Robin Roberts and Sam Champion

to receive Our 2018 National Leadership Award

Join us on October 6 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach as we present our National Leadership Award to Robin Roberts and Sam Champion.

Robin is the co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America." According to the ABC News website, "under her leadership, the broadcast has won five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program and the 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team." In December 2013, she publicly acknowledged her longtime partner, Amber Laign. “By coming out as a lesbian while a national news personality, Robin Roberts has been a role model for countless LGBTQ people,” said Rea Carey, executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. “We are excited to honor her as a lesbian woman and media leader. Roberts stands for who we are and what is important in our society: authentic, genuine, courageous and dedicated to the hard work of journalism.”

Sam is a five-time Emmy and Peabody award winning anchor best-known for his stint on "Good Morning America," where he became the first news anchor to come out publicly. He has played a key role in disseminating live coverage from some of America’s most consequential environmental catastrophes, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Super Storm Sandy. In addition to being one of the country’s most trusted anchors, Sam is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community. He has raised awareness of HIV prevention, was a recipient of the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award, and he was one of the first openly gay news personalities in the world.

We look forward to honoring both Robin and Sam at this year’s Gala.

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Charles Million and Tim Nardi to receive 2018 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award

The National LGBTQ Task Force is proud to announce longtime South Florida activists and philanthropists Charles Million and Tim Nardi will receive the 2018 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award at theNational LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami on Saturday, October 6 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Charles and Tim are longtime supporters of the South Florida community and are committed, both separately and together, to many causes. Charles served as Chair of the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council for the last four years, is Vice Chair of the Miami Shores Community Alliance, and is a board member of Miami New Drama.  Tim serves on the boards of the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau Finance Committee, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, and the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Committee.   Charles and Tim were recipients of the Aqua Foundation for Women’s “Ally Award.”

They both spent several years serving on the Gala committee and have each served two-year terms as Gala Co-Chairs. Under their leadership, the Gala grew tremendously from both a fundraising and a creative perspective. Their efforts have raised significant funds for the Task Force and the local South Florida LGBTQ community.

They are a generous and incredible couple and completely embody the spirit of the Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. We can’t wait to honor them this October.

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