Pride Honors Awards

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on September 28, 2017, at the Hyatt Palm Springs.  Click Here for Tickets Online.  Proceeds from the reception will support the Pride organization’s efforts to foster Pride in and respect for the region’s LGBT communities.

Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Marshall Pearcy and Douglas Woodmansee, and an eighteen-year member of the PFLAG Palm Springs/Desert Communities chapter since 1999, Christine Hammond.

Well in the Desert is recognized as Advocate of the Year and Louise Minnick is honored as the Volunteer of the Year.

The Transgender Community Coalition,will be celebrated as the Organization of the Year and community leader Kerry Hendrix will be presented with the Spirit of Pride Award.

The 2017 Friend of Pride is a business and community leader who has stalwartly supported the LGBT community Carolyn Caldwell, and the Spirit of Stonewall Community Service Award recognizes retired professor of nursing, DeAnn Young.

Grand Marshals for the 2017 Pride Parade will be recognized at the OUT PSP: A Kick Off to Pride Weekend on October 25.


Sponsored by:


Desert Regional Medical Center

Desert AIDS Project


Bud Light


Daniel and Carolyn Caldwell



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