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LGBTQ Progress Awards

2019 LGBTQ Progress Awards

THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2019 | 1451 RENAISSANCE PLACE
MORE DETAILS TO COME

Shepherd Express and Cream City Foundation are proud to support the great strides made in Milwaukee for the LGBTQ community. This event raises money for awareness and celebrates those who have worked hard and made progress in our city.

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HERE'S A RECAP OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT:

Northwestern Mutual logo$1 of every ticket sold was donated to Diverse and Resilient and 10% of all proceeds during the night went directly to the Cream City Foundation. With your support, we will continue to make great strides in Milwaukee and beyond!

A special thanks to our LGBTQ Ally Sponsor, Northwestern Mutual.

Snapdragon Flowers5:30-6:15pm       Socializing and cocktails
6:15-7:00pm       Dinner – Catered by Tall Guy and A Grill (Vegan option available)
7:00-8:00pm       Awards Presentation

Floral arrangements and decorations were provided by Snapdragon Flowers of Elm Grove.

2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Read about all of the 2018 winners here.

LGBTQ PROGRESS IN STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY SPONSORED BY THE MILWAUKEE GAY SPORTS NETWORK
2018 Honoree: Tommy Salzsieder
Past Honorees: Plymouth Church (2017), Saturday Softball Beer League (2016-Organization), Si Smits (2016-Individual)
Milwaukee Gay Sports Network

LGBTQ PHILANTHROPY SPONSORED BY LEADERS IGNITING TRANSFORMATION
2018 Honoree: The Challenge Party
Past Honorees: Jack H. Smith (2017), Joseph R. Pabst (2016)
Leaders Igniting Transformation

LGBTQ PROGRESS IN YOUTH SERVICES SPONSORED BY TAMMY BALDWIN
2018 Honoree: DeShanda Williams and Adrienne Strelcheck
Past Honorees: Cathy Arney (2017)
Tammy Baldwin

LGBTQ PROGRESS IN ACTIVISM SPONSORED BY THE AIDS RESOURCE CENTER OF WISCONSIN
2018 Honoree: Mark Behar
Past Honorees: Lloyd Barbee (2017), Karen Gotzler (2016)
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

LGBTQ PROGRESS IN BUSINESS SPONSORED BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN
2018 Honoree: Mark Mariucci
Past Honorees: Carl M. Szatmary (2017), Bob Schmidt (2016), Ed Seaberg (2015)
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN

LGBTQ PROGRESS IN ARTS & CULTURE SPONSORED BY MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2018 Honoree: Carmen Murguia
Past Honorees: Mark Bucher (2017), Ruthie Keester (2016), Carl Bogner (2015)
Marcus Center For The Performing Arts

LGBTQ PROGRESS IN HEALTH AND HIV AWARENESS SPONSORED BY DIVERSE & RESILIENT
2018 Honoree: Tanya Atkinson
Past Honorees: Brady Street STD Clinic (2017), Jeff Kelly (2016), Doug Nelson (2015)
Diverse & Resilient

LGBTQ PROGRESS IN YOUTH ACTIVISM (NEW IN 2018) SPONSORED BY COURAGE MKE
2018 Honoree: Celeste Guse
Courage MKE