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Richard J. Rosendall

Contributor, Washington Blade

Richard J. Rosendall is past president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C. He is a columnist for the <a href="http://www.washingtonblade.com/category/opinions/" target="_blank">Washington Blade</a> and <a href="http://www.baywindows.com" target="_blank">Bay Windows</a>. His work has appeared in <br /> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-j-rosendall/" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a>, <a href="http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2004/03/02/gay_marriage/" target="_blank">Salon.com</a>, <a href="http://www.libertyeducationforum.org/" target="_blank">Liberty Education Forum</a>, and <a href="http://www.metroweekly.com/news/opinion/" target="_blank">Metro Weekly</a>. He co-founded the <a href="http://www.gmcw.org/" target="_blank">Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.</a> in 1981. He became a founding member of the NAACP-DC Police Task Force in 1997. He was named a Community Pioneer by the <a href="http://www.rainbowhistory.org/" target="_blank">Rainbow History Project</a> in 2009 and received an award for Outstanding Service from <a href="http://www.thedccenter.org/" target="_blank">The DC Center for the LGBT Community</a> in 2011. He won an Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association in 2015, taking third place in Opinion/Editorial Writing for his December 2014 commentary, <a href="http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/12/17/cutting-holes-law/" target="_blank">"Cutting Holes in the Law."</a>

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