Carlton W. Veazey

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The Reverend Carlton W. Veazey "is President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and a minister of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Reverend Veazey is founder of the Coalition’s celebrated National Black Church Initiative, which is breaking the silence about sexuality in African American churches. From 1989 to 1992, Reverend Veazey was chairman of the prestigious Theological Commission of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., an organization of more than 7 million members, which is considered the world’s largest Black organization. He is currently pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Among the many awards and recognition Reverend Veazey has received during his tenure as President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the Ms. Foundation in 1999 presented him with its prestigious Gloria Steinem Award for his visionary leadership of the initiative. In 2001, Reverend Veazey received the Planned Parenthood of Washington Metropolitan Washington Champions of Choice Community Partnership Award. In 2002, he received the Voters for Choice Reproductive Freedom Award. In 2005, he was named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s E-News—the only man so honored." [1]

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  1. People, Political Research Associates, accessed August 20, 2007.