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Public Awards Named for Openly LGBTQ Oregonians

By George T. Nicola
Last Updated November 15, 2017

Below is a list of public awards which are named for openly LGBTQ Oregonians and which are open to being presented recurrently. I have compiled this list from memory. If you can think of other awards that should be listed, please send an email to my attention at info@glapn.org. Make sure to cite a verifiable source of the information you are providing. Any additions are subject to the approval of GLAPN officers.

Award name: Charles F. Hinkle Distinguished Service Award

  • Presented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon
  • Criteria: to “honor individuals whose extraordinary record of service to the ACLU of Oregon exemplifies the highest commitment and perseverance in allegiance to the mission of protecting and advancing civil liberties and civil rights.”
  • Start year: 2010
  • Link: https://aclu-or.org/sites/default/files/ACLU_OR_2012_Spring_Newsletter_WEB.pdf

Charlie Hinkle was one of GLAPN's Queer Heroes in 2012. The thumbnail portrait links to his Queer Hero profile.

Award name: Dom Vetri Champion of the Public Interest Award

  • Dom VetriNamed for: Dominick "Dom" Vetri
  • Identity(s): gay man

Dom Vetri was one of GLAPN's Queer Heroes in 2014. The thumbnail portrait links to his Queer Hero profile.

Award name: Kathleen Saadat Award

Kathleen Saadat was one of GLAPN's Queer Heroes in 2012. The thumbnail portrait links to her Queer Hero profile.

Award name: Justice Lynn Nakamoto Award

Lynn Nakamoto was one of GLAPN's Queer Heroes in 2012. The thumbnail portrait links to her Queer Hero profile.

Award name: Marcy Westerling Award

  • Marcy WesterlingNamed for: Marcy Westerling
  • Identity(s): bisexual woman
  • Presented by the Rural Organizing Project (ROP)
  • Criteria: “On our 25th Anniversary, in memory of our founder and in honor of her life’s work, Rural Organizing Project has established the Marcy Westerling Award. Each year at our annual Rural Caucus and Strategy Session, ROP will honor one rural organizer who exemplifies the skills and passion that Marcy brought to organizing: innovation, experimentation, and a deep commitment to rural organizing for democracy and human dignity.”
  • Start year: 2017
  • Link: http://www.rop.org/9039-2/

Marcy Westerling was one of GLAPN's Queer Heroes in 2012. The thumbnail portrait links to her Queer Hero profile.

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