Brooks Banker, Director of Community Engagement and Youth Programming

Brooks first became involved with Identity as a chaperone for the Youth Leadership Summit in 2015. A Vermont native, he appreciated the Alaskan landscape, but found its LGBTQ community far more inspiring, especially Identity’s youth programming. Brooks worked at Philly AIDS Thrift, a Philadelphia based HIV/AIDS non-profit thrift store, for over 5 years, where he developed an important sense of community and a love for junk. He believes all people deserve the right to have a safe space to love, learn, and live – especially youth. Being a performer, (A Mad Myrna’s Friday night Diva by the name Golden Delicious) he also believes in the importance of expression, and is looking forward to being involved with so many groups that facilitate the opportunity to do so for our LGBTQ youth.

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