New Haven, CT, June 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The New Haven Pride Center (NHPC) is opening up the nomination process for its prestigious Dorothy Awards to the local community. The 2011 Dorothy Awards will honor individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to local LGBT life.
Beginning today, nominations for the awards can be submitted to the NHPC via this website: http://tinyurl.com/Dorothy2011. The nomination form asks users to describe the impact their nominee has had on the local LGBT community. Users are also welcome to submit multiple nominations if they choose. For a list of all previous Dorothy Award honorees, and a link to the 2011 nomination form, visit the NHPC’s website at http://www.newhavenpridecenter.org/bm/calendar/dorothy/index.shtml.
The public nomination process will close on Saturday, July 31st at midnight. The board of the NHPC will review all submissions, and will ultimately decide the list of Dorothy honorees. The 2011 Dorothy Awards are scheduled for Saturday, March 5th, 2011.
Founded in 1996, the New Haven Pride Center (NHPC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer community and its allies. The NHPC is New Haven County’s only LGBTQ-focused community center and is an all-volunteer organization that relies on financial contributions for its existence. The NHPC’s mission is to educate the Greater New Haven community about LGBTQ issues; to advocate for equality and justice; and to provide a safe and accessible place for all LGBTQ persons and their allies. Find out more about the NHPC by visiting the center’s website at www.newhavenpridecenter.org, or join their Facebook group by searching for New Haven Pride Center.