In its other awards, Georgia Equality will give the Phillip Rush Community Builder Award to Jamil Jude of True Colors Theater. As the only black artistic director of a theater in Atlanta, Jude uses his art to provide a platform to LGBTQ people, specifically those of color.
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And local activist Toni-Michelle Williams will receive the Cheryl-Courtney Evans Award for Trans* Advocacy.
The award ceremony takes place next Saturday, June 15 at the Loews Hotel Midtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street.
Cox Enterprises and The Coca-Cola Company are also being honored and are sponsors of the event. Cox Enterprises is the parent company of Cox Media Group, which owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Police said someone called 911 and reported a fight between a man and a woman who live on Rockknoll Drive in Conley.