Misti Gaither


Trailblazer Award

Misti Gaither is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. For many years, she has given her time, talents, and energy to various local LGBTQ+ related nonprofits, raising countless dollars for organizations like NOAGE, Big Easy Animal Rescue, PFLAG New Orleans, the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, Crescent Care, Food for Friends, St. Anna’s, and many others.

In addition to the various fundraisers that she hosts each year, her annual Winter Wonderland gala brings the local LGBTQ+ community together to honor our leaders and to raise for various local organizations and groups. And for the past several years, her Lez Talk About it interview show has kept viewers and listeners informed about the issues facing our community. We honor her tonight for all the work that she has done – and continues to do – on behalf of others.