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Earl Fowlkes - Secretary & Chief Executive Officer

Earl Fowlkes

Earl Fowlkes serves as the President/CEO of the International Federation of Black Pride (IFBP). He founded the IFBP elevens years ago as a coalition of thirty Black Pride organizers the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT/Same Gender Loving Pride and community-based organizations dedicated to building solidarity, health and wellness, promoting unity, and ensuring the development of education, economic empowerment, and individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.  Over 350,000 attended Black pride events in the U.S. in 2010.  The IFBP is the only Black LGBT international organization in the world.  Earl served as the President of DC Black Pride for seven years and is currently a board member.

In addition, Earl also recently served as the Executive Director of the DC Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education Consortium (DC CARE Consortium) which is an organization that provides emergency assist to Person Living With HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC.  He licensed as a Social Worker (New Jersey) and, has worked on HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues for twenty three years. Earl serves on seven non profit boards of directors and community advisory boards.

Earl is very politically active and supports progressive candidates and issues throughout the US.  Last year, he was a member of the Obama LGBT Advisory Committee and traveled around the United States to support Democratic candidates running for office. Earl was appointed to the Democratic National Committee as a member at large in 2009. Earl resides in Washington, DC however remains a devoted to his hometown Philadelphia Phillies. 

2011 DCBP Sponsors
Metro Weekly US Helping Us DC Office of Human Rights Washington Blade Whitman-Walker Health The Rubber Revolution AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Glo Tv The DC Center National gay and Lesbian Task Force