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.