NSRAP Opens Nominations for 2014 Community Heroes Awards

Posted by Wayves volunteer 25/09/2014

HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Rev. Darlene Young Community Hero Award, presented annually to an exemplary individual who has made significant contributions to LGBTQ Communities in Nova Scotia.  Since 2008, NSRAP has honoured members of Nova Scotia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans & Queer (LGBTQ) Communities who have made a difference in the lives of others and helped to further equality for all Nova Scotians.

NSRAP is also accepting nominations for the Turret Stewardship Award (named for the much-loved, late ‘70s community-run social space in Halifax’s iconic Khyber Building), given to an organization or business that has significantly enhanced the capacities of Nova Scotia’s LGBTQ community, and the Raymond Taavel Media Award, for the media outlet or individual journalist which has presented the most compelling, accurate and just portrayal of LGBTQ Nova Scotians’ lives and struggles.

The 2014 Community Hero Awards will be presented at a community event towards the end of October or early November, details of which will be released shortly.

“We’re excited about some changes we’ve made” said NSRAP Chair Kate Shewan. “In response to calls to make the awards presentation more accessible to the community from which they spring, we’re going back to our roots with a Turret Club-style community event. Also new this year, we’re accepting nominations until October 17, making it easier for returning students to participate in selecting the honourees."

Anyone can make nominations (including self-nominations), although nominees should be current or past residents of Nova Scotia. The deadline for nominations is midnight Friday, October 17. If you want to nominate an individual or group, please visit the NSRAP website, www.nsrap.ca, contact us at nsrap@nsrap.ca, or by calling us at 902.444.3206.

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