Bil Browning

Michael Crawford: One of Advocate's People of the Year

Filed By Bil Browning | November 12, 2009 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: marriage equality, Michael Crawford, Person of the Year, Washington D.C.

Congratulations to Bilerico-DC managing editor Michael Crawford for being named one of Advocate magazine's "People of the Year."

In a city that is more than 50% African-American, Michael Crawford has been leading the charge on an issue often used to exploit racial tensions: marriage equality.

Crawford, a former associate field director for HRC, is the founder and cochair of DC for Marriage, which helped engineer the October introduction of a marriage equality bill that garnered 10 cosponsors from the 13-member Council of the District of Columbia. The bill will likely have sailed through the council by the time this magazine hits stands, and the only hurdle left will be the U.S. Congress, which approves all D.C. laws.

DC's marriage equality bill passed out of committee this week and is expected to be voted on by the full council on Dec 1. Click through to read the full article and see the picture of Michael looking all serious activist-y in his photo. Michael will be on the Michelangelo Signorile Sirius Radio show this afternoon at 3:30 Eastern.

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I saw this and had it up... sent to Pam...she liked!

But now, wondering what Michael thinks about this.
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The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn't change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care.

Congrats, Michael! You deserve it!

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Keep it comin!
Appreciate all that you do way back there....

You're amazing, Michael! You're doing AMAZING work! Thank you!

Yes! Many congratulations on this well-deserved honor!

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | November 12, 2009 4:44 PM

Thanks y'all. We've still got a lot of work to do to win marriage in DC and across the nation.