GLBA: The Gay & Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara
Special Events: Humanitarian Awards
2009 Humanitarian Awards
Humanitarian Awards & Student Scholarship Gala


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Delicious Hors d'oeuvres included.
Tickets are $30 at the door.

Mulligans Cafe & Bar
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course

3500 McCaw Avenue at Las Positas
Santa Barbara, CA



Amanda Wallner
Ms. Wallner is the recipient of The Stephen Logan Memorial Scholarship, she is a Political Science major at UCSB. Amanda is active in several campus organizations including, serving a President of Campus Democrats.

Jimmy Cabrera Jr.
Mr. Cabrera has been awarded The Robert Johns Scholarship, Mr. Cabrera is currently a junior at California State University, Long Beach majoring in Communication Studies. Jimmy volunteers at the LGBT Resource Center & participated in the Changing Gears Bike Ride benefiting HIV/AIDS with LGBT Center Long Beach.

Jay Carlon
Mr. Carlon is the recipient of the Carl Joseph Adelhardt Memorial Scholarship; he just earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Choreography at UC Irvine. And is now studying for his Masters of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography at UC Irvine. Jay is President & Founder of Queer United Artist Collective at UCI.

Daniel Szuhay
Mr. Szuhay is being awarded The Raffin-Gathercole Scholarship he is a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. Daniel, currently a volunteer MFT intern/trainee at Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.


GLBA has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. It is the ONLY source of financial support for gay and lesbian students seeking educational advancement in Santa Barbara County. While some national organizations have told our gay youth they are unwelcome, asserting that gay youth do not meet their leadership or membership standards, these GLBA grants tell our youth they EXCEED many standards and we are proud of them. A little friendly financial support and encouragement goes a long way for students who often face personal hardship and rejection due to their sexual orientation.


Humanitarian Awards

Since 1986, the GLBA Humanitarian Awards honor those who have made significant outstanding contributions to the gay & lesbian community on the local, regional, or national level beyond the normal scope of employment in the areas of civil rights, public policy and education.

The selection process begins with public nominations via our online form. Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee directed by the GLBA Board of Directors.

Nominations are reviewed based upon broad criteria and may consider: Significance of contribution, Broad effect of the contribution, and Length of service to the community.

Humanitarian Award recipients receive community and media recognition, special awards, and are featured honorees at the Annual GLBA Humanitarian Awards Celebration.

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