2013 Lavender Graduation
Founder's Award Nomination
The Founder's Award was established in 2005 and given at the first annual Lavender Graduation, sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, Lambda Alliance, and GLOBES. This award honors an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the University of Georgia LGBTQ community. The winner of this award is recognized each year at our annual Lavender Graduation.
The award was established in honor of its first recipient, Asa Green whose story and contribution to the community inspired the creation of the award. Asa Green co-founded the first gay student organization at UGA, the Committee on Gay Education (CGE), in 1971. This group held several events on campus, including a dance in the Memorial Hall Ballroom. CGE took the University to court for the right to use the ballroom for the dance. This dance, in 1972, was the first gay dance at a university in the Southeast.
Any staff, faculty, graduate student, or non-undergraduate student community member who has made a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the LGBTQ community at the University of Georgia is eligible for nomination.
The criteria upon which the nominees are evaluated are:
Past Founder’s Award Recipients
2012: Dr. Needham Yancey Gulley, Chairperson for Boybutante AIDS Foundation, community activist
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