50 Winners Helping Others Win: #18 Dwight Powell

National Youth Pride Services is proud to announce it’s Third Annual list of 50 Winners Who Are Helping Others Win on our national magazine RizeUp! We used our national membership of youth and young adults across the U.S. to come up with the list and we are excited to see who they are not only watching, but learning from.

Let’s face it. Anyone who works in social services, advocacy, politics, education or even healthcare knows that it is a must to take care of yourself. All work and no play is no good for you. Everyone needs an escape every once in a while to help keep their work sizzling.

Speaking of sizzle, almost everyone in our community knows about one of the best places to go and let loose. That place is in Florida and that event is called Sizzle. So it is with great excitement that we share the amazing biography of a person who is a winner who helps others win by allowing them to get away from their everyday issues and problems and bask in community with one another under the sun, Mr. Dwight Powell.

12645213_10153974673085719_573123179616653407_nMr. Powell is a former Finance major at the Florida State University College of Business, who currently serves as CEO/Founder of Sizzle Miami, America’s most anticipated and celebrated urban gay events for men and women held in Miami during the Memorial Day Weekend. Since 2002, visitors from around the world convene in sunny Miami, Florida celebrating life, pride & liberty!

As CEO of Sizzle Miami, Mr. Powell is revered for his exceptional marketing, planning and organizational capacity as well as his enthusiastic, savvy and professional business abilities. Noted in the gay community for being reliable, proficient, a person of strong character, and trustworthiness, Mr. Powell is a true leader that’s constantly attempting to bring about the best of himself, and also from those whom he comes into contact with.

Additionally, from 1998 to 2008, Mr. Powell was also the owner and Editor-In-Chief of Clik Magazine – notably the Nation’s most respected and trusted lifestyle publication for and about African-American gay men. At Clik Magazine, Mr. Powell enhanced the lives of his readers by offering a product that was uplifting, educational and informed everyone about the Black gay experience in America. He has spoken at various forums, conferences and roundtables educating communities on behavioral habits to live healthier, fulfilling lives.

Dwight Powell has come to be recognized as one of Black gay America’s most influential assets, providing leadership, advocacy, and philanthropy.

Side note: Dwight Powell was one of the first donors to our Black LGBTQ Youth Scholarship Fund when it debuted.

NYPS serves not only youth, but also young adults 21 and over who frequent Sizzle events.

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