Meet the Staff: Bella Youmazzo

Welcome Bella to the DC Center! They will be assisting with weekly newsletters, events, and social peer support groups. They look forward to meeting the community through the center’s events . You can meet Bella at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings.

Birthdate, Astro Sign

November 1st 2002


Where are you originally from? 

LA, California 


Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

I started an internship with the DC Center to learn more about how to facilitate and organize support groups. I also began working because I saw how the DC Center creates a safe place for LGBTQ+ individuals to discuss their lives and access community resources. 


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

While I just started I can already tell that the DC Center has amazing and friendly staff, whom I look forward to working with and learning from. I am also excited to be able to help my community and to learn the best ways to do so. 


What is your music anthem? 

Depends on the week and day, but right now I really like About Her by Malcom McLaren 


What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

Acceptance, I feel that many people in the LGBTQ+ community are truly accepting of others as they.


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

I’ve only been in Dc for about a year, but there is a great Mexican food restaurant called Taqueria Al Lado in Adams Morgan. They have great food, and are in an amazing location. The service is also always the best. 


What is your favorite queer movie?  

 I’ve always really liked “But I’m a Cheerleader”  and recently watched  “Carol” which was really great. 


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

Purple, I think it might look funny and be easier to spot 


Who do you look up to in the queer community?
My older sister is lesbian and was the first to come out in my family of very straight people so she is definitely on the top of my list. I have also always admired Eve Sedgwick’s work and looked up to her outspoken nature

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