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Calendar: Sept. 18-24

A Virtual dinner and discussion of the first two episodes of the TV show ‘Pose’ among week’s events



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A Virtual dinner and discussion of the first two episodes of the TV show “Pose” on Netflix on Tuesday.

Friday Sept. 18

Friday Tea Time is a virtual social gathering at 2 p.m. for older LGBTQ adults via Zoom.

Participants are encouraged to bring their beverage of choice while socializing with friends. For more information, visit

Today is the last day of the Virtual Palestine Advocacy Days, hosted by American Muslims for Palestine. Registration is $10 and participants will be calling their representatives in Congress. The in-person event has been postponed until March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found at

Saturday Sept. 19

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group is a virtual gathering at 1 p.m. for people of color to discuss anything impacting them or their lives. This group typically meets on the third Saturday of every month at 1 p.m., but due to COVID-19, they are now meeting every Saturday via Zoom. More information can be found at

South Asian LGBTQ Support Group is a virtual event hosted by KhushDC to provide a safe, confidential space for South Asian LGBTQ community members to come together and share experiences. The peer support group is an outlet for South Asian-identified LGBTQ individuals to come and talk about anything affecting them. The group session will begin at 1:30 p.m. More information can be found at

Gay District is holding a meeting for gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and inter-sexed men between the ages of 18 and 35 in the D.C. area. The discussion will begin at 8 p.m. via Zoom. For more information go to

Online Yoga at the Garden is being hosted by the U.S. Botanical Gardens today at 10:30 a.m. An instructor from WithLoveDC will guide participants through a one-hour meditation and yoga practice via Zoom. There will only be enough room in the Zoom for 100 participants. The sessions are free but registration is required. More information can be found on The U.S Botanic Garden’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Sept. 20

The DC Center and Beta Kappa Chapter of the Beta Phi Omega Sorority are hosting a peer-led support group devoted to Black lesbians. You do not need to be a member of the Beta Kappa Chapter or the Beta Phi Omega Sorority to join. For more information, go to

Monday, Sept. 21

LGBT Older Adults and friends are invited to join the DC Center at 10 a.m. for a Center Aging Coffee Drop-In. For more information visit and Center Aging on social media.

The DC Center is hosting its monthly support group for people who identify outside of the gender binary over Zoom at 7 p.m. Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday and third Mondays of each month. More information can be found at

Tuesday, Sept. 22

A Virtual dinner and discussion of the first two episodes of the TV show “Pose” on Netflix from 7-9 p.m. A limited number of Uber Eats gift cards will be available to the first eight registrants. Visit for more details.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Virtual Job Club meets today at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This weekly support program helps job seekers improve their self-confidence, resilience and motivation needed for effective job searching and networking. Discussions include strategies, techniques and goal plans needed to find meaningful and satisfying employment. For more information, visit

Thursday, Sept. 24

The Coming Out Discussion Group is holding a peer-led discussion at 7 p.m. It is a safe space to share experiences and discuss topics around coming out. Visit for more information.

The next meeting of the DC Anti-Violence Project is at 7 p.m. at the DC Center at 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105. These are open meetings to discuss lessening violence within and directed toward LGBTQ communities. For more details, visit

The Queer Book Club meets today at 7 p.m. via Skype. This meeting, they will be discussing “You Exist Too Much” by Zaina Arafat. To join or to ask any questions, email [email protected].


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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend



Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city



DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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Baltimore Museum to host Pride party

Ridin’ the Rails features RuPaul’s Queen of Flips



The B&O Railroad Museum will host “Ridin the Rails: Pride Train & Party” on Friday, June 14 at 8:00p.m. in collaboration with the Pride Center of Maryland and Stonewall Sports.

This event will kick off Pride events in Baltimore.  This year’s Ridin’ the Rails features Season 16 Rupaul’s Drag Race Queen “The Queen of Flips” Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige and local Baltimore queens, with meet-and-greets available. The party will be filled with music, food, and drinks under the stars surrounded by trains.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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