On Thursday, November 9, 2023, the Positive Resource Center (PRC) celebrated the 2023 Mighty Real Gala, a powerful event dedicated to transformation and honoring remarkable individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on the LGBTQ+ community.
In recognition of San Francisco Pride's outstanding work in creating a vibrant and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, San Francisco Pride was presented with the Keystone Service Award. This award is traditionally bestowed upon institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance use issues. The Keystone Award acknowledges the relentless dedication and contributions made by organizations that envision a brighter future and work tirelessly to make it a reality.
"I am deeply moved to receive the Keystone Service Award at the 2023 Mighty Real Gala on behalf of San Francisco Pride,” said Suzanne Ford, Executive Director of SF Pride. “In a time when our rights are under constant attack, this recognition is a reflection of our steadfast commitment to building a more vibrant and inclusive community for all LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. We stand together in the spirit of transformation, and we are grateful for the partnership with Positive Resource Center in this journey of hope and unity."
SF Pride President Nguyen Pham added: "We at SF Pride are deeply honored to receive the Keystone Service Award from PRC. This recognition affirms our tireless commitment to creating inclusive spaces that celebrate and uplift the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community. It's a testament that, 53 years into our existence, SF Pride remains dedicated to the people we serve. While we've made great strides, we acknowledge that our work is far from finished, and we will continue to march forward with determination, love, and pride."