About Me

David Mariner
David Mariner

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

Learn more about David Mariner by visiting his linkedin.com profile.  He can be reached using this contact form.

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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