Photos: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Washington, DC USA

Photos: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Washington, DC USA

The ceremony was filmed and will be broadcast this evening. One thing that you will not see on television (I think) is the fact that the first family came out very early in the show to light the tree briefly, and then they left. We were thinking, “makes sense, they’re very busy people.” But in fact, they were backstage the entire time and made several appearances throughout the filming, culminating with the President singing jingle bells with the audience. It’s an impressive commitment the leader of our country makes to the people he serves, in his duty.

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Red Ribbon on the White House: World AIDS Day 2016

Red Ribbon on the White House: World AIDS Day 2016

Remember.

Additional photos below.

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Presentation: The What, Why & How of Walking Meetings, with America Walks

Presentation: The What, Why & How of Walking Meetings, with America Walks

Last week I was fortunate to co-present with Sheila Franklin and Jessica Tunon on one of my favorite topics.

It’s the best sign of contagion when you are not the only person presenting on something that you are so passionate about.

My slides are below. You can also view the entire presentation at the America Walks web site..
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Photos: 2016 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA

Photos: 2016 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA

Sometimes you know you are watching history being made.

This year’s International Transgender Day of Remembrance was different from years past. Washington, DC’s civic leaders were all present, as were the most transformational leaders of our time, all in one place, physically and emotionally.
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Photo Friday: U Street, NW, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: U Street, NW, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph was taken outside the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl, on U Street at sunset, officially in the Shaw neighborhood.

A recent analysis of this part of Washington, DC by Tracy Hadden Loh, PhD (@busysparrow) showed this as both walkable and equitable (and still with important challenges). What’s not to love.
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Just Read: Room For Change – Levels of Discrimination in Retail Stores Based on Gender Identity and Race

Just Read: Room For Change - Levels of Discrimination in Retail Stores Based on Gender Identity and Race

Out of 60 in-person tests conducted across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, 75 percent of gender identity testers experienced adverse, differential treatment compared to their cis-gendered counterparts. Adverse differential treatment included differences in quality, quantity or content of services provided to the testers.

Similarly, of the 60 tests, 40 percent of gender identity testers experienced a negative interaction, including but not limited to verbal harassment, rude service, refusal to assist and being followed by an employee or security.

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Photo Friday: Stranger Lives, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Stranger Lives, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is of beautiful photography, currently on display at the American University Katzen Arts Center (@AUMuseum_Katzen).

Stranger Lives, is a photographic typology of sunbathing New Yorkers on the stretch of sand between Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

The 40 life sized images on display at the Katzen Art Center …

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