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
2016: Steve Shellabarger
2017: Linda Schuler and Gloria McCauley
2018: John Sherman Lathram-Brungs and Scott Schopper
for the 2019 award must live in Central Ohio and must not have previously
received the Shellabarger Illuminator Award. Submit a nomination using the form
below. All fields are required.
*The deadline to file a nomination is May 24 at 5 p.m.