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DCBP 2013 App Now Available

DCBP AppThe official DC Black Pride 2013 App is now available for download. The app is available for iOS and Android.

Video: Council of the District of Columbia presents Ceremonial Resolution to DCBP

DC CouncilDC Councilmember Anita Bonds and the Council of the District of Columbia present ceremonial resolution to the the DC Black Pride.

Center for Black Equity President/CEO Statement on Jason Collins

Jason CollinsOn Monday, April 29, 2013, Jason Collins, a 34-year-old professional NBA player, publicly identified himself as a Black, gay athlete.

Press Release: Official Events

DC Black Pride Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day, Inc. (DC Black Pride) is pleased to announce the schedule for the 23rd DC Black Pride festivities. 

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day, Inc. (BLGPD) is made of dedicated volunteers who have a passion and drive for BLGPD's mission and vision. Each board member brings special skills, experience and energy to the organization and helps recruit other volunteers to help plan for DC Black Pride and other events.

Robert “Harold” Dinkins

Derrick Dunning

Earl FowlkesEarl D. Fowlkes, Jr.
Secretary & Chief Executive Officer

Earl Fowlkes serves as the President/CEO of the Center For Black Equity, Inc. (formerly the International Federation of Black Pride-IFBP). He founded the IFBP in 1999 as a coalition of Black Pride organizers the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT Pride and community-based organizations. There are over forty plus Black Pride events with over 450,000 attendees each year. The CBE is the only Black LGBT international organization in the world with organizational and individual membership in Canada, United Kingdom, Ghana, Uganda, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil and Zimbabwe.

Earl previously served fifteen years as the Executive Director of the DC Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education Consortium (DC CARE Consortium) and Damien Ministries, organizations that provided services to Person Living With HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC. Licensed as a social worker (New Jersey), Earl has worked on HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues for twenty five years. Earl currently serves on seven non-profit boards of directors and serves as chair of Washington, DC Mayor’s GLBT Advisory Board. In addition, he was appointed by Governor Tim Kaine as an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee in 2009.

Earl has received numerous honors and awards, and was recently named one of three 2013 Grand Marshals of the Heritage of Pride (NYC Gay Pride) along with Harry Belafonte and Edith Windsor. He written numerous articles and op-eds and has appeared on the Roland Martin and Michael Baisden shows. Earl resides in Washington, DC however remains devoted to his hometown Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and Flyers.

Leandrea Gilliam

Kenneth Hopson

Kenya HuttonKenya Hutton

Kenya Hutton began working in social service 12 years ago, starting at the Gay Men's Health Crisis, in New York City. Since then he has been an advocate for HIV prevention both on a local and National level, brining awareness to LGBT young adults and members of House/Ball Community, receiving a number accolades from the House/Ball Community including The Dorian Corey Wisdom Award, The Michael J. Harrington Humanitarian Award from the Gay Men's Health Crises House of Latex Project and the Award of Excellence from the Washington DC Ballroom Coalition.

He has devoted his life's work to the betterment of the African American community and supports the dream Eradicating the HIV virus.

Mr. Hutton has been a part of DC Black Pride through his affiliations with Organizations in Washington, DC, and is extremely enthusiastic about being on the DC Black Pride Board of Directors, and be a part of the mission of DC Black Pride.

Marc Morgan

Lauren Morris

June Spence

Andrea Woody Macko Andrea Woody-Macko

Andrea Woody Macko is a native of Jamaica. She's a communications specialist by skill and education and is currently an electronic programmer for the Department of Defense. She lives in the Brookland community of Washington, DC with her wife and friend of more than 14 years. She has been long-time and active member of the metropolitan Washington LGBT community and has seen our community grow and evolve with her participation in volunteer work. One of Andrea's key skills is project management and the ability to make order out of chaos. She has volunteered with many organizations and agencies that serve the LGBT community and in many different areas with varied responsibilities.

For example, Andrea volunteered with Friends of Friends, making a weekly commitment to put together safe(er) sex kits and distributed the kits to clubs, Metro subway entrances and on the street. She's worked with PFLAG during its annual conference on the logistical side of professional meeting planning and with the Mautner Project during its annual Gala event, health fairs and outreach activities. More recently she worked with AARP as the volunteer lead logistical coordinator for its National Aging and Law Conference (approximately 1,500 people attend) to ensure all of the workshops were set up appropriately, including signage and audio recordings. Andrea has also worked with the AARP LGBT affinity group at Capitol Pride participating in outreach and recruitment including gathering data for their survey of older LGBT adults. Andrea is an active participant in the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC and holds a leadership position in the Welcoming/Ushers Ministry.

Andrea brings a sense of professionalism and enthusiasm to her role as a member of the Board of Directors of DC Black Pride. One of her major tasks for this year's Black Pride event is to organize and coordinate the Film Festival. For her, this is a dream assignment because of her passion to watch and critique films. She says "Organizing the film festival is a great opportunity to be able to view numerous films, talk to the directors and producers of the films and to make film selections consistent with some of the issues that are important to our community including bullying, brothers on the down low and blatant discrimination. She declares that she is committed to making this year's DC Black Pride the best one yet".
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