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  • Kim Dillinger

The 9th Annual Truth Awards used their platforms to talk about a better space for people in general

The 9th Annual Truth Awards was hosted at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles this past weekend. The event was hosted by Claudia Jordan and brought awareness to the LGBTQ community as well as the Better Brother Los Angeles organization.

The Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA) was created to provide spaces for members of the Black LGBTQ+ community to network, socialize and be BETTER – at life, love, and community. Developing a sense of community has been a challenge for some within our community, given the cultural and religious opposition to our orientation and gender identity. As those challenges have receded in mainstream society, they still present significant difficulties and sometimes constrain a healthy sense of well-being. Since our inception, BBLA has sponsored cultural, informational, recreational, and social/networking events. We continue to invest and create opportunities that increase community confidence and pride.

Honorees for this years ceremony: Raven-Symoné (Icon Award), Netflix The Upshaws (Cultural Affirmation Award), Judge Greg Mathis, Greg Mathis Jr. Mathis Family Matters (Family Award), STARZ #TakeTheLead (Corporate Leadership & Diversity Award), Tabitha Brown (Ally Award), Byron Perkins (Courage Award), Dr. Darnell Hunt (Excellence in Education Award), Dr. David Malebranche (Advocate Award), and Unique Woman’s Coalition (Advocate Award).

SWV’s Coko Clemons and son, Jayye Michael along with jazz saxophonist, Bryan Thompson will perform during the ceremony.



Watch the show on @foxsoul Saturday, March 18th, at 5:00 p.m. (PT).

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