Photo from Edward Wyckoff Williams’ Facebook page
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2015
PRIDEINDEX.COM™ ANNOUNCED DYKE DELICIOUS FILM SERIES, OPUS CHICAGO, NEW CITY AND EDWARD WYCKOFF WILLIAMS TO RECEIVE ESTEEM AWARDS
Chicago, May 1, 2015 – Today, PrideIndex.com™ announced that Dyke Delicious Film Series, Opus Chicago, New City magazine and journalist Edward Wyckoff Williams are finalist for the 9th Annual Esteem Awards. “These organizations and individuals have contributed to the arts, entertainment and enlightenment of Chicagoans and LGBTQ citizens everywhere,” said Phil Esteem. This year’s cocktail reception will take place in Chicago on Saturday July 4 at Sidetrack 3349 N. Halsted from 2PM-5PM. The event is free and open to the public.
Following is a partial list of Esteem Awards finalist:
· Outstanding Service, Male: Erik Glenn, Program Manager, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (CBGMC)
· Outstanding Service, Female: Mona Noriega, Chairman and Commissioner of the Chicago Human Rights Commission
· Outstanding Service, Transgender: Angelica Ross, CEO, Trans Tech Social Enterprises
· Future Leaders Award (formerly Outstanding Service Youth): Jaime Frazier, Founder and Sr. Pastor, The Lighthouse Church of Chicago
· Outstanding Magazine: NewCity mag
· Outstanding Newspaper or Reporter (Traditional, Digital, Televised Show/ Special): Opus Chicago
· Artistic Expression: Dykes Delicious Film Series presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Black Kat Productions, Sharon Zurek, Curator.
· Artistic Expression Based on Another Medium: Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)
· Outstanding Service, Male: Darnell L. Moore , Co-Founder, You Belong (Brooklyn)
· Outstanding Service, Female: Mandy Carter, Owner Mandy Carter Consulting (Durham, NC)
· Outstanding Service, Transgender: Tiq Milan, Sr. Media Strategist of National News at GLAAD (New York)
· Outstanding Social Services/CBO: GMHC (New York)
· Institutional Award: Many Voices: A Black Church Movement for Gay & Transgender Justice (Wash, DC)
· Outstanding Website: Love Works with Juan and Gee at JuanandGee.com (Atlanta)
· Outstanding Podcast/Internet Based Video or Audio Show: Strange Fruit with Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Story (Louisville)
· Outstanding Web Series: FreeFall The TV Series (Atlanta)
· Outstanding Magazine: Gay Parent Magazine (Forest Hills, NY)
· Outstanding Newspaper or Reporter (Traditional, Digital, Televised Show or Special): Columnist and Political Analyst, Edward Wyckoff Williams
· Artistic Expression: Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman, AnthonyKen LLC., “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical” (New York)
· Artistic Expression (Based on Another Medium): ButtaFly Soul (New York)
· Special Recognition Award: Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi Co-Founders, #BlackLivesMatter (Los Angeles)
Since 2007, PrideIndex.com’s Esteem Awards has honored local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art.
PrideIndex.com is an online entertainment guide to events, bars and parties for the African-American and LGBT communities. It features profiles of activist, authors, club promoters, filmmakers, performance artist, conferences, support groups, and health & wellness resources.