Lifetime Achievement Award

Given to individuals who have over the years worked with, promoted, supported, and generally

lived and breathed Ohio Gay Pride pageantry.


Recipients of the award have been:

Alexis O'Hara - 2017

Tara Richmond Pride in Pageantry Award

Given to the individual(s) who has worked and promoted the Ohio Gay Pride pageant system above and beyond expectations.  Named in honor of Tara Richmond the first Miss Columbus Gay Pride and first Miss Ohio Gay Pride.


Recipients of the award have been:

Dane Decardeza - 2017

Marc Offenburger - 2016

Reianna Ali - 2015

Izaya Cole - 2014

Brian Menegay - 2010

Paige Passion - 2009

Lita Mannon - 2007 - First Recipient

Martinez Dedication Award

Given to the individual who dedicated themselves to the Ohio Gay Pride System.

Named in honor of Erica Martinez and Paco Martinez - the first contestant to successfully win both Miss and Mr Ohio Gay Pride (2004/2008).


Recipients of the award have been:

Arione Decardeza - 2017

Brock Bradly - 2016

Marc Offenburger - 2015

Joey Dotson - 2014

Joey Fleming - 2013

Brent Fabian - 2012

Johnathan Thacker - 2010

Alexis O'Hara Pride in Presentation Award

Given to the individual competing for Miss Ohio Gay Pride whose presentation outfit not only matched the theme but exceeded levels of expectation.  Named in honor of Alexis O'Hara ,former Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2000-2003, and former co-owner of Ohio Gay Pride Pageantry.


Recipients of the award have been:

Soy Queen - 2017

Reianna Ali - 2016

Tova Uravitch - 2015

Reianna Ali - 2014

Rob Austin Pride in Presentation Award

Given to the individual competing for Mr Ohio Gay Pride whose presentation outfit not only matched the theme but exceeded levels of expectation. Named in honor of Rob Austin ,former Mr Ohio Gay Pride 2011.


Recipients of the award have been:

Redd Valentine - 2017

Promoter of the Year

Given to the Best Promoter(s) as chosen by the Division Titleholder.

Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Joe Etts - 2017

Mr Ohio Gay Pride

Joe Etts - 2017

Preliminary of the Year

Given to the Best Preliminary as chosen by the Division Titleholder.

Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Dayton Gay Pride - 2017

Mr Ohio Gay Pride

Dayton Gay Pride - 2017