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In 2018, Druid City Pride introduced the Bambi Kira Spirit of Pride Award. The Bambi Kira Spirit of Pride Award seeks to recognize individuals whose work and dedication in West Alabama exemplify the Spirit of Pride. Our award recipients endeavor to empower and unite LGBTQ+ and allied people through their leadership, service, and support. Award recipients understand the importance of celebrating our past, present, and future while advancing LGBTQ+ rights and visibility.
Nominations for the 2023 Bambi Kira Spirit of Pride Award are NOW OPEN!
Nominations may be submitted using the form below.
The deadline to submit your nomination is June 30, 2023.
Nominees will be voted on by the Druid City Pride Board of Directors and a winner will be announced at the 2023 Druid City Pride Festival.
Bambi Kira was a staple in the West Alabama community for many years before her untimely passing in 2018. Not only did she light up the stage, but she was often the first LGBTQ+ person many people met in Tuscaloosa. Bambi always went out of her way to ensure everyone felt welcome.
Her impact on our community will forever be missed!
Past Winners of the Bambi Kira Spirit of Pride Award are:
2018 - Bambi Kira*
2019 - Russell C. Howard
2020 - Sandy Harpole
2021 - Ray Taylor
2022 - Dr. Lizzie Smith
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