Gay sign language interpreter David Cowen has gone viral for his funky interpretation at Atlanta Pride last weekend.
Deaf and gay activist, actor, and model Nyle DiMarco filmed Cowen dancing to and interpreting “Get Me Bodied” by Beyoncé on Twitter with the caption, “sign language interpreter at pride ATL is [fire].”
Cowen is an institution in Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. He was the first deaf LGBTQ person to be chosen as an Atlanta Pride Grand Marshal in 2017 and has signed at anti-Trump demonstrations, the Women’s March, and several Black Lives Matter demonstrations around the city.
“It’s been my passion to make language accessible in our community,” he told the Georgia Voice after his Grand Marshal selection. “It’s a privilege to break down the communication barrier.”