Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs


June 01, 2017 

Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs 
June 2017 
News & Notes

Solid Foundations DC:

Mayor Bowser's Plan to End LGBTQ Youth Homelessness 


As you know, more than half of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Last month, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Solid Foundations DC, the Interagency Council on Homelessness Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness. Solid Foundations DC is the city’s first ever data-driven plan focused on the needs of unaccompanied youth. 

The plan will serve as a roadmap for building an effective system of care for unaccompanied youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness, with the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2022. 

“Ending homelessness in Washington, DC has been a top priority of mine from day one,” said Mayor Bowser. “The health, safety, and long-term success of our youth will have an impact on our entire community, and our DC values require that we continue finding ways to make homelessness in DC rare, brief, and non-recurring. By working together, we can build integrated systems that provide the support our young people need to stay healthy and succeed in school and life.”

To read more about Solid Foundations DC visit the Department of Human Services

Congratulations! Mayor Bowser Appoints New Members to the Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs Advisory Committee


Mayor Bowser appointed or re-appointed 6 members of the Advisory Committee to the Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs.  Please join us in sending congratulations to: 

Renewed Appointees:

Jim Slattery 

Consuella Lopez 

Andrea Sharrin

New Appointees:

Desireé Luckey

Michelle Parkerson

Yanni Supreme

The next meeting of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Affairs is schedule for September 12th at 6:30PM at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center. 

Upcoming Events 


June is LGBTQ Pride Month! Please feel free to join us at any of the following events below! Click on the date/title of the event for more information! 

06/03/2017 – Le Fe: Resisting with Our Faith

Join us for the 11th Annual DC Latino Pride and our kick-off “La Fe: Resisting through Faith" is our annual event where we hold a non-denominational faith event for LGBTQ individuals in our community and together find unity through shared beliefs.
06/07/2017 – La Platica: Resources for Resistance
Join us for the 11th Annual DC Latinx Pride! La Platica this year will focus on resources available to the LGBTQ Latinx community in dealing with issues around immigration, health, discrimination, and education. Join us for a panel of experts, food & drinks, and a timely conversation!
06/08/207 – Chamber Connect
Join us for Chamber Connect, the first monthly event series by the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce that combines their longstanding Networking Thursday and Women's Wednesday! This is a perfect opportunity to connect and network with other LGBTQ entrepreneurs and professionals in DC.  Registration Required!
06/08/2017 – La Fiesta: “La Resistencia”
Join us for the 11th Annual DC Latino Pride! La Fiesta is the DMV's largest Latinx LGBTQ party! This year we will be honoring our past LHP Queens, dancing the night away with D.J. El Especialista from El Zol, and have exciting community performances! 
06/08 – 06/11/2017 - Capital Pride
Each June, Capital Pride produces the annual Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital, one of the largest Pride celebrations in the country, which includes the Pride Parade, Festival, and Concert. Visit:

06/10/2017 - 17th Street Rainbow Crosswalk Painting
District residents of the LGBTQIA community will gather to paint a temporary installation of seven rainbow and one trans flag crosswalk 17th St NW. These crosswalks to be located between the R St. and P St., will be a symbol of acceptance, unity, tolerance, equality and #DCValues

06/10/2017 – Capital Pride Parade with Mayor Bowser
Please join us to walk with Mayor Muriel Bowser at the 2017 Capital Pride Parade!
The Capital Pride Parade is one of Washington, DC's landmark events celebrating the spirit and strength of the LGBTQ community in Washington, DC. The Parade will include more than 180 contingents – floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment – consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more. Registration Requested!
06/12/2017 – A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse  
On June 12, 2016, the LGBTQ community was targeted. A man filled with hate and armed with an assault rifle murdered 49 people and injured 53 others at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  Please join Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, DC Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington on Monday, June 12th at 7pm in Dupont Circle as we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the shooting.
06/28/2017 – Community Rally for Gay Games DC 2022
Join us for a special community rally to support Washington, DC’s bid for the 2022 Gay Games! We'll show the Gay Games site inspection team that we are ready, willing, and able to host the Games! There will be food, drinks, music, and giveaways - and perhaps a surprise or two!


Director Sheila Alexander-Reid with Savanna Wanzer, recipient of the DC Black Pride Unsung Hero Award, along with June Crenshaw (Wanda Alston Foundation) and Amy Nelson (Whitman-Walker Health) - DC Black Pride Awards Reception May 23, 2017


Muriel Bowser


Sheila Alexander-Reid

Office Hours & Location 

Monday - Friday 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2000 14th St. NW - Suite 206A

Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 727-9493

Fax: (202) 727-5931

TTY: (202) 727-9493


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In this Issue

  • Solid Foundations DC
  • Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs Advisory Committee Appointees 
  • Upcoming Events