The Imperial Rose Crown Organization of the Year Award

A perpetual award established in 1977 by Rose Emperor II Harold Strong and Rose Empress XIX Melody Starr and chosen jointly by the Reigning Monarchs bestowed at Coronation. The trophy is given out of gratitude and appreciation for all the love and support show to the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of the Inland Empire of Oregon.

In unity and love we remain with you always– Harold II and Melody XIX.


1977Raintree Empire
1978Los Conquistadores
1979Portland Forum
1980Not Awarded
1981The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
1982Los Conquistadores
1983Right to Privacy PAC
1984NW Gender Alliance
1985Foxy Ladies of Oregon
1986Brinker Memorial Trust Fund
1987Portland Community Bowling Association
1988Right to Privacy PAC
1989Not Awarded
1990The Portland Knights of Malta
1991HIV Day Center
1992NO on 9 of Oregon Campaign
1993NW Gender Alliance
1994Portland Chapter of the National Leather Association
1995Esther’s Pantry
1996Portland Chapter of the National Leather Association
1997PFLAG Portland
1998Esther’s Pantry
1999Peacock Productions; Peacock in the Park
2000The Oregon Bears
2001NW Gender Alliance
2002Friends of People With AIDS
2004Peacock Productions; Peacock in the Park
2005NW Gender Alliance
2006Oregon Leather Fraternity
2007PFLAG Portland
2008The Q Center of Portland
2009Our House
2010Pride of the Rose / Audria M. Edwards Scholarships
2011Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
2012Blackout Leather Productions
2013Our House / Esther’s Pantry
2014Blackout Leather Productions
2015Morel Ink
2016The Q Center of Portland
2017Our House / Esther’s Pantry
2018Audria M Edwards Scholarship/Peacock Productions
2019The Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest
2020Alaska Airlines
2021Esther’s Pantry
 2023 Peacock Productions