May 15, 2020 at 1:21 pm EDT | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: May 15-21
LGBTQ events, gay news, Washington Blade
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

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

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

Janet Nation hosted by DJ Travis Island is tonight at 9 p.m. via Twitter live stream at 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

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 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

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 to register for this event. 

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