Kimberly Nixon is the trans woman who challenged Rape Relief and made legal history by establishing that human rights of trans people are protected on the ground of 'sex' - more than 10 years before gender identity or expression was added to human rights law.
This award was created to honour her work. It is part of the Stand Out series of awards.
The Kimberly Nixon award will be given to a transgender, Two Spirit or gender non-conforming person who has made significant contributions to advancing transgender rights or creating positive social change for trans, Two Spirit and gender non-conforming people.
There are also awards in the categories of Business Leader, Educator, Friend of the Environment, Youth and Social Activism, for which of course trans, Two Spirit and gender nonconforming folk are also eligible.
You can nominate someone by completing the form here: DEADLINE IS JUNE 9!
The winner will be announced on June 22.