Black and Bold 2019

February 15th was the hottest night in the City of Richmond, as hundreds gathered on the campus of the HBCU Virginia Union University for Diversity Richmond’s 3rd Annual Black and Bold Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Initiated in 2017, this award winning event was created to recognize the contributions and leadership of out and proud African-American LGBTQ community members. This year was no exception, as Diversity Richmond not only continued to expand recognition to the community’s allies, but also included LGBTQ representatives across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This year’s event celebrated a wide range of community members. From local youth activists to a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Honorees this year included:

Dr. Veronica Ayala-Sims
2nd Lieutenant Deuntay Diggs
Quincy Evans
Gregg Fordham
Jaide Hinds-Clarke
SWERV Magazine
Brooke Taylor
Congressman A. Donald McEachin
Legendary Drag Entertainer, Christmas Snow

If you are interested in joining the planning committee for the 4th Annual Black and Bold Leadership Awards, please contact Rodney Lofton at (804) 622-4646 ext. 203 or email Rodney.