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Cornelius Wilson Jr. Honored

By Charlotte Robinson, January 25, 2019
In collaboration with the National LGBTQ Task Force, SAGE CEO Michael Adams presented Cornelius Wilson Jr. with the Creating Change SAGE Advocacy Award for Excellence in Leadership on Aging Issues. Wilson is a remarkable Detroit LGBT community organizer & leader who spent decades working to advance LGBT rights & supporting LGBT communities. Cornelius stated, “SAGE is a big part of who I am & where I’m going in my life & I am honored & humbled to be acknowledged with this award. I love my community & I hope that through all I do & through those I assist, I show that. I think it’s important that my peers see that there is someone out there with a voice, who has lived a similar life & can help advocate for them. I’m a strong believer that actions speak louder than words. We can’t just talk about what we’d like to see changed. We have to act to make it happen.” Michael Adams SAGE CEO concluded, “It is an honor to recognize Cornelius with this SAGE Advocacy Award & we applaud his extraordinary efforts as a tireless LGBT activist, dating back to the AIDS crisis, when so many in our LGBT community were dying & in desperate need of resources and support. This year, on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we are lifting up people like Cornelius, who have been the backbone of our modern LGBT movement since it began five decades ago.” The award was given during the annual Creating Change Conference that brings together thousands of visionary LGBTQ leaders from across the country. The event takes place now through January 27th in Detroit, Michigan.
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