The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance announced it has selected community activists Jerry Clark, Alison Gill and Earl Fowlkes Jr. as recipients of its 2014 Distinguished Service Award, which will be presented at the group’s 43rd Anniversary Reception scheduled for Aril 30.
GLAA says it presents the annual awards to local individuals and organizations “that have served the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the national capital area.”
Clark, a health benefits consultant, is chair of the D.C. Statehood Coalition, political director of D.C. for Democracy, and board member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Among other endeavors, he is a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council and a former board member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Gill is government affairs director of The Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT and questioning youth.
Fowlkes is president and CEO of the Center for Black Equity, formerly known as the International Federation of Black Prides, which serves as the world’s only black LGBT international organization. Fowlkes also serves as chair of the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT Caucus.