July 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm EDT | by Will Owen
Out & About: July 6

McCain, Black to appear at D.C. JCC

The D.C. Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St., N.W.) is hosting Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black on Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. McCain, a Republican, and Black, a Democrat, traveled across America to see if two people with radically opposing views could find common ground. They chronicled their discoveries in their new book, “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.”

Michael Ian Black is a stand-up comedian who has starred in numerous television series and movies. Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain, is the author of “Dirty Sexy Politics” and writes for the “Daily Beast.”

Their book disproves the notion of an irreconcilably polarized American political climate. “America, You Sexy Bitch” can be purchased in advance for $17 at the door and McCain and Black will be available for autographs after the discussion.

Tickets can be purchased at dcjcc.org for $20. VIP access tickets can also be purchased for $50 to attend a reception with the authors at 6 p.m.

‘ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America’ premieres on PBS

“ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America” is a Frontline documentary that premieres on PBS from 9-11 p.m. on Tuesday. WETA is the D.C.-area PBS affiliate.

The documentary reveals why HIV/AIDS is more widespread among African Americans. Racism, silence and stigma are uncovered as essential factors that have allowed the virus to spread rampantly within the black community.

“AIDS in Black America” features personal stories from people living with HIV and compelling interviews with basketball legend Magic Johnson, Civil Rights leader Julian Bond, black pastors from all over the U.S., activists and health workers.

For more information on the documentary, visit pbs.org or weta.org.

Youth Pride Alliance members show their pride. (Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

Youth Pride Alliance celebrates anniversary

The Queer Youth Project’s one-year anniversary will be celebrated at the Out For Equality party tonight from 6-10 p.m. at MOVA Lounge (2204 14th St., N.W.)

The event benefits the Youth Pride Alliance and celebrates the first anniversary of the Queer Youth Project, which supports youth serving organizations in fostering inclusive and safe spaces for LGBT youth through technical assistance, training, program development and evaluation.

Out For Equality will feature specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a guest DJ. Donations can be made to the Youth Pride Alliance online at out4equality2012.eventbrite.com or through checks made payable to the Youth Pride Alliance.

Team Up to Fight AIDS with the Nationals

The Washington Nationals are having a “Team Up to Fight AIDS” benefit for their Saturday game against the Colorado Rockies at 4:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington (1500 South Capitol Street, S.E.).

For each ticket purchased, the team will make a donation to the AIDS Memorial Quilt/the NAMES Project Foundation and Whitman-Walker Health.

Tickets range from $15-$35 for the game. Buy tickets at Washington-nationals.mlb.com.





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