On Saturday, Aug. 20, Good Chemistry Founder & CEO Matthew Huron was honored for his work to advance equality for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families at One Colorado’s 2016 Ally Awards. Held at Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel, the event featured additional honorees including Nita and Rudy Gonzales and Kristin Strohm, People’s Choice Award winner: Dr. Dan Reirden of Children’s Hospital Colorado as well as lifetime achievement award recipient Ted Trimpa.
The evening’s festivities included a silent auction, cocktail party and award reception, which raised money for One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for Colorado’s LGBTQ community.
“As someone who grew up with a gay father in San Francisco in the 80’s and 90’s I saw the challenges that members of that community faced, from discrimination to persecution to devastating illness,” Huron commented. “For years One Colorado has been fighting to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and their families, and Good Chemistry is proud to support their efforts, and I am honored and humbled to receive this award.”
“The One Colorado Education Fund is thrilled to name Matthew Huron a distinguished ally to Denver’s LGBTQ community,” said Interim Executive Director of One Colorado Education Fund Daniel Ramos. “From sponsoring charitable events to promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, his passion for advocacy has been an asset to us all. The courage and support of all honorees furthers our progress towards equality.”
This year, Good Chemistry Nurseries returned as the Universal Sponsor of the event for the fifth consecutive year. Good Chemistry’s support for the LGBTQ community extends beyond the Ally Awards, with sponsorship of Denver’s Gay Pride Parade and the annual “Pink Party” during Denver’s Gay Pride Weekend.
One Colorado Education Fund is making a difference! With your support, we will advance equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans.