David Mariner is an advocate and activist who strives to empower individuals with the tools, the training, and the support they need in order to make meaningful changes in their local community.
David Mariner has more than fifteen years of experience working and volunteering for social justice efforts at the national and local level. His work has focused on three core areas: LGBT Equality, HIV/AIDS Advocacy, and Progressive Politics.
Mr. Mariner currently serves on the Board of Directors of Empowering the Transgender Community, which supports the local transgender community in the District of Columbia. He also serves on the Board of Instigators of the Diverse City Fund, which works to nurture community leaders and grassroots projects that are acting to transform DC into a more just, vibrant place to live.
David Mariner is the Executive Director of The DC Center for the LGBT Community. The DC Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
David Mariner shares his personal writing on LGBTQ Activism at www.davidmariner.com and with over 50,000 individuals on his public facebook page fb.com/davidmarinernetwork
Awards and Honors
|Most Committed Activist: Best of Gay DC
voted most committed activist by Washington Blade readers
|Community All Star Award
For support and dedication to the league and community
|The Anthony J. Bachrach Award
Brother Help Thyself
For exceptional volunteer service to the LGBT community
|Community Service Leader Award
Helping our Brothers and Sisters
For service to the LGBT Community
Transgender Health Empowerment
For support of homeless LGBT youth
DC Concerned Providers Coalition
for dedication to LGBT youth
|Distinguished Service Award
Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance
for distinguished service to the LGBT Community
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