The Courage Award
Recognizing leaders in the LGBTQ+ and military communities who blazed a trail for others to follow.
MG Tammy Smith – the first openly gay General Officer in the United States Army.
Allyson Robinson ’94 – longtime advocate for LGBTQ+ equality and former executive director of OutServe/SLDN.
Kristin Beck – the first former U.S. Navy Seal to come out as transgender.
Hon. Eric Fanning – first openly gay service secretary in United States history.
Ashley Broadway-Mack – president of the American Military Partners Association and advocate for LGBTQ+ military families.
Hudson Taylor – for his work supporting LGBTQ+ representation in athletics through Athlete Ally.
Rev. Troy Perry – founder of the Metropolitan Community Church and advocate for LGBTQ+ equality.
The 2020 Courage Award was awarded to Laila Ireland, Logan Ireland, El Cook, and Jennifer Peace for their advocacy in the documentary, “TransMilitary.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gala was postponed.