Columbus Accepting Nominations for the Shellabarger Illuminator Award
The City of Columbus is accepting nominations for the
Shellabarger Illuminator Award to be presented at the annual City Hall Pride
Illumination ceremony on June 11. The Shellabarger Illuminator Award
recognizes an individual within the Columbus community who has demonstrated
outstanding initiative to promote LGBTQ rights and, in doing so, has created a
more inclusive Columbus.
Almost every LGBTQ organization in Columbus has been touched
in some way by longtime Columbus resident and activist Steve Shellabarger.
Steve was integral to starting the local chapter of the Human Rights Campaign
and has shared his unending energy, strong passion for justice and gracious
leadership with the Columbus AIDS Task Force (now Equitas Health), and
Nominees for the 2018 award must live in Central Ohio and
must not have previously received the Shellabarger Illuminator Award.
Nominations can be submitted using the link below.
The deadline to file a nomination is May 25.