Thoughts on Working to Be an Ally in 2017, from Washington, DC

Last evening I attended a public dialogue with the LGBTQ communities of Washington, DC and the Capital Pride Alliance (@CapitalPrideDC) organization. I was present as a member of the producer team for Capital Transpride (@TransPrideDC).

The conversation reminded me of the emotions present after the horrific massacre of 49 human beings in Orlando last year. I wrote about working to be an ally then: (Photo Friday: This doctor is here for you during LGBTQ pride, and for your long, healthy life).

Because no human being chooses to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, by definition we are a part of every community that has ever existed, from the most privileged and empowered to the least. This is the common thread that always brings us together in rooms like this.