LANA DURAN (she/her)
Baker + Owner at Online Bakery Lana’s
Words to live by
Life’s too short to not be happy, so do what makes you happy and live life for yourself — no one else.
Your impact on the District
I help with seemingly small deeds: bringing leftover pastries from a coffee shop I baked at to the displaced under the bridges in NoMa, raising money through my IG following to fund relief supplies to protesters during BLM protests and [giving] leftover supplies to the displaced around D.C.
How D.C. supports the LGBTQ+ community
The LGBTQ+ community is welcoming because we can all empathize with being outcast, shunned or unwanted at some point in our lives, and we don’t want anyone else to ever feel that way. Plus, [it’s a] great way to make new friends and network!
What the city can improve upon
Funding for safe spaces where LGBTQ+ youth can gather, find resources and be themselves so that there may be less displaced LGBTQ+ youth in D.C.
What you’re looking forward to most this summer
Finally seeing my family in New York, DC Fray bocce, Capital Pride Parade and, possibly, parties!
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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