June 2, 2011 | by WBadmin
Don’t miss today’s Blade town hall with the mayor!
Vince Gray

Mayor Gray will address the Washington D.C. LGBT community's questions on June 2 at the Wilson Building. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Washington Blade and Mayor Vince Gray will  be discussing the issues most pressing for the DC LGBT community today at 5:30 P.M. and you can be part of the discussion!

All week we’ve been taking your questions for the mayor.  Now make sure you log in at 6:30 to watch our LIVE coverage of the conversation at our dedicated page http://washingtonblade.com/beheard.

Get ready to be heard. “A Conversation With The Mayor,” Town Hall Event during DC’s LGBT Pride month with Mayor Vincent Gray, will feature questions submitted through the Blade website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you’re watching with us, use the hashtag #DCLGBT.

The Washington Blade invites you to “A Conversation with the Mayor” today, as part of our Pride month celebrations. At the event, Blade editor Kevin Naff will interview Mayor Vincent Gray on LGBT issues. The mayor will also answer questions submitted by the public.

Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a reception and the opening of SMYAL’s youth advocacy project photography exhibit exploring heterosexism. The exhibit will be on display from June 2, 2011 through June 13, 2011.

“We are honored that Mayor Vincent Gray will join us for a candid discussion about the topics that are of greatest concern to the District’s LGBT community,” said Naff. “This will be a wonderful forum for the mayor to interact with a community that has been incredibly supportive of his efforts to push for autonomy from congressional interference in city affairs, including the marriage equality law.”

The event will include a question and answer session following Naff’s interview with Gray. Members of the public will have the opportunity to submit questions for the mayor through the newly re-launched Blade website, Facebook and Twitter.

“A Conversation with the Mayor” will be held at the John A. Wilson Building. The event will be preceded by a reception. Both events are open to the public and all members of the DC metro area community are invited to attend.

If you can’t be there in person, be there with us for our live coverage at http://washingtonblade.com/beheard!

WHO: Washington Blade

Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray

Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff

WHAT: “A Conversation with the Mayor,” a Capital Pride town hall event

WHEN: June 2nd, 2011

6 to 6:30 p.m. – reception

6:30 to 7 p.m. – interview with the mayor

7 to 7:30 p.m. – question and answer session

WHERE: John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please inform The District of Columbia Office of Disability Rights at 202-724-5055.

Make sure that you “like” our Facebook Page, and “follow” our Twitter Page so that you can see what others in D.C. are asking the mayor. You can also get all of the best local and national news and info on the hottest upcoming events in and around Washington.

5 Comments
  • Please comment on the need to improve business relations between Jack Evans’ 2nd Ward and Dupont Circle mostly white gay community and D.C. Dept. of Employment Services: a mostly black DOES staff made me wait for 99 weeks after my unemployment insurance was exhausted to start worker retraining in Arlington,Virginia: assignment was not related to my 20-08 fundrasing for Obama and I have only $119 in the bank with no income and no job. I also hope to tell Blade about my Supreme court case when pro-Bush National Labor Relations Board agent John O’Donnell hung up the phone on me when I complained of contract violations : probably due to my past residency in Chicago ;s pro-gay 44th Ward: I had obstacles to returning to Roosevelt University there, a desired topic with Kevin Jennings of Dept. of Education.

  • Scott Shaughnessy

    Question for the mayor: What can the D.C. government due to help support the establishment of a permanent home for the glbt community center, the DC Center? Other major cities, have well-established, permanent homes for their glbt community centers (New York, Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, etc.) that offer a large number of programs and services for many groups (offten, disadvantaged groups) and provide a center for area residents, a space for visitors to come and meet and get information on the area’s glbt resources. The DC Center does so many wonderful things for so many individuals and groups — it’s the public face of the glbt community in the Washington, D.C. – metro area. Why can’t Washington, D.C. have a first-class glbt community center with a permanent home?

    Thank you,
    Scott Shaughnessy

  • Scott Shaughnessy

    What can the D.C. government due to help support the establishment of a permanent home for the glbt community center, the DC Center? Other major cities, have well-established, permanent homes for their glbt community centers (New York, Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, etc.) that offer a large number of programs and services for many groups (offten, disadvantaged groups) and provide a center for area residents, a space for visitors to come and meet and get information on the area’s glbt resources. The DC Center does so many wonderful things for so many individuals and groups — it’s the public face of the glbt community in the Washington, D.C. – metro area. Why can’t Washington, D.C. have a first-class glbt community center with a permanent home?

    Thank you,
    Scott Shaughnessy

  • Scott Shaughnessy

    What can the D.C. government due to help support the establishment of a permanent home for the glbt community center, the DC Center? Other major cities, have well-established, permanent homes for their glbt community centers (New York, Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, etc.) that offer a large number of programs and services for many groups (offten, disadvantaged groups) and provide a center for area residents, a space for visitors to come and meet and get information on the area’s glbt resources. The DC Center does so many wonderful things for so many individuals and groups — it’s the public face of the glbt community in the Washington, D.C. – metro area. Why can’t Washington, D.C. have a first-class glbt community center with a permanent home?

    Thank you,
    Scott Shaughnessy

  • Scott Shaughnessy

    Another question for the mayorWhat can the D.C. government due to help support the establishment of a permanent home for the glbt community center, the DC Center? Other major cities, have well-established, permanent homes for their glbt community centers (New York, Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, etc.) that offer a large number of programs and services for many groups (offten, disadvantaged groups) and provide a center for area residents, a space for visitors to come and meet and get information on the area’s glbt resources. The DC Center does so many wonderful things for so many individuals and groups — it’s the public face of the glbt community in the Washington, D.C. – metro area. Why can’t Washington, D.C. have a first-class glbt community center with a permanent home?

    Thank you,
    Scott Shaughnessy

© Copyright Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.
Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin