Happy birthday darling Sharmus!
Today is the first year we acknowledge Sharmus' birthday since her passing in 2016. After much consideration we her friends have decided to establish an annual award in her name to honor people doing the work that Sharmus loved so much. Outreach.
In the following year we will establish an advisory in the spirit of Sharmus' work to fundraise to support the award and to seek the person who most personifies the values that Sharmus held so dear in her life. We will seek to award an outreach worker who genuinely takes the time to speak to people in need, to connect with trans communities and youth, and to treat all they meet as human beings. This kind of work is less acknowledged than you might think. Outreach workers of this kind are often almost never seen on the award stage because they are always out there in the community handing out information, condoms and making sure that people are okay.
If you are interested in supporting the Sharmus Outlaw Outreach Award, please send a message via the "send us a memory link" on her webpage expressing your interest: http://www.sharmusoutlaw.com/send-us-a-memory.html