This is fantastic. MUSED Magazine and its editor/publisher Drew-Shane Daniels have recognized their first annual "Game Changers" ... described as "the successes of the everyday people–activists, artists, and advocates whose work on the ground often goes unseen [and] unacknowledged."
The freshman class includes many of my favorite people, places and things: The talented young brothas behind Morehouse College Safe Space — seen above — who helped to fight homophobia and violence on campus and lead the effort for the Morehouse's first Black LGBT-themed course; writer, activist and filmmaker Antoine Craigwell; Center for American Progress policy analyst, writer and Georgetown Univ visiting professor (yesss!) Preston D. Mitchum; the amazing Wade A. Davis II and Darnell L. Moore's LGBT sports advocacy program You Belong; Daniel D Driffin, the National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition, Venton Jones, Ernest Hopkins, Cornelius Baker, David Malebranche, Meico Whitlock, Anthony Roberts Jr., Christopher Watson and the many amazing people behind the Young Black Gay Men's Leadership Initiative; South African writer and social justice activist Eddie Ndopu; Broadway actor Lamar Baylor; fashion photographer Ahmad Tamir Barber ... and yours truly.
The "2013 Game Changers" are an amazing cross selection of the excellence found within our communities. I'm honored and humbled to be included in the freshman class. Thanks to Drew and Mused Magazine for recognizing these many talented men. Congratulations to all of these amazing "2013 Game Changers." Looking forward to more brilliance from each of them and so many others in 2014!