People of LGBTQ Pride, Future of Health Care, Washington, DC USA

People of LGBTQ Pride, Future of Health Care, Washington, DC USA

The future of health care and society looks a lot like the present in Washington, DC, where all human beings, including all gender identities, are represented and respected.

The capital of the United States is the most protective (future) State in the Union when it comes to the health and well being of LGBTQ human beings. It shows in the faces of the people who come here to celebrate the future. Isn’t our capital city gorgeous? Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn't want you to - Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn’t want you to – Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is a collage of the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, from 2015 and 1979. The Center is on a side street in the Shaw neighborhood and is the home to many revolutions in leadership, most notably the end of school segregation in 1955. When I was there recently, I tried … Continue reading Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn’t want you to – Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

View on Flickr.com View on Flickr.com Sources (click to read): Utne Alt Wire, NPR, PBS News Hour, USAToday As I prepare to head back for my final session of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard School of Business (@HBSExecEd), I am paying extra attention to examples of great leadership. Especially those of … Continue reading Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

As the subject line says. And as we predicted, the venues for Washington, DC’s Capital TransPride would get bigger and the rooms would get more full. We didn’t predict how big, though – 500% increase from last year.

The World: Learning to Love Better

New data from the Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) shows that of 2016 likely voters, 22 % of people know someone who is transgender, up from 17 % one year ago. This parallels the trajectory of acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, with a higher slope on the curve. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

This weeks’s photograph is (of course) taken in Washington, DC of local residents keeping one of the most historic streets in the United States beautiful. The photos were published in local DC blog Prince of Petworth (@PopVille), which ignited the curiosity of someone in neighboring Bloomingdale. It turns out that creating a gardening party requires … Continue reading Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

I was fortunate to meet the author of the very captivating book, S Street Rising (see my review of it here: Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.), Ruben Castaneda (@RCastanedaWP) as well as Washington, DC’s Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeu (@BrianneKNadeau) in a discussion of the book, our history, and … Continue reading Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

There’s an architectural wonder in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC at The Coupe DC (@thecoupedc) – the bathroom. It’s a multi-stall, gender neutral arrangement. It’s respectful because it doesn’t require human beings to select a gender when they use it. It’s safer because it doesn’t segregate people identifying as male or female into … Continue reading Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC