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!
These are this year’s Awardees. Congratulations to the 17th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Awards recipients and thank you so much for all you do for our community!
Sapphire Award: Allister Glenn
Given to a youth organizer for service to the LGBTQ+ youth community of Pierce County. This award is open to youth ages 14-23.
Ruby Award: Sara Irish
Given to 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: The REACH Center
Given to an organization for service to the LGBTQ+ community of Pierce County, particularly service rendered in the past year.
Pearl Award: Anita Spritzer
Given to 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: Terri Card
Given to 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.