National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling spoke at the annual GEAR awards on Saturday, May 2.
Awards given during the evening were:
Blair High: Lifetime Achievement Award
High recently stepped down from a leadership position. Four people are now covering her work. The award now has been renamed for High.
Nell Gaither: Katherine Walton Service Award
Gaither created and runs Trans Pride Initiative.
Rebecca Orr: Ally Award
Orr is a clinical social worker who donates quite a bit of her time and services to GEAR members.
Terry Allen: Trailblazer Award
This first-time award was given to Allen for his work starting the GEAR men’s group.