The Butterfly Award is an annual award given to recognize an individual in the Louisville-Jefferson metropolitan area “for advocacy and activism in working for transgender concerns, specifically justice and equality.” A recipient of the award must be a resident of the Louisville-Jefferson metropolitan area, and active in transgender advocacy, activism, or both in concert with a community organization. The award is presented following the community observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20.
The Butterfly Award celebrates gifts and achievements that are often ignored by the larger community, and brings visibility and recognition to work on behalf of a community that is frequently marginalized in public discourse. Transgender persons struggle daily with a particularly complex set of issues that stem from cultural norms around gender, structures of privilege and power built on masculinity and femininity, and widespread ignorance and prejudice about transgender specifically.
Nominations should be made in writing, and should include: the nominee’s name and contact information, the nominator’s name and contact information, and a narrative description of the nominee’s work on behalf of the transgender community that merits consideration for the award. Nominations should be sent to: The Butterfly Award, c/o the Women’s Center at LPTS, 1044 Alta Vista Rd., Louisville, KY 40205.
Please feel free to contact the Women’s Center at (502) 894-2285 or Heather Thiessen, Director, at (502) 992-9376 for additional information.The Women’s Center continues to accept with gratitude contributions to the Women’s Center made during our Summer Donation Days!
You can go to OUR ONLINE DONATION SITE, the LPTS Online Donation Site (designate your gift to the Women’s Center), or send your check payable to LPTS – WOMEN’S CENTER FUND to The Women’s Center at Louisville Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Rd., Louisville, KY 40205.