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Purpose, perseverance and passion are just few adjectives that describe Suzy Jack.She is a progressive activist deeply-rooted in the political arena and is helping the LGBTcommunity. Suzy Jack currently serves as the LGBTQ Liaison for Los Angeles Mayor AntonioVillaraigosa, as well as the Liaison to the LA City Council. As the primary point of con-tact for the LGBTQ community, she advises and briefs the Mayor on LGBTQ policy andissues. In this position, she also works to increase accessibility to local government forLGBTQ communities and organizations. "It was Suzy who put the spotlight on LGBT (especially Trans) issues in the Mayor'sOffice and was instrumental in pushing them forward with her gumption," said ShirinBuckman, of the Stonewall Young Democrats. "She prioritizes what's right over politicalexpedience and that is why I admire her."Having come out in high school, Jack realized the struggles ahead of her. At 18, shemoved cross-country from conservative small-town Pennsylvania, to the big city - LosAngeles. She graduated magna cum laude from USC with a degree in American Studiesand Ethnicity. In addition she served as Vice President of the Feminist MajorityLeadership Alliance. Jack co-founded and co-chairs the grassroots organization FAIR (Freedom, Action, Inclusion, Rights). FAIR is workingon achieving marriage equality in California through the innovative use of social media and art. "Suzy strives to make local government, elected officials and law enforcement more accessible, responsive and collab-orative with LGBTQ communities and organizations," said Karina Samala, CSW board member. Jack works to continue to reaffirm the LGBT community's place in Los Angeles. She collaborates with communitypartners and City staff to establish annual events including the annual Harvey Milk Day of Service and MayorVillaraigosa's LGBT Garden Party honoring CSW. She is actively engaged with both the City's Transgender WorkingGroup and the Los Angeles Police Department who are working together to create policy changes to improve LAPD'sinteractions with the transgender community. Christopher Street West is proud to honor Suzy Jack with the Harvey Milk Award in recognition of her selfless dedica-tion to achieving equal rights for all. HARVEY MILK AWARDSuzy JackThe Harvey Milk Award recognizes an individual who gives of themselves well beyond the call of duty in countless ways.TORIE OSBORN / DICK MICHAELS MEDIA AWARDFrontiers MagazineThis award recognizes an individual or organization serving the community through the media. Torie Osborn is a best-selling author and social activist for the past three decades. Dick Michaelsand partner Bill Rand started The Advocate as one of the first gay newspapers in 1967.Being the eyes and ears of LA's LGBT community is no small task.Frontiers Magazine has spent 29 years doing just that. Frontiers published its first issue in 1982-the founders includedBob Craig, Greg Carmack and Jerry Hyde. Since that time, the maga-zine has been a resource for the LGBT community during the early days of the AIDS epi-demic, the establishment of the City of West Hollywood and throughout the continuedefforts of all LGBT people to gain full equality. Today, Frontiers spotlights issues important to our community and pro-vides an LGBT voice on current issues while reflecting on lifestyle trendsin Southern California. It provides a one-stop resource for news, events,lifestyle, arts and entertainment coverage, as well as reporting on LGBT-friendly businesses, products and services. Frontiers works to inform its readers of landmark moments in our com-munity's fight for equal rights, documenting the coming out stories ofcelebrities and the noted and keeping its readers abreast of advancementsin HIV/AIDS research and treatment. "It must be noted that the magazine's existence is intrinsically tied tothe history of gay rights in Southern California and nationwide. Lookingback, it is amazing to see not only how our community has progressed, butalso how far we have yet to go," said David Stern, Frontiers' publisher. Christopher Street West is proud to award the Torie Osborn / Dick Michaels Media Awardto Frontiers Magazine, in recognition of its indelible service to the LGBT community throughtheir media outlets. 44 LAPRIDE.org