The first Black president of San Francisco Pride, an early HIV/AIDS activist, veteran, an ordained deacon, and a fighter for racial justice, Ken Jones was a hero — a hero to the LGBTQ+ movement generally and to our organization specifically. Sadly, Ken lost his fight with cancer earlier this year at age 70.
Next Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., San Francisco Pride will honor the memory of this irreplaceable activist with our inaugural Ken Jones Awards Reception & Fundraiser, held at the Cityscape Lounge on the 46th floor of the Hilton San Francisco-Union Square.
Join us as we recognize the achievements of members of our community with the following awards:
Gilbert Baker Pride Founder’s Award: Honors those who have made a significant and historical impact on the LGBTQ community and the movement for LGBTQ rights.
Awarded to: Kris Perry & Sandy Stier
Audrey Joseph LGBTQ Entertainment Award: Awarded to honor those who have made a significant and historical impact or left an indelible impression on the LGBTQ community and the movement for LGBTQ rights, through their artistic expression, or through their contribution within the entertainment industry.
Awarded to: Sean Dorsey
José Julio Sarria History Maker Award: Given to Bay Area people who make extraordinary changes in the way society views the LGBTQ community.
Awarded to: Honey Mahogany
Pride Creativity Award: For outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBTQ communities.
Awarded to: Marke Bieschke