Jun 06 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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CHLOE O. DAVIS Discuses her book THE QUEENS' ENGLISH: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases

The LGBTQ+ Work Group at Friendship Place

Join us for a virtual conversation with author Chloe O. Davis on the importance of language and why The Queens’ English is a starting point for important conversations.

“I will discuss how language shapes culture, highlight the diverse communities and intersectional identities that make our LGBTQIA+ community, guide conversations on the importance of empowering queer identity, help bring visibility and understanding to queerness, gayness, Blackness, and transness, and speak on the value of LGBTQIA+ visibility and resources.” – Chloe O. Davis

Chloe O. Davis is a proud Black bisexual woman and debut author who works in the entertainment industry in New York. A graduate of Hampton University and Temple University, she has centered her creative platform on amplifying the narratives of Black culture and heightening the awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community. Davis’s work as a dancer, actor, and creative has allowed her to travel to all fifty states and internationally where she spent fifteen years researching, writing and creating The Queens’ English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases. Davis celebrates the etymological diversity of over eight hundred terms used to describe the collective gay and queer experience and believes The Queens’ English is a starting point for important conversations around inclusivity, sexuality, gender expression and identity.

Friendship Place is the premier provider of housing services for people experiencing homelessness in the Washington DC region.

Not only does Friendship Place have a diverse staff including many members who identify as LGBT or Q, but we also emphasizes LGBTQ+ awareness and competency training for our entire staff. Friendship Place has provided services to the LGBTQ+ community since its inception and has always been supportive of individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. The city has a need for LGBTQ+ youth services and Friendship Place has the tools, expertise, and commitment to address this critical need.

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