Five people were recognized at the third annual Fairness Awards in Lexington on Friday.
The awards are presented to community members who have "expressed their commitment to progressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and fairness," according to a release from Lexington Fairness.
Nominations for the four awards are accepted from the public and chosen by the six-member nominations committee. This year there were 20 nominations and five winners, as one award was given to two people.
Sandy Linville received the Ally for Fairness Award, given to a straight ally of the gay and transgender community who stands up for those individuals' rights.
Wes Nelson and Nicole Diamond were given the Fairness Leadership Award, which is given to members of the community who inspire those around them.
Jack Cofer received the Jennifer Crossen Out for Fairness Award, given to a role model who increases visibility of the gay and transgender community.
Joey Rose was given the Ernesto Scorsone Political Leadership Award, which is given to a member of the gay, bisexual and transgendered community who fights for increased rights.
The awards program at the Hyatt Regency Patterson Ballroom also featured entertainment by the cast of SummerFest's production of Rent, celebrity drag queen Jujubee and comedian Hal Sparks.