Feb 11 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pride Talks: Getting My COVID Vaccine

Register at, to participate fully.
The Capital Pride Alliance and The DC Center ask you to join us for a conversation about how we can continue to persevere through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss concerns that members of our community have regarding the vaccine, dispel rumors, and identify ways that we can assist those who are most in need of gaining access to the vaccine.
We will hear stories from members of our community who have received the vaccine, and from medical professionals about the importance of taking the vaccine.


  • Rehana Mohammed – Board Chair of The DC Center for the LGBT Community
  • Natalie Thompson – Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Capital Pride Alliance

Community Members:

  • James Lytle
  • Lauren Carmody

Special Guests:

Dr. Farley Cleghorn. (Palladium – Farley Cleghorn ( Farley is an international expert who has over 30 years’ experience in international health development, research and programme implementation as an infectious disease thought leader, systems thinker and epidemiologist, with particular focus on HIV/AIDS. At Palladium, Farley leads our global Health Practice, an interdisciplinary team in four markets (US, Europe, Middle East and Australia/Pacific) focused on holistic responses to global health priorities based on sustainable health systems, implementation science, health promotion and prevention. He had a distinguished career at the US National Institutes of Health before serving as a senior scientist and faculty member at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He holds an MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins University and is trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Dr. Stephen Abbott. (Stephen Abbott ( My name is Stephen Abbott. In May 2016, I joined Whitman-Walker Health as an Infectious Disease Physician with training in anal dysplasia screening and treatment. I’ve worked in HIV care and primary care in DC since 2007. I attended the Medical College of Virginia for medical school, the University of Maryland for residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics, and Georgetown University’s Washington Hospital Center Program for infectious disease training. In 2015, I completed advanced training in high-resolution anoscopy and have performed over 300 anal cancer screening procedures. I came to Whitman-Walker because they are committed to providing comprehensive care to the underserved, the LGBTQ community, and people living with HIV.

To participate fully, please register at You receive a link to join the the conversation hosted on Microsoft Teams. The conversation will also be live streamed on Facebook.

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