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Task Force Honors Jonathan Capehart

By Charlotte Robinson, July 19, 2022

The National LGBTQ Task Force will honor MSNBC anchor & Associate Editor of The Washington Post Jonathan Capehart with the National Leadership Award at their 26th Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala on Saturday October 22nd at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Kierra Johnson, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director stated, “Jonathan Capehart is a nationally respected journalist & is uncompromising & relentless in his pursuit to report the truth in a time when misinformation erodes the very foundation of our democracy. He has used his platform to shape the national conversation on important social issues & to make visible the invisible, marginalized people in our country. He has helped tell the stories of LGBTQ people who inspire us & move us & he has done it all with integrity as a journalist who holds the intersectional identities of being both Black & a member of LGBTQ+ community. For all of these reasons, we are proud to honor Jonathan Capehart a champion who exhibits & inspires courage, authenticity & a ferocious quest for truth and justice.” Capehart concluded, “When I was a kid & dreamed of being a journalist, it was all about reporting from the middle of the action. Being Black & gay were two things I couldn’t hide, so I pursued my dream with determination & without apology. To receive the 2022 National Leadership Award from the Task Force is a humbling reminder that being in the middle of the action means you are in service to something bigger than yourself. What an honor it is to be recognized for just being myself & for doing all I can to help others do the same.” 

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