Meet the new Social Media and Advocacy intern Matt! This summer, Matt will be handling the various social media duties at the DC Center, as well as working with the Youth Working Group to help put LGBT youth in the foster care system into more welcoming and accepting homes.
Birthdate, Astro Sign
June 2, Gemini.
Where are you originally from?
I’m originally from the Bay Area in California and currently go to school in Los Angeles.
Why did you start working at the DC Center?
I started working as an intern at the DC Center because I am passionate about helping the LGBTQ community. I wanted to work at a place where I could feel that I am making an immediate impact on the community, and the DC Center is a great place to do that. Also, I was really intrigued about all the different LGBT arts events and support groups the DC Center offers.
What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?
Although I just started working at the DC Center, I have really enjoyed getting to know all the staff members and learning more and more about the fun and unique events and opportunities that the DC Center offers the community.
What is your music anthem?
It changes all the time but currently it is probably “The Middle” by Zedd.
What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?
My favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community is how welcoming and enthusiastic the people are and that I know I always have a home within the community.
What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?
My favorite spot in DC would probably be the Lincoln Memorial at night. I like to walk around and reflect on my thoughts.
What is your favorite queer movie?
Call Me by Your Name.
What clothing item is a staple in your wardrobe?
My white Converse. I wear them everywhere.
What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?
I kind of like it white because it reminds me of watching Cory in the House as a kid, but I would paint it rainbow if I had to choose a different color!
Who do you look up to in the queer community?