The Focus Awards are the Mid-South’s premier awards for recognizing LGBT+ persons and allies who are making a significant impact on the LGBT community through their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities, and who also inspire others to excel.

This red carpet event will be held Thursday, August 23, 2018, at The Atrium in Overton Square and will feature an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. The event will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. with red carpet photos followed by a cocktail reception and awards presentation.

Dress code for this event is semi-formal.

Early Bird Tickets available May 15, 2018, with tables (seats 8) at $350 and individual tickets at $50.

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The Focus Awards are produced by The Focus Center Foundation, 501c3.

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Focus Awards 2017 Recipients

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Award Categories

The Visionary Award
Awarded to an LGBT person aged 30 or older whose work has created opportunities, or will have long-lasting benefits in the Mid-South LGBT community.

The Trailblazer Award
Awarded to an LGBT person aged 30 or younger whose work has created opportunities, or will have long-lasting benefits in the Mid-South LGBT community.

The Allie Award
An ally of any age whose work has created opportunities, or will have long lasting benefits in the Mid-South LGBT community.

The People's Choice Award
An LGBT person or ally of any age. Nominations will be submitted online. Top vote getters will be sent to a panel of judges for final determination of winner.