H. Alexander Robinson

Black LGBT History Day 20: Jay Morrow

Filed By H. Alexander Robinson | February 20, 2008 2:25 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Media
Tags: Black Gay History, black history, black LGBT, Jay Morrow

"I most graciously received, I will graciously give"

Jay Morrow, founder of Jamorr Entertainment was born in Durham, NC. She received her degree from North Carolina Central University. She began her work in the African American community with Delta Sigma Theta in 1995.

Jay came to the DC Metro area in 1999. Once establishing a home with her partner they decided to bring children into the world. The two blessings would be the product of a planned artificial insemination process. Unfortunately, Jay and her partner separated and today they have joint custody of their girls. This lesson of life gave Jay the inspiration to work in LGBT community.

"I promise myself to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own." (Christian D. Larson, Modified by the Secret 2007)

The people who inspired Jay to become a woman of power are her mother and her basketball coach. They both allowed her to be herself. This opened the door for Jay to be one of the LGBT community's most active members. She has worked with The Ummah Endowment fund, Metro PFlag, Youth Pride Day 2007 in DC, a speaker at SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League) Ladies Lounge, A Model for HRC ads, currently a steering committee member of BLSG (Black Lesbian Support Group), The UDC (University of District of Columbia) Campus Advisor to the LGBT Support Association and UDC's webmaster in addition to being a great mom!

Enthusiasm does not describe Jay's attitude toward the LGBT community. She has also taken the extra step to learn how to run for a public office as an openly gay candidate. Jay accepted a fellowship to the Victory Fund Candidate Training (Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund), hosted by the National Black Justice Coalition. Through this education Jay learned how to continue to affect change not just in the Washington D.C. area but in the world.

"I Promise to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds." (Christian D. Larson, Modified by the Secret 2007)

Educating the members of the LGBT community is a top priority for Jamorr entertainment. Through the use of seminars, workshops and partnerships with local organizations, Jamorr hopes to enlighten our community on relevant issues that include domestic, health racial and gender issues among many others. Jay hopes to create awareness and bring about positive solutions as well as aid in creating a supportive environment for members of the LGBT community.

"I promise myself to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best." (Christian D. Larson, Modified by the Secret 2007)

Jay would like to take Jamorr Entertainment to the next level by holding symposiums, sensitivity training with BGLO (Black Greek Letter Organizations) and becoming a motivational speaker to the LGBT community and youth. Whether she is a member of the Cast "Walk Like A Man" or if she is being a promoter, Jay has a drive to help the community overcome its fears, triumph over its self hatred, and rise above its powerlessness.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

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I'd should admire her for all she has accomplished. But mostly, she's really. cute.
That is shallow, Isn't it?

yes, it is shallow. i wonder if she likes motorcycles?