2024 National Finalists

SisterLove, Inc.

Outstanding Social Services/CBO

SisterLove, Inc.
Service Social Services

The mission of SisterLove, Inc. is to eradicate the adverse impact of HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health challenges upon women and their families through education, prevention, support, and human rights advocacy in the United States and around the world.

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The T.R.U.T.H. Project

Institutional

The T.R.U.T.H. Project
Activist, Artist

The Telling Real Unapologetic Truth Through Healing (T.R.U.T.H.) Project, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and mobilize LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional, and sexual health.

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Miko  Evans

Special Recognition

Miko Evans
Activist, Businessperson

Miko Evans is the Founder & Executive Producer of Meak Productions, Inc., the World's 1st LGBTQ EXCLUSIVE Talent Agency & Production Company. In 2003, he founded the company with a mission to provide publicity, representation, and performance opportunities to LGBTQ Talent, as well as create more professional, equal, inclusive, and diverse images of LGBTQ Culture, which in turn will prevent the current stereotypes and discrimination towards the community as a whole.

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Jacquelyn  Holland

Outstanding Service, Female

Jacquelyn Holland
Respected Theologian, Activist

Sr. Bishop Jacquelyn Holland is a respected theologian, activist, teacher, mother, and proud lesbian. Bishop Holland now serves as Bishop of Jurisdiction 3, (southern region) In the Unity Fellowship Church Movement which includes: Columbia, Md, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA and Charleston SC.

Donja  Love

Artistic Expression

Donja Love
Artist, founding executive director of Write It Out!

Donja R. Love (any pronoun said with respect) is Black, Queer, living with HIV, and thriving. They're the founding executive director of Write It Out! — a playwright's program, prize, and retreat for people living with HIV. They're also the co-founder of The Each-Other Project. This digital media platform celebrates and fosters community through art and activism for Black queer and trans communities, through which they've produced numerous short films and digital series.

David  Malebranche

Outstanding Healthcare Professional

David Malebranche
Activist, Healthcare Professional

David Malebranche is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with specific training and expertise in men's health, correctional health, student health, racial inequities in medicine, and LGBT health, as well as the prevention and treatment of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). He is a Senior Director, Global HIV Medical Affairs for Gilead Health.

Tracee McDaniel

Outstanding Service, Transgender

Tracee McDaniel
Trans Human Rights Advocate

Tracee McDaniel. Is a Trans Human Rights Advocate motivated by a strong desire to ensure that all Trans and Gender Nonconforming people receive equity, justice, civil and human rights protections. In 2007, she founded the Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, Inc., an agency designed to empower the Trans and Gender non-conforming community.

Fabian  Nelson

Future Leaders

Fabian Nelson
Activist, State of the Mississippi House of Representatives

Fabian Nelson is a State of the Mississippi House of Representatives for District 66. In November 2023 he became the first openly gay person to become elected lawmaker in the state. His activist was motivated by watching his parents who fought to help people in the community.

Kevin E.  Taylor

Outstanding Service, Male

Kevin E. Taylor
Activist, Bishop Elect

Bishop-Elect Kevin E. Taylor is the the Senior Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church NewArk. He works for the North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI), where he serves as Director of LGBTQ Services and the Director of Development. Taylor is the author of 10 books. He has lectured across the globe and led workshops and spoken on panels across the country, North America and The Caribbean. He is the Chief Creative Officer of TaylorMadeMultiMedia (TM3), which he founded in 1994.