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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 domestic partner benefits for employees and 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.


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



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