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Gay worshippers have many D.C. options for holidays

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Gay worshippers have many D.C. options for LGBT-friendly Christmas services.

Christmas Eve

 

 

The Christ Church on Capitol Hill (620 G St., S.E.) has a Christmas Eve service at 10:30 p.m. with a choral prelude starting at 10 p.m. For more details, visit washingtonparish.org.

 

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., N.W.) holds two Christmas Eve services. The first is for children and family from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The second is a lessons and carols service from 8-9 p.m. in the sanctuary. For details, visit foundryumc.org.

 

Saint John’s Episcopal Church (1525 H St., N.W.) holds a children’s Christmas pageant and Holy Eucharist service at 4 p.m. A choral prelude and Festive Holy Eucharist service will be at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit stjohnsgeorgetown.org.

 

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Ave., N.W.) has a family service at 5 p.m., candlelight and communion service at 7:30 and candlelight at 11 p.m. Details at nationalchurch.org.

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill (3rd and A streets, S.E.) has a family service at 4, carols at 9:30 and Festival Eucharist at 10 p.m. Visit stmarks.net for details.

 

Dumbarton United Methodist Church holds a child-friendly Christmas Eve worship service at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve worship will be at 9 p.m. Rev. Mary Kay Totty will lead both services. For more information, visit dumbartonumc.org.

 

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) holds a Christmas Eve service from 8-9:30 p.m. For more information, visit mccdc.com.

 

Seekers Church (276 Carroll St., N.W.) holds a Christmas Eve service with lessons and carols tonight at 7:30 p.m. Visit seekerschurch.org for more details.

 

Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) has carols by candlelight with Rev. Mariann Buddle and Rev. Gary Hall at 6 p.m. Festival of the Holy Eucharist service is at 10 p.m. Passes are required for both programs. Visit Nationalcathedral.org for more details.

 

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle,N.W.) holds a Christmas Eve service from 7-9 p.m. Visit nationalcitycc.org for more information.

 

Rockville United Church (355 Linthicum St., Rockville, Md.) holds Christmas Eve services at 5 and 8 p.m. There will be a Christmas music prelude at 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit rockvilleunitedchurch.org.

 

Several Presbyterian churches in the region are part of More Light Presbyterians, an LGBT-affirming group. Visit opendoorsmlp.org for more information.

 

 

Christmas Day

 

 

Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) holds the Festival Holy Eucharist service today at 11 a.m. Christmas Day service of lessons and carols is at 4 p.m. A Christmas organ recital follows at 5:15 p.m. No passes are required for any of the day’s programs. For more information, visit nationalcathedral.org.

 

Saint John’s Episcopal Church (1525 H St., N.W.) holds a Christmas morning service from 10 -11 a.m. For more information, visit stjohnsgeorgetown.org.

 

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In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, The Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, DC Public Library, and the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs host a screening of “Eat With Me” for May’s #DCQueerFlix on May 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

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“Eat With Me” will be available on the Kanopy streaming service and is free for D.C. library patrons.

To register for this virtual event, visit the Eventbrite page.

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Equality Virginia event to dissect VDOE guidance

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Equality Virginia hosts a virtual panel focused on dissecting the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) newly released guidance concerning the treatment of transgender and non-binary youth in schools. This event will be on May 12 at 6 p.m.

Perspectives from LGBTQ youth, parents, legal experts, and community leaders will be shared to shed light on VDOE’s new policies set to go into effect during the 2021-2022 school year.

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DC Asian Coalition centers stories of activism in DMV

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The Friendship Archway in D.C.'s Chinatown.

To commemorate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Act to Change, AQUA DC, and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Program join forces for a free virtual event that highlights stories of Asian American history and activism in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area on May 11 at 7 p.m.

The event will include discussions about the rise and fall of D.C.’s Chinatown, student activism that demanded Asian American studies at the University of Maryland, and intersections with other social movements.

Local Asian American community leaders and advocates will share anecdotes of their experiences and how their work persists today. Audience members will also be invited to participate as well.

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