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 2nd annual Prism Awards on October 11th, 2023 – an opportunity to celebrate and showcase our community’s collective impact. This signature event will also help support the essential programs and services we offer.

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. (Last winner: Sam Przyblyski)
  • Loyalist: A loyal Grand Rapids Pride Center volunteer (including facilitators and board members) who goes above and beyond to serve without hesitation. (Last winner: Adrienne Brown-Reasner)
  • Queer of the Year: A stand-out member of the 2-SLGBTQ+ community, this individual is focused on creating positive, sustainable change. (Last winner: Eleanor Moreno)

Group Awards*

  • Belonging in Business: This corporation/foundation is laser-focused on ensuring queer staff feel safe, supported, and validated and uses their influence that benefits and advocates for our collective community. (Last winner: Lotus Brew)
  • Not-So-Small Impact: This non-profit/small business/grassroots organization has advocated for and improved the lives of 2-SLGBTQ+ community members. (Last winner: Malamiah Juice Bar)
*We updated the requirements for the group awards to be more fair and clear to the nominators


October 11, 2023

6 – 9pm


The Gilmore

5179 W. River Drive NE

Comstock Park, Mi 49321


Individual – $75

Group of 2 – $125

Table of 8 – $500