D.C. Lesbian Avengers

A Community Profile

By Chord Bezerra
Photo by Todd Franson
Published on March 25, 2004, 12:00am | Comments


Members of D.C. Lesbian Avengers

Mission: A queer, direct action, activist group.

Founded: 2000

Number of Members: Approximately 40.

How to Join: Join by coming to one of the weekly meetings or visit the web site.

Background: Jenifer Maroon, coordinator of the D.C. Lesbian Avengers, has been involved with women's rights since college. Today, Maroon says things have changed: "There is a new generation of feminists out there." In order to bridge the gap between generations she says the group must take a slightly different approach to activism. "We are trying to make a point, have fun with it and not be too preachy," Maroon says. "While we deal with some serious issues the solutions can be fun."

Contact: Email jeniferm8@yahoo.com for more information.

Next Event: The group meets every second Wednesday of every month at the Whitman-Walker Lesbian Services Center, 1432 U Street NW. Check the web site for more information.