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Prism Awards


The Grand Rapids Pride Center invites the Greater Grand Rapids community to nominate individuals and groups who are dedicated to serving and supporting the 2-SLGBTQ+ in West Michigan. We are hosting our inaugural Prism Awards in November – an opportunity to celebrate and showcase our community’s collective impact. This new signature event will also help support the essential programs and services we offer.

A few notes:
  • Please do not nominate the same person or group for more than one category. Please do feel free to select someone or a group to nominate for each category!
  • Nominations are due by 11:59pm on Friday, October 7th. Finalists will be selected by a committee of 2-SLGBTQ+ peers from the West Michigan community.
  • Finalists will be notified by Monday, October 25th and provided with a free ticket for themselves and a guest to our inaugural Prism Awards. Details and ticket sales info will be released by the end of September.
  • Individual tickets will be $40 and group deals will be available when tickets are released.

Award Categories

Individual Awards

  • Agitator: As a seeker of justice, this individual is continually fighting against systems of oppression to make West Michigan a more inclusive and welcoming place.
  • Loyalist: A loyal Grand Rapids Pride Center volunteer who goes above and beyond to serve without hesitation.
  • Queer of the Year: A stand-out member of the 2-SLGBTQ+ community, this individual is focused on creating positive, sustainable change.

Group Awards

  • Belonging in Business: This business is laser-focused on ensuring queer staff feel safe, loved, and supported and uses their influence to advocate for our collective community.
  • Ally to Accomplice: This group has done the work and made progress on its journey to support the 2-SLGBTQ+ community.


November 10, 2022

7pm to 9pm


New Vintage Place

889 Broadway Ave NW,

Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Individual – $40

Group of 2 – $70

Table (8) – $300