This is a weekly newsletter to put a face to the staff at the DC Center. Every week we will be featuring a staff member. This week, meet Lamar! Lamar is our Outgoing Support Desk. He assists ALL office administrative efforts, including cutting the checks, making bank deposits, responding to emails, updating the website, ordering office supplies, working closely with the Director, and so much more.
June 10, Gemini
Why did you start working at The DC Center?
I started working at the DC Center as a volunteer, then moved to be on staff, I had recently moved from Jamaica, and the DC Center had a program called Center Global that assists refugees and asylum seekers, they assisted me and I decided to give my time to an organization that is dedicated to the betterment of the LGBT Community.
What is music anthem?
August Alsina feat Nicki Minaj – No Love
What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?
I love the fact that the DC community is very supportive of our community center. I also love the fact that no matter what we can come together in times of need.
What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?
I don’t really have a spot, my favorite thing to do in DC is riding my bike all around the city, I love love how DC is getting even more bike friendly.
What do you think the LGBTQ+ community needs to improve on?
The LGBT Community could help in some ways with homelessness LGBT population ( young and seniors)
What is your favorite Queer movie?
Milk ( Harvey Milk )
What has been your favorite moment while working in The DC Center?
I loved working at the DC Center because I feel like I am the bridge of information to people who may need information about a center service in the area. I also enjoyed the sex positive environment in our work space. The management of the center allows us to be our true self and let us take on roles we never dreamt of taking on.
What clothing item is a staple in your wardrobe?
Lol, I worked at a strip club as a waiter and I have lots of underwear “lots”. I buy them weekly.
What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?
I think the white house is fine the way it is.
Who do you most look up to in the queer community?
I am fascinated with Rupaul , I mean she brought a drag show right into the homes of everyone. She gave those “weird” people a spotlight to shine and show that they are more than drag queens, they are humans and talented at that.