Focus Awards 2017

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The Focus Awards are the Mid-South’s premier awards for recognizing LGBT persons and allies who are making a significant impact on the LGBT community through their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities, and who also inspire others to excel.

This red carpet event will be held Thursday August 24th, 2017 at The Clark Opera Memphis Center and will feature an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. The event will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. with red carpet photos followed by a cocktail reception and awards presentation.

Dress code for this event is semi-formal.

Tickets available now with tables (seats 8) at $350 and individual tickets at $50.

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Visionary Award
The Visionary Award
Awarded to an LGBT person aged 25 or older whose work has created opportunities, or will have long-lasting benefits in the Mid-South LGBT community.

Trailblazer Award
The Trailblazer Award
Awarded to an LGBT person aged 25 or younger whose work has created opportunities, or will have long-lasting benefits in the Mid-South LGBT community.

Allie Award
The Allie
A straight person of any age whose work has created opportunities, or will have long lasting benefits in the Mid-South LGBT community.

Peoples Choice Award
The Peoples Choice Award
An LGBT person or ally of any age. Nominations will be submitted online. Top vote getters will be sent to a panel of judges for final determination of winner.