(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)
One of GLAA’s honorees for our reception on April 20, my esteemed friend Rev. Cedric Harmon of Many Voices, answers 20 gay questions for the Blade:
Rev. Cedric Harmon will receive a GLAA Distinguished Service Award next week for his work with Many Voices, a black church movement for gay and transgender justice that “envisions a community that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion and justice.”
Harmon works with black religious leaders and other people of faith to engage diverse topics at the intersection of religion, faith and human sexuality. He’s an ordained pastor with the National Baptist and Missionary Baptist churches. He previously served as an organizer for Americans United for Separation of Church and State and says his ministry began at age 8.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this award because it recognizes the movement that is the people’s work,” he says. “Also it comes from an entity of enduring and unflinching activism and visibility here in Washington, D.C. and a beacon for the nation.”
GLAA has its 46th annual anniversary gala on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Policy Restaurant and Lounge (1904 14th St., N.W.). Tickets are $55. Jose Gutierrez and Mara Keisling will also be honored. Details at glaa.org.
Click on the link above to see Cedric’s Queery answers. Hey guy, congrats, and sorry you’ll have something extra to dust.