Kahlib Barton-Garçon

2019 DC Black Pride Leadership Award

Kahlib Barton-Garçon is a Senior Program Officer with True Colors United. He joined TCU after completing his tenure with Us Helping Us, People Into Living. Inc as the PrEP Program Coordinator. Kahlib is also a Public Health capacity building specialist and queer activist who has done work with Gilead Sciences, NMAC, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. He is a member of the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative and a former National Youth Forum member. In addition to Kahlib’s advocacy efforts, he is a member of the Ballroom Community in the House of Garcon and a passionate thespian who is motivated by ARTivism. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, he worked with youth to create stage plays that highlighted many different social justice issues. Being a young activist/advocate, from Texas, Kahlib is most passionate about authentic youth collaboration, increasing rural access, and ending LGBTQ youth homelessness.

May 2019


About Award:

The DC Black Pride Leadership Award is presented to Black LGBT community leaders, thirty years old or younger, for outstanding leadership.