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 10. 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 Stonewall Columbus.
Nominees for the 2019 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 24 at 5 p.m.