2019 Workshops

All workshops will be held on Saturday, May 25 in the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown (host hotel).

All workshops are free. Registration is requested (not required) so we can plan for capactities. Registration form is below.

Building the Tribe: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Building Trusting Communities

Building the Tribe: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Building Trusting Communities

10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Meeting Room 3

The purpose of this workshop is to illustrate the need for building trusting communities for African Americans who identify as LGBTQIA. Our community has historically been (and continues to be) discriminated against and has very unique needs that warrant a level of sensitivity. Through open dialogue and thoughtful activities, Dr. Ikeranda will discuss how to build solid support systems especially when family of origin is absent.

Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of the need for healthy dialogue about issues that are important to those who identify as LGBTQIA, strategies on how to build trusting and supportive relationships and an understanding on the self-work necessary to be able to live their best lives

  • Presenter: Dr. Ikeranda Smith

Black, LGBTQ and Christian

Black, LGBTQ and Christian

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Congressional A

A panel of esteemed LGBTQ and Ally clergy will examine the stigma and seemingly inherent conflict that has been often associated with being Black, LGBTQ and Christian in our Western social construct.

  • Facilitator: Earl Fowlkes, Jr.
  • Panelist: Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams
  • Panelist: Rev. Melvin Poindexter-Miller
  • Panelist: Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley

Resume Writing & Interviewing

Resume Writing & Interviewing

11 a.m.—12:30 p.m., Meeting Room 2

Your resume is a snapshot into your professional brand to express interest in a specific job that aligns most closely with the position description, so it’s important that this document speak to the skills and talents you possess. Work side-by-side with a Booz Allen LGBTQ+ employee to gain valuable tips and insights to best showcase your current and past experiences on how to stand out as an applicant. Think of your resume as a living document.

  • Facilitator: Booz Allen LGBTQ+ employees

Ask the Docs: Understanding Health and Wellness

Ask the Docs: Understanding Health and Wellness

12–2 p.m., Franklin Square

Black and Brown Queer and Transgender people encounter barriers to health care that include concerns about confidentiality and disclosure, discriminatory attitudes and treatment, limited access to health care and health insurance, and often a limited understanding of their health risks. The goal of this workshop is to provide an informative and non-biased symposium on health, for Black and Brown Queer and Transgender people.

Anonymous questions can be submitted via mobile phone (202.641.8527) and email ( throughout the workshop.

Watch it Live. This workshop will be streamed on Facebook Live.

  • Presenter: Dr. R. Jones, MD FACOG
  • Presenter: Dr. Theo W. Hodge Jr., MD

Introduction to Government Consulting

Introduction to Government Consulting

1–3 p.m., Meeting Room 2

Join Booz Allen LGBTQ+ employees as they speak on a panel about their experiences in government consulting. Topics will include consulting in general, supporting clients, being African American and/or LGBTQ+ in the workplace, and disclosure in the workplace. There will be a Q&A after the talk for audience members to ask questions related to the conversations.

  • Facilitator: Booz Allen LGBTQ+ Employees

Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Town Hall

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Town Hall

1–3 p.m., Meeting Room 6

What can we truly do to create an inclusive community? This conversation will be led by a dynamic team of community activists that have donated hours in ensuring the transgender community is a better place for everyone under the umbrella.

  • Facilitator: Taylor Lianne Chandler
  • Presenter: Ian Brown
  • Presenter: Bianca Rey
  • Presenter: Maverick Hill
  • Presenter: Monika Nemeth

I AM IMPACT: It's OVAH for Me - Story Telling

I AM IMPACT: It's OVAH for Me - Story Telling

2 - 4 p.m., Franklin Square

In order to see community, you have to see the individual. No longer waiting on others. I am the IMPACT I needed to see. I can’t wait to see you too.

  • Presenter: Terrance Payton
  • Presenter: Ken Pettigrew
  • Presenter: Health Impact Specialists

Substance Use, HIV and Suicide Among Black Queer Communities “A Community Perspective”

Substance Use, HIV and Suicide Among Black Queer Communities “A Community Perspective”

2–4 p.m., Meeting Room 7

Meth, alcohol use, HIV and Suicide, has reached crisis proportions among the Black Queer community. Stigma, shame, isolation, and issues related to being black and queer often times lead to substance use and suicide. This session will explore this phenomenon in deeply personal terms.

In the case of the Black Queer communities, already bearing the burden of HIV, meth and alcohol use can be devastating to a community already struggling to find resources. By bringing awareness to this subject, we can begin to shift attention to meet needs of an overlooked community.

Looking ahead, members of the Black Queer community have opportunities to engage broader audiences with mechanisms that prioritize value and emphasize impact. This session will bring much needed information to the Black Queer community to empower them on how to make impact in this area and provide information to be prepared for this epidemic locally.

  • Presenter: Kenya Hutton
  • Presenter: Demetrius Smith

Trans and Non-binary Youth Town Hall

Trans and Non-binary Youth Town Hall

3–4:30 p.m., Meeting Room 6

DC Black Pride will feature a panel of young trans and non-binary youth and young adults. This town hall is open to trans and non-binary people under the age of 29. The panel will be a moderated discussion about issues affecting our community. Topics will include life experiences in your identities, healthy relationships, intimate partner violence, having a fun and healthy sex life, and community activism for trans and non-binary millennials. There will be a Q&A and audience participation is encouraged. Bring a friend(s), love(s) or partner(s).

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