Ken Jones Awards

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Thursday, February 29th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Union Square in fabulous Cityscape Lounge.
Join us as we honor esteemed members of our community at the Hilton San Francisco's Cityscape Bar and Lounge. Located on the 46th Floor with 360-degree panoramic views of the most gorgeous city in the world, we can't think of a better place to honor some of the incredible achievements of our communities' finest advocates. Light food and beverages are included!
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Ken Jones (1950-2021)

Ken Jones was an instrumental figure in the integration of the San Francisco LGBT movement beginning in the early 1970s.

He was elected co-chair of the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day committee in 1984 and was with the organization for over a decade. Ken worked tirelessly to advocate and support people with AIDS from the early days of the crisis. Following the Rodney King beating, Ken focused on police reform work.

In 2017, he served as a consultant on the miniseries When We Rise and was portrayed in the show by actors Jonathan Majors and Michael Kenneth Williams.

Ken died of cancer in 2021.

Rest In Power.

2024 AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Learn About Ken Jones


Ken Jones article in the SF Bay Times

This video was produced by San Francisco Pride in 2021 after Ken passed away and features an interview with Ken by former board President Carolyn Wysinger as well as a tribute from San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
2022 Awardees
10 Years of Service Award: For those organizations, individuals, or other entities that have contributed ten (10) years of consecutive service to the LGBTQ community.
Recipient(s): Grant Colfax & Paul Henderson

Pride Freedom Award:
For outstanding contributions to advancing civil rights and freedoms for LGBTQ people.
Recipient(s): Olaywa Austin

Pride Community Award:
Given for outstanding service to LGBTQ communities.
Recipient(s): Bill Hirsch

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.
Recipient(s): Pau Crego

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.
Recipient: D'arcy Drollinger

José Julio Sarria History Maker Award:
Given to Bay Area people who make extraordinary changes in the way society views the LGBTQ community.
Recipient: Greg Cassin

Pride Creativity Award:
For outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBTQ communities.
Recipient: Guerilla Pump

Mayoral AwardsTeddy Witherington Award:
Awarded by the current City of San Francisco Mayor, recognizing those individuals who have contributed a longstanding, large body of work to the LGBTQ community.
Recipient: Michelle Meow
2021 Awardees
Gilbert Baker Pride Founder’s Award: Honors those who have made a significant and historical impact on the Recipient: 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.
Recipient: 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.
Recipient: Honey Mahogany

Pride Creativity Award:
For outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBTQ communities.
Recipient: Marke Bieschke

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