3rd Annual Truth Awards Presented by Better Brothers Los Angeles and The DIVA Foundation
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Truth Awards represents an unprecedented opportunity to highlight the contributions of the Black LGBTQ community and their allies. By showcasing examples of individual courage, leadership and excellence, we hope to refocus the lens through which the Black LGBTQ community is seen and perceived. The award embodies our belief that members of the Black LGBTQ community who embrace and live their truths should be recognized and honored. Along with our allies, they represent the very best in our community and serve as examples to us all.
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The 3rd Annual Truth Awards honorees include:
James Earl Hardy, Author - Lifetime Achievement Award
Sam Fine, Makeup Artist - Beauty & Fashion Award
Tracey Norman, Model - History Maker Award
Mya Dobson, Partner, New York Life - Business Leadership Award
Marcus Wilson-Smith, Executive Producer KTLA - Media Award
Loretta Devine, Emmy Award Wining Actress - Ally Award
**Additional Honorees to be announced**
The goal of the Truth Awards is to increase the awareness of the Black LGBTQ community, and highlight their contributions in life, career, and mainstream culture. This annual event will also include scholarship presentations to promising Black LGBT youth. While recognizing members of the community, we want to encourage youth to pursue educational opportunities while being true to themselves.
When & Where
Better Brothers Los Angeles and The DIVA Foundation
Better Brothers Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) organization that educates, inspires and connects the Black LGBTQ community in Southern California. Our mission is to develop a stronger sense of community and overcome the challenges of cultural and religious opposition to our orientation. BBLA’s year round social, educational and overall affirming programming is anchored by the Truth Awards Ceremony, an annual recognition and celebration of the Black LGBTQ community and its allies.
The DIVA Foundation, founded in 1990 by Tony nominated actress and HIV/AIDS advocate Sheryl Lee Ralph, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created as a living memorial to the many friends she lost to HIV/AIDS as an original cast member of the Broadway musical DREAMGIRLS, and because of her concern for the threat HIV/AIDS posed to women and children. Over the years, the DIVA Foundation has worked to break the silence and erase the stigma still connected to HIV/AIDS and encourage people to get tested in order to know their HIV status.