The LGBTQ Community Honors Sheryl Lee Ralph

Ralph is best known for her role as Deidra “Dee” Mitchell on the comedy “Moesha.”

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, the Vision Community Foundation held its 4th Annual Black Tie Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel this weekend in recognition for those in the arts who support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community.

Honoree Dinner Table

The honorees recognized were: Sheryl Lee Ralph who is best known for her role as Deidra “Dee” Mitchell on the comedy “Moesha.” and movie “Dreamgirls.”  She was honored for her many contributions in film, television, Broadway and her love and humbling heart for the LGBT community and bringing awareness to HIV/AIDS through her DIVA Foundation.Sheryl Lee Ralph and Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III

Actress Andrea Kelly was also honored for her work as a choreographer and for her love for equality and support for her transgender son Jay.

Marlo Hampton was admired and acknowledged for her impressive fashions and endearing heart for the LGBT community.

Other honorees included Princess Baton Lofters who was honored for creating one of the best reality television shows in history, “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Bennie Mosley was recognized for building awareness and pride in the diversity of the LGBTQ community by creating a Black American Pageantry organization to offer Black Gay Entertainers an avenue to compete and service the community on a national platform. Also honored was Mushiya Tshikuka, star of WE tv’s new show “Cutting It: in the Atl,” for being an inspiration to women through her new national platform.

Andrea Kelly, Princess Baton Lofters and Mushiya flaunt their awards

Memphis native, Minister Gwen Clemons was honored for her humanitarian efforts and exceptional support for equality and the LGBT community and development of radio talk show that deeply explores the issues of the LGBT Community in the south.

Bennie Mosley

The Vision Community Foundation is founded by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III with Avian Watson serving as deputy director.

(Photos by Jus4LovePhotos)

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