10th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala

Saturday, September 7, 2019  |   August Hall

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2019 Legacy Gala – Photos by Alain McLaughlin

2019 Legacy Gala – Photos by Vanity Portrait Studio

2019 Legacy Gala – Photos by Ria Burman

2019 Legacy Awardees: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Mpumi Nobiva!

Every year the GLIDE Legacy Gala honors individuals and groups who have made an impact on communities with their unique talents, innovative leadership and passion. This year’s Reverend Cecil Williams Legacy Award went to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for their devotion to community service, ministry to those on the edges, efforts in promoting human rights, and respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. The Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award went to Mpumi Nobiva, an international speaker and communication strategist, graduate of the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and current Leadership Academy board member for her domestic violence and HIV/AIDS advocacy in South Africa.



The Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceThe Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® are a leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns. They believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted their selves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.


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Mpumi NobivaInternational speaker and communication strategist Mpumi Nobiva has spoken at the White House, congressional fundraisers, corporate functions and nonprofit initiatives in several countries. Mpumi grew up in South Africa, and, at age nine, lost her mother to HIV/AIDS, leaving her orphaned like millions of other children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reared in material poverty but spiritual wealth by her grandmother, she excelled in the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa before coming to the United States to study. She currently holds a master's degree in Strategic Communications from High Point University and serves as the first alumnus on the Board of Directors of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. As NationBuilder's first Leader in Residence, Mpumi is developing the digital infrastructure for Share Your Story Africa—an initiative inspired by her advocacy work uniting youth against HIV/AIDS and domestic violence in South Africa—all while sharing her powerful story at events around the world. She also is experienced in hosting events and facilitating workshops.

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