BOSSIP Exclusive: Rev. Sharpton To Honor Lee Daniels For His Work Challenging Homophobia In The Black Community



"Empire" Academy of Television Arts and Sciences members Screening and Panel, to provide an opportunity to consider the show for Emmys.

“Empire” Creator Will Be Recognized For His Work To Challenge Homophobia In The Black Community

The Rev. Al Sharpton will give Lee Daniels an award for his work to show the anti-gay bias that exists in the African-American community.
Daniels will receive a humanitarian award at the National Action Network’s “Keepers of the Dream” dinner and ceremony April 9 as part of the organization’s annual convention.

Rev. Sharpton told BOSSIP that Daniels was the natural choice for the honor.
“We have to confront the biases in our community that stop us from collectively fighting discrimination,” the Rev. Sharpton told BOSSIP. “What Lee Daniels did by raising the issue, in Empire, with the whole conflict of Lucius and his son…he is making us confront our own biases.”
“He has stood up, raised this issue, and also said that ‘I’m gay,’” the Rev. Sharpton added.

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The Rev. Sharpton has made homophobia in…

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