Out Brunch 2023
SAAF’s Out Brunch honors a special volunteer, a lifetime leader in the community, a public servant, and an outstanding ally with the Steve Hall, Godat, Richard Elías, and the Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally awards, respectively. SAAF invites the community to nominate members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community prior to March 8, 2023 when the nomination period closes.
The Out Brunch Community Awards were a mainstay of the annual Wingspan Gala dinner, and SAAF has continued this tradition through Out Brunch. Each of the awards honors a specific facet of the amazing work being done in southern Arizona:
· The Steve Hall Award is given to an individual who makes outstanding volunteer contributions to further the mission of promoting freedom, equality, safety and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people in Southern Arizona.
· The Godat Award was inaugurated in 1998 to recognize extraordinary long-term contributions by an individual to Southern Arizona’s LGBTQ+ community.
· The Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally Award honors a straight ally who has made significant contributions to advance the freedom, equality, safety, and well-being of LGBTQ+ people in southern Arizona.
· The Richard Elías Public Servant Award is presented to public or government servants who have made significant or extraordinary contributions to the equality, equity, health and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community of Tucson and Arizona.
Out Brunch 2021 honored: Lizette Trujillo (Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally), Liane Wong (Godat), Mike Steinberg and Alan Taylor (Steve Hall), and Richard Elías (Richard Elías Public Servant).
Out Brunch 2022 honored: Dr. Kay Bauman (Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally), Scott Blades (Godat), Southern Arizona Senior Pride (Steve Hall), Karin Ulich (Richard Elías Public Servant).