The Connecticut Voice Honorees 2022 Last Updated: August 2023

We’re excited to share the first annual Connecticut Voice Honors. The following honorees have gone above and beyond to support the LGBTQ+ community through thoughtful and passionate activism.

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2022 Honorees

Award For People’s Choice

Dayne Bechmann

Award For Advocacy

Kamora Herrington

Award For Youth

Julia Gordon

Award For Arts & Entertainment

Jacob G. Padron

Long Wharf Theater

Award For Unsung Hero

Jackie Thurston

Award For Political Leadership

US Representative Rosa Delauro

Award For Futures

Proud Academy

Award For Health Equality

Middlesex Health

Award For Corporate Commitment

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Award For Pride in Education

Southern CT State University

Award For Small Business

CT Gay & Lesbian Chamber

Award For Profiles in Courage

The Shappley Family