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Calendar: May 22-28

LGBTQ events in the week to come



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A virtual ‘Trans Town Hall’ is scheduled for Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Friday, May 22

Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit celebrates the polyamorous with the Facebook live event “What Do I Bring to a Relationship?” today at 3 p.m. Polyamory educator and bisexual activist Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti shares her partners’ and her own answers to the self-searching question. Visit to register for this event. 

Saturday, May 23

May is? All About Trans hosts a Trans Town Hall tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom. During this event, the trans community and allies will discuss community needs and how best to solve them. To register for this free event, visit

The Whitman-Walker 40 Stories Part 2 Watch Party is tonight at 8 p.m. via Facebook. For this online event, Whitman Walker shares stories of Lili Leonard, Ahmed, Vallerie Villalta, Michael Shilby and Antonio Hardy as part of Whitman-Walker’s 40th anniversary event begun in 2018. Visit its Facebook event page for details. 

Sunday, May 24

Shaw’s Tavern Virtual Bingo Night is tonight at 8 p.m. on Facebook live. A $10 donation is suggested to support host Kristina Kelly and the performers. Send an email to [email protected] to register for bingo cards and to receive the venmo information for donations. 

Monday, May 25

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. For more information, visit its Facebook event page. 

Tuesday, May 26

Educational Sessions for the LGBTQ Latinx community hosted by La Clinica del Pueblo, Centro Empoderate are tonight at 5 p.m. via Facebook Live. These weekly live sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday and provide community members an opportunity to learn together about HIV or other topics of interest and share experiences. Visit programs-services-lgbtq-health.html for more information. 

May is? All About Trans hosts “Bridging the Gap,” a conversation with cisgender gay men and the transgender community, tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information and to register for this free event, visit

Wednesday, May 27

P&P Live! presents a virtual storytime with Parker and Jessica Curry, the mother-daughter duo who gained fame when a picture of Parker staring up at former First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait went viral. The moment inspired Jessica Curry to write a children’s story about the power of representation. To register for this free event which goes live today at 10 a.m., visit

Thursday, May 28

The Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performs “Hyphen,” a 25-minute dance integrating the work of video artist Nam June Paik, via web video. This work explores the concept of a “hyphenated person” such as Asian-American and how hyphens connect and disconnect identities. For more information, visit


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CAMP Rehoboth’s final concert of the season is almost here

Chorus performs ‘Music of the Night’



CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is ready to close out another season.

CAMP Rehoboth Chorus will perform “Music of the Night” on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church. 

The chorus will sing more than 36 song selections, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I Could’ve Danced All Night” and “In the Still of the Nite.”

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on CAMP Rehoboth’s website.

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LGBTQ science fans, gather here

‘Building Space & Amplifying Voices’ event held at AT&T Forum



“LGBTQ+ in STEAM: Building Space & Amplifying Voices” will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at AT&T Forum.

This event will celebrate and empower LGBTQ individuals in the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics fields. There will be a diverse range of speakers who will share their experiences and insights on how to create more inclusive spaces and amplify LGBTQ voices in the STEAM industry. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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Calendar: September 22-28

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, September 22

“Center Aging Monthly Luncheon with Yoga and Bingo” will be at 12 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Bingo will be hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. To RSVP, visit the DC Center’s website

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social in the City” at 7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott Dupont Circle. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide an emotionally and physically safe space for trans people and those who may be questioning their gender identity or expression to join together in community and learn from one another. For more details, email [email protected]

Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a discussion group for queer women in the D.C. area. For more details, visit WiTT’s closed Facebook group

Saturday, September 23

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy brunch with other LGBTQ folk. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Black Lesbian Support Group will be at 11 a.m. on Zoom. This is a support group devoted to the joys and challenges of being a Black lesbian. For more details, email [email protected]

Sunday, September 24

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is ideal for those looking to make new friends & connections in the DMV’s LGBTQ community. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

AfroCode DC will be at 4 p.m. at Decades DC. This event will be an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes and a crossover of genres and a fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Monday, September 25

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter

Queer Book Club will be at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month’s reading is “Ace: What Sexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex” by Angela Chen. For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, September 26

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ+ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. This event is a weekly cocktails and dinner social mixer for the LGBTQIA community in Frederick, Md. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a support group for people who identify outside the gender binary, whether bigender, agender, gender fluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis. For more details, visit

Wednesday, September 27

Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Asexual & Aromantic Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom and in person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This is a place where people questioning this aspect of their identity or those who identify as asexual or aromantic can come together, share stories and experiences and discuss various topics. For more details, email [email protected]

Thursday, September 28

Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing your name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions you may have. A link to the event will be sent at 6 p.m. the day before.

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