Organizational partnerships like this are valuable beyond monetary awards.
Among a host of other Black LGBTQ trailblazers, both honorees and attendees, San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition President, Damon Shearer accepts an award of $500 from the Imperial Court at the yearly Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Honors on March 15, 2019.
"I want to make sure that no black person comes to the San Diego and (does) not know how to get connected. So, that is our goal and we thank you all so much for supporting that mission" - Damon Shearer
The award was presented by the two reigning Monarchs of the Imperial Court de San Diego, Emperor Darnelle of Wakanda and Empress Gigi Masters. It is the first time in the history of the Imperial Court de San Diego that we've had all Black monarch representation. Making this award so much more special for the Coalition whose charter is to exclusively serve the Black queer community.
San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition is under new leadership. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the new membership structure intended to make participation much easier. We welcome your attendance at Coalition quarterly general meetings and/or join a committee in an area of your interest. Our goal is to be supportive, resourceful and flexible in service of building a stronger LGBTQ community.