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Calendar: Jan. 15-21

Events in the week to come



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The Biden Inaugural Committee hosts a virtual presidential inauguration ceremony on Facebook.(Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key and Tom Hausman)

Friday, Jan. 15

An MLK Shabbat Experience presented by Sixth & I and Turner Memorial is held online at tonight at 7 p.m. This event commemorates the spirit and racial justice work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel with Rabbi Shira and Reverend Dr. D.K. Kearney of Turner memorial AME Church. Participants to the free event can virtually travel to Philadelphia and visit historically significant places to the Jewish and Black communities while enjoying AME choir music and an inspiring sermon by Rabbi Shira. Visit the organization’s website and Facebook event page for more information.

A Space for Grief: An OutWrite Reading During Pandemic Times is tonight at 7 p.m. and hosted by OutWrite and the DC Center. This virtual space for grieving those lost to the pandemic includes local writers Sunu Chandy, Chris Thomas and Keondra Freeman sharing their works of healing. RSVP for this free event at

Saturday, Jan. 16

The LGBTQ people of color support group is today at 1 p.m. via Zoom. This group is an outlet for LGBTQ people of color to talk and share in a safe space free of judgement. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Sunday, Jan. 17

Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St. S, Arlington, Va.) and Go Gay DC host brunch today at 11 a.m. Brunch is served on the patios, indoors or using curbside takeout. Patrons are encouraged to follow public health guidelines or call ahead with questions. For more information, visit

The DC Center and the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Beta Phi Omega Sorority host a peer-led support group for Black lesbians today at 1 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, visit

The First Ladies: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Livestream Art History Program is today at 11 a.m. on multiple platforms to include YouTube, Facebook Live and Instagram. This virtual tour of the Smitsonian’s First Ladies exhibit includes images of the nation’s influential women who have shaped American culture from Martha Washington, to Eleanor Roosevelt, to Michelle Obama and more. Free tickets are available at

Monday, Jan. 18

The Presidential Inaugural Committee and Sasha Bruce Youthwork host a homeless youth virtual chat and service day today at 10 a.m. via During this free workshop participants will hear from formerly homeless youth about their experience and how community members can help. Virtual service projects include creating hygiene kits, writing notes of encouragement for frontline workers, creating welcome kits for youth moving into new homes and more. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Curating the Goddess: An Interview with Dr. Vidya Dehejia is at noon today and is hosted by the Smithsonian Asian Art Museum. This free online event discusses the goals, politics, and aesthetics behind the Devi: The Great Goddess exhibition of South Asian art. Visit for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

The Biden Inaugural Committee hosts a virtual presidential inauguration ceremony for the swearing in of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris as the next U.S. president and vice president today at 12 p.m. on Facebook. More information is available at

BookMen DC host an informal gay literature discussion group tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Visitors to DC are welcome to drop in and join the discussion. For more information, visit

Thursday, Jan. 21

Smithsonian Associates presents the webcast A Lab of One’s Own: Overcoming Sexism in Science tonight at 6:45 p.m. Visit for more information about this and other virtual museum events.


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Orioles to host Pride night on June 27

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The Baltimore Orioles host the annual Pride night Thursday, June 27. (Washington Blade file photo by Kevin Majoros)

The Baltimore Orioles will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Night” on Thursday, June 27. There will be a live DJ at Legends Park before the 6:35 p.m. game against the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers.

The event, co-sponsored by the Washington Blade, will feature Pride-themed activities such as Pride face painting, a 360 photo booth, Pride temporary tattoos, and more. All these events will be in the Bullpen Picnic Area. In addition, the first 10,000 attendees receive a free Pride jersey.

For more details, visit the Orioles’ website

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Calendar: June 21-27

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, June 21

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice. For more information, email [email protected]

“LGBTQ+ Pride Comedy Series” will be at 8:30 p.m. at DC Comedy Clubhouse. Get ready to celebrate love, diversity and unity through comedy. Tickets cost $15 and are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, June 22

Go Gay DC will host “Pride Month Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. This fun weekly event brings the DMV area LGBTQ+ community, including allies, together for delicious food and conversation. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Month Social in the City” at 7 p.m. at Hotel Zena. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, June 23

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Month Funday Social and Games” at 3 p.m. at Moxy. There will be monopoly, chess, checkers, Jenga and many other games. Attendance 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, June 24

Center Aging: Monday Coffee & Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of their choice. For more details, email [email protected]

“Queer Book Club” will be at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month’s reading is “Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn’t Die.” For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, June 25

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. Dress is casual, fancy, or comfortable. Guests are encouraged to bring their most authentic self to chat, laugh, and get a little crazy. Admission is free and more details are on Eventbrite.

Coming Out Discussion Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a peer-facilitated discussion group and a safe space to share experiences about coming out and discuss topics as it relates to doing so. For more details, visit the group’s Facebook page. 

Wednesday, June 26

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

Thursday, June 27

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 

Virtual Yoga with Charles M. will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breathwork, and meditation. For more details, visit the DC Center for the LGBT Community’s website.

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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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