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08/02/2013 – “Guest: Christopher Dyer!”

 

This Friday, we will have former GD member (from the days when we were known as Twenties Group) join us as guest facilitator for a conversation on community health and the role of groups like ours. He will also talk to us about the early days of Twenties Group/Gay District and how he has seen it and the DC LGBT community change over time.

As usual, we will meet at the DC Center at 8:30 pm for discussion, followed by dinner or drinks nearby.

Best,
Jay Gilliam

Read more about Chris:
Chris Dyer is a veteran LGBT activist in Washington DC. He formerly served as the Director of the Office of GLBT Affairs for the District of Columbia Government under Mayor Adrian Fenty. In this position, Dyer was responsible for recommending and implementing policy changes to improve the lives of GLBT residents in the District and represent the Mayor to the GLBT community.

In 1997, Dyer founded the Youth Pride Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization that sponsors an annual Youth Pride event for GLBTQ youth and their supporters. Dyer got the idea for Youth Pride as a result of his experience organizing Capital Pride which he did for years, as well as his experience as a member and facilitator of the 20s Group which was a predecessor to Gay District.

Dyer has been recognized with a number of awards and enjoys Caps hockey and singing karaoke.

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