Presented by PRIDE & Equality Magazine

The Vincent R. Johnson Models of Hope Awards Gala

at New Mexico Entertainment

August 17, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Add to Cal
Time: 6:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 5:45pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $25 - $200

We are happy to announce the return of The Vincent R. Johnson Models of Hope Awards Gala.  The Vincent R. Johnson Models of Hope Award recognizes individuals and organizations who serve as inspiring role models in the community. This prestigious award has been presented to exceptional individuals and companies since 2006.



Community Honoree:  Steven J. Westman - Writer, Producer of The ABQ Tea Dance

Community Honoree:  Marie Yniguez - Chef, My Moms Restaurant

Community Honoree:  Trey C. Michaels, Performer

Business / Organization Honoree:  Senior Citizens Law Office


The History of Models of Hope: Since 2006, the LGBTQ community has participated in this intimate ceremony to provide feedback on who they believe should receive this award. The selection process is carefully considered, ensuring that a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations are recognized each year, resulting in a distinguished list of honorees. The award is named after Vincent R. Johnson, an Albuquerque businessman & entrepreneur who elevated nightlife and events in the community while supporting organizations such as Youth Development Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico.