Black Trans Advocacy Award Nomination
The National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition is proud to formally acknowledge and celebrate the transgender community and activist for black trans equality. This honorable award acknowledgement is in recognition of individuals, groups and organizations who are focused on transformative leadership, the advancement of the black trans movement and global social change.
These awards are intended to highlight outstanding achievements in four categories:
- Foundation Awards
- Advocate of the Year Awards
- Advocacy Awards
- Ally Advocacy Awards
Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Judges will review narrative descriptions of each nominee’s accomplishments and select winners in each category. Final award winners will be announced at gala event.
Please feel free to provide photographs, copies of media coverage, and other supportive evidence of the impact made by the nominated individual &/or agency.
All accepted award nominees will receive a certificate of recognition. Category winners will receive a trophy. The award recipient(s) of each category will be announced and honored during the 10th Annual Black Trans Advocacy Coalition Awards Gala, held at the Doubletree Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas Friday, April 28, 2023.
Give the gift of acknowledgement, Nominate a Black Trans Equality Advocate.
Nominations for 2023 are open from December 14 to January 26 at 3 p.m. CST.
Award Category & Descriptions
- Jonathan Thunderword Humanitarian Award: recognizes the work of persons who are devoted to the welfare of humanity. Community work may be demonstrated through Perfecting the nature of mankind, Aiding those less fortunate and Eliminating the suffering and pain of others and whose accomplishments are consistent with Advancing the mission of the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
- Monica Roberts Advocacy Award – recognizes individuals who been an influential role model advocating for services and the rights for transgender people. community work may be demonstrated through their campaigns for issues that promote the inclusion and well-being of the Transgender community and/or has developed innovative programs within their field and whose accomplishments are consistent with Advancing the mission of the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
- Louis Mitchell Empowerment Award – recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of transgender people. Community work may be demonstrated through their commitment to provide opportunities to people from all segments of our community, aids in the enhancement and development of confidence and knowledge, increasing one’s positive self-image in their own capacity, and whose accomplishments are consistent with Advancing the mission of the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
Kylar Broadus Equality Award – recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to advancing human rights for transgender people. Community work may be demonstrated through their commitment to elevate the status of transgender peopole, improve community policies giving every individual a chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination, and whose accomplishments are consistent with Advancing the mission of the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition