Kahlib Barton-Garçon2019 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.
The DC Black Pride Leadership Award is presented to Black LGBT community leaders, thirty years old or younger, for outstanding leadership.