OUR Center Reno — a local nonprofit providing the Northern Nevada LGBTQ+ community access to support, resources, educational programs and more — will recognize the exceptional efforts that members of the community make in support of Northern Nevada GLBTQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally) rights at the Harvey Milk Day & Milk Made Awards.
The annual Harvey Milk-inspired event honors six members of the local GLBTQA community who embody the spirit and mission of Milk — to build, strengthen and connect the lives of those who identify with the community. Awards will be given in the following categories: Community Builder, Political Groundbreaker, Proud Parents, Leader of Tomorrow (under 30 years of age) and Outstanding Ally.
“Harvey Milk Day is one of the Center’s longest running events,” said Meredith Tanzer, Vice President of OUR Center Reno. “It is important that we honor and uplift people in the community that are doing great work. Harvey Milk worked on many projects in his community that brought people together. We hope that by highlighting some rock stars in our community that others will be inspired to get more involved.”
Nominations are closed and are currently being reviewed by an internal nominations committee anonymously for complete transparency. Awardees will be chosen based on community achievement and the number of nominations received on behalf of the nominee.
The Harvey Milk Day & Milk Made Awards will take place on Friday, May 22 from 7 – 9 p.m. online. Details regarding the virtual event will be available on the OUR Center Reno Facebook event page. Northern Nevada residents and community supporters who are interested in attending can learn more and RSVP via the event page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About OUR Center Reno
OUR Center Reno provides Northern Nevada’s LGBTQ community with access to advocacy, support, educational programs, services and resources. The nonprofit works to build a foundation to sustain a community center for people of all ages and backgrounds; connect community members, organizations, and resources to encourage advocacy, cultural development, and personal well-being; and strengthen the network of support to increase innovative programs and services. OUR Center Reno is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, visit ourcenterreno.org.