Metro Weekly

Mayor Offering Forum for LGBT Youth

Saturday town-hall event will be Gray's first to address LGBT youth specifically

The office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) will be hosting its first LGBT-themed youth town hall tomorrow, at noon at Eastern Market’s North Hall, located at 225 7th St. SE.

Gray has held other monthly town halls geared at youth, but Saturday’s will mark the first time Gray specifically focuses on LGBT-related youth issues, said Sterling Washington, director of the Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs.

According to Washington, Gray typically lets the audience determine the topic of conversation. Some topics that could be addressed range from questions about resources for homeless teens, to the environment for LGBT students in D.C. schools, to HIV.

Anyone with questions about the town-hall event should call the D.C. Youth Advisory Council at 202-727-7968, or the Office of GLBT Affairs at 202-727-9493.

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at

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