October 11, 2012 | by Steve Charing
Black Pride honors advocates
Lea Gilmore, gay news, Washington Blade

Lea Gilmore received an Icon award as a political activist/entertainer for being a straight ally in the black community who advocates on issues of marriage equality (Photo courtesy Marie Jeanne Smets)

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Baltimore Black Pride officials recognized the following individuals and organizations last week with its annual awards:

  • Keith “Ebony” Holt, a youth advocate, received an Icon award for his work in Baltimore City government on behalf of young black gay men and assisting them into HIV treatment.
  • Lea Gilmore received an Icon award as a political activist/entertainer for being a straight ally in the black community who advocates on issues of marriage equality, social justice and women’s sexual health issues as well as recognizing her talents as a musical artist.
  • Dale Guy Madison received the Chairman’s Award for his advocacy work in Baltimore with the Men of Color HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, formerly Men of Color Against AIDS. He is currently health educator for young gay and bisexual people at the Los Angeles Lesbian Gay Community Center.
  • AIRS received a Community Award for housing homeless youth and assisting youth with life enhancement skills.
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