Meet the Staff: Jose

Meet the new Health and Wellness intern, Jose. This autumn, Jose will be working with the health working group and take on various duties around and for the D.C Center. He has already spoken for the DC Center in front of the the D.C council on a bill, helped hosted events and volunteered at the Reel Affirmations film festival. He hopes to continue to make the lives of LGBTQ folks a little bit easier.

Birthdate, Astro Sign.

July 3rd, 1997. Cancer

Where are you originally from?

I was born and raised in New York City. By the time I was 18 I felt I needed a change in , pace. I decided to go to college in Plattsburgh, NY (30 mins from Canada) and the rest is history in the making.

Why did you start working at the DC Center?

I started working at the DC Center, because I felt the need to give back to my community. I was fortunate have supportive people in my life, and I want to be able to give support to those who need it.

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

It’s never a dull day at the Center. My coworkers keep things lively and are very supportive.

What is your music anthem?

Happier by Marshmello & Bastille

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?

The ability of the LGBTQ community to progress forward. We have faced so much adversity in the past, yet we still create a positive and safe atmosphere with one another.

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

The Lincoln Memorial, because at night it just gives a cool ambiance.

What is your favorite queer movie?

I am stuck between the films ‘Those People’ and ‘Love Simon’.

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

Hot Pink. It not only makes a bold statement, but how many buildings have you seen in Hot Pink?

Who do you look up to in the queer community?

Tituss Burgess

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