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Bobby Rivers Honored at ElderPride 2020

Television legend Bobby Rivers was honored as a LGBTQ+ Trailblazer at ElderPride 2020.


Bobby Rivers was the first African American to be a host on VH1. His career has found him pushing through, going around, or rising above the challenges of being both black and gay. And yet, he preserved!



Honors Gala Trailblazer Award

"Jack, Dear Jack. I cannot thank you enough for making me feel so remembered and significant during ElderPride 2020. I am deeply touched that members of the ElderPride community remembered my old VH1 work. I loved that job … and I'm glad it showed. Thanks very very much for a memorable weekend. Big hugs & blessings" -- Bobby.

Lifting up our heroes and sheroes is what we do at ElderPride. Bobby Rivers is a trailblazer and a hero. Therefore, in appreciation for being such a trailblazer, ElderPride will donate something each month to the charity of Bobby's choice, in his name. Bobby has selected the Actor's Fund to be that beneficiary. Thank you, Bobby Rivers, for joining us as an ElderPride 2020 Guest Speaker,;which was just our guise for getting you here so that we could honor you!



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