“La Fe: Resistiendo a través de la Fe” es nuestro evento anual en el que llevamos a cabo una reunion sin denominación de una fe para las personas LGBTQ en nuestra comunidad y juntos encontrar la unidad a través de las creencias diversas.
Cuando/Donde: Sabado 3 de junio a las 6pm en la iglesia Metropolitan Community, localizada en 474 Ridge Street NW
La Platica se centrará este año en los recursos disponibles para la comunidad LGBTQ Latinx en asuntos relacionados con la inmigración, la salud, la discriminación y la educación. Acompáñenos en un panel de expertos, alimentos y bebidas, y una conversación oportuna!
Cuando/Donde:Miercoles 7 de junio a las 6pm, IN3DC, 2301 Georgia Ave, Suite D, NW
¡Únete con nosotros para el 11mo Anual DC Latino Pride! La Fiesta es la noche Latinx LGBTQ más grande del DMV. Este año estaremos honrando a nuestras Reinas de LHP, bailando toda la noche con D.J. El Especialista de El Zol, y tenemos alguna que otra sorpresita! 18+ evento! $ 10 en la puerta o puedes comprar tu boleto en línea! Te vemos alli!
Cuando/Donde: Jueves, 8 de junio a las 9pm, en TOWN Danceboutique, 2009 8th St NW
La Platica this year will focus on resources available to the LGBTQ Latinx community in dealing with issues around immigration, health, discrimination, and education. Join us for a panel of experts, food & drinks, and a timely conversation! Special thjanks to our partners at In3DC and Clearly Innovative for their use of their beautiful space for this event!!
When/Where: Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm, IN3DC, 2301 Georgia Ave, Suite D, NW
La Fiesta is the DMV’s largest Latinx LGBTQ party! This year we will be honoring our past LHP Queens, dancing the night away with D.J. El Especialista from El Zol, and have exciting community performances! 18+ event! $10 at the door or you can buy your ticket online!
When/Where: Thursday, June 8 at 9pm, TOWN Danceboutique, 2009 8th St NW
DiCción Queer, in partnership with TRADE and Gays Against Guns DC, invites the community to the performance of DC Love – a Tribute: a Community Event to Commemorate the Casualties at Pulse Nightclub. The performance takes place at TRADE, 1410 14th Street, NW, on Monday, June 12th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. and will include dramatic readings, solo dances and songs to commemorate the casualties and pay tribute to those who lost loved ones at the Pulse nightclub shooting one year ago.
The performance aspires to serve as a catalyst for an open discussion on gun violence and the LGBTQ+ community. At the end of the tribute, actors and audience will initiate a candlelight procession that will end at Dupont Circle, site of the Pride Fund’s Candle Light Vigil to End Gun Violence.
The community performance will happen with the support of Gays Against Guns, Pride, and Colectivo de Artistas Latinx.
About DiCción Queer: DiCción Queer is a bilingual LGBTQ+ Latinx arts organization active in the Washington DC metropolitan area with the purpose of developing, nurturing, and supporting the Latinx LGBTQ+ arts. Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DiccionQueer/
Tahirih Justice Center seeks a Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator to organize Know Your Rights sessions and other outreach activities for immigrant populations in Greater DC and coordinate volunteers to support our Legal and Social Services Departments. The ideal candidate is an entry-level professional with strong administrative, organizational, cross-cultural, communications and outreach, and Spanish speaking skills.
Please note, this is a part-time, one-year term contract position, for a minimum of 25 hours per week, and may be extended beyond this one-year term if funding is available.
Submissions: Please email a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above qualifications, a resume, and a list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tahirih Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. Tahirih’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.
Since 1991, DC Black Pride (DCBP) has been held annually during Memorial Day Weekend in our nation’s capital — Washington, D. C.
Year after year, more than 50,000 men and women from all over the world attend DCBP and experience the great culture and history of the Washington, DC area. Attendees have come to expect only quality social and non-social events.
DCBP is the inspiration for numerous annual Black LGBT pride events in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, Africa and the Caribbean since its founding.
DCBP looks forward to seeing you May 26 through 29 for DC Black Pride 2017. This year’s theme, The Ties that Bind: Twenty Seven Years of DC Black Pride, celebrates the strong bonds within the LGBT communitiy.
The organizers of the Equality March for Unity and Pride are getting excited about the big gathering in a few short weeks. As you can imagine, coordinating a large mobilization like this march is an daunting but incredible task. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks but most importantly we need help the day of the march and rally to ensure that all of our fabulous community members can participate as safely and positively as possible.
Visit www.equalitymarch2017.org/volunteer to sign up. We will follow up with you to confirm participation and provide all of the training you need to help us make this march a historic and successful event. Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you on June 11.
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Interested in singing in the choir for the June Pride Interfaith Choir? Join us at the times listed below.
We invite you to join us for at least 3 rehearsals (with at least one rehearsal being the final rehearsal on 6/6/17 at 6pm).
All Rehearsals take place at Calvary Baptist Church located at: 755 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Metro: Gallery Place Metro (Red Line)
Rehearsal Dates and Room Information
Saturday May 20 1:30pm – 3:30pm Music Suite Monday May 22 7:30pm – 9:30pm Sanctuary Tuesday May 30 7:30pm – 9:30pm Music Suite
Saturday June 3 1:30pm – 3:30pm Music Suite Monday June 5th 7:30pm – 9:30pm Music Suite Tuesday June 6th 6:00pm – 7:00pm Music Suite
Tuesday June 6th 7:00 pm Pride Interfaith Service
*Parking for rehearsals may be available in adjacent parking lot; please send email to: email@example.com subject: “Interfaith Choir Parking” by midnight the day before so that we can confirm parking for the next day rehearsal.
The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC‘s) Drop-In Center is a safe space for youth 24 years old and under, of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity to connect to safe housing resources.
Core services include:
Housing for One Year
Intensive Case Management for educational, vocational, health and other needs
In-House Mental Health Counseling
Assistance finding jobs
Support in accessing public benefits
Food, laundry, showers, computers, diapers, clothing, and more
For more information, drop by 3045 15th Street NW, Washington, DC, Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm, or call (202) 713-0475.
The DC Center is proud to announce our honorees for our Annual Reception. This year we will recognize Eboné Bell, David Perez, Ellen Kahn, Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Sapna Pandya for their contributions to the LGBTQ community. The reception takes place Thursday May 11th at the Warner Building from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Get your tickets here and learn more about our honorees below.
Sapna Pandya has served as the Executive Director of Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) since April 2010. Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) fosters leadership and facilitates community-led initiatives to increase the meaningful inclusion of immigrants in the District of Columbia who do not speak English as their primary language.
Sapna’s connection to the Center dates back to June 6th, 2011, when she spoke on a panel entitled “Celebrating Queer People of Color: Activism, Leadership, and Community”
Born and raised in DC, Sapna comes from an immigrant family which deepened her passion to work towards social justice for priority populations, particularly immigrant communities and LGBTQ communities. Sapna and MLOV have been powerful and effective voices advocating for all immigrants during this challenging moment in our nation’s history.
Sapna is a commissioner for the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. She has served as Vice President of KhushDC (which meets at the DC Center).
Sapna has a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University. She has received awards from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.
Since 2005, Ellen Kahn has served as Director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Children, Youth & Families Program. In her role, Ellen provides national leadership and expertise in public education and advocacy efforts to achieve full equality for LGBT families.
From October 1999 to November 2005 Ellen served as the Director of the Lesbian Services Program (LSP) at Whitman Walker Clinic. The DC Center hosts programs to this day that were housed at LSP including Women in their Twenties and Thirties (back then it was Women in their Twenties) and Center Aging (which back then was called the Elder Think Tank).
For over six years, Ellen served as Board President of Rainbow Families DC, a DC Area LGBT Parenting Organization providing educational and social programming for prospective parents and LGBT-headed families.
Eboné Bell has served as the managing editor of Tagg Magazine since 2012. Tagg Magazine is your connection to the DC Metropolitan lesbian community. Tagg Magazine was created to give the LBT community a one-stop shop for content and events. Tagg is distributed in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Rehoboth Beach.
Eboné has been a longstanding supporter of both the DC Center and the LGBT communithy as a whole. Eboné has served as co-chair of the DC Center Beaujolais Nouveau party for two consecutive years.
Bell received the Capital Pride Hero award in 2010. She has also received the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award, Metro Weekly’s Next Generation Award , and EV’s OUTstanding Virginian Award.
David Pérez is Director of Development for the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Latino membership organization in the U.S.
Pérez served as president of the board of the Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) from May 2011 to February 2015. During his tenure David expanded the project’s programs in history, education, and cultural celebrations for metropolitan Washington, DC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Latino community.
David currently serves as chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Affairs.
Rabbi Steinlauf is the senior Rabbi of Adas Israel. Rabbi Steinlauf is the first senior rabbi of a large, historic, conservative congregation to come out as openly gay. During this journey, he has sought to create an atmosphere of constructive dialogue on the issues facing modern culture and Judaism. Since then he has been an active member of the Washington DC LGBTQ Jewish community and hosts a monthly Queer Torah Study group in his synagogue. Steinlauf has also published an op-ed in the Metro Weekly describing the various ways that Trump’s agenda conflicts with the values of Judaism.
As a rabbi and leader in the community, Steinlauf has helped raise the spirit of debate regarding LGBTQ issues in Jewish spaces and serves as role model for young LGBTQ students intersted in joining the Rabbinate. His impact on the community has been wide and truly embodies the values of Judaism such as Tikkun Olam – or repairing the world.
Timothy Elliott is a licensed clinical social worker in DC who has a passion for supporting LGBTQ youth. He has been working in the District since 2009 and currently serves as the Coordinator of LGBT Youth Mental Health Programs at Whitman-Walker Health, a federally qualified health center. Timothy developed the LGBT youth mental health program – providing low-barrier, comprehensive outpatient mental health services for LGBTQ youth and young adults affected by crime. Additionally, he provides therapy and clinical trainings through his private practice located in Northern Virginia focusing on supporting gender expansive children, youth and their families. He has previously held the role of the Program Coordinator for Rainbow Youth Alliance, an adult-facilitated, peer-to-peer support group for LGBTQ youth and their allies in Rockville, MD and currently serves on the RYA Advisory Council. As a Social Worker, Timothy strives to encourage and develop safe, affirming spaces for all LGBTQ youth and their allies. Timothy is often seen as the “squeaky wheel” in agencies and organization he works with; he tirelessly advocates for needed changes in how we are supporting our LGBTQ youth. He obtained a BSW from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his MSW from Andrews University in Michigan. In addition, he has completed advanced training and certification programs around trauma treatment, expressive therapies, and co-occuring disorders. He works with several local universities guest lecturing on issues around youth mental health, trauma, and the specifics needs of LGBTQ youth – committed to lifting youth voices and challenging providers to do better. His experience working within schools, outpatient mental health facilities, and government agencies has provided him with a vast knowledge and respect for how multiple systems work together. He has spoken at national conferences on various topics within youth mental health and meeting the unique needs of LGBTQ youth. In his free time, Timothy enjoys running and juggling. Most of all he enjoys getting to know people and hearing their stories.
2017 Youth Advocate of the Year
Celina Gerbic served a 2-year term as Co-Chair of the Trevor Project’s DC Ambassadors Committee from 2012-2014 and has been serving as Chair of the Education & Community Outreach Committee since 2010. She has been responsible for Trevor’s outreach with local area schools and community organizations, and has managed the Lifeguard Workshop trainings and volunteer coordination for local opportunities. She has also served on the DC Public Schools LGBTQ Steering Committee since 2011, working together with other community leaders to create the Plan for Inclusivity which was approved in August 2011 and has been implemented in over 30 pilot schools. This work is now focused on creating and implementing a transgender guidance policy. She currently serves on Point Foundation’s Regional Board of Trustees, serving as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2014, and has co-chaired Point’s Annual Cornerstone Reception since 2013. She was a founding member of the GSA “Leading With Pride” Conference, working with other community organizations as a representative of the Trevor Project to create the first ever GSA conference in DC. She has served on the DC Citywide Bullying Prevention Task Force since 2013, and helped plan “It Takes A District: Tools & Tips to Prevent Bullying”. As a representative of the Trevor Project, she served on the Panel Planning Committee with Ford’s Theater Lincoln Legacy Project, assembling a panel “To Achieve and Cherish a Just and Lasting Peace: Envisioning a World Beyond Hate” in 2013. Celina has also served as a member of the DC Concerned Providers Coalition since 2010 and received their Excellence Award for Leadership & Commitment to LGBT Youth in 2013. She formerly served on the Board of UNA (Urban Neighborhood Alliance) as Advisory Committee Chairman, is a founding member of the 17th Street Festival, and has served as Arts & Entertainment chair for the festival. Celina was formerly a trial attorney focusing on employment discrimination law and a partner in a Boston firm, Thornton & Naumes. She received Boston University’s Young Lawyer Chair Award in 2000 and was named one of Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyers” in 1998. Currently, Celina is the Annual Fund Coordinator at School for Friends, a Quaker preschool devoted to diversity in Dupont Circle.
About the Youth Working Group Awards and Reception
The 2017 Youth Working Group Reception on Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 8pm at Agora Restaurant at 1527 17th Street NW. In addition to presenting our two awards, the event will have free appetizers, a champagne toast, and happy hour drink specials. There will also be a silent auction table and great several raffle prizes, too.
Tickets for $20, host committee tickets of $50, and sponsorship opportunities from $100 to $500 are at www.tinyurl.com/ywg2017.
Proceeds raised at this event will go to fully support mini-grants for gay-straight alliances and other LGBT affinity groups in middle and high schools; travel stipends for DC Center summer and fall interns; prizes and giveaways for year-round LGBT youth events; and staff support for our courageous advocacy efforts.
In previous years, our Youth Working Group Reception gave awards to Jim Graham of the DC Council; Maggie Riden of the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates; Jeff Poirier of American Institutes for Research; and Travis Wise of DENIM/Us Helping Us. Members of the group and the public submit nominations and current members of the group vote on winners.
About the Youth Working Group
In 2010, the Youth Working Group was founded at the DC Center. We are a group of 200 community members focused on creating a city where LGBTQ youth are safe, respected, and connected! Our priorities are safe shelter, freedom from bullying, affirming laws, policies, and practices, and avenues to make youth voices heard on issues affecting their lives. Since our inception, we were instrumental in supporting the passage of bills to ensure: More shelter beds for runaway youth; LGBTQ competency training for shelter workers; a ban on health providers trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation; mandatory LGBT training for all licensed healthcare providers; suicide prevention training requirements for school teachers; some of the nation’s most LGBT affirming and medically accurate health/sex education standards; and much more! We meet monthly at the DC Center.
About the DC Center for the LGBT Community
Founded in 2002, The DC Center’s mission is to educate, empower, celebrate, and connect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. To fulfill our mission, we focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & support services, and advocacy and community building. Visit www.thedccenter.org.
Temporary position only – long term funding through the end of the year 23.00 to 25.00 per hour.
To provide administrative assistance to the LGBTCO in
1) serving as the Secretariat for the International Psychology Network for LGBTI Issues
2) providing staff support for the Task Force on Human Rights.
Filing, phones (four phone lines) copying, data entry, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Professional (intermediate level).
Meeting arrangements, print shop orders, verifying monthly financial activity reports and updating budget monitoring spreadsheets and other assistance in developing and monitoring expenses, preparing check request and expense reports, answering four phone lines in the absence of other office personnel, preparing shipments and other miscellaneous tasks as needed.