May 2, 2013 | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
D.C. Council to honor Black Pride
Anita Bonds, D.C. Council, gay news, Washington Blade

D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At-Large) (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The D.C. Council on Tuesday, May 7, is scheduled to present a resolution honoring Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day, Inc., the group organizing the 23rd Annual D.C. Black Pride Celebration set to take place May 24 – May 27, according to a statement from Council member Anita Bonds (D-At-Large).

Bonds will present the resolution to members of the Black Pride board on behalf of her Council colleagues at 10 a.m. during the start of the Council’s May 7 session at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., the statement says.

The resolution recognizes the Black Pride leadership “for maintaining one of the oldest and largest Black Pride celebrations in the world and honors the event’s mission to foster ‘awareness of and pride in the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender African-American community,’” Bonds’ office said.

Among the Black Pride board members invited to attend are Earl Fowlkes Jr., Andrea Woody-Macko, Derrick Dunning, June Spence, Kenneth Hopson, Kenya Hutton, Marc Morgan, Lauren Morris, Leandrea Gilliam, and Robert “Harold” Dinkins.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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