ABOUT THE OMAs

 

By presenting the Outmusic Awards, LARA is dedicated to ensuring that LGBT music culture and heritage is recognized and celebrated as an integral contribution to media, music & entertainment history.​

It is important that the contributions and achievements of LGBT people are included in the history of the world. The more LGBT people are known for their contirbutions, the more impact we can make in changing hearts and minds.

 

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OUR PAST HONOREES

 

8th OMAs (Las Vegas - Planet Hollywood Theater)

 

Diana King

Vanguard Award

 

Joey Arias 

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Ari Gold 

Visionary Award

 

Bishop Yvette Flunder

Heritage Award

 

Storme Delaverie

Living Legend Award

 

Jobriath 

OUTMUSIC Icon Award

 

Labi Siffre

Spirit Award

7th OMAs (New York - Live Nations's Irving Plaza)

 

Chely Wright

Vanguard Award

 

Melissa Etheridge

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Wayne Besen

Visionary Award

 

Randy Jones

Heritage Award

 

Paula "Stix" Hampton

Living Legend Award

 

Sylvester

Icon Award

 

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Pillar Award

 

Cyndi Lauper

Person of the Year

OUTMUSIC AWARDS

 

ABOUT

The Outmusic Awards is the biggest night in LGBT music & entertainement. Our mission is to educate, raise awareness and ensure that the contributions and achievements of marginalized LGBT artists and creative industry professionals are acknowledged, documented, celebrated and archived into media, music and entertainment history. To support our missions, we film the OUTMUSIC Awards live to tape. LARA relies heavily on the tax deductible donations to support the production of this important event and video archives.  

6th OMAs (New York - Webster Hall NYC)

 

Kevin Aviance

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Dan Martin & Micheal Biello

Visionary Award

 

Toshi Reagon

Heritage Award

 

Willie Ninja

Icon Award

 

Deborah Harry

Pillar Award

5th OMAs (New York - Knitting Factory)

 

Tom Wilson Weinberg

Heritage Award

 

Kathy Riser

Outmusic Outstanding Support Award

 

Junior Vasquez

Special Recognition Award

4th OMAs (Chicago - Chicago Cultural Center)

 

June Millington

Heritage Award

 

Pamela Smith

Outmusic Outstanding Support Award

 

Randy Jones

Tim Cain

Special Recognition Award

3rd OMAs (New York - Knitting Factory)

 

Jayne County

Heritage Award

 

Larry Flick

Outmusic Outstanding Support Award

 

Maxine Feldman

Marsha Stevens

Special Recognition Award

2nd OMAs (New York - Knitting Factory)

 

Heritage Award

Ramonovsky & Philips

Alix Dobkin

 

Outmusic Outstanding Support Award

Greg Shapiro

JD Doyle

 

Special Recognition Award

Dutchboy

Debra D'Alassandro (Amazon Country)

Grant King

Deian Mcbryde

1st OMAs (no ceremony was held)

 

In 2001 the first Outmusic Awards was established to honor excellence in recordings prior to 2000. There were only 5 categories, Outstanding New Recording, Outstanding Legacy Recording, Outstanding Live Performer, Outstanding Life Performer and Outstanding Support Award.

 

Outstanding Life Performer

Robert Urban

Outstanding New Recording

Gwen Avery

Outstanding Legacy Recording

Dan Martin & Michael Biello

Outstanding Live Performer

Robert Urban

 

Outmusic Outstanding Support Award

Danny Jenkins

JD Doyle

Chris Wilson

Wolfgang Busch

Robert Drake