Focus Awards 2022

August 26, 2022 @ 6:30PM — 9:00PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38104 Get Directions

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Focus Awards 2022

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 inspire others to excel. The Focus Awards will be held on August 26, 2022, at the Brooks Museum from 6:30 pm to 9 pm CST

The People's Choice is back! Who is your favorite? Voting Open through Aug. 25 at midnight.


Each year, the Focus Awards donates funds raised during voting and a full-year Focus LGBT Magazine advertising package to award one winner.

As the People’s Choice voting kicks off, we pair each person or group with a nonprofit to serve as the beneficiary. As we collect votes ($1 per vote and you can vote as many times as you want and for multiple people/nonprofits), we tally the top fundraiser and who the community chooses for this year’s People Choice winner. The winner is awarded a fabulous trophy, and the nonprofit receives the gift in their honor. Win! Win!

That winner will be announced this year at the Focus Awards 2022 live and in person at the Memphis Brooks Museum on August 26 from 6:30-9 pm.

Who is your favorite? Vote now through August 25 at midnight.


Champion of the Year Award Nominees




Entertainer of the Year Award Nominees


Heart of Gold Award/Nonprofit of the Year Nominees




Trailblazer of the Year Award Nominees



The Focus Awards are proudly presented by the Focus Center Foundation, a 501c3, the fiscal agent for the Focus Awards. A fresh look at the LGBT+ Culture and Communities in Tennessee.


A big thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsor
Fish and Associates
Silver Sponsor
Planned Parenthood TN
The Pumping Station Memphis
Bronze Sponsor
Laurelwood
The Haven
Friend Sponsor
CHOICES Center for Reproductive Health
Supporter Sponsor
ADVANCE Study
Rowe Realtors

$20,063 raised by 96 people

$26,500

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