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The “Persistent Voices” poetry reading kicked off World AIDS Day events in Washington on Tuesday at the Thurgood Marshall building

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The “Persistent Voices” poetry reading kicked off World AIDS Day events in Washington on Tuesday at the Thurgood Marshall building. The reading was sponsored by the DC Center, Us Helping Us, the Whitman-Walker Clinic and POZ. Local television personality Roby Chavez hosted the event.

A World AIDS Day candlelight vigil was held on Wednesday in Dupont Circle. Members of the LGBT-inclusive Bet Mishpachah congregation lit the first candle of the menorah marking the first day of Hanukkah. Speakers included Rabbi Toby Manewith, Don Blanchon of the Whitman-Walker Clinic, and television personality Paul Wharton.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Colorful Fest Block Party

Capital Pride holds fair at Union Market

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Cheer DC performs a routine at Colorful Fest 2021. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Capital Pride Alliance held the ‘Colorful Fest’ block party and fair at Union Market on Sunday, Oct. 17.

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PHOTOS: ‘Coming Out’ party at Dupont Underground

Drag queens and kings perform for an enthusiastic crowd

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Local drag legend Shi-Queeta Lee performs for the crowd at Dupont Underground on Oct. 8. (Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Washington Blade held a National Coming Out Day party at Dupont Underground on Friday. Drag performers at the event included Shi-Queeta Lee, Citrine, Druex Sidora, Molasses, Sasha Adams and Cake.

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PHOTOS: DC Frontrunners 40th anniversary

Awards ceremony and party held at Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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(Blade photo by Michael Key)

The LGBTQ+ and allies running, walking, and social club DC Frontrunners held its 40th anniversary celebration and awards ceremony at Jack Rose Dining Saloon on Saturday.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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