Chevi Rabbit receives youth award

Chevi Rabbit receives the Alberta Hate Crime Committee “2014 Hate Crime Awareness Youth Award”

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General the Honourable Jonathan Denis presents Chevi Rabbit's award.

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General the Honourable Jonathan Denis presents Chevi Rabbit's award.

Chevi Rabbit receives the Alberta Hate Crime Committee “2014 Hate Crime Awareness Youth Award” from MLA, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General the Honourable Jonathan Denis.

On April 9, 2014 Chevi Rabbit received his award at the Edmonton City Hall and later was recognized at the Alberta Legislature for his work in promoting a hate-free and inclusive province.

Since having been attacked, Rabbit has been traveling and speaking at conferences sharing his story with his message that “I hope that my story helps someone know that it’s okay to be yourself, that it is okay to be openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. You are valued in our society. And life is worth living.”

He has also been organizing the 3rd annual “Hate to Hope March and Rally”. The march begins at the scene of the assault on July 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., 110 Street and 84 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.