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May 10th, 2017 | 6-8pm | Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
Every year we honor the accomplishments of our LGBTQIA graduates and celebrate the achievements of our queer staff, faculty members, students and community members. We celebrate past successes and new chapters forward with an award ceremony, entertainment, a keynote speaker(s), and (of course) CAKE!
Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life Awards
Leadership & Service Award
The LGBTQIA Leadership & Service Award recognizes employees, students, departments, and groups who go above & beyond in their roles, leadership, or service at the U of M to show a strong demonstrated committment to LGBTQIA social justice and/or an increase in knowledge and awareness around LGBTQIA topics & identities.
Click HERE to fill out a nomination form.
Breaking the Silence Award
The LGBTQIA Breaking the Silence Award recognizes employees, students, departments, and groups demonstrating courage in the face of discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation by improving climate through specific departments or initiatives impacting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally (GLBTA) people at the University of Minnesota.
Community Excellence Award
The LGBTQIA Community Excellence Award recognizes employees, students, departments, and groups who go above and beyond as a leader with a strong, demonstrated commitment to building connections with the University of Minnesota's Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life for the purpose of bridging communities with education.