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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.

* Names with an asterisk next to them are trained to provide a Safe Zone, which is an area free from bias and judgement, where anyone can find acceptance and inclusivity.

  Maria Adams Davidson
Sharon Anthony        
René Argueta Jr. *     
Joanne Bagshaw*      
Veronica Banh          
Jamin Bartolomeo*   
Karen Basuel             
Paul Bayhurst            
Jeana Beaulieu*         
Eric Benjamin*          
Sam Bergmann*        
Mike Berman             
Stephen Bess*           
Andree Betancourt    
Sharon Bland             
Alice Boatman          
Anne Briggs              
Debra Bright*            
Roberta Buckberg*   
Chauncy Butcher       
Stephen Cain*           
Anjenee Cannon        
Genevieve Carminati 
Lea Cason
Lena Choudhary        
Matt Colburn             
Jona Colson               
Lindsey Curley          
Matthew Decker*      
Christina Marie Devlin
Colleen Dolak           
Terilee Edwards-Hewitt
Celia Evans               
Rhiley Farenthold*   
Sharon Fechter          
Howard Feinstein      
Sam Felix Aung        
Sonja Fisher*             
Carrie Fitzgerald
Robin Flanary*
Marcia Rose Fuoss
Rose Garvin Aquilino
Kimberly George       
Chip Gladson*          
Saul Goldberg*         
Evelyn Gonzalez       
Claudia Greer            
Lucinda Grinnell       
Stacey Gustavson*    
Katie Haag                
Sue Haddad              
Jessica Hall
John Hamman            
Linda Hankey*          
Aggie Harrell*           
Joan Hawkins            
Erica Hepworth         
Randy Hertzler          
Joanna Howard*       
Erin Hudgins*           
Teri Hurst
Loraine Hutchins       
Tendai Johnson         
Shelley Jones*           
Cassandra Jones        
Aviv Kalai
Seth Kamen               
Lori Kelman*            
Donna Kinerney        
Elizabeth Kirby         
Kelly Kleine*            
Jill Kronstadt*          
Gabriel Latham         
Angie Lawver            
Guillermo Laya*       
Victoria Lees             
Betsy Leonard*         
Alejandro Leopardi   
Kevin Long*             
Keke Lowe       
Ja'Bette Lozupone
Erin Marcinek*          
Whittney Matlock  
Kim McGettigan*   
Patricia McGlone      
Maria Moreno*          
Katie Mount*            
Eurae Muhn               
Eric Myren                
Joan Naake                
Zelalem Negash        
Nghi Nguyen*           
Kaylin Nguyen          
Ben Nicholson           
LaKisha Nickens Gaither*  
Angela Nissing          
Nancy Nuell              
Molly Marie Nuzzo   
Nancy Nyland*         
Ellen Olmstead          
Niyati Pandya*          
Tyra Peanort*            
Marcus Peanort*       
Tammy Peery            
Kopphorn Persse*     
Deb Poese
Patricia Polimadei*   
DeRionne Pollard*    
Benita Rashaw          
Rodney Redmond     
Beth Reilly*
Kristen Roe               
Lynn Roessner-Ankney*
KenYatta Rogers       
Emily Rosado
Stephanie Sabourin    
Elena Saenz               
Laurie Savona           
Elizabeth Schlackman
Dean Schleicher         
Esther Schwartz-McKinzie*      
Margaret Shrager*     
Karissa Silver*
Miriam Simon*
Jarvis Slacks*            
Leah Sneider*           
Abi Sogunro*            
Anthony Solano*       
Lauren Strawbridge   
Samantha Veneruso   
Nik Sushka*              
Marianne Szlyk         
Shamyla Tareen*       
Stuart Tart 
Deb Taylor*               
Carolyn Terry            
Dorothy Umans         
Alexander Valencia-Reyes*            
Jorinde van den Berg*                   
Usha Venkatesh        
Greg Wahl                 
Thomas Warning*     
Laura White*             
Matt Wilson*             
Carla Witcher*          
Diane Woods             
Tanner Wray              
Jacqueline Zappala*

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