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Announcing Janelle Monáe at the Outfest Legacy Awards

Announcing Outfest Legacy Award Honorees
Janelle Monáe, Kerri Stoughton-Jackson and Glamazon

Outfest is proud to announce three honorees we will be celebrating at this year’s Outfest Legacy Awards!

Our 2022 Trailblazer Award recipient will be 8-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, performer, and fashion icon Janelle Monáe! Monáe, known by many for her visionary sound, has seen much success as a breakout actor, starring in films like Lionsgate’s Antebellum and Focus Feature’s biopic film Harriet. She will also be in Netflix’s upcoming Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery!


In addition to Monáe, Outfest will honor Kerri Stoughton-Jackson with the Jonathan Howard Legacy Award, recognizing her outstanding leadership efforts as Outfest’s Deputy Director and her nearly twenty years of service. Glamazon, Amazon’s diversity & inclusion network for LGBTQIA+ employees and their allies, will also be honored with the Guardian Award which recognizes a company’s commitment and legacy to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Help us celebrate these movers and shakers in-person on Saturday, October 22 at Paramount Studios!


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Co-Chairs of the Outfest Legacy Awards Host Committee include Alan Koenigsberg, Bil Bertini, Giselle Phelps, and Ranard Caldwell.
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