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.