Rickey Williams Leader Fellowships

It has been a persistent challenge for LGBTQ people and LGBTQ people of color (POC) to create a truly inclusive and diverse community. This has been especially true with respect to African-American LGBTQ people, whose full inclusion in the LGBTQ community has rarely been more than an aspiration.

In that spirit, and in recognition of the imperative to invest in developing leadership and organizational resources in the LGBTQ African-American and other POC communities, Horizons Foundation partnered with And Castro For All to establish the Rickey Williams Fellowships. From 2006 to 2010, these fellowships recognized and supported outstanding LGBTQ leaders from communities of color, while also supporting LGBTQ organizations that focus on communities of color. The awardees worked directly with other professionals on projects that benefited the organization and provided measurable leadership skills for the fellow.

Horizons is proud of these fellowships and salutes the work and, in many cases, continuing leadership of their recipients:

The Bridge That Calls Us Together

M.J. is the host of the “Revolting Seniors” podcast, produced by Horizons’ grantee partner Curry Senior Center. Curry works with the senior LGBTQ population in the Tenderloin.

“The senior community in the Tenderloin is a pretty large group. In fact, it’s the largest senior community in the city.  Read more.