MICHAEL EDMONSON (he/him/his)
Co-Founder + CEO of Worthy Mentoring
Words to live by
If you can’t love yourself, how ya gonna love somebody else?
Your impact on the District
There really is no other place like the District: a place with so many passionate LGBTQ+ activists and human rights defenders. Through the Worthy Mentoring app, we connect these individuals to the larger LGBTQ+ community for mentorship and empowerment.
How D.C. supports the LGBTQ+ community
I think it’s quite simple: acceptance. In the District, we value our differences and seek to understand, love and accept others regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or background. The LGBTQ+ community is truly welcome here.
What the city can improve upon
We can offer more genuine support, guidance and friendship to those struggling to find their voice and place within the LGBTQ+ community. The Worthy Mentoring app provides a great start and a safe platform for our community to either give back or seek support — no matter where you are in your journey of self-discovery.
What you’re looking forward to most this summer
Connecting with old friends again! Sharing meals and a happy hour with close friends is a true highlight of my life, and I cannot wait for more of those gatherings again.
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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