Best New Mayor of 2003, Hudson Valley Magazine
Courageous Resister Award, Refuse and Resist!
Special Civil Rights Award, New York State Senate Democratic Conference
Queer CUNY Award for Courage and Activism, City University of New York
Mario Savio Young Activist Award
Profile In Courage Award, Sullivan Peace and Justice
Fifty Hottest Bachelors in America, People Magazine
Out100, Out Magazine
one of the "The Most Powerful People in the Hudson Valley 2004 " Times-Herald Record Newspaper.
Anointed "Saint Marry Mayor of New Paltz" by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
Recognition, East End Gay Organization for Human Rights and the Linda Leibman Human Rights Fund
Recognition, City of San Diego
Recognition, California State Legislature
Recognition, New York City Stonewall Democrats Democratic Club
Recognition, Community Free Democrats Democratic Club
ÒPerson of the YearÓ (shared with Mayor Gavin Newsom and Mayor John Shields), The Advocate magazine
one of the ÒThe Most Powerful People in the Hudson Valley 2005Ó, Times-Herald Record newspaper
ÒMen We LoveÓ, Genre Magazine
Out on a Limb Award, New Paltz Social Society
Friend of the Community Award, Inside/Out Magazine
National Service Award, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force