Honor an activist who has transformed your community!

Who will you nominate for the 2018 Judi Devereux Community Activist Award?

Nomination deadline March 12, 2018

GSAFE is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Judi Devereux Community Activist Award. The award will be presented to an outstanding individual at the 22nd annual Celebration of Leadership on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Monona Terrace in downtown Madison. The recipients of these awards will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting just and respectful schools for all, with an emphasis on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and topics (LGBTQ+). This award is open to everyone in Wisconsin regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Judi Devereux Community Activist award was first presented in May 2010.  The award recognizes an individual that best exemplifies the spirit, vision, values, leadership and transformational activism embodied by the late community activist Judi Devereux, and who contributes to improving the lives of members of the LGBTQ+ community in the state of Wisconsin.  The qualities that made Judi Devereux special included her giftedness at gathering together a group and tapping into the power of collaboration and collective creativity that transformed the people involved and made a meaningful impact upon the greater community.  She advanced values of connectedness, identity and doing what is right for the greater good.  Judi lived boldly and had an enormous capacity to love, laugh, encourage, inspire, take risks, work toward a common goal and envision a world that values and celebrates all members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Nominators are asked to recommend candidates who possess a mix of vision, leadership, creativity and unflagging effort which, when combined, produce effective action, tangible achievements and a model for replication within communities.  Candidates should not be acting alone, but within the context of an organization, institution or the greater community, and should be considered within that context as an inspirational leader and role model.  Candidates should be nominated with the hope that, in receiving this award, their potential for future societal contribution will be enhanced.  

Nominate a community activist today using our online submission form.

Nomination Deadline: March 12, 2018
Awards Banquet: May 12, 2018


For Further Information call (608) 661-4141, email brianj@gsafewi.org, or visit gsafewi.org.