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The Advocate Magazine honors The Clemonses as the Tennessee Champions of Pride for their advocacy work.
May 05, 2019
The Advocate’s Champions of Pride is an annual list of activists, artists, politicians, influencers, and everyday people who are carrying on Stonewall’s spirit of rebellion in communities across the country. Editors selected change makers from each U.S. state in order to spotlight those who are advancing equality for LGBTQ and intersectional groups on the ground and inspiring others to do the same.
These Champions honor the grassroots history, present, and future of the movement. Read their stories below.
The 2019 Tennessee
USA Today Conducts interview with Davin & Gwen Clemons about Community involvement
January 12, 2019
"We're able to have a media platform and educate people," she said. "We have had people call (the radio show) and say, 'Hey, can you describe what you mean by pansexual?' and hang up. We say we have three equal principles: education, empowerment and enrichment. . . . One big barrier between prejudices and stigmas and biases is education.about you.
TriState Black Pride Educates and Uplifts local Black LGBTQ Community
June 13-17 2019
Memphis, TN – June 7, 2019 – The Cathedral Foundation and The Black LGBT Convention present the 3rd Annual Tri-State Pride Weekend, taking place in Memphis, TN from June 13-16, 2019. This year’s theme is Moving the Margins: The Time Is Now! Scheduled events include cocktails and dinner followed by an opening ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum, Draggin’ You to Brunch hosted by Miss Sophia, Pool Party, Nightly events at Luxx Night Club, a co-ed basketball tournament sponsored by NIKE, a job fair, and more.
Dr. Davin Clemons, co-founder of Tri-State Black Pride, speaks about his motivation in launching Memphis' official black pride gathering. Clemons is also co-founder of Cathedral of Praise Church of Memphis as well as The Unleashed Voice magazine, a news outlet for the local black LGBTQ community.