LGBT Champion Awards
Third Floor Freedom Experience
101 South Independence Mall East
(5th and Market Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The International Role Model Award is this nation’s longest-standing recognition of activists and allies who have advanced LGBT civil rights. Previous recipients include Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Edie Windsor, Judy Shepard, David Boies and Ted Olson, Barney Frank, and Martina Navratilova. The 2016 award is presented by Jim Obergefell to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The Frank Kameny Award is named for the father of the LGBT civil rights movement. Among other monumental accomplishments, Frank Kameny led the fight to overturn Eisenhower’s Executive Order 10450, which prohibited the employment of gays and lesbians by the federal government. The award is presented by Malcolm Lazin to Ed Rendell, Chair of the Philadelphia Host Committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Philadelphia Host Committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention