HEROES

Honoring those whose work and leadership advance the rights of the LGBTQ+ community

HEROES WINNERS

 
2003
Individual Hero
Charles Bachrach

2005 
Individual Hero
Liz Werthan
Individual Hero
Ellie Dilapi

2007 
Individual Hero
Gov. Ed Rendell
Straight Ally Hero
Schnader Harrison
Segal Lewis
Local Business Hero
Merrill Lynch
Local Nonprofit Hero
Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

2009
Individual Hero
Gloria Casarez
Local Business Hero
PNC
Local Nonprofit Hero
AIDS Fund

2011
Individual Hero
Terri Clark
Youth Hero
Michael Pastore
Local Business Hero
Media Copy
Local Nonprofit Hero
National Adoption Center
National Organization Hero
GLSEN

 
2013
Individual Hero
Franny Price
Youth Hero
Chantel Wilson
Straight Ally Hero
Rep. Patrick Murphy
Local Business Hero
Rossi Wellness Center
Local Nonprofit Hero
The Philadelphia Foundation
National Individual hero
Johnny Weir
Lifetime Legacy Hero
John Cunningham

2015
Individual Hero
Ian Morrison 
Youth Hero
Michah Rodriquez
Straight Ally Hero
Kevin Bethel
Local Business Hero
West Laurel Hill
Local Nonprofit Hero
ACLU of PA
Lifetime Legacy Hero
Gloria Casarez (posthumous)

 
2017
Individual Hero
Sergio Morales
Youth Hero
Giana Graves
Local Business Hero
PHL Diversity
Local Nonprofit Hero
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Lifetime Legacy Hero
Heshie Zinman 



2019
Individual Hero
Rep Malcolm Kenyatta
Youth Hero
Jayson Scott
Straight Ally Hero
Cynthia (Cindy) Towers
Local Business Hero
Comast - Klayton Fennell
Local Nonprofit Hero
Bebashi - Transition to Hope
National Business Hero
EY (Ernst & Young)
Lifetime Legacy Hero
Dr. Rachel Levine
 
2004
Individual Hero
Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen

2006 
Individual Hero
Mel Heifetz
Local Nonprofit Hero
Equity Forum

2008
Individual Hero
Kevin Lee
Local Business Hero
Citigroup
Local Nonprofit Hero
PPABC, Rainbow Room


 
2010
Individual Hero
Chris Bartlett
Local Business Hero
Whole Foods
Local Nonprofit Hero
Mazzoni Center

 
2012
Individual Hero
Ronda Goldfein
Youth Hero
Adrianna Rivera
Straight Ally Hero
Ari Flaks 
Local Business Hero
Stimulus Productions
Local Nonprofit Hero
GALAEI
Trevor Project

2014
Individual Hero
Rep. Brian Sims
Youth Hero
Donald Jackson
Straight Ally Hero
Bruce Haines
Local Business Hero
Giovanni's Room
Local Nonprofit Hero
City of Brotherly Love Softball
Lifetime Legacy Hero
Mel Heifetz

 
 
2016
Individual Hero
Deja Lynn Alvarez
Youth Hero
Ibrahim Vicks
Straight Ally Hero
Mayor Jim Kenney
Local Business Hero
Table 95 Hospitality
Local Nonprofit Hero
Independence Business Alliance
Lifetime Legacy Hero
Malcolm Lazin


2018
Individual Hero
Dante Austin
Youth Hero
Ayydn Edwards
Straight Ally Hero
Helen Gym
Local Business Hero
Geno's Steaks
Local Nonprofit Hero
Jerome Pipes
National Business Hero
American Reading Company
Lifetime Legacy Hero
DVLF Legacy Society

2021
Individual Hero
Elizabeth Balcom
Youth Hero
Tia Sadler
Straight Ally Hero
US Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
Local Business Heroes
The Tavern Group
Radical Therapy Center

Local Nonprofit Heroes
Philly AIDS Thrift
Stonewall Sports

National Project Hero
Gizelle Fetterman
Lifetime Legacy Heroes
Murray Archibald
Denise Cohen