The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. Brenda Howard is known as the “Mother of Pride”, for her work in coordinating the first LGBT Pride march, and she also originated the idea for a week-long series of events around Pride Day which became the genesis of the annual LGBT Pride celebrations that are now held around the world every June.
On several occasions, the President of the United States has officially declared a Pride Month. First, President Bill Clinton declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” on June 2, 2000. Then, from 2009 to 2016, President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
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June 7th 2017 at the Knox Conference Center
This will be a joint LambdaPTO, UMA & FEW event.
Our guest speaker: Lieutenant Colonel & Dr. Tosha Parker-Meredith
After serving almost 25 years in the United States Army and Air Force Reserves, Dr. Parker-Meredith retired in 2012 as a Lt. Col. She had the privilege of serving her great nation while leading hundreds of military troops during various assignments around the world. Having a background in research, healthcare administration, and finance, Lt. Col Parker-Meredith held various senior leadership positions in the military.
A proud graduate of the University of Phoenix, Dr. Parker-Meredith holds a Doctorate of Business Administration and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the American Fellowship Church. Dr. Parker-Meredith also bolsters Three Master’s Degrees; a Master’s in Business Administration; a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training; and a Master’s Degree in Military Operational Art and Leadership. She considers herself a life-long learner and received her undergraduate degree in Administration of Justice from Marian University. Dr. Parker-Meredith is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Theology from Apostolic University, in Cary, NC.
In addition to her ministry and military experience, Dr. Parker-Meredith has over 20 years of experience managing assets up to $2Million through her real estate company, Meredith Real Estate Holdings (MRH). Dr. Parker-Meredith has a solid reputation for providing financial literacy training through her foundation, The Dr. Tosha Meredith Foundation (DTMF). Known for her motivational speaking and teaching all around the world, Dr. Parker-Meredith travels and facilitates on their family’s core values; Authenticity; Integrity; and Transparency. Dr. Parker-Meredith is married to Mrs. Lu’Wana (Elle) Parker-Meredith and together they have two daughters; Kharma Rene’ and Aje Denise. The family has three dogs; Duke, Zeus, and Princess.
Dr. Parker-Meredith is the self-published author of four books and two special publications. All of her self-published books are available on Amazon.Com, BarnesandNoble.Com, and Apple IBooks.
On June the 2nd, Lambda will host its annual Pride Event at 2PM. Our speaker this year, Chai Feldblum has been the Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) since 2010 and a great LGBT rights activist. More details to come… stay tuned!
The Federal Triangle Partnership Pride Program on Tuesday June 2, from 10-11 AM at the US Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Auditorium
Federal Globe Pride Month Networking Happy Hour on Thursday June 4th from 6 to 8 PM at Cobalt
Capital Pride Parade on June 13th at 4:30 from 22nd and P streets in Washington DC
Capital Pride Festival on June 14th from 12 to 7 PM at Pennsylvania Ave., NW, between 3rd and 7th Sts., NW, Washington, DC
Calendar of Pride Events in DC by Capital Pride