advocacy 

Desmond is an awarded LGBTQ+ advocate whose goal is to encourage people of all ages and identities to be self-confident, courageous, and kind. They emphasize the importance of acceptance, diversity, visibility, and self-expression. Desmond is inspired by the feedback they receive from LGBTQ+ youth. It is this personal engagement with their young fans that motivates them to continue advocating for and inspiring others.

Their tagline is "pay the haters no mind 'cause they'll never be as fierce as you and I."

 highlights 

2020:

  • Human Rights Campaign Annual Fundraiser Gala

  • Queens in Need Fundraiser

  • 3rd Annual The Diva Awards

  • The Generations Project Sow and Grow Storytelling Show 

2019:

  • #InMyShoes for Watson Films

  • Brooklyn Queer Radio Podcast

  • Children's Museum of the Arts Pride Fest

  • Converse Pride Campaign

  • Converse Seek Peace Campaign

  • Cooper Hewitt Design Career Day

  • GLSEN Respect Awards

  • GMHC AIDS Walk New York

  • Grand Marshal for Brooklyn Pride

  • Great Big Story/CNN Pride Video

  • Hat Not Hate Campaign for Lion Brand Yarns

  • Here & Queer Show at Upright Citizens Brigade

  • It Gets Better Pride on the Horizon LGBTQ Youth Event

  • Marc Jacobs Pride Campaign 

  • March United for Schools Event

  • National Trans Visibility March

  • Our True Colors Youth Conference

  • Queer Kids Stuff Pride Video

  • StoryCorps for the Library of Congress

  • The Phluid Project Pride Campaign

  • Video Out

2018:

  • 112BK on BRIC TV

  • ACS Foster Group Home Pride Event

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation for Brooklyn Pride

  • Broadway Sings For Pride

  • BuzzFeed Queer Prom

  • Camp Lightbulb

  • Drag Queen Story Hour

  • FIERCE! NYC Anti-Bullying Panel

  • Fluide Beauty Chosen Family Holiday Campaign

  • Gays Against Guns Fashion Show

  • GLSEN Awards Ceremony

  • Human Rights Campaign Fundraising 

  • Human Rights India

  • Ice Cream Social with Tyler Oakley at SAGE

  • Lower East Side Girls Club

  • Lush Cosmetics North America Pride Campaign

  • Lush Cosmetics North America Trans Allies Campaign

  • Mayor of Pride Fest at the Children's Museum of the Arts

  • Mother New York for World Blood Donor Day

  • M·A·C Cosmetics Campaign for NYC Pride March

  • National LGBTQ Task Force Fundraiser at Jonathan Adler

  • NYC Commission On Human Rights LGBTQ Youth and Family Empowerment Resource Fair at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

  • NYC Pride Defiantly Different Campaign

  • NYC Pride PrideFest

  • NYC Pride Youth Pride

  • Pride Takeover for Seventeen Magazine

  • Queer Kid Stuff

  • Rivers of Living Waters Ministry Anti-Bullying Town Hall

  • Stay Proud Campaign for GLAAD

  • TakePride15 for LGBTQ Nation

  • Talk with Nico Tortorella at MNDFL

  • Teen Vogue Summit

  • The Phluid Project Phluid Phest

  • ThirdEyeMedia Pride Profiles

  • Top Rank Magazine Podcast at Abrons Arts Center

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance at St. Paul's Church

  • Tuesday Talks at The Phluid Project

  • Upright Citizens Brigade Pride Show

  • Why We Vote Campaign

  • Youth Activist Townhall at Children's Museum of the Arts

2017:

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation for Brooklyn Pride

  • Founded Haus of Amazing

  • Gays Against Guns Pulse Memorial Rally Marking One Year at The Stonewall Inn

  • Google's Pride #showup Campaign

  • NYC Pride Pride Rally

2016:

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation for Brooklyn Pride

  • GMHC AIDS Walk New York

2015:

  • GMHC AIDS Walk New York

"I know how important it is to be supported at a young age when it comes to gender identity. To be encouraged and welcomed by your peers, teachers, and parents."

Desmond is Amazing
GLSEN RESPECT AWARDS, 2018

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