Robin Roberts is a Peabody award-winning anchor best known as the co-anchor of ABC’s
Good Morning America. Under her leadership, the ABC broadcast has won five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program and the 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team.
Robin was voted the “Most Trusted Person on Television” by a Reader’s Digest poll in 2013. 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 Champion is a five-time Emmy and Peabody award-winning anchor best known for his stint on ABC’s Good Morning America. As an anchor of both GMA and The Weather Channel’s American’s Morning Headquarters, Sam has been a familiar face to people all across the county.
The courage that Sam has demonstrated in his successful and remarkable career makes him more than worthy of this award. In 2012, Sam became the first co-anchor of a network morning show to come out publically. Over the years Sam has been a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community. He has raised awareness of HIV prevention, supported GLAAD, advocated for marriage equality, and was a recipient of the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.
As one of the country’s most trusted anchors, Sam helped families in homes across the country open their eyes and ears. He once stated “I think what people watch in their homes, what they’re comfortable with in their homes, leads the way for acceptance in this country.” Sam has, without a doubt, helped change hearts and minds.
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.