ROSMY was founded in 1991 to address the welfare of young people struggling with sexual identity issues. Its mission is ensuring Virginia’s sexual minority youth an equal opportunity for success through support, education, advocacy and opportunities.
The Catalyst Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made an exceptional commitment to bringing about significant change on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth through innovative leadership and passion for creating success. The award is given to one person and one business, organization or corporation per year. The recipient will demonstrate leadership that benefits LGBT youth and visibly supports LGBT youth by contributions and/or in kind services and other support for ROSMY programs.