The In Living Color Awards & Ceremony was conceived in 2019 as a way of recognizing the hard work, contribution, and simple kindness that certain members of the community have continually shown our Black LGBTQ+ community members and organizations. The purpose of In Living Color is to highlight Black men, women, and our trans and non-binary siblings who have made strides in work and support of LGBT representation and equality. The ceremony will recognize these community leaders with each color of the rainbow as well as the Black Awards of Innovation and Dedication.
The RED award, represented by the virtues of Passion and Activism, will be presented to Armond Anderson Bell for his continued commitment to showing up for the community; ORANGE for Creativity and Influence is presented to Neverending Nina for boldly wielding her influence like a sword; with the color YELLOW for Vitality and Energy, we are awarding our partners at the California Justice Leaders; GREEN for Healing and Growth is presented to community member Lionell Edwards who teaches us daily about growth as he steps into his own healing every day; the BLUE Peacemaker/Ally award is presented to Sikivu Hutchinson for her tremendous work supporting girls and parents of queer identified children; the PURPLE Royalty and Elder award is presented to Reverend Alfreda Lanoix, a community pioneer whose tremendous advocacy in the community needs no introduction; and last, but not least, the shade of Innovation BLACK to filmmaker and changemaker Donnie Hue and Dedication BLACK to our dear and devoted friend Lamont Masters.
Generally, held in the month of October in celebration of LGBTQ History Month, this season’s 2022 ILC Awards and ceremony event will be held Friday, January 20 from 7 pm -9 pm at the historic & beautiful Chester Washington Gold Course (1818 Charlie Sifford Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90047) in the heart of South Los Angeles.
Please join us in celebrating these trailblazing Angels!
Chief Programs Officer