The Ginny Knuth Member of the Year Award
This award recognizes outstanding contribution of energy, commitment and time to TGSF, and to the transgender community at large.
The Ginny Knuth Award winner is selected by the ExCom. The winner is announced at the Annual Meeting.
Ginny Knuth passed away in 1997. She was a tireless volunteer for TGSF, and twice won the award that was later re-named for her. She was also a 1994 winner of IFGE's Trinity Award.
Past TGSF vice-president Jamie Faye Fenton has written a nice memorial about Ginny, which says, in part:
Over the years, Ginny helped organize the [TGSF] Library and archives, the production and publication of the newsletter, the monthly Poker Social, and numerous social events and meetings. After winning the Member of the Year Award several times in a row, it was decided to name it in her honor (partly to give others a chance to win it too!).
Ginny served for countless hours on the ETVC/TGSF hot line and was the first friendly soul that thousands of us encountered in our journeys out of the closet. She was always available for wives and girlfriends who were puzzled, upset, or curious about their gender-variant husbands and answered calls and correspondence from around the world.
Ginny Knuth Award Winners
|1987||Trina Martina Bloom|
|1990||Trina Martina Bloom
|1997||Jamie Faye Fenton|
|2002||Stephanie Ann Blythe|