Job Opening at AIDS United

AIDS United

AIDS United is currently seeking a Program Associate to provide substantive program and administrative coordination to support the implementation of the E2i CCTA. The E2i CCTA has made grant awards and will provide technical assistance to 26 intervention sites across the United States to implement evidence-informed interventions in four focus areas: services for transgender women; services for Black Men who have Sex with Men (MSM); trauma-informed care; and, integration of behavioral healthcare into HIV care.

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Trans and Genderqueer/GNC Events in November

Transgender Events in DC

November has always been a busy month for the Transgender community with many different events including the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and Trans Awareness Week.  Here are some of the events we have planned at the DC Center for the Transgender and Genderqueer/Gender Non-Conforming community in November.  To stay up to date on future events, be sure to follow Center Trans on Twitter at twitter.com/centertrans or on Facebook at facebook.com/centertrans.

November 2nd: Trans Support Group
Our Trans support group is a safe space where collectively, folks that identify along the trans spectrum or questioning may share stories and experiences.  more about this event.
November 3rd: Reel Affirmations Film Screening of Documentary Trans Youth
Filmed over three years in Austin, Texas, this film follows seven trans young adults as they navigate family judgment and relationships, find their voices in DIY punk bands, fall in love, navigate the unknowns of hormone therapy and move through the transitions of top surgery.  more about this event.
November 4th: Reel Affirmations Genderqueer/GNC Short Films
See a film block of the best of our Gender Non Conforming/Genderqueer Short Films!  more about this event.
November 13th: Trans Support Group
Our Trans support group is a safe space where collectively, folks that identify along the trans spectrum or questioning may share stories and experiences.  more about this event.
November 14th: Center Health Discussion on Transgender Health and Wellness
The November  Health Working Group Meeting will focus on transgender health and wellness.  We will be discuss existing data on transgender health and wellness.  We will also discuss the work of partner organizations to promote trans health and how the DC Center can support this work.  more about this event.
Novmber 16th: Trans and Genderqueer Game Night
You are invited to our monthly Game Night at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Join us on the third Friday of the month for a relaxing, laid-back evening of games and fun.  more about this event.
November 20th: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Join us as we commemorate those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred.  more about this event.
November 22nd: Thanksgiving 2018
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving dinner!  more about this event.
November 27th: Genderqueer Discussion Group
Join us for our monthly GenderQueer DC support group at The DC Center for people who identify outside of the gender binary. Whether you’re bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis – this is your group!  more about this event.

 

LULAC Lambda Scholarship Benefits the LGBTQ Latinx Community

LULAC Lambda

LULAC Lambda invites current and future college students in the District of Columbia to apply for its 2019 LULAC scholarship targeting students from the LGBTQ Latinx community.

In 2019, LULAC Lambda will award two scholarships with one specifically targeting a scholar from the Afro-Latinx LGBTQ community. Each scholarship is for $1,000.

LULAC Lambda is one of 1,000 local councils across the United States affiliated with the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic/Latino civil rights volunteer-based organization. One of the goals of LULAC is to increase access to education, so it encourages local councils like LULAC Lambda to sponsor scholarships.

The LULAC Lambda Scholarship application opens on October 1, and applications are being accepted November 15 through January 8, 2019. Applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled at a District of Columbia high school, college or university. Finalists will be interviewed in February, and scholarship winners will be notified in March. Checks will be presented at the DC LULAC State Convention in April.

To apply, visit our webpage to access the Google Doc application: www.lulaclambda.org/scholarship.

To learn more about LULAC Lambda, stop by its next monthly meeting Tuesday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington DC 20036.

LULAC Lambda está aceptando aplicaciones para su programa de becas para la Comunidad LGBTQ Latinx de DC

LULAC Lambda invita a estudiantes universitarios actuales y futuros en el Distrito de Columbia a aplicar para la beca LULAC 2019. Esa beca esta apuntado a estudiantes de la comunidad LGBTQ Latinx.

En 2019, LULAC Lambda otorgará dos becas, una de las cuales será apuntado específicamente a un académico de la comunidad LGBTQ Afro-Latinx. Cada beca será de $1,000.

LULAC Lambda es uno de los 1.000 concilios locales en los Estados Unidos afiliados a la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC), la cual es la organización de voluntarios de derechos civiles hispanos más grande y antigua del país. Uno de los objetivos de LULAC es aumentar el acceso a la educación para los hispanos. Por lo tanto, LULAC alienta a los concilios locales como LULAC Lambda a patrocinar becas.

La aplicación para la Beca Lambda LULAC está disponible a partir del 1 de octubre, y se aceptan las aplicaciones del 15 de noviembre de 2018 al 8 de enero de 2019. Los solicitantes de la Beca Lambda LULAC deben tener un promedio de calificaciones de 2.5 o más en una escala de 4.0 y estar inscritos en una escuela secundaria del Distrito de Columbia, un colegio o una universidad. Los finalistas serán entrevistados en febrero, y los ganadores de las becas serán notificados en marzo. Los cheques se presentarán en la Convención Estatal de DC LULAC en abril.

Para aplicar para la Beca Lambda LULAC, visite www.lulaclambda.org/scholarship para obtener instrucciones y el enlace para acceder a nuestra aplicación en Google Doc.

Para obtener más información sobre LULAC Lambda, visite la próxima reunión mensual de LULAC Lambda el martes 13 de noviembre a las 6:00 p.m. en la Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington DC 20036.

Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2018

Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2018

DC Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Anita Bonds have introduced legislation to the DC Council entitled the “Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2018.”   The legislation would requires the DC Office of Aging and Commission on Aging to include LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors Living with HIV as group of greatest social need under the Older Americans Act.   In addition, the bill would amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to establish and LGBTQ HIV long-term care bill or rights.

To learn more about the bill, sign up for updates, and learn about opportunities to testify on this legislation, click here to visit the DC Council website.

The DC Center supports LGBTQ Older Adults through our Center Aging Program.  Learn more at thedccenter.org/aging.  You can also  follow Center Aging on twitter at twitter.com/centeraging or facebook at fb.com/centeraging.

Stonewall Kickball Hate Crimes Town Hall

Stonewall Kickball Hate Crimes Town Hall

In response to some of their players falling victim to Bias-Related and other violent crimes, the leadership of the Stonewall Kickball League held a Town Hall Style meeting and discussion to educate their nearly 800 league members, as well as share information about how to protect themselves and the community at-large.

Stefania Mahdi, of the DC Anti Violence Project, a program of the DC Center, participated in the event.  StaStefania Mahdi, of the DC LGBTQ Center’s Anti-Violence Project.  Stefania was joined by Brett Parsons from the  Special Liaison Branch (SLB) of the Metropolitan Police Department , Roger Kemp from the US Attorney’s Office (AUSA), Director Sheila Alexander-Reid, of the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs,  and ANC Commissioner Randy Downs, who moderated the event.

This is part of an ongoing effort to address the issue of Bias-Related Crimes and join the community in developing ways to protect themselves and their community through awareness, communication, education, and de-escalation.

The DC Anti-Violence Project is dedicated to eradicating violence against and within the LGBTQ+ community, engaging creatively with solutions through advocacy, community organizing, and survivor support.   Connect with DCAVP on twitter at twitter.com/dcavp or on facebook at facebook.com/dcantiviolenceproject.

Coming Out Group Expands

Coming Out Support Group

The Coming Out Support Group is expanding and will now be meeting twice a month.  The group will continue to meet on the  2nd Tuesday of each month, and starting this month they will also meet on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Are you planning to come out? Maybe you have just recently come out?

Join us for a coming out discussion group meeting at the DC Center for the LGBT community.

This is a peer-facilitated discussion group. It is a safe space to share experiences about coming out and discuss topics as it relates to doing so. By sharing struggles and victories the group allows those newly coming out and who have been out for a while to learn from others. All are welcome to join in discussion whether Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, or Ally.

The next two meetings will be on October 9th and October 25th.  A total of 19 peer facilitated support and discussion groups currently meet at the DC Center.  Peer facilitators are supported by our staff social workers.  Find out more at thedccenter.org/support.