In the heart of Washington, D.C., SPEAKOUT Inc. held its inaugural black-tie Gala, ‘AM Awards’ at the renown Hamilton Hotel on April 30, 2022. The prestigious event was hosted by Hollywood legend Vivica A. Fox and celebrity TV personality J’Lamar, based in Los Angeles. Avery Wilson performed and special appearances were made by Amiyah Scott, Jack Mizrahi, Sampson Mccormick, as well as sounds provided by DJ Jash Jay.
SpeakOut, Inc. Full List of Evening Honorees at the stellar awards celebration included:
- Jensen Atwood, Alliance Award
- Keith Boykins, Lifetime Achievement Award
- George M. Johnson, Outstanding Writer of Achievement Award
- Octavius Terry, Ambassador of Fashion Award
- Pastor Adalphie Johnson, Revolutionary Leadership Award
- Gerald Garth, Cultural Influencer Award
- Twiggy Garcon, Humanitarian Award
- Marissa Miller, Trailblazer of Excellence Award
- Philaye, Influencer of Excellence Award
- Dr. Walter Lundy Jr., Appreciation Award
- Gay Professional Men of Color, Vanguard Award
“I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from the evening’s honorees, guests, and attendees. Our inaugural year will always remain a special moment in time, forever solidified in Speak Out’s history. I look forward to many more years of celebrating the achievements of those trailblazing a path for anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ or an ally.” shares Speak Out Executive Director, Antonio Driver.
For additional information on Speak Out visit SpeakOutUSA.org.
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Levar Kemp is the Editor-In-Chief of Snubb3d Magazine. He is a alum of Howard University in Washington D.C. Mr. Kemp is a producer, director and has a passion for the arts. His diverse background in the industry includes but not limited to: BET, VIACOM, VH1, and other well known publications.