Philadelphia native Ibrahim Vicks has been a leader in the local LGBTQ community since high school. He grew up in a large family that did not accept his identity, so he sought out those like him and found a community of people who loved him for the person that he was. Ibrahim has held many leadership roles, including president of the youth leadership council at the Attic Youth Center (Philadelphia’s only LGBTQ youth center), an Equality Rider with Soulforce, and with Philadelphia’s Black Gay Men’s Leadership Council. After getting his B.A., Ibrahim plans to get a master’s degree in business administration and management. He looks forward to one day working in the programming department at an LGBTQ nonprofit organization that provides direct services to queer youth and their allies.

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