2016 Awards Dinner
The 2016 eQuality Scholars were honored at the 27th eQuality Scholarship Awards Dinner on May 20 at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco.
"I come from a small community. In a small community, you know everyone's name, but you don't always know everyone's story...I know there are more kids like me that felt that way, that are still living in the shadows. And they're still trying to figure out who they are...And that's why GSA has been so important to me, such an important gift to spread to others."
"This scholarship has shown me that people care about the work we're doing as young people, that our work has value.That's what motivates me to keep going."
"It's really amazing that now we can be who we are, and we're making more and more strides. And that's why I want to further LGBTQ activism; I want to make it for the next generation, and the next generation, even more open and to be who they truly are. And it's organizations like [eQuality] that help make that possible."
"I never would have thought that I'd be standing up here and I'd be accepting a scholarship for my LGBTQ community service, and just to serve this community has been an honor...I cannot tell you how much this means to me."
"It is only through the tireless efforts of this community that change happens. I want to be a part of that change. There's still so much to do, and I want to be on the frontline of all of it."
"It takes other people...to give you recognition and to make you see the actual importance of the work that you do. I think that is so very important, and I thank you all for that."
“PG&E” refers to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.