ARVIND MANOCHA (he/him/his)
President + CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Words to live by
Integrity, patience, humor, loyalty.
How would you describe your impact in the DMV, either within your industry or on a personal level?
I share a great responsibility in helping bring people together, in front of their favorite artists. I think this past year, especially, we were reminded how important that experience is — and how the arts help make any community a better place in which to live.
Why is the DMV a welcoming city for the LGBTQ+ community?
Where there is an ever-steady flow of smart young people into the mix, acceptance and tolerance follows.
What the city can improve upon
As always, and as is the case everywhere, by continually pushing for equality via every possible mechanism available to it.
What are you most excited about doing this summer as DMV reopens?
What else — going to concerts at Wolf Trap!
Read the rest of our LGBTQ+ names to know below:
Marcelle G Afram | KC B. Yoncé | Chord Bezerra | Charity Blackwell | Allister Chang | Esther Ciammachilli | Cassidy DuHon| Lana Duran | Michael Edmonson | Clarence Fluker | Cey Cey Green | Anthony Hesselius | Joseph Ireland | Andra “AJ” Johnson | DJ Lemz | Arvind Manocha | Dusty Martinez | Chloe Mcinnis | Kyle Meeks | Brixton Millner | DJ Mim | Mykie Moll | Peter Morgan | Aaron Myers | Monika Nemeth | Eric North | Brendan Padgett | Carl Parker III | Rach Pike | Brittany Rheault | Shady Rose | Bianca Russo | Ella Schiralli | Sloane Spencer | Mane Squeeze | Bobbi Strang | Alli Vega | Whit Washington | Dr. Imani Woody
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