September 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
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Fall events of interest to the LGBT community include the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Some fall events don’t fit in our other fall arts categories. Here are a few to note.

On Sept. 20, the D.C. Center has its fall reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Reeves Center (2000 14th Street, N.W.). Tickets are $75. Visit for details.

On Sept. 21, Hope D.C., a men’s HIV-positive social group, has its 25th anniversary at 7 p.m. a private residence in Arlington. For details, call 202-466-5783 or visit

Sept. 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Details are at or

On Sept. 28, the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club has its 37th anniversary Leadership Awards Reception at Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar (223 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.). Tickets are available at or at the door.

Sept. 28 is also Gay Day at Hillwood Estate (4155 Linnean Ave., N.W.) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit for details.

If you happen to be in Los Angeles that weekend, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has its 40th anniversary event on Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at Sportmen’s Lodge (12833 Ventura Bouevard, Studio City, Calif.). Tickets are $125. Visit for details.

On Oct. 5, Human Rights Campaign has its national dinner at the Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon P., N.W.). It’s sold out but a waiting list is available at

Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day. There’s a Facebook page devoted to it.

On Oct. 14, Us Helping Us has its 25th anniversary awards event (“A Passion for Living”  at 6 p.m. at Arena Stage (1101 6th Street, S.W.). Actress/singer Jennifer Holliday will be honored. Tickets are $150. Visit for details.

Oct. 15 is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Details are at

Oct. 24 is the Blade’s Best of Gay D.C. party/awards reception at Huxley (1730 M Street, N.W.). Details pending.

Oct. 26 is AIDS Walk Washington. Visit for details or to register.

Oct. 29 is the High Heel Race on 17th Street, N.W. A Facebook page has details.

Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Details pending on the Washington event.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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