Name: Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns
City, State: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Wedding Officiant and Photographer
In a few words, how would you describe yourself?
I like to think of myself as cool, fun, carefree, and down to earth. Others however see me as bold, outspoken, and a trailblazer.
Your favorite hangout spots.
I love hanging out by the water.
Favorite guilty pleasure.
I love rich creamy desserts. I make homemade banana pudding in dessert cups every week.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” —Martin Luther King, Jr
Who is your biggest influence? And why?
There’s a plethora of people who influence me. Positive people, empowering others are my biggest influencers. If I had to pick a person, it would be Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a trailblazer.
DC Pride. I love all the creativity I see when attending the events.
Do you have any regrets in life?
Yes, I do. But I’m changing regrets into positive outcomes.
Favorite lesbian/queer celebrity.
Kate Moennig (aka Shane McCutcheon). I used to watch The L Word all the time. Shane was my favorite character on the show.
Any fun facts or anything else you want our readers to know?
I love the arts. I’m a self-taught artist who loves sculpting one of a kind art dolls, making my own crown kufis, and spiritual candles as an energy healer.