In each Pride Edition, Lavender spotlights just a few of the people and companies standing proudly with us. Since 2003, we have given six awards annually to help others see the good done by and for our community. These individuals and organizations have helped us make our voices heard and achieve equality in ways that may not be perfect, but have enabled us to move toward our goal of full rights for GLBT people in Minnesota.
Lavender’s PRIDE (People, Rallying, Individuality, Diversity, and Equality) Awards are bestowed on six individuals or organizations that, in the past year, have proclaimed they are proud of who they are and what they do. It is never easy for any person or any group to stand out from the crowd, but that is exactly what they have done.