Gay City News Impact Awards

November 11, 2021, 7:00 pm, ET

Zoom Broadcast, Free to Register,, NY


Schneps media will be hosting the sixth annual Gay City News Impact Awards honoring individuals who have made a difference in the queer community in New York City and beyond. The event is a celebration of their achievements, talent, strength, vision and heart.

The annual event-broadcast recognizes dozens of LGBTQ leaders as well as allies — from grassroots activists to national executives — across a range of fields such as advocacy, the arts, business, entertainment, literature, and more.


Honorees will be announced during a live stream with a live emcee who will be engaging and interacting with online attendees through a chat portal.

Online attendance is free and audience capacity is unlimited.



Liz Abzug

Bella Abzug Leadership Institute

Desmond is Amazing

LGBTQ+ Youth Advocate

Troy Blackwell

Ready For Change

Rob Byrnes

East Midtown Partnership

TS Candii

Black Trans Nation LLC

Tarik Carroll

EveryMAN Project

Thomas "TJ" Chernick

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce-New York

Chris Coffey

Tusk Strategies

Elisa Crespo

New Pride Agenda

Daniel DuGoff


David Flugman

Selendy & Gay PLLC

Stephanie M. Frierson

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center (Rising Heights)

Lyosha Gorshkov

Brighton Beach Pride (RUSA LGBT)

Michael T. Marino

The HIV League

Pat Martin

HarlemYES Inc.

Armen H. Merjian

Housing Works, Inc. (HIV Law Project)

Lucciano E. Reberte

Oasis Latino LGBTQ Wellness Center (Latino Commission on AIDS)

Brian Romero

LGBTQ & Social Justice Activist

Alexander Roque

Ali Forney Center

Jeff Simmons

Anat Gerstein, Inc

Norman C. Simon

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Lex Soto

Institute for Community Living

Dr. Jess Ting

Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai (CTMS)

Eduardo "Eddie" Valentin

Friend's Tavern

LJ Vogel

New York Life, Long Island General Office

Casimiro Villa

Friend's Tavern

Lee Zevy

Identity House

G. Sterling Zinsmeyer

LBSZ Productions/Management


Gay City News Impact Awards

Great job! It was a great event.

Jeffrey LeFrancois

Executive Director
Meatpacking District Management Association

Gay City News Impact Award

This event was always great and we’re so happy to be part of it, but last night you really pulled out all the stops. The red carpet, the awesome video, the music, the incredible venue, the food and drink, the smooth and efficient flow… all noticed and all impressive.

Keith Klein

Chief Creative Office
MSA Marketing

Gay City News Impact Awards

Thank you for hosting an amazing event, well executed and quite impactful indeed!! Cheers to Team Schneps!! Awesome photos lasting memories for sure.

Ralph C. Bumbaca

Senior Vice President
TD Bank

Gay City News Impact Awards

Thank you so much! Congratulations on organizing such a great event! We appreciate the opportunity to work in partnership with Schneps Media and Gay City News, and we’re so delighted that you honored Reggie for all the great work he does in the community.

Teri Wade

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Amida Care

Gay City News Impact Awards

THANK YOU! It was a room packed with love.

Floyd Rumohr

Brooklyn Community Pride Center


7:00 pm ET

Zoom Broadcast Begins

Enjoy the virtual telecast of the Gay City News Impact Awards with our honorees and more! Each honoree will be announced and their inspiring acceptance speeches will be shown. Live chat with all the attendees and honorees.

8:30 pm ET

Event Concludes


Amida Care

Breed Evolution Corp.

East Midtown Partnership


TD Bank

Tusk Strategies

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