2007 Honoree Will Lockett Credit Photo: Phil Esteem
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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)
PrideIndex.com is an online news resource for news for the African-American LGBT and gay friendly communities. It houses profiles of Black Gay Authors, businesses, gay themed parties, conferences, fundraisers, support groups, and other online resources.