The City of West Hollywood is accepting nominations for its 2021 Rainbow Key Awards. The City’s Rainbow Key Awards recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to the lesbian and gay community.
Nominations may be submitted electronically through the City’s website at www.weho.org/rainbowkey. Nomination forms are due by Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. The awards presentations are scheduled to take place virtually in May 2021.
Since 1993, the City of West Hollywood has presented Rainbow Key Awards to individuals and groups that have gone above and beyond in their service to the LGBTQ community. Contributions have come in many forms, including the arts, community service, humanitarian action, sports, medicine, armed services, leadership potential, benefit to the global gay and lesbian community, and more.
Past honorees have included activists, artists, civic leaders, educators, community organizations, and many others. Nominations will be reviewed by the City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board and recommendations for honorees will be referred to the West Hollywood City Council for final approval.
Since incorporation in 1984, the City of West Hollywood has become one of the most influential cities in the nation for its outspoken advocacy on LGBT issues. No other city of its size has had a greater impact on the national public policy discourse on fairness and inclusiveness for LGBT people. More than 40 percent of residents in West Hollywood identify as LGBT and three of the five members of the West Hollywood City Council are openly gay. The City has advocated for more than three decades for measures to support LGBT individuals and has been in the vanguard on efforts to gain and protect equality for all people on a state, national, and international level.
For more information on the 2021 Rainbow Key Awards, contact David Giugni, staff liaison to the City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, at (323) 848-6510 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.