The Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library proudly celebrates its Executive Director, Robert Kesten, for winning the Bronze Stevie® Award in the ‘Thought Leader of the Year: Government or Non-profit’ category. This prestigious recognition highlights Kesten’s unwavering dedication to justice and democracy. Robert Kesten’s career at Stonewall National Museum has been marked by significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. His leadership has shone through initiatives such as establishing the nation’s first AIDS day treatment centre, advocating for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Ukraine, and his ongoing engagement with LGBTQ+ issues. His extensive work includes producing an award-winning documentary on the Holocaust, filmed live in Poland with 7,000 young people from around the world. President of TransMedia Group, Adrienne Mazzone praised Kesten’s achievement too. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Stonewall National Museum is one of the largest LGBTQ+ libraries and archives globally. The museum continues to advocate against discriminatory policies and supports LGBTQIA+ rights, with efforts spanning from opposing Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill to raising funds nationwide. The Stevie Awards receive over 10,000 entries annually from organizations in more than 60 nations, recognizing outstanding workplace performances worldwide. Kesten’s recognition is a testament to his impactful human rights advocacy and leadership in the LGBTQ+ community