Friday, June 6, 2014

Bronx LGBTQ Center Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award

The Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award

Ms. Kim Watson,
Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award recipient
We are pleased to announce that the our Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award will be presented to Ms. Kim Watson. This is the first of five community pride awards we will present at our 2014 Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair on Saturday, July 19th from 12-6pm at the amphitheatre at Crotona Park in The Bronx.
Christine Jorgensen, a former GI who was born and raised in The Bronx, was a pioneer of transgender rights. She was the first person ever to undergo sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in the United States, and spent her later years working as a successful Hollywood actress.
Kim Watson is a proud wife and mother of a 4-year old daughter. She has worked tirelessly on behalf of the transgender community, having founded and become the chief executive of CK Life, which is the first specifically transgender medical clinic in The Bronx to serve all transgender individuals. Additionally, she became the first person to make history by adapting the H. O. W. (HEALING OUR WOMEN) intervention to the transgender community, which was created by Gayle E. Wyatt, Ph.D., a Professor at UCLA.
Please join us on Saturday, July 19th, from 12 noon until 6 pm at our 2014 Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair to recognize and honor Kim's work. We will present four additional awards, which will be announced in the coming weeks. The pride committee is still accepting nominations for award recipients; please send an e-mail to with your suggestions!

Stay tuned as we continue to announce our line-up of entertainers, speakers, and special guests in the coming weeks, or visit our event page for pride at You can also join the event on Facebook at

Advertiser, Vendor, Sponsor & Exhibitor opportunities are still available for our 2014 Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair. Ads start as low as $25, full details and pricing for advertisers, vendors, and sponsors can be found at or contact the pride committee chair, Peter C. Frank at or 914-417-9579.


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