About The Q Awards

Event Details

Our honorees are trailblazers who are extraordinary role-models for our youth. We are grateful for their magnificent activism in moving ahead LGBTQ Equality! 

Join us for a fabulous celebration to raise funds for our LGBTQ Youth.

Monday, October 15th 

5:45pm- 6:30pm 


Creative Edge Parties
639 Washington Street 
(Between Barrow & Christopher Streets)

Honoring: Kate Bornstein

This year the Q Awards honors Kate Bornstein for outstanding commitment to LGBTQ equality. 
Since 1989, trans trailblazer Kate Bornstein has—with humor and spunk—ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Today, Kate identifies as nonbinary: not a man, and not a woman—and she’s been writing about nonbinary gender identity for nearly thirty years.

Honoring: Justin Nelson & Chance Mitchell

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) started in November 2002 when co-founders Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell realized that the impact of LGBT people on the American economy had gone largely unnoticed despite economic equality being an important component of the LGBT equality movement. The two co-founders sought to showcase that as in addition to being LGBT, many LGBT people were also business owners, employers, taxpayers, providers of healthcare and a vibrant, essential part of the small business engine that makes the U.S. economy run.
An organization literally launched around a coffee table is now the voice for the nation’s 1.4 million LGBT business owners and the $1.7 trillion those enterprises add to the national economy each year. NGLCC enjoys the support and participation of more than 190 corporate partners as well as prominent executive leadership in striving to promote pro-business and LGBT-inclusive policies.

The Q Centers of Central New York

The Q Center is a safe space for LGBTQ youth ages 8-26, in Central New York. http://www.acrhealth.org/youth/the-q-center ; we are a standalone drop in center and provide support groups, social events, tutoring, GED prep, college scholarships, nutrition, safe transportation, case management, HIV/STD testing, mental health counseling and insurance enrollment…we have also been known to rescue youth in the middle of the night and get them to safe housing and direction to other support services.

Thanks to our generous sponsors