April 25, 2013 | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Tracks of my queers
Tracks, nightlife, gay news, Washington Blade

Tracks (Washington Blade file photo)

Friday’s kick-off event will be held in DC 9 Nightclub at 1940 9th St., N.W. It will be reminiscent of the “Goth/industrial/techno/college” crowd that came to Tracks on Thursday and Friday nights, organizers say.

On Saturday night, a cocktail mixer, memorabilia display and silent auction will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Town Danceboutique at 2009 8th St., N.W. Tracks owner Marty Chernoff is scheduled to speak. A Tracks “reunion dance party” reflective of the mostly gay male crowed that came to Tracks on Saturday nights is scheduled to take place at Town immediately following the mixer and auction.

On Sunday, a dance event modeled after Tracks’ Sunday night venue, which attracted a large black gay and lesbian crowd, is scheduled to take place at 9 p.m. at Phase 1 of Dupont at 1415 22nd St., N.W.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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