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Calendar: May 15-21

LGBTQ events in the week to come

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Former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg will be honored at the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s Sunday Social this weekend. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, May 15

Reel Affirmations on Demand presents “Pier Kids” today until Monday at noon. Virtual tickets are $12 for unlimited access to this Black Pride month film selection about what it means to be black and queer decades after Stonewall. For tickets and information visit thedccenter.org.

May is? All About Trans hosts a transmasculine conversation tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This free event is limited to those who identify as transmasculine and features a panel discussion, breakout rooms and giveaways for attendees. For more information on this and other May events, visit mayistransdc.com

Saturday, May 16

May is? All About Trans hosts a Native American community conversation tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This free event is to celebrate and share contributions from the trans Native American experience. For more information on this and other May events, visit mayistransdc.com

Janet Nation hosted by DJ Travis Island is tonight at 9 p.m. via Twitter live stream at twitter.com/vj_tre. This virtual party event features Janet Jackson’s music and benefits JR.’s wage relief fund. For Venmo details and more visit the event Facebook page. 

Sunday, May 17

The LGBTQ Victory Fund’s Sunday Social on Facebook Live featuring Victory Fund President and CEO Anniese Parker and former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is today at noon. Virtual tickets start at $50. More information is available at facebook.com/victoryfund

DJ Darryl Strickland hosts We Love the ’70s tonight at 5 p.m. Viewers can request their favorite ’70s videos to watch via Twitter and Periscope. Visit the Sunday ’70s Facebook event page for more information. 

Monday, May 18

Stay-At-Home Showtunes, a weekly streaming benefit show for JR.’s bar, continues tonight at 8:30 p.m. A rotating cast of drag performers, hosts and more participate in this virtual event to support JR.’s staff during the crisis. More information is available on jrsbar-dc.com and its Facebook event page. 

Tuesday, May 19

A Virtual Writing Hour hosted by the National Portrait Gallery is today at 5 p.m. via Zoom. This event creates a virtual shared space for writers to create, connect and draw inspiration from the gallery’s online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. The gallery will provide writing prompts and will end each session with a discussion or reading. For free tickets and information, visit the event’s Facebook and Eventbrite pages.

May is? All About Trans hosts an evening of music and poetry tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This free event celebrates the trans community with interactive entertainment. For more information on this and other May events, visit mayistransdc.com

Wednesday, May 20

LULAC Lambda hosts its May meeting virtually tonight at 6 p.m. The group has invited the president of Friends of Puerto Rico to discuss their work and their grant application. For more information and Zoom details, visit the event’s Facebook page. 

Thursday, May 21

Politics and Prose Live presents Jia Lynn Yang, author of “One Mighty and Irresistible Tide,” tonight at 8 p.m. via Facebook Live. Yang’s work is about the struggle for the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act which opened the door to increased nonwhite migration. Visit crowdcast.io/e/JLY-Mighty-Tide/register to register for this event. 

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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase

Mayor’s Office celebrates resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with night of entertainment

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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase on June 30. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host “The District of Pride Showcase” on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre.

This event is to celebrate the resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with a night of entertainment and performances that will feature the diverse queer talent.

This event will be hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, with announcer Krylios, featuring DJ Honey. There will also be a performance by “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Candiace. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

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Mayor’s office to celebrate older LGBTQ individuals

District of Pride: Seniors Brunch on Monday

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The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host “District of Pride: Seniors Brunch” on Monday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Arts. 

This event is a celebration of Pride and a “thank you” to the District’s senior community members for their contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

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10 LGBTQ events this week

Drag, parties and Night Out at the Nationals among attractions

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Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in D.C. that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community.

Night Out at the Nationals

Night Out at the Nationals (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)
Tuesday, June 14 6 p.m. Nationals Park 500 South Capitol Street, S.E. $25 Facebook | Tickets Join Team D.C. for the annual Night Out at the Nationals on Tuesday. There will be a lot of Pride activities and it is a nice chance to socialize with other LGBTQ fans. The Nationals will take on the Atlanta Braves.

Pride Drag Bingo

Tuesday, June 14 7-9 p.m. Red Bear Brewing Co. 209 M Street, N.E. Facebook | Webstite Enjoy some Bombastic Bingo with drag queen Desiree Dik at Red Bear Brewing Co. on Tuesday.

DC Boys of Leather Pride Happy Hour

Thursday, June 16 6-9 p.m. Trade 1410 14th Street, N.W. Facebook Every month, the DC Boys of Leather get together for some general merriment. Wear your gear and celebrate Pride at Trade on Thursday.

Drag Underground

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)
Friday, June 17 Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 Dupont Underground 19 Dupont Circle, N.W. Facebook | Eventbrite Don’t miss a truly unique experience on Friday with an underground drag show.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party

Friday, June 17 8-9 p.m. JR.’s Bar 1519 17th Street, N.W. Facebook Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7 among friends at JR.’s on Friday.

DELMARVA Pride

Saturday, June 18 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Harrison Street Easton, Md. Facebook Looking for Pride on the peninsula? Easton, Md. is host to DelMarVa Pride for three days this week, with a festival downtown on Saturday. The event is free and family friendly with comedy, drag, music, vendors and crafts.

PridePalooza

Saturday, June 18 12-3 p.m. Annapolis Town Center 1906 Towne Centre Boulevard Annapolis, Md. $12.24 Facebook | Tickets Celebrate pride month at Annapolis Town Center’s PridePalooza. Enjoy food trucks, games, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, henna, tie-dye and more.

Pride Bar Crawl

A League of Her Own (Washington Blade file photo by Tom Hausman)
Saturday, June 18 4-11:59 p.m. A League of Her Own 2319 18th Street, N.W. $20-$25 Facebook | Eventbrite The fifth annual Pride Crawl with take participants across several venues for an evening of fun. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Trevor Project.

Lip-sync Duels

Sunday, June 19 8-10 p.m. Freddie’s Beach Bar 555 23rd Street S Arlington, Va. Facebook The Imperial Court hosts a Lip Sync Duel at Freddie’s Beach Bar in Crystal City on Sunday.

Flashy!

Sunday, June 19 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. (Monday) Flash 645 Florida Avenue, N.W. $30 advance / $40 door Facebook | Eventbrite TWiN and Sean Morris will be spinning on the main floor for Juneteenth Holiday Weekend.
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