Job Opportunity- National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Intern

Creating Change 2019 Paid Internship Available!

 

The National LGBTQ Task Force seeks an intern to work with the Creating Change Conference team to bring Creating Change 2020 to Dallas, Texas, January 15th-19, 2020. This position is in our Washington, DC office.

 

Availability: November 4, 2019 – Feb. 14, 2020, inclusive of on-site work at Creating Change 2019

The Creating Change Intern works on a variety of tasks, including participation in planning meetings for Creating Change, management of inventory and supply lines and data management pertinent to the Conference. Candidates with a strong commitment to LGBTQ equality who are also enthusiastic, strategic thinkers, have a detail oriented work ethic and are self-motivated are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a paid internship at $15/hour for up to 100 hours a month.

 

To Apply:                                                              

Please submit a cover letter stating:

  • Why you would like to work as a Creating Change Conference intern with the National LGBTQ Task Force
  • What you think you can contribute to the Task Force through your work on the Creating Change Conference
  • If you have attended the Creating Change Conference, please share your impressions about the experience
  • The days of the week and hours of the day during which you are available

Please email documents to the attention of creatingchange@thetaskforce.org by October 4, 2019.

Include in the subject line: Creating Change Intern Application.

 

Meet the Staff: Christina

Welcome Christina Cappelletti to the DC Center! She is the new Therapist and Anti-violence Advocate. Christina looks forward to being here as a counselor, activist and artist in our community. You can meet her at the DC Center Monday through Friday. Christina has been a Queer change agent for over two decades, including several years in San Francisco/East Bay, California. She also lived in Colorado, where she started a gender counseling program at a public health clinic, as well as co-founding a queer-owned art gallery and community artists studio. Both as a therapist and an artist, she deeply appreciates creating space for the processes of personal growth and transformation for all identities.

Pronouns: She/Her/s and any that encompass Pangenderism

 

Birthdate, Astro Sign — November 15 — Scorpio Sun, Leo Moon, Libra Rising

 

Where are you originally from? Athens, Ohio, a lively liberal college town in the Appalachian foothills.

 

Why did you start working at the DC Center? To hold space for healing and to be part of a creative team in service of social justice.

 

What is your music anthem? Imagine, by John Lennon. It’s timeless.

 

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? The full spectrum of freedom of cultural identity expression based on love and infinite possibility, as a model of the capacity of the human soul.  And it’s just fun!

 

What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there? My home in Mount Rainier. Time with my Love and pups and for making art.

 

What is your favorite queer movie?  Yentl. Home for the Holidays. The Danish Girl. Brokeback Mountain. Lots of good ones out there, finally.

 

What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?  Murals! Depicting every imaginable cultural identity.

 

Who do you look up to in the queer community? Audre Lorde. Gloria Anzaldua. Elton John. Again, lots of good choices!

Planned Parenthood in Residence Event Series!

For more than 80 years, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC (PPMW) has provided high quality, affordable reproductive health care to the Washington, DC community.

To announce the launch of two new health care offerings, gender affirming care and primary care, PPMW has teamed up with The Outrage, an activist apparel company.

The Outrage Store
1722 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

  • Sept 23, 6:00pm-7:00pm – My Body. My Care. Gender Affirming Care with Dr. Serina Floyd, Medical DirectorPPMW
  • Sept 24, 6:00pm-7:00pm – Transforming Health Care: Announcing PPMW Primary Care with Dr. Ryan Montoya, Program Director, Primary Care ServicesPPMW
  • Sept 25, 4:30pm-5:30pm – How to be Engaged in Fighting for Access to Reproductive Health with Betsy Harned, VP Public Affairs, PPMW

For RSVP and more info, go to bit.ly/PPatOutrage

Meet the Staff: Ragya

Welcome Ragya to the DC Center! They will be joining the team as a fall intern. They currently attend the University of Texas at Dallas and are majoring in International political economy! They look forward to working at the DC Center and getting to know DC, as they have only recently moved here. You can meet Ragya at the DC Center Monday through Friday.

Birthdate, Astro Sign

June 8th, Gemini
Where are you originally from? 

Reno, NV! #homemeansnevada

Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

To do work that actually benefits the LGBT community and to meet more friendly faces.

What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?

Getting to know the other people who work here! Such sweet individuals.

What is your music anthem? 

Monotony by Jozy. A small story of prioritizing yourself 🙂

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

The feeling of understanding and kinship. You can reach out to people who might experience the world in similar ways to you.

What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there? 

I like to pack a meal and sit in the flowers at the arboretum. It’s very calm and warm.

What is your favorite queer movie?  

Moonlight, but I’m much more into music than movies and shows.

What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?  

Maybe purple?

Who do you look up to in the queer community?

My best friend, Jada. They’ve taught me so much about love and understanding and I don’t know where I would be without them.

CFLS to Hold Speaker Training for Women Survivors

Community Family Life Services will be hosting Informational Sessions for the CFLS Speakers Bureau on September 11th and September 14th. The Speakers Bureau is a paid public speaking training and professional development opportunity for women who have survived domestic violence, human trafficking, homelessness, and incarceration.

This Informational Session is an opportunity for potential applicants and members of the community to learn more about the program, hear from current members of the program, receive tips on how to strengthen your application, and ask questions. This event is open to all applicants and members of the community who are interested in learning more about the CFLS Speakers Bureau.

Please RSVP to attend:

Wednesday, September 11th at 11am: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfls-speakers-bureau-informational-session-911-am-tickets-71082213815

Wednesday, September 11th at 6 pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfls-speakers-bureau-informational-session-911-pm-tickets-71084352211

Saturday, September 14th at 11 am: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfls-speakers-bureau-informational-session-914-am-tickets-71084727333

Please reach out to Miracle Smith with questions: (202) 750 6024 ext. 4001; mgsmith@cflsdc.org.

ANC2F Supports DC Council Legislation for the LGBTQ Community

ANC2F

On Thursday August 15th, 2019, meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A (ANC2F), the Commission considered two resolutions introduced by Commissioner John Fanning in support of the LGBTQ Community.  Both measures passed unanimously.  Similar resolutions were passed by ANC1A (see related article),

The Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2019 – was recently intruded by Councilmembers Anita Bonds and Mary Cheh. As introduced, the bill includes LGBTQ seniors and seniors with HIV in the definition of groups of greatest social need for the purpose of allocating funds. It also establishes an LGBTQ HIV long-term care bill of rights. While ANC1A believes there is much more that needs to be done to support our seniors and LGBTQ community, the Commission believes this bill is an excellent start.

Learn more about this legislation and sign the petition here.

ANC2F also passed a measure in support of the  Secure A Fair and Equitable Trial Act of (ban on gay and trans “panic” defense bill) which will soon be re-introduced in the DC Council.  The bill was previously introduced in Council session 22 but died in the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety. The failure to move this important legislation in one of the most progressive cities in the United States, and the city with the highest population of LGBTQ residents in the country, is both disappointing and unacceptable.

As introduced, the Secure A Fair and Equitable Trial Act of 2017 would required that upon the request of either the prosecutor or the defendant, the court would instruct the jury against letting bias, sympathy, prejudice, or public opinion influence its decision. It also would establish limits on defenses that seek to excuse violence on the basis of a victim’s identity.

Learn more about this legislation and sign the petition here.

This act will be introduced in memory of Tony Hunter and Bella Evangelista.

See Related Documents Below:

ANC 2F Support for The Secure a Fair and Equitable Trial Act of 2017

ANC 2F Support for B23-0037- Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2019