5th Annual Esteem Award Finalist Announced


2007 Honoree Will Lockett Credit Photo: Phil Esteem



April 19, 2011

Press Contact: Philip Esteem


5th Annual Esteem Award Finalist Announced


CHICAGO – (April 19, 2011) PrideIndex.com™ announced 19 of 24 Esteem Awards finalist. Since 2007 PrideIndex.com Esteem Awards has honored local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American LGBT community in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art.

 The 2011 Esteem Award honorees will be recognized at a special cocktail reception on Saturday, July 2 at Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted Chicago) from 1:00PM-4:00PM.

“PrideIndex.com is pleased to congratulate these extraordinary organizations and individuals to receive the 2011 Esteem Award,” said Philip Esteem of PrideIndex.com. “These  organizations and individuals are outstanding examples of activism, and service in their fields.” he continued.

 Here’s a partial list of the 2011 Esteem Awards finalist:  


Outstanding Service, Male – Jamal Edwards CEO of Howard Brown Health Center

Outstanding Service, Female – Mary F. Morten; Activist, Producer & Director

Outstanding Service, Transgender – Joy Morris, Executive Director of Trans Actions Chicago

Outstanding Social Services/CBO – Chicago House

Outstanding Magazine Reporter or Columnist – Sukie de la Croix of Gay Chicago Magazine

Outstanding Newspaper Reporter or Columnist – Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times

Institutional Award – Keith Elliott, Founder of Dance for Life Chicago

Artistic Expression – Tarell Alvin Mccarney for The Brothers/Sisters plays

Promoters of the Year, Male – Talents of Chicago

Special Recognition – Project SYNCERE



Outstanding Service, Male – Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of KICK: The Agency for LGBT African Americans (Detroit)

Outstanding Service Transgender – Monica Roberts, Lecturer and Founder of TransGriot Blog (Houston)

Outstanding Social Services/CBO – National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM) (Atlanta)  

Outstanding Website – LoveBScott.com

Outstanding Blog – TheCynicalOnes.com (Los Angeles)

Outstanding Podcast or Webseries – NoMoreDownLow.tv (Los Angeles)

Institutional Award – Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund (Washington DC)

Artistic Expression – Kenny Leon, Artistic Director of True Colors Theatre (Atlanta)

Promoters of the Year, Male – James Saunders of JSP (New York)


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