THIS YEAR'S HONOREES:
The Champion for Equality Award
Congresswoman Nikema Williams
This year’s Champion for Equality Award honors Congresswoman Williams’ long-time commitment to advancing LGBTQ issues, Reproductive Rights, Voting Access and over a decade of tireless work to build a progressive political movement in Georgia that is inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ communities and individuals.
The Allen Thornell Political Advancement Award
Representative Matthew Wilson
This year’s Allen Thornell Political Advancement Award recognizes a man with a long-time commitment to advancing LGBTQ issues on a state and local level– as a community advocate, as a member of the state legislature, and as one of Georgia Equality’s biggest cheerleaders. As an openly gay elected official, Representative Matthew Wilson continues to break barriers and serve as a role model to the next generation of LGBTQ leaders.