Brenda Howard Memorial Award Information

The Queens Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) announces the creation of the "Brenda Howard Award" in memory of the late bisexual activist Brenda Howard.

Ms. Howard was a major figure in the modern LGBT rights movement dating back to Stonewall days. She coordinated the rally to commemorate the 1-month anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, and then created the Rally and March (Christopher Street Liberation Day March) that was celebrated at the 1-year anniversary. This became the annual New York City Pride March which spawned all the other pride marches, festivals and celebrations around the world.

The Brenda Howard Award recognizes an individual or organization that best exemplifies the vision, principals and community service exemplified by the late LGBT rights activist Brenda Howard and who serves as a positive and visible role model for the Bisexual Community. In giving this award PFLAG Queens is pleased to once again be in the forefront for equal rights by being the first major, American LGBT organization to have named an award after an out bisexual member of the LGBT Community.

click here to see the press release on the Brenda Howard Memorial Award

Previous Recipients

2005 Lawrence Nelson, PFLAG Queens Founding Member and long time board Member (1993-present)
2006 Tom Limoncelli, Long Time Bisexual community Activist
2007 Wendy Moscow, Long Time Bisexual community Activist
2008 Wendy Curry, Long Time Bisexual community Activist/President of BiNet USA
2009 Assemblyman Micah Z. Kellner, NYS 65th Assembly District 
2010 Lisa Jacobs 
2011 Robyn Ochs
2012 Donna Redd
2013 Cliff Arnesen 
2014 Estraven
2015 Dr. Herukhuti (H. Sharif "Herukhuti" Williams)
2016 Alexandra Bolles
2017 Denarii Grace 
2018 Lynnette_McFadzen
2019 Robin Renée
2020 Loraine Hutchins and Lani Ka’ahumanu

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