Meet the Staff: Alida

Welcome Alida Austin to the DC Center! She is the Health and Wellness Intern at the DC Center this Spring 2022 semester. Alida (she/her) looks forward to engaging in community work and learning more about the LGBTQ community in DC. You can meet Alida at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings.



Birthdate, Astro Sign

I was born on June 23, so I am a Cancer!


Where are you originally from? 

I’m from Bolton, Massachusetts!


Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

I am interested in learning and interacting more with my community! The DC Center does incredible work in the community and I’m hoping to contribute to it.


What is your music anthem? 

Currently it’s Like Real People Do by Hozier!


What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

I love our creativity in how we express ourselves – there’s so many amazing ways that we show 


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

I love the Newark Street dog park! It’s a combination of a dog park, playground, and a community garden that’s really lively in the spring and summer time.


What is your favorite queer movie?  



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

I’d love to see the White House painted pink.


Who do you look up to in the queer community? 

I look up to my queer friends, as well as folks who make me laugh, like Ashley Gavin!

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