May 22, 2020 at 6:00 am EDT | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: May 22-28
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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 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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