LGBTQ Progress Awards

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
1451 Renaissance Place
More details to come

Summary of 2017 LGBTQ Progress Awards

The Shepherd Express and Cream City Foundation celebrated LGBTQ progress in Milwaukee on Thursday, August 10th at the Wherehouse.

20% of all proceeds during the night went directly to the Cream City Foundation. The Cream City Foundation mobilizes philanthropic resources by harnessing pride, passion and commitment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies to advance the human rights and respond to the human needs of LGBTQkknd people in Southeastern Wisconsin. With your support, we can make great strides in Milwaukee and beyond!

Tickets: $40 Individual, $35/ticket for half or full table



Schedule of Events

• 5:30-6:15pm: Socializing and cocktails
• 6:15-7:00pm: Dinner – Catered by Ball n’ Biscuit (v/gf options)
• 7:00-8:00pm: Awards Presentation



Awards Categories:

Editor's Note: The winners were announced in the Shepherd Express' Pride Guide pullout edition that hit newsstands on June 8, 2017. Click on a winner's name to learn more about them and how they've contributed to LGBTQ progress.

LGBTQ Struggle for Equality
Sponsored by Cream City Foundation
Winner: Plymouth Church

Cream City Foundation

LGBTQ Progress in Philanthropy
Sponsored by Cream City Foundation
Winner: Jack H. Smith

LGBTQ Progress in Youth Services
Sponsored by Gruber Law Offices
Winner: Cathy Arney


LGBTQ Progress in Activism
Sponsored by Milwaukee Gay Sports Network
Winner: Lloyd Barbee

Milwaukee Gay Sports Network

LGBTQ Progress in Business
Sponsored by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Winner: Carl Szatmary


LGBTQ Progress in Arts & Culture
Sponsored by Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
Winner: Mark Bucher

Marcus Center

LGBTQ Progress in Health and HIV Awareness
Sponsored by AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin - ARCW
Winner: BestD Clinic on Brady

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin