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Greater Palm Springs Pride announced the recipients of its 2014 Pride Honors Awards. The prestigious Pride Honors are presented annually to individuals in order to recognize the work they have put into raising awareness and furthering the causes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their allies. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on October 10, at the Hyatt Palm Springs.
The Community Grand Marshals recognized for their positive and lasting impact represent two generations of volunteerism and service in the community. Alexis Ortega is part of a new generation that’s dedicated to building a stronger and more vibrant community and Thomas Smith is recognized for 30 years of community service, leadership in the Leather community and as an award winning author.
Community Grand Marshal Thomas Smith is recognized for 30 years of community service which includes being active in projects to provide books for elementary students, organizing a prom for youth with disabilities and raising funds for student scholarships, the senior citizens center, and community musical concerts. He has been a high school mentor and advisory board member of the Palm Springs High School Business Academy and currently he is serving as president of the Rotary Club of Palm Springs.
San Diego Pride celebrated its 40th Anniversary the weekend of July 18-20 in the Hillcrest district and Balboa Park. Its’ annual LGBT parade is among the largest in the country, attracting over 300,000 spectators and was on Saturday, July 19. This year’s theme “Reflections of Pride” truly showed in the Leather community’s contingent as the San Diego tribe was joined by Leatherfolk from all over Southern California.
Ms San Diego Leather 2012 Wish did a great job as parade monitor again. The San Diego Eagle’s float, organized by Mr. San Diego Eagle 2014 Paulo Batista, followed the Leather-clad marchers. The Los
The long process of selecting the Pantheon of Leather 2014 Awards is now complete and we have the names of the individuals clubs, businesses and organizations being honored in 2014 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday night, October 10.
There are three ways in which recipients of the Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards are selected.
The vast majority of the award winners are chosen by a Selection Panelcomprised of individuals who won awards the previous year. Before the Selection Panel votes, the Leather community submitted nominations by E-mail. A Nominations Committee narrowed the
The vast majority of the Pantheon of Leather Awards recipients are chosen by a Selection Panel comprised of individuals who won awards the previous year. Before the panel votes, the Leather community submitted nominations by E-mail.
A Nominations Committee narrowed the amount of nominees so that there would be a list of Nominee Finalists in each category.
After the rigorous task of compiling the biographies and verifying addresses was done, ballots were E-mailed to all of the panelists who vote on the majority of the Pantheon of Leather Awards categories.
There are 187 Nominees in 2014.
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