In the face of the escalating coronavirus crisis, Gay City News and its parent company, Schneps Media, have decided to postpone their 2020 LGBTQ Impact Awards from March 26 until September 24.
The event is now scheduled for that evening from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Ravel Hotel Grand Ballroom in Long Island City.
Honorees hail from different fields ranging from public service to advocacy, media, business, entertainment, the arts, and literature — and all Impact Award recipients are dedicated to uplifting the LGBTQ community in different capacities.
The evening represents a special occasion during which LGBTQ New Yorkers and allies shed light on the important work — often carried out behind the scenes — they engage in to improve the lives of countless individuals in diverse settings.
The event honors impact as the positive energy members of the community and its allies bring to the well-being and happiness of New York’s LGBTQ community. It can come through political action and advocacy, or brilliant lawyering in the courtroom. Some folks have immeasurable impact by working on the inside; many others are on the outside, often in the streets.
Past honorees have included late Edie Windsor, who successfully challenged the Defense of Marriage Act and helped usher in marriage equality in the United States, Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund executive director Andy Marra, New York Transgender Advocacy Group co-founder Kiara St. James, writer and activist Darnell L. Moore, Lee Soulja-Simmons of Black Pride NYC, and former Governor David Paterson, among many others.
For further information about sponsorship of the evening or questions about tickets already purchased for the original date or tickets sought for September 24, contact Amanda@gaycitynews.com or call 718-260-8340.