There are now more than 140 LGBT community centers in the United States, and more abroad. LGBTQ centers serve over 43,500 individuals in a typical week and refer nearly 6,000 individuals to other agencies for services and assistance. Our local LGBT Community strives to educate, empower, celebrate, and connect, our diverse local LGBTQ Communities. While DC is generally thought of as a good place for LGBTQ people to live, much work remains. Our local LGBT community center works to address health disparities & employment disparities, and works for populations with special needs like LGBTQ seniors, LGBTQ youth, and Queer Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Come learn about why this work is so important, and about our model for building community and making change locally.
David Mariner is a longtime LGBT and HIV/AIDS advocate and activist who has a passion for providing people the tools, training, and support they need to help change their local communities for the better. Mr. Mariner currently serves as Executive Director of the DC Center for the LGBT Community. He volunteers on the board of Empowering Trans Coalition (ETC) a new organization founded by longtime transgender activist Earline Budd. A longtime resident of DC, David enjoys living in the Logan neighborhood.
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