December 24, 2014 at 8:00 am EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
The year ahead: 2015
LGBT events, gay news, Washington Blade

There’s never a dull moment in the D.C. gay world. Major groups both local and national have packed the calendar with dances, dinners, parties, concerts and more all throughout 2015. (Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key)

Set reminders in your iPhone or print this page and stick it on your fridge. Use whatever method works for you, but don’t forget these dates! Keep reading the Blade throughout the year for updates.

  • The Academy of Washington has its Zodiac Finals at La Cabana (3614 14th St., N.W.) on Jan. 4. The group also has several other contests and events throughout spring. Details at


  • 35 Years of D.C.’s Different Drummers is Jan. 5 at Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol Street, N.W.) at 7 p.m. Details on Facebook ( was under construction at Blade press time). The group will hold several other concerts throughout the year.


  • Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is Jan. 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Ave., N.W.). Details at


  • Pride Reveal is Jan. 22 at 10:30 p.m. Details scant as of Blade press time. Visit for more.



  • G.Life 2015: a Pop-Up Expo, a CAGLCC (Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) event, is Jan. 24 Washington Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road, N.W.) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The group’s awards event is usually around April 25 but a 2015 has not yet been announced. Details at


  • Reel Affirmations has screenings scheduled throughout the year starting with “Out in the Night” on Jan. 30. Details and 2015 passes available at


  • No word yet on Wig Night Out, an annual Point Foundation benefit. In 2014, it was the first weekend of February. Keep reading the Blade for details or visit



  • No date set yet for Scarlet’s Bake Sale at the D.C. Eagle but based on scheduling trends in past year, it will probably be Feb. 7. Details are iffy because of the Eagle’s upcoming move. It has to be out of its long-time New York Ave., N.W. location by Jan. 31. It’s moving to 3701 Benning Road, N.E. Visit for updates.


  • The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington presents its “Love Rocks!” show Feb. 12 and 14 at New York Ave. Presbyterian Church. The Chorus has several other shows planned throughout the year such as “When You Wish” and “Born This Way” in mid-May and, of course, its 2015 holiday show in December. Details at


  • The Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference returns to Washington Feb. 13-15. Details at


  • Glamour, Glitter & Gold: the D.C. LGBT Center Oscar Gala” is Feb. 22. Details at


  • The Victory Fund National Champagne Brunch is April 19 at 11 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.). Details at



  • The Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner is April 18 in Richmond. Details at


  • Dining Out for Life, a Food & Friends benefit, is usually around the third week in April. No details for 2015 yet announced. Look for more information soon at


  • Also in late April is the Rainbow Families D.C. family conference. Look soon for more information on the 2015 event at


  • The Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance has its annual awards tentatively set for April 22. Look for an announcement soon at


  • Comedian Judy Gold will headline the CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST April 9-12. Details at


  • Cherry is April 16-19 at various locations. Details at



  • No information yet, but Youth Pride is usually held the first weekend of May in Dupont Circle. More information soon at


  • The 53rd annual Gay Golden Boy Awards for the Academy of Washington are May 16 at Town (2009 8th St. N.W.). Details at





  • If trends continue, the fourth annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival will be in late may. More information soon at


  • The Capturing Fire Queer Spoken Word Summit & Poetry Slam is June 4-6. Details at




  • A major change is in store for Baltimore Pride this year, which is slated for July 25-26. More information at


  • The OutWrite LGBT Book Festival is July 31-Aug. 2. Details at


  • The date has changed in recent years but in 2014, the Al Sura White Attire Affair was in early August. More information soon at


  • No information yet, but the Rehoboth Sundance event is usually held Labor Day weekend. More information soon at


  • The D.C. Shorts Film Festival is Sept. 10-20. Details at


  • The Imperial Court of Washington holds its Coronation IV “Gala of the Americas” on Sept. 12. The Court also holds many other events throughout the year. Details at


  • Also in mid-September will likely be the sixth annual 17th Street Festival. Check later at



  • The annual queer music and arts festival PhaseFest is in late September. More information soon at




  • The High Heel Race is Oct. 27 on 17th Street.


  • The Equality Maryland Signature Brunch is usually in November. More details soon at


  • The D.C. Center Women Beaujolais Nouveau Party is Nov. 19. Details at



Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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