LGBTQ Organization Guide

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Allied in Pride is a student organization at The George Washington University. Through social events, advocacy, and support for LGBTQ students and allies, we aim to create an informed and supportive environment for LGBTQ students and allies at GW.

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The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) is a volunteer, grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity, and equal access for transsexual, transgender and gender-diverse people in the District of Columbia.

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A bear club for DC that is event focused. Mimimal trappings of traditional bear clubs (no officers, dues, newsletters) with a focus to create recurring and sustaning bear activities across the metro DC area.

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Capital Pride is organized by Capital Pride Alliance, Inc., a non-profit entity incorporated in the District of Columbia with the sole purpose of supporting, planning, implementing and assessing the annual Capital Pride events and related activities throughout the year.

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Brother, Help Thyself Inc. is a community based organization that provides financial and other support to non-profit organizations serving the GLBTQ and HIV/AIDS community in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metro area.

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The mission of the award-winning Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is to entertain through excellent musical performance, to affirm the place of gay people in society, and to educate about the gay experience.

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Team DC encourages and supports involvement in team and individual sports within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and broader community in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

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The Equality Chamber of Commerce DC Metro Area (ECCDC, or just “the Chamber”) is the non-profit, not-partisan network of several hundred queer and allied (Q&A) businesses and business leaders in the DC metropolitan area. Through its extended network of community partners and event participants in the capital area LGBT community, it regularly reaches approximately 5,000 individuals through is messaging, networking events, and workshops.

The Chamber is an affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and was awarded Chamber of the Year in 2012. It has been ranked in the top 20 of Washington Business Journal’s List of Chambers of Commerce for multiple years.

Mission

The Equality Chamber of Commerce DC Metro Area’s mission is to advocate, empower, promote and facilitate the success of LGBT businesses and their allies in the Metro DC region.

Vision

The diverse LGBT business community is acknowledged and well recognized as a key driver in a thriving Metro DC economy. This is happening because of the Chamber’s work to build the common economic interests and synergies between LGBT business owners, LGBT professionals and organizations intent on doing business with the LGBT suppliers and professionals. Business acceptance and business equality for the LGBT community is resulting in economic prosperity for all people in the DC Metro region.

Values

  • Engaged: it takes a connected group of people to fulfill the mission.
  • Respectful: all people of all backgrounds are appreciated and served.
  • Fun: advancing business is good and ought to be fun to do.
  • Civic Minded: we care about our communities and their well-being is tied to our success.

Contact :

Morgen Hunt <president@eccdc.biz>
Walter Deleon <secretary@eccdc.biz>  (Walter will be heading up our advocacy efforts, so he can start actually being active in local government advocacy initiatives where we haven’t engaged before)..
Chuck Coveleski <president@equalitycf.org>  (Chuck is the new president of the Quality Chamber Foundation, which kicks off January 1 and will focus on more public good professional initiatives)..
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DC’s Different Drummers is the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s music organization for the LGBT community, family and friends with several performing groups including the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band (CPSB), Capitol Pride Winds, DC Swing! big band, DCDD Marching Band, Pep Band, and several small ensembles.

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The Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (CARA) is a member-supported organization composed of gay and lesbian bowling leagues in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. CARA serves to promote the sport of bowling in the national capital area’s LGBT community.

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