Who Deserves Acclaim?

It’s that time again… We are gearing up for the 15th Annual Acclaim Awards Gala and we need you to help! The Acclaim Awards is Forum For Equality’s opportunity to celebrate the work being done across Louisiana to make this state a more fair and equitable community. And this year we will celebrate at the beautiful Westin New Orleans Canal Place.

Save the Date: National Coming Out Day — Friday, October 11th!

There are a few ways to get involved this year:

1.) Nominate! Do you know someone that has contributed to the LGBT community here in Louisiana in one of these areas? Previous years we have celebrated and awarded in the categories below, so start sending in your nominations to sarahjane.brady@forumforequality.com.

Arts & Entertainment
Previous Winners include: Sonny Borey, Ricky Graham, Becky Allen, Krewe of Petronius, Patrick Lee

Previous Winner include:  Angela Hill, Chris Rose, Nell Nolan, Ambush Magazine, Ted Baldwin, Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Previous Winners include: Vicki Weeks, Dr. Troy Scroggins, Heidi Nagele Chapman, Dr. Mike Kaiser, NO/AIDS Taskforce, Acadiana C.A.R.E.S., Ginger Bouvier

Political Activism
Previous Winners include: Larry Best, Larry Bagneris, Dr. Judy Harris & Regina Matthews, James Wiggins, Kelly Bryson, Deon Haywood, Adrienne Critcher

Political Leadership
Previous Winners include: Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson, Rep. Juan LaFonta, J.P. Morrell, Arnie Fielkow, Rep. Austin Badon

Faith & Equality (New in 2011)
MCC Baton Rouge & MCC New Orleans, Rev. Welton Gaddy of Northminster Church of Monroe, LA
In your nomination, please include your name and contact information along with a short paragraph highlighting the contributions the individual or organization has made over the years. If you have any questions, please call the office at 504-569-9156. Please submit your nomination via email to sarahjane.brady@forumforequality.com. Nominations are due before Wednesday, May 17th 5:00PM.

2.) Help Captain the Ship! Become a table captain and fill your table with your friends and family for an amazing night of fun and celebration! Find nine friends to join you at your table then join us at our Patron Party as a special thank you for all your hard work! Email me to sign-up at sarahjane.brady@forumforequality.com.

3.) Volunteer! Whether it’s the night of the event or helping us get ready, we can always use a few extra hands! Use your talents and time to help us make this the best event of the year.

There are many ways to get involved and we hope that you will! If you have any questions or want to sign-up, don’t hesitate to contact me at 504.569.9156 or sarahjane.brady@forumforequality.com.

All the Best,


SarahJane E. Brady
Executive Director
Forum For Equality
336 Lafayette Street, Suite 200
New Orleans, LA 70130
Office: 504.569.9156
Fax: 504.523.8522


About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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