Is there really a Gay Agenda? This week, Adalphie Johnson, Programs Director of SMYAL, answers this question and more during an open and honest conversation with Dawn about the importance of supporting Black LGBTQ youth and trans women. The two women discuss the disproportionate number of Black homeless LGBTQ youth, homophobia in the Black church and how cisgender women can support our transgender sisters in securing safety during an epidemic of homicides. Plus, Dawn debuts our new theme song!
Note From the Stiletto Revolution #11: People are people. Instead of obsessing about our differences, let's focus a little more on our commonalities.
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Adalphie Johnson Biography
Adalphie Johnson has over 8 years of program experience in the non-profit arena specifically in the Sexual Reproductive Health and Youth Development fields. A native Washingtonian, Adalphie completed her education in Prince George’s County Public Schools and earned her Masters of Divinity from The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
Through partnerships and working with DCPS, DCPCS, recreation centers, faith based institutions and a variety of other CBO’s and non-profits, Adalphie has been able to create, support, provide and implement safe spaces and developmentally appropriate programming to support youth in the DC Metropolitan area.
As the Programs Director at SMYAL, Adalphie is committed to providing safe spaces for all LGBTQ youth to celebrate who they are and to walk authentically in their truth.
When not working, Adalphie enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and engaging in new experiences.