This is a weekly newsletter to put a face to the staff at the DC Center. Every week we will be featuring a staff member. This week, meet Wallace! Wallace is our Arts Intern, working with Kimberly Bush to plan and market our Center Arts events. This summer they have been working tirelessly on Reel Affirmations XTRA, our monthly LGBT film screening, as well as OutWrite LGBT Book Festival.
Why did you start working at The DC Center?
What is your music anthem?
True Trans Soul Rebel by Against Me!
What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?
I think the sense of understanding that you just don’t get anywhere else – describing an experience or a feeling I’ve had related to being queer and having someone just get it.
What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?
Honestly, the Natural History museum. When I was younger I was really into geology and I also just liked looking at the collection of gemstones. No matter how many times I’ve been there it’s still interesting to me.
What do you think the LGBTQ+ community needs to improve on?
Intersectionality in every direction.
What is your favorite Queer movie?
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
What has been your favorite moment while working in The DC Center?
Listening to Kimberley Bush talk about why art matters.
What clothing item is a staple in your wardrobe?
What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?
I think it should stay white as long as this is a white supremacist nation.
Who do you most look up to in the queer community?
Chelsea Manning’s twitter presence is inspiring me right now.