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UNF’s Manny Velasquez-Paredes named Most Influential Person by Rainbow Awards JAX

Manny at Rainbow AwardsManny Velásquez-Paredes, director of UNF’s LGBTQ Center, has received the “Most Influential Person Award” from the Rainbow Awards JAX by Jax Gay magazine for his work throughout the LGBTQ+ community.

UNF’s LGBTQ Center is continually recognized for its efforts and commitment to advocacy, equality, community, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied students, faculty, staff and members of the Jacksonville community.

The Rainbow Awards JAX are designed to recognize different LGBTQ organizations and individuals on an annual basis who help bring awareness to social issues within the Jacksonville community, by hosting events, one-on-one conversations, joint ventures with other non-profits, and being a voice for those that cannot speak for themselves through advocacy.