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First Place
Lacy Atkins
San Francisco Chronicle

"100 Black Men Community Charter School"

Second Place
Linda Davidson
The Washington Post

"Adrift After Newtown"

Third Place
Craig F. Walker
The Denver Post

"Cecil and Carl, in Sickness and Health"

Award of Excellence
Barbara Davidson
Los Angeles Times

"A Healing Bond"

Award of Excellence
Sebastian CastaƱeda Vita
El Comercio

"Refuge of the Soul"

Third Place
Craig F. Walker
The Denver Post

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"Cecil and carl, in sickness and in health"

Cecil waves through the window of a secured door as he arrives for a visit with Carl at The Spearly Center. Though marriage was never an option for the couple, Cecil said he believes others should have the right. He compared being gay and gay marriage to being black during the Civil Rights movement. "It's sort of like the blacks in the south in the 60's and the sit-ins at the Five & Dime," Cecil said. "I don't think they wanted to eat there - they wanted the right to eat there, and I think that's the way so many gays feel. They aren't particularly interested in marriage, but they want the right to be married."




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