Sacramento's 2nd Annual PRIDE Awards

By the Editors

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Sacramento’s 2nd Annual PRIDE Awards were held last night, recognizing individuals and organizations whose compassion, innovation, generosity, and community service help to create a safer, more welcoming, collaborative, socially just, culturally rich, and stigma free community.  Honorees demonstrate their pride through their organizational work and in the way they live their lives every day.

Building on the success of its annual event last year, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center moved this year’s reception the courtyard of the Warehouse Artist Lofts – the perfect backdrop for a live performance from Unsupervised – City Supervisor Phil Serna’s multi piece band.

Co-hosted by Good Day Sacramento’s Cambi Brown and KVIE’s Rob Stewart, the event highlighted a number of accomplishments from women in the community. Speaker of the House Toni Atkins was selected as the Person of the Year and 82-year-old Veteran Patsy Thompson took home the trophy in the Advocacy category.

Food and provisions were provided by new grid hot spots South and Bottle and Barlow; gorgeous table decorations were hand crafted by local artist and GOTG favorite Maren Conrad.

A huge success, the event raised thousands for the Center’s Youth Program, which supports homeless and vulnerable LGBTQ youth to improve their health, economic status, self-esteem and self-sufficiency at making positive life choices.

The event sponsors included: Wells Fargo, CBS, IHeartRadio, SMUD, Outword, Made in the Shade, the Rainbow Pages and the California Cannabis Industry Association.

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Activist Winner Patsy Thompson with her award (left)

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