Meet the Staff: Dan

Welcome Daniel to the DC Center! He will be joining us at the Support Desk. Daniel looks forward to meeting and working with members of the community. You can meet Daniel at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings. Daniel is a psychology major at George Washington University with aspirations to go to graduate school and conduct research in LGBTQ+ health as a psychologist. Daniel is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys meeting local dogs and going on hikes.

 

Birthdate, Astro Sign

May 12th, Taurus

 

Where are you originally from? 

New Jersey

 

Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

I wanted to become more involved in the LGBTQ+ community.

 

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

I really enjoy being able to work with such kind people.

 

What is your music anthem? 

In My Mind by Amanda Palmer

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

My favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community is the potential for inclusivity of such a diverse group of people.

 

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

My favorite spot in DC is a spot on the National Mall (about 50 meters from the Washington Monument), smack-dab in the middle of the Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial, The White House, and The Jefferson Memorial – a great spot to have a picnic or do yoga!

 

What is your favorite queer movie?  

Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) is a great Italian romantic comedy.

 

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

I think the White House would look nice if the columns stayed white and the walls were painted teal.

 

Who do you look up to in the queer community?
I look up to Charles Silverstein, a queer psychologist who argued to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM).

 

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