Meet the Staff: Lissette Miller

Meet the Staff: Lissette Miller

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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

2 thoughts on “Meet the Staff: Lissette Miller

  1. Good morning Ms. Miller,

    My name is Samantha Harper and I am apart of this great film “Shane’s Story”. This film is about a teenager who is at his wits end about his sexuality of being gay. He has thought about suicide until he meets someone who can bring some sort of balance into his life and he can open up about who is as a young man in a society (small town) that is not so willing to accept him or anyone else like him. I would like for you to take a look at the trailer as well as my FB page for my views as well as other cast members. Thank you for your time, patience and consideration.

    • Hi Samantha,
      Thank you for reaching out to the DC Center for the LGBT Community and sharing your trailer!
      Chris Rothermel
      Operations Manager

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