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Front Runners meet up for benefit

Nellie’s-hosted fundraiser to raise money for local charities

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D.C. Front Runners (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

D.C. Front Runners host a fundraiser at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) on Wednesday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m. 

Proceeds will benefit the charities Casa Ruby, Team D.C. Student-Athlete Scholarship, the Wanda Alston Foundation and the Blade Foundation. There will be a raffle for $5 each or five for $20. Prizes include gift cards to Bed, Bath & Beyond, Cabanda Day Spa, Carmine’s Restaurant and more. There will also be a silent auction with prizes such as two tickets to Signature Theatre, a signed baseball and signed jersey from Washington Nationals’ Sean Doolittle and more. A live auction is also included with prizes such as D.C. Front Runner Pride Run 2019 posters signed by designer J. Ford Huffman. D.C. Front Runners Pride mugs and posters both framed and unframed will be for sale. 

For more information, visit dcfrontrunners.org.

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DC Center to host estate planning seminar series

Three sessions presented by Murray Scheel

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The DC Center hosts a series of talks on end-of-life planning next week.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community and the DC Department on Aging and Community Living will host “Estate Planning Tools with Murray Scheel” via Zoom. 

Scheel will walk guests through the process of taking care of the end-of-life planning business that needs to be addressed during the golden years. Scheel is Senior Staff Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services.

This event series will consist of three 1.5-hour sessions:

Jan. 19, 3 p.m. – “Tools for while you’re living” (overview, general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, disposition of remains, etc.)

Jan. 26, 3 p.m. – “Tools for after you’re gone” (living wills, last wills, assets, etc.)

Feb. 2, 3 p.m. – “Healthcare insurance & long term care” (Medicare, Medicaid, correcting misinformation, skilled nursing, hospice care, etc.)

To register for this event, visit the DC Center website.

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DC Center to host legal seminar for trans people

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman to give legal advice

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The DC Center for the LGBT Community will host a “Gender and Name Change Legal Seminar” on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. online. 

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman will give legal advice and speak on the importance of the legal community within the LGBTQ community, the difficulties of the LGBTQ community in the legal field and name and gender changes. 

Guests can find the link at the DC Center website.

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Busboys and Poets to focus on peace in 2022

Special guests include Angela Davis

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Busboys and Poets will host “The 2022 NYE Peace Party” on Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Columbia. 

The event will feature peace activists and literary powerhouses such as political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar and author Angela Davis, activist, scholar and educator Gina Dent, and renowned writer, poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez, among others. 

There will also be live music, food, party favors, champagne toast and free parking. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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