About Me

David Mariner

David Mariner

I’ve been a consultant, an advocate, and an activist.  At the heart of my work is a desire to provide people with the tools, the training, and the support they need in order to make meaningful changes in their local community.

While I think about my work in a broader social justice context, most of what I’ve done revolves around three core areas: HIV/AIDS Advocacy, LGBT Equality, and Progressive Politics.

I currently serve as the Executive Director of the DC Center for the LGBT Community.  My opinions as expressed on this website however, are my own.  If you would like to learn more.  I encourage you to visit my linkedin.com profile.

Awards and Honors

Most Committed Activist: Best of Gay DC
Washington Blade
voted most committed activist by Washington Blade readers
October 2014
Community All Star Award
Stonewall Kickball
For support and dedication to the league and community
April 2014
The Anthony J. Bachrach Award
Brother Help Thyself
For exceptional volunteer service to the LGBT community
January 2014
Community Service Leader Award
Helping our Brothers and Sisters
For service to the LGBT Community
November 2013
Alston-Gillard Award
Transgender Health Empowerment
For support of homeless LGBT youth
September 2012
Excellence Award
DC Concerned Providers Coalition
for dedication to LGBT youth
April 2012
Distinguished Service Award
Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance
for distinguished service to the LGBT Community
April 2010

Recent Presentations

Building Community, Making Change – American University Exploring Social Justice Series American University, March 8th, 2017

Implementing a Tobacco Cessation Program on a Shoe String Budget, DC Calls it Quits Summit, District of Columbia Tobacco Free Coalition, September 22nd, 2016

Cessation Support & Health Equity – Reducing Health Disparities (Panel Discussion)  DC Calls it Quits Summit, District of Columbia Tobacco Free Coalition.  September 25th, 2015


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