cancer sun / capricorn moon
Lissette Miller (they/she) is a queer Black Latinx Miami grrrl living and breathing in DC. She coordinates Center Latinx at the DC LGBT Center, is a yoga student and aspiring teacher, and also works as a Spanish-English interpreter and translator. Lissette aims to cultivate affirming and accessible spaces of joy and healing wherever she is called.
Why did you start working at The DC Center?
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work at my local lgbtq center and coordinate Latinx-centered programming. I’m honored to work alongside dedicated staff and community members who have been organizing queer spaces in DC for decades.
What is your music anthem?
Currently anything Cardi B and Bad Bunny
What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?
Our joy, our ancestors’ fire (thank you Marsha and Sylvia), our dance parties, our resilience
What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?
Any place that hasn’t been gentrified
What do you think the LGBTQ+ community needs to improve on?
Our internalized anti-Blackness, transphobia, ableism, and classism.
What is your favorite Queer movie?
Mosquita y Mari
What has been your favorite moment while working in The DC Center?
Any time my coworkers make me laugh
What clothing item is a staple in your wardrobe?
Does lipstick count?
What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?
Black sprinkled with glitter
Who do you most look up to in the queer community?
Black, Indigenous, and immigrant youth and elders