The Mayor’s Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs’ second annual Sheroes of the Movement Awards, on March 27, 2013, honored “five lesbian, bisexual and transgender women who have made a significant contribution to the GLBT movement and community in the District.” Among the winners were Julie Ost, Sexual Health Education Specialist for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and Diana Bruce, Director of Health and Wellness for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Julie Ost (left) received an award for her leadership on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and technical assistance training of school-based staff regarding the unique needs of students of color who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning. In addition, Ms. Ost works with community-based organizations which serve adult populations who face the chronic health conditions of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.
Diana Bruce (right) leads DCPS’s school health office, developing policies, programs, systems and partnerships that enable local schools to provide school health services and supports for students. In this capacity, Diana initiated the development of DCPS’s efforts to make its school welcoming and inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning students, staff and families. She also leads the community engagement process to develop DCPS’s framework and approach to preventing, identifying and responding to bullying.
For more information, visit http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/DCWASH-73177d