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Welcome to the MC Pride and Allies webpage. We are Montgomery College’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allies faculty and staff group, a college-recognized organization within MC’s Office of Equity and Diversity. 

MCPride & Allies welcomes everyone to the fall semester 2018. Our vision and goals for this academic year:
1) defend LGBTQ people's civil/human rights, in the DC area and beyond, in wake of recent  administration attacks/tweets
2) defend the DACA dreamers (those LGBTQ and not), defend Muslims under attack and other at-risk groups, especially transgender women of color, in the military and not, who are disproportionately at risk for hate and discrimination
3) affirm urgent need for defending/supporting LGBTQ people in our MC community, each campus,
4) affirm continuing need for teaching Safe Zone, Bystander and Consent training -- all the awareness and communication skills that make our campuses and communities more welcoming, and
5) raise dialogues about and affirm the need for 1) domestic partner benefits for employees and 2) MC Pride College and Campus Coordinators. 

What is LGBTQ?

LGBTQ represents a diverse range of gender expressions and sexual and affectional orientations.

Traditionally, this stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning.  Identify labels vary considerably, with new identities such as pansexual, asexual, and androgynous emerging, even as some people reject the limitations of any such identity label.  

When we engage in LGBT advocacy, we not only speak for the civil rights of sexual minorities -- we also strike a blow for greater freedom for all people.  

We envision a world in which we can be as feminine and as masculine as we choose, a world in which we are free to engage in consensual, loving relationships, a world which embraces diverse family forms, and a world in which a well-informed, authentic sexuality is a basic human right.

We Support the MC Community

We are just some of the students, faculty and staff at Montgomery College who identify as LGBTQ or as an ally. In honor of National Coming Out day, we show our support for our fellow MC friends and colleagues who have come out, who are struggling to come out, who have family members in the community, or who have lost someone because of their identity.

We stand with you, and we support you.

Tanner Wray
Molly Marie Nuzzo
Shelley Jones
Lucinda Grinnell
Joseph J. O'Hare
Anne Herrington
Laurie Savona
Laura White
Dean Schleicher
Carolyn Terry
Veronica Banh
Kimberly Kelley
Robert L. Giron
Seth Kamen
Rodney Redmond
Chip Gladson
Elisa Merendino
Leah Sneider
Sam Bergmann
Adele L. Brown
Robin N. Flanary
Joanna Howard
Kate Wilson
Darrin Campen
Matthew Decker
Christina Marie Devlin
Jamin Bartolomeo
Clif Collins
Lindsey Curley
Betsy Leonard
Shinta H. Hernandez
Matthew P. Colburn
Nancy Han
Amy Crowley
DeRionne P. Pollard
Heather Hughes
Evan Crump
Stacey Gustavson
Lauren Strawbridge
Andrea Herman
Megan Howard
Ellen Olmstead
Genevieve Carminati
Michael Mills
David V. Sowards
Latonia Staten
Nghi Nguyen
Kaylin Nguyen
Kimberley Henley-Oarr
Kimberly McNair
Dawn Downey
Roberta Buckberg
Patricia McGlone
Deb Taylor
Cathie Lutter
Anthony Solano
Kathy Awkard
Jeana Beaulieu
Carla R. Witcher
Megan Howard
James Lepinsky
Guillermo E. Laya
Erin Marcinek
Robin Cook
Alexander Valencia-Reyes
Kimberly Drain
Wendy Matlock
Gayle Weisbaum
Raquel Licamele
Maria Moreno
Nancy Nitz
Kevin Long
Deb Poese
Rose Garvin Aquilino
Natalie Thompson
Joan Hawkins
Michael Mehalick
Donna Schena
Elizabeth Kirby
Miriam Laufer
Dorothy Umans
Evelyn Gonzalez
Monica Parrish Trent
Enas Elhanafi
Marcus Peanort
Nancy Nuell
Noorulzahraa Ogaili
Alla Webb
Rachel Saidi
Thomas (Tom) Warning
Michael Berman
George Payne
Nancy Newton
Erin Hudgins
Elisa C. Salas
Loraine Hutchins
Carlo Sanchez
Guillermo Vega
Katie Haag
Paul M. Bayhurst
Admasu Melake
Marcus Rosano
Saul (Stuart) Goldberg
Stephen Cain
LaKisha Nickens-Gaither
Patsy O'Meara
John E. Garcia
Marci Applewhite
Elizabeth Schlackman
Amanda Truett
Sharon Bland
Rachel Mehl
Stuart Tart
Karen Callender
Densie Simmons Graves
Victoria Lees
Maria Adams Davidson
Jessica Present
Benita Rashaw
Page Whittenburg
Karissa Silver
Annette Greene
René Argueta Jr.
Eric Myren
Taiwo Fakunle
Colleen Dolak
Barb LaPilusa
Carla Ammerman
Vickie Drake
Emily Rosado
Carolyn McAllister
Shelby Anfenson-Comeau
Cathie Mathews
Beth E. Reilly
Kristin Roe

LGBTQ Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Friends at Montgomery College

Program Contacts:


Germantown Campus  

Rockville Campus  

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus  

Page Whittenberg

Deborah Stearns

Loraine Hutchins 

Sam Bergman  

Leah Sneider

Shelley Jones

Curt Valenzuela


 Ms. Laura White - LGBTQ Liaison, Human Resources Specialist II

DJ McCullough, SafeZone Training Facilitator, 

Phone: 240-567-8019




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