The Mission of the DC Metro Circle of Friends (DCMCoF) is to build a cross-generational platform for African-American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identifying persons, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, targeting community LGBTQ outreach organizations supporting health and welfare initiatives established for the betterment of the LGBTQ community.
DCMCoF is a charitable corporation, exempt as described by the federal income tax under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from state franchise or income tax. The DCMCoF hosts fund raising activities throughout the year with the goal of supporting charitable organizations within the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
"Bringing New Energy to the DC Metro LGBTQ Community"
History of DC Metro Circle of Friends, Inc
Organized under the name “District of Columbia Metro Circle of Friends” in July 2014, the Charter Members are Fenicia Ballard, Benjamin Caruthers, Tony Collins, Larry Foye, T. L. Green, Carey Hicks, Debbie Newton, Eric Kincaid, Clarence Seegars, Otis Sutson, and Tommy Wiggins. The goal was to explore the creation of an "new" organization to provide financial support for LGBTQ organizations, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
Standing on the shoulders of DC LGBTQ organizations such as the "Best of Washington", "Five + Five" and the past "DC Metro Circle of Friends", this organization takes its place in the Washington, DC LGBTQ history.
To promote a sense of cross-generational cohesiveness, self-awareness and empowerment within the diverse DC Metro LGBTQ community.
To celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ community through the sharing of history experiences and knowledge across lines of gender, age and race.
To promote the growth of a social network where LGBTQ professionals can experience comradery
To make our community a better place to live
To leave a legacy of “Pride” to the LGBTQ youth of the DC Metro area.