Atlanta’s State of Black Gay America Summit, Emory researcher to receive Esteem Awards The GA Voice Editors April 30, 2012 Atlanta This is the sixth year for the Prideindex.com Esteem Awards. A cocktail reception for the honorees will be held June 30 in Chicago. Prideindex.com is a Chicago-based news and entertainment website. Since 2007, it has been awarding the Esteem Awards to individuals and organizations in Chicago and nationally for their contributions to the black and LGBT communities. Other Esteem Awards finalists: ChicagoOutstanding Service, Male: Charles Nelson, MSM Project Director, South Side HelpCenter Outstanding Service, Transgender: June LaTrobe, Trans* Community Liaison, Center on Halsted and Vice-Chair & Public Policy Director, Illinois Gender Advocates Outstanding Service, Youth: KOKUMO KINETIC, CEO/Founder KOKUMOMEDIA Outstanding Social Services/CBO: Affinity Community Services Outstanding Newspaper Reporter/Columnist or Feature Article: “Queer Bronzeville: African American LGBT’s on Chicago’s South Side, 1900-1985” in the Windy City Times by Tristan Cabello Outstanding Magazine Reporter/Columnist or Feature Article: “The Day Cole & Parker Came Into Our Lives,” in Grab Magazine by Erik Sosa-Kibby Institutional Award: The Transformative Justice Law Project Artistic Expression: Black Ensemble Theater for Black Playwright’s Initiative (BPI) Special Recognition Award: Bill Greaves, longtime advocate for Chicago’s LGBT community NationalOutstanding Service, Male: Patrick Kelly, Activist & Clinical Research Interviewer, Emory Hope Clinic Vaccine Center (Atlanta) Outstanding Service, Female: Michelle E. Brown, longtime Civil & LGBT Rights Activist (Detroit) Outstanding Service, Transgender: Janet Mock, Writer & Trans Advocate Outstanding Service, Youth: Amir Dixon, Board Member, Hispanic Black Gay Coalition & Co-Host of BrotherHoodTV (Boston) Outstanding Social Services/CBO: The Ruth Ellis Center for LGBT Runaways (Detroit) Institutional Award: Southern Poverty Law Center (Montgomery, AL)Outstanding Website: theGrio.com Outstanding Podcaster or Web series: Clay Cane Live WWRL 1600 AM Equality Pride Radio Special Recognition: The State Of Black Gay America (SBGA) Summit (Atlanta) Photo: Gregory Allen (far left) and Darlene Hudson receive a plaque at last year’s State of Black Gay America Summit from Rev. Antonio Jones for founding the event held each year during Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride. (by Dyana Bagby) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website four × 2 = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.