2019 Special Guests

VISIBILITY AWARD: Jake Choi

2019 HRC Columbus Visibility Award recipient. The son of Korean immigrants to the United States, Jake Choi is a former semi-professional basketball player turned actor, who was born and raised in Queens.

In 2018, Choi came out as sexually fluid. In an interview with The Advocate he stated, “I feel like a lot of people understand it better if you just say ‘bisexual,’ which is not the same thing, but it’s like sometimes when people say, ‘Oh, so you’re bi?’ — I don’t even want to argue anymore.

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EQUALITY AWARD: HRC Board and HRC Foundation Board member Cheryl Rose

Cheryl Rose by Emma Parker

The HRC Equality Award is given to an individual who embodies the passion and dedication of advancing LGBTQ equality that is central to HRC’s mission. It is the most prestigious award given by HRC Columbus.

Cheryl’s volunteer experience includes over 30 years in the areas of Faith/Family, Real Estate, and LGBTQ rights.

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