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