FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LGBT COMMUNITY AWARDS
SIMCOE COUNTY, ON — May 2, 2016 — Fierté Simcoe Pride (FSP) announces open nominations for the second annual Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards, presented during the 5th Annual Fierté Simcoe Pride Festival (July 28 - August 6, 2016) on Saturday, August 6.
The awards recognize the accomplishments of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) individuals, allies, community organizations and LGBT-inclusive businesses. FSP recognizes the work of individuals, organizations and businesses that strive to celebrate diversity and promote an inclusive community. The Awards will honour a LGBT resident, a municipality, a LGBT youth, a community organization, a local business, and a LGBT activist/leader for their contributions that make our County a better place to live, work and grow.
Categories for the 2016 Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards include:
● Youth of the Year
● Person of the Year
● Positive Community Organization
● Positive Business
● Tribute Award for Positive Community
● Honourary Award for Activism and Leadership
Nominations for the Simcoe County LGBT Community Awards will close Wednesday, June 1, 2016, and are submitted by the public using online forms hosted on the FSP website. Nominees will be announced Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and recipients in the five categories will be announced at the Awards Gala.
UPDATE: The nomination date has been extended till Friday, June 17, 2016.
Each submission will be reviewed by the Awards Committee. The award recipients are voted on with a secret ballot by a Jury Panel under the supervision of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee. The Jury Panel is assembled from members of the Board of Directors and five members of the public.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses, individuals and groups to show your Pride by supporting the Awards Gala. Sponsor an award today at www.simcoepride.com/support-pride.html.
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J. Andrew Baker
President and Chair of the Board of Directors
Fierté Simcoe Pride
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