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Our lineup of winners for this year’s — as every year — Power Gala made of truly extraordinary people. Without giving too much away before the party, we decided to sit down and get to know the nominees on a more whimsical level. Enjoy! 

Lisa Moore had us cracking up during her interviews. She’s incredibly personable and has a warm, quick wit that comes flying out of left field.

A massage therapist, she’s the owner of Massage & Moore, and she’s also incredibly active in the DGLCC. She loves to arrange meetings for the group and encourages as many people as she can to patronize LGBTIQ-friendly businesses. “I love the DGLCC,” she tells OUT FRONT. “It’s been wonderful for my business, the people are amazing and authentic, and I’ve made some great friends.” We knew within moments why they’d nominated her as a strong ally for the community.

A genie grants you three wishes. What are they?

I’d wish for $1000 a day for the rest of my life — that’s liveable. I’d like the world to be more compassionate. And. Hmm. I had a third one, but I forgot. How about a better memory?

What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?

We just bought a townhouse, so working on that keeps us busy. I have two dogs and a 20 year old who I try to spend time with. I do volunteer work with the Women’s Homelessness Initiative, and am a member of the First Unitarian Society of Denver, so I volunteer there, too. So volunteering, working out, and friends and family. Did I mention dogs?

What’re some of your pet peeves?

People who smoke in front of kids. People who leave their dogs out all day and don’t give them any attention. Also, people who pronounce the ‘t’ in ‘often.’ I was raised Catholic and they’re very stringent. There’s a ‘t’ in ‘often,’ but you do not pronounce it.

If could converse with your dogs for five minutes and understand one another, what would you say?

Tell me how I can talk to you after these five minutes are up! Why do you do certain things and why do you make faces like I’m about to beat you when I pull something out, even if it’s a treat? And what does [warbling howl sound] mean?!

What’s something you’re actively trying to get better at?

Me. Until I was 40, I don’t even think I was authentically me. It’s hard to be yourself sometimes. That’s why I like the chamber so much. It took me almost 40 years to find people who were just themselves and sometimes against terrible odds!

For 2016, OUT FRONT joined forces with the Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for our annual Power Awards ceremony. Traditionally, we’ve called it our Power Party, but this year’s one-two combo makes it more of a gala, so we’re excited to announce a slight break in tradition to bring our community the Power Gala Awards! We’ll be holding the party at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in the grand ballroom. (We’re so stoked.) Our musical interludes are provided by none other than Ty Herndon, Alpha the Musical, and Spinphony.

Be sure to reserve your spot today, before all the seats are accounted for!