The National LGBTQ Task Force will honor MSNBC anchor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post Associate Editor Jonathan Capehart with the National Leadership Award at the 26th Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The National Leadership Award is presented each year to an individual or group that embodies the Task Force's vision for a society where LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and is committed to the work to transform society for future generations and advance freedom, justice, and full equality for all LGBTQ+ people and their families.
Since 2007, Capehart has been an opinion writer and member of The Post's editorial board. He hosts a weekly Opinions podcast Capehart (formerly named Cape Up) and the weekly Washington Post Live show First Look, which is also streamed on The Choice MSNBC on Comcast's Peacock streaming service.
"When I was a kid and dreamed of being a journalist, it was all about reporting from the middle of the action. Being Black and gay were two things I couldn't hide, so I pursued my dream with determination and without apology," said Capehart in a statement. "To receive the 2022 National Leadership Award from the Task Force is a humbling reminder that being in the middle of the action means you are in service to something bigger than yourself. What an honor it is to be recognized for just being myself and for doing all I can to help others do the same."