Chicago, April 24, 2015 Today, PrideIndex.comâ„˘ announced the recipients of the 9th Annual Esteem Awards. This year's cocktail reception will take place in Chicago on Saturday July 4 at Sidetrack 3349 N. Halsted from 2pm-5pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Following is a partial list of Esteem Awards finalists:
Outstanding Service, Male: Erik Glenn, Program Manager, Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus ( CBGMC ) Outstanding Service, Female: Mona Noriega, Chairman and Commissioner of the Chicago Human Rights Commission Outstanding Service, Transgender: Angelica Ross, CEO, Trans Tech Social Enterprises Future Leaders Award ( formerly Outstanding Service Youth ): Jaime Frazier, Founder and Sr. Pastor, The Lighthouse Church of Chicago Artistic Expression Based on Another Medium: Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP )
National Outstanding Service, Male: Darnell L. Moore , Co-Founder, YouBelong ( Brooklyn ) Outstanding Service, Female: Mandy Carter, Owner Mandy Carter Consulting ( Durham, NC ) Outstanding Service, Transgender: Tiq Milan, Sr. Media Strategist of National News at GLAAD ( New York ) Outstanding Social Services/CBO: GMHC ( New York ) Institutional Award: Many Voices: A Black Church Movement for Gay & Transgender Justice ( Wash, DC ) Outstanding Website: Love Works with Juan and Gee at JuanandGee.com ( Atlanta ) Outstanding Podcast/Internet Based Video or Audio Show: Strange Fruit with Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Story ( Louisville )
Outstanding Web Series: FreeFall The TV Series ( Atlanta ) Outstanding Magazine: Gay Parent Magazine ( Forest Hills, NY ) Artistic Expression: Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman, AnthonyKen LLC., "Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical" ( New York ) Artistic Expression ( Based on Another Medium ): ButtaFly Soul ( New York ) Special Recognition Award: Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi Co-Founders, #BlackLivesMatter ( Los Angeles )
Since 2007, PrideIndex.com's Esteem Awards has honored local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art. PrideIndex.com is an online entertainment guide to events, bars and parties for the African-American and LGBT communities. It features profiles of activist, authors, club promoters, filmmakers, performance artist, conferences, support groups, and health & wellness resources.