LGBTQ Legacy Leader Awards 2020

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2020 HONOREES

2020 HONOREES VIDEOS

Tracy Lewis

Eileen Gebbie

Alexandra Gray

John Harper

Jan Jensen

John Forsyth

Check back here in 2021 for dates and information regarding the 2021 LGBTQ Legacy Leader awards ceremony.

dsm magazine, in partnership with One Iowa, celebrated our 2020 LGBTQ Legacy Leaders in a virtual reception on June 18, 2020. We were thrilled to honor these important trailblazers for their work in our communities. Watch their videos below.


2020 LEGACY LEADER HONOREES ANNOUNCED

We’re pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the LGBTQ Legacy Leader awards, presented by dsm magazine and the advocacy group One Iowa. This annual recognition honors community leaders who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. We also selected one individual from outside the LGBTQ community to honor as an Ally, someone who has embraced and promoted LGBTQ Iowans as friends and colleagues.

This year’s Ally award honoree is Wellmark CEO John Forsyth. The 2020 Legacy Leader honorees are:

  • Tracy Lewis, Des Moines, vice president of Ankeny-based Mom’s Meals.
  • Alexandra Gray, Des Moines, actress/performer and activist.
  • Jan Jensen, Iowa City, associate head coach of women’s basketball at the University of Iowa.
  • Eileen Gebbie, Ames, minister of the United Church of Christ.
  • John Harper, Iowa City, retired minister and retired English professor at the University of Iowa.

You can read their stories from our May/June issue of dsm magazine: https://dsmmagazine.com/2020/04/28/lgbtq-legacy-leaders-may-jun-2020/