From left to right: Victor Jackson (Creative Director, Glam Rock Soul Entertainment), Dominique Morgan (Program Director, The Fund for Trans Generations), Amoretta Morris (President, Borealis Philanthropy), and Jerrell Hardnett (Associate Director, Education & Advocacy, GLAAD).
GLAAD’s Presence at the 2nd Annual BET Black + Iconic Soiree during MLK Day Weekend: A Night of Celebration and Iconic Honorees!
On the night of Friday, January 12th, 2024, Flourish in Atlanta, GA, played host to the 2nd Annual BET Black + Iconic Soiree, where GLAAD’s Advocacy & Education Team, accompanied by participants from the Black Queer Creative Summit, took part in an evening of significance. This event, part of the BET Black + Iconic weekend, underscored its commitment to elevating the intersectionality of the Black and LGBTQ+ communities, spotlighting individual contributions, and fostering collective positive influence.
Among this year’s distinguished BET Black + Iconic honorees were Rashad Burgess, Vice President of Advancing Health and Black Equity at Gilead Sciences; Dr. David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition; Miss Major, an American author, activist, and community organizer advocating for transgender rights; and Jordan E. Cooper, an award-winning performer/playwright recently honored as one of OUT Magazine’s “Entertainers Of The Year.”
The evening unfolded as a true celebration, permeated with love and dynamic energy resonating throughout the venue. Hosting the event was our esteemed friend Nicco Annan, adding a special touch to the night. The Black Carpet affair flawlessly showcased the essence of everything black and queer!
Photos by: Jonathan E. Parham
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