Past OutReach Awards Recipients


LGBTQ Advocate of the Year

2014   Kristen Petroshius

Ally of the Year

1993   David Clarenbach
1994   Joann Elder & Jane LaFlash
1995   WTSO Radio, Sunday Night Out
1996   Jan Sheppard
1997   Sol Kelley-Jones
1998   Thelma Johnson
1999   Sandy Torklidson
2000   Mary Rouse
2001   Charlie Daniel
2002   Joe Elder
2003   Sharon Whitney
2004   Joe Parisi
2005   Curt Anderson
2006   Steven Morrison
2007   LeAnna Ware
2008   Bill and Linda Keys
2009   Jeanne Marshall
2011   Katie Belanger
2012   Karen Baker
2013   Jason Rittel
2014   Scott McDonell

Courage Award

2003   Former Gov. Lee Sherman Dreyfus
2004   Former Gov. Anthony Earl
2007   David Clarenbach
2008   Felicia Melton-Smyth
2009   Governor Jim Doyle
2010   Cass Marie (Domino) Downing
2011   Harry Straetz and Nikki Baumblatt
2012   Scott Anderson
2013   Tammy Baldwin

Man of the Year

1993   John Quinlan
1994   Jack Siebert
1995   Steve Starkey
1996   Larry Davis
1997   Paul Hughet
1998   Chad LaFlash
1999   Mark Pocan
2000   Dan Ross
2001   Richard Kilmer
2002   Eric Boberg
2003   Callen Harty
2004   Tim O’Brien
2005   Jason Rasmussen
2006   Tony Sheehan
2007   Brian Juchems
2008   Brian Wild
2009   Gary Hollander
2010   Ellwood (Woody) Carey
2011   Dennis Bergren
2012   Joel Duffrin
2013   Josh Siedschlag

Organization of the Year

1993   Madison AIDS Network
1994   MGLRC
1995   New Harvest Foundation
1996   Kissing Girls Productions
1997   Frontiers
1998   GLSEN
1999   Ten Percent Society
2000   Teens Like Us
2001   Scrawl
2002   Proud Theater
2003   PFLAG
2004   Action Wisconsin
2005   Rural Dykes Association
2006   University of Wisconsin Press
2007   Madison Gay Hockey Association
2008   Diverse and Resilient
2009   SSBL
2010   Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus
2011   Our Lives
2012   Alianza Latina
2013   First Christian Church of Janesville
2014   ACLU of Wisconsin

Special Recognition

1994   Dick Wagner
1996   Hotel Washington
1997   Jamie Nabozny
2000   David Runyon
2001   Gail Ferrington & Kathy Carter, Myrna Peterson & Cheryl Hack
2002   Colin Robertson
2004   Madison Area Transgender Assn.
2005   Jim Cross
2006   Thomas McClurg, Juan Jose Lopez
2008   Jasmine Christian
2009   William Wartmann, Linda Lenzke, & Donna Wess
2010   Jessie Otradovec
2011   Matthew William Miller and Clare Grinnan
2012   Arthur Durkee
2013   Community Shares of Wisconsin
2014   Dino Maniaci

Volunteer of the Year

1993   Sharon Hayes & John Neess
1994   Sue Goldwomon & Tom Neal
1995   Jim Seals
1996   Tony Lucchesi
1997   Marjorie Ward
1998   Todd Hensley
1999   Derek Nolen
2000   Laura Gutknecht
2001   Richard Aries
2002   Don Elmer
2003   John Krull
2004   Brian Ponce
2006   Cris Derrick
2007   Mark Steward
2008   Wayne Gathright
2009   Roger Hansen
2010   Caroline Werner
2011   JJ Menting
2012   Fay Ferington
2013   Robin Gee
2014   Jean Wennlund

Woman of the Year

1993   Lois Stauber
1994   Sunshine Jones
1995   Maria Hanson
1996   Pat Calchina
1997   Martha Popp
1998   Colleen Kellogg
1999   Janice Czyson
2000   Vicki Shaffer
2001   Alix Olson
2002   Lisa Aarli
2003   Amber Ault
2004   Patti Thompson
2005   Lisa “Red” Juday
2006   Laura Gutknecht
2007   Petrovnia Charles
2008   Bonnie Augusta
2009   Jane Boyd
2010   Kristina (Kiki) Kosnick
2011   Tara Ayres
2012   Cindy Crane
2013   Rev. Eldonna Hazen