Vision Awards

Thursday, June 20 (Past) | Tribeca Rooftop, NYC

Taking place just ahead of WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising - the genesis of the modern LGBTQ Movement - the 2019 Vision Awards celebrated some of the boldest and most inspiring LGBTQ visionaries in our community. Breaking the mold in its diversity, spontaneity, and sincerity, this year’s Awards continued our tradition of bringing together Stonewall stakeholders to center, celebrate, and support our mission of bettering the lives of LGBTQ people and moving us all toward liberation. This year’s honorees are:

Jay Toole - Activist, Survivor, Rebel

Tourmaline - Artist, Filmmaker, Visionary

Wilson Cruz - Actor, Advocate, Trailblazer

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To see photos from this year, visit our Facebook page.


Vision Sponsors

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Host Committee

Selenis Leyva, Co-Chair
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr., Co-Chair
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Co-Chair and WorldPride Grand Marshal
Mary Bognanno
Trish Chobrda
Conor Clark
Neill Coleman
Rosemary Coluccio
Nick Hodges
Jayson Jarushewsky
Jimmy Johnson
Isaac Jean-François
Rachel Korberg
Jarrett Lucas
Chris Mahdik
Dante Mastri
Yvonne McNair
Yvette Miley
Daniel Padnos
Michael Hamill Remaley
Emma Snowdon-Jones
Chris Villarreal



Vision is our most important event, raising funds that directly support our grantmaking, programs, and operations. Sponsors and contributors help ensure the success of our mission and become part of our nearly 30-year legacy of change-making. Read more.


The Vision Awards attracts a diverse crowd, from business and political leaders, activists, service providers, and philanthropists, to social media influencers, celebs, and icons in arts and entertainment.


The Vision Awards have been covered by NBC News, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, OUT Magazine, The Advocate, and TIME, reaching upwards of 681K people on Facebook, 12.8M people on Twitter, and 252K people on Instagram.


Past Years at Vision


In recent years, many well-known figures have graced the Vision stage, including: Obama portraitrist, Kehinde Wiley; playwright Tony Kushner; Pulitzer-winning journalist Ronan Farrow; TV and film producer Lee Daniels; and NY Times best-selling author Janet Mock.