Three leaders of LGBT Detroit receive national award presented at White House

Staffers at LGBT Detroit, a nonprofit serving Metro Detroit’s gay community, were presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award during the BMe Leaders Award Ceremony today at The White House.

BMe — or Black Male Engagement — is a network of individuals from all walks of life that make their life’s work rebuilding the communities around them. The organization, built with the support of Black fathers and community members, have made their imprint across the country through mentoring youth, coaching, and creating sustainable businesses and environments for neighborhoods.

LBGT Detroit executive director Curtis Lipscomb, social media coordinator David A. Nelson, Jr., and health and wellness coordinator Nathan D. Strickland Jr., were recognized today by BMe. For the last two decades, LGBT Detroit – formerly known as KICK — has actively engaged in supporting the lesbian, gay, bi, transgender community of Detroit, providing safe environments for members of their community to have open conversations, while also providing a space for people to advocate for change and celebrate who they truly are.  

Along with receiving a national award, the LGBT Detroit staff will also participate in the “Better Together Challenge” to help orchestrate a sustainable program in support of Detroit’s lesbian, gay, bi and transgender community.

BMe also honored leaders from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Akron and Pittsburgh.

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For more information about LGBT Detroit or BMe and their engagemement, visit lgbtdetroit.org and bmecommunity.org. 

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