May 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Capital Pride honors local advocates
Ed Baily, Town Danceboutique, No. 9, gay news, Washington Blade

Ed Baily (Washington Blade file photo)

Capital Pride organizers this week announced the recipients of their annual awards. Winners of the “heroes” awards are: Ed Bailey, longtime community volunteer, DJ and business owner; Barbara Lewis, an advocate for culturally competent healthcare since the 1970s; Darren Phelps, founding pastor of Bethel Christian Church D.C.; Jamie Raskin, Maryland state senator; and Margot Rosen, HRC’s director of membership outreach.

There are two recipients of the Engendered Spirit award: Consuella Lopez, a local activist, stylist, business owner and radio show host; and Hassan Naveed, co-chair of Gays & Lesbians Opposing Violence. The Bill Miles Award went to Jennifer Hall and the Larry Stansbury Award winner is Dignity/Washington. The winners will be honored at an event May 29. Visit for details.

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