individuals, community-based organizations, and business who have exhibited exemplary leadership or service to the LGBTQ+ community. At the conclusion of the award ceremony, we will witness Mayor Woodards raise the Pride Flag atop Tacoma City Hall. Come kick-off the Tacoma Pride Festival off right!

Nominations are open NOW! Press this LINK to put your nominations in for the below categories.

CATEGORIES

Sapphire Award: A youth organizer for service to the LGBTQ+ youth community of Pierce County. This award is open to youth ages 14-23.

Ruby Award: An individual or organization who is an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and whose primary focus is not on LGBTQ+ efforts, but whose actions have directly benefited the LGBTQ+ community. This may be awarded for service in the past year, or for service rendered over an extended period of time.

Emerald Award: An organization for service to the LGBTQ+ community of Pierce County, particularly service rendered in the past year.

Pearl Award: An individual who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community for service to the LGBTQ+ community of Pierce County, particularly service rendered in the past year.

Diamond Hall of Fame Award: An individual for consistent and exemplary service to the LGBTQ+ community of Pierce County. This award is given for service rendered over a considerable length of time.