About DLP


Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity, Inc. was founded by gay men for all men.

Our Beginnings:
In Washington D.C., in October 1986, three elderly gentlemen established a trust to create a social fraternity that wouldn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation; the donors regretted such an alternative was unavailable to them during their formative years. As Trustee, Vernon L. Strickland III, administered the founding of Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity, creating its crest, selecting its mascot and designing its rituals. In April 1987, Strickland initiated 24 men into the Fraternity’s Alpha Chapter and Delta Lambda Phi was born.

Based On Three Core Purposes:

To develop dignified and purposeful social, service and recreational activities for all men, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender expression.

To lead in determining the rights and privileges of individuals in society.

To present a strong and positive image, which respects the diversity of all individuals.