LGBT youth advocacy group ROSMY has announced the winners of its 2012 Catalyst Awards. The award is given to people and institutions that have worked to support LGBT youth in Richmond.
Recipients for 2012 include:
Guy Kinman, a longtime Richmond-based LGBT activist who in the 1980s, as president of the Richmond-Virginia Gay Alliance, initiated the Billboard Project, in which billboards intended to educate people about LGBT issues were placed throughout Richmond.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which has a track record of LGBT-friendly policies and initiatives, including PRISM, a resource group for LGBT employees, and provoked the ire of anti-LGBT activists last year when it flew a rainbow flag.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, which has long maintained inclusive and LGBT-friendly policies and has hosted the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The awards will be given out at ROSMY’s annual fundraising event, Springtime: A Southern Affair, on Sat., May 5 at the Tuckahoe Women’s Club.
“We’re looking forward to honoring all of the Catalyst Award winners at this year’s Springtime event.” said ROSMY executive director Beth Panilaitis. ”Their hard work is making Richmond a better place.”