The Gentleman’s Ball honors David and Tre’Darrius Anderson of Guys with Pride

Photos Courtesy of David Anderson

David and Tre’Darrius Anderson, the youngest gay couple to get married in the United States, were among this year’s honorees at the Gentlemen’s Ball.  The event was held December 7 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta.

Over 400 people attended the event, which included by performances, food and the who’s who among black gay celebrities in Atlanta.

“I want to say thank you {to Juan and Gee Session-Smalls} for believing in us and our movement,” said David Harris Anderson, of Guys with Pride. David and husband Tre’Darrius Anderson, along with David’s mother were on hand to accept their award as the “Gentlemen of Promise.”

The Gentlemen’s Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the quality of life, leadership ability, mental and physical health of those in the LGBTQ Community.  Now in its third year, the Gentlemen’s Foundation Ball is held annually in Atlanta.

“I would like to take a moment to express my DEEPEST thank you to everyone that supported The 3rd Annual Gentlemen’s Ball,” said co-founder Juan Session-Smalls, on his Facebook page. “It was truly a blessing to experience each and every one of you. The spirit that filled the room was one of gratitude, honor, self-acceptance and most importantly, LOVE. For that I am grateful.”

LGBT and Civil Rights activist Darnell Moore received the  Gentlemen of The Year. Larry “Phylle” Carter delivered an electrifying performance.

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To see Darnell Moore’s acceptance speech on YouTube click here.