Nina is a queer, diesel femme, an educator and a Leather Woman. A native of Baltimore, Nina is the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman. She earned her Master's degree in Human Resource Development and now serves as an internal consultant for the DC Government. Her passion is helping employers create diverse, safe, and inclusive workplaces



Grants Chair & ASGRA Director

Mike Lentz represents the Atlantic Sates Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA) on the Board of BHT. He was the founding President of ASGRA and is currently their Treasurer. He has served in the past as ASGRA Trustee to the Board of the International Gay Rodeo Association and has been a certified rodeo judge from 1998 to the present. Before that, he was an active gay rodeo competitor; his best and favorite event was steer riding -- he won the IGRA Finals steer riding championship in 1995. He was inducted into the IGRA Hall of Fame in 2012. Mike was appointed as ASGRA director to BHT in 1994 and served as BHT Treasurer from 1996 to 2003; he has been Assistant Treasurer since. He enjoys contra and square dancing and is a dance composer and caller. He plays fiddle for fun and musical expression. He's an avid gardener and cook who loves collecting and developing his own recipes; he also enjoys taking on construction projects and does lots of community service. He and his husband, Rob live in North Bethesda, Maryland with their rescue dogs and teenage son.

Member Clubs

Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association

The Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA) is a 501(c)4, charitable and social organization whose primary purpose is to promote the sport of rodeo and foster country and western lifestyles in the gay and lesbian community. ASGRA members enjoy the fellowship of numerous social, recreational and educational activities.

Chesapeake Bay Bears

The Chesapeake Bay Bears is a social and service group for gay men of the bear community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Membership driven, the group holds various fundraisers throughout each year to benefit three non-profit organizations voted upon by members. The group also holds retreats and functions for it's members, consitingly largely of plus sized and hirsuite gay and bisexual men.

District of Columbia Bear Club

The District of Columbia Bear Club (DCBC) was created to promote fellowship among bears, cubs, levi/leather and other diverse members of the District of Columbia Gay/Lesbian Community. In addition, DCBC seeks to promote better inter-club relations with local, regional, national and international bear, Levi/leather communities and to encourage a positive public image in the larger global community.

Corps of Marylanders Making A Notcible Difference 

The purpose of COMMAND MC is to promote pride in the Leather Community, personally and publicly; to bring about an image of respect, responsibility and fellowship toward the leather community; and to support our community financially and actively whenever possible. COMMAND MC primarily serves the LGBT community of the Maryland area.

Hooker and Boys

Hooker & Boys was formed by a group of close friends and Leather titleholders who united in 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland, to raise funds for charity as part of their Drummer Titleholder responsibilities. As a result of this event (The 12 Days of Christmas), Hooker & Boys became established as a community-based invitation-only Leather Club.

Our goal is to serve the GLLBTSQ communities through fund-raising, support, and service.

Joining Our Board

BHT's Board of Directors is comprised of both member clubs (who designate their representative to our board from within their membership) and elected members unaffiliated with our member clubs. Both types of members of equal privileges on our board. 

​Do you or your club want to join Brother, Help Thyself's Board of Directors, or want to learn more about us? Monthly board meetings are open meetings that occur at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month, except July, at Dignity Washington, 721 8th Street, SE on Barracks Row in Washington, DC. on Barrack's Row.  Our meetings average an hour; but can go shorter or longer depending on any given evening's agenda.  Apart from our meetings, board members might be asked to attend various community events to represent BHT or assist with BHT-sponsored fundraising event planning. 

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