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Calendar: Jan. 23-28

Events in the week to come



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Saturday, Jan. 23

The National League of United Latin American Citizens LGBTQ Affairs Committee hosts a leadership summit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This LULAC event is for current and new members to spotlight successes, create and organize new LGBTQ councils, and promote projects to support the Latinx and LGBTQ communities. Visit to learn more about the national organization and Facebook to learn more about this event and the LULAC Lambda DC chapter. 

Sunday, Jan. 24

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

Monday, Jan. 25

The D.C.-area Transmasculine Society hosts a virtual game night via Discord tonight at 5 p.m. This free event is primarily for transmasculine and nonbinary gamers, but friends, spouses and allies of any gender are welcome to hang out and chat while playing their favorite games as well. Interested participants must join the group’s Discord server to get the invite link. Visit for details. 

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Karaoke for LGBTQ+ Youth is tonight at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, this free virtual event is for participants who want to sing or just cheer others on and have a good time. More information is available at and the karaoke event page on Facebook

Wednesday, Jan. 27

The Language Exchange Happy Hour features French conversation tonight at 7 p.m. at Johnny Pistolas (2333 18th St., N.W.). Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite and include one taco, one margarita and three hours of conversation en français. The venue adheres to evolving COVID-19 restrictions, so visit Eventbrite or email [email protected] for updates and details. 

A virtual transmasculine and nonbinary social hour hosted by the DC-area Transmasculine Society is tonight at 8 p.m. DCATS social hours are open to those identifying as trans men, nonbinary, genderqueer or others who where assigned female at birth but believe that is an inaccurate or incomplete description of themselves. Participants do not have to live in the DC area to join. For more information, visit

Thursday, Jan. 28

P&P Live! presents a virtual discussion with law professor Amanda Frost, author of “You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers” tonight at 8 p.m. This work and discussion explores efforts by the US government over the last 200 years to revoke citizenship rights based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, marriage partner or beliefs. For more information, visit

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Ladies Tea event to benefit SMYAL

Fall Edition held at Hank’s Oyster Bar



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“Ladies Tea: Fall Edition,” a fundraising event, will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont Circle. 

Ladies are encouraged to celebrate fall while mixing and mingling at the Up Bar and outdoor patio space of Hank’s Oyster Bar.

Proceeds from the event will go to SMYAL DC, which supports and empowers LGBTQ youth in the D.C. region. 

Tickets for the event cost $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

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Calendar: September 30-October 6



Friday, September 30

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. For more information, email Adam at [email protected] 

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social in the City.” This event is ideal for making new connections and community building or just to unwind and enjoy extended happy hour. This event is free and more information is available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, October 1

Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. You can RSVP for this event on the DC Center’s website.

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom. This peer support group is an outlet for LGBTQ People of Color to come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space the strives to be safe and judgement free. There are all sorts of activities like watching movies, poetry events, storytelling, and just hanging out with others.For more information, email [email protected]

Sunday, October 2

Go Gay DC will also host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ+ community and some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite. 

Monday, October 3

Center Aging Advocacy Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Participants are welcome to provide guidance and feedback on programs and services for LGBT older adults here at The DC Center for the LGBT Community. For more information, email Adam at [email protected]

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. 

Tuesday, October 4

Center Aging: Women’s Social and Discussion Group will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This group is a place where older LGBTQ+ women can meet and socialize with one another. There will be discussion, activities, and a chance for guests to share what they want future events to include. For more information, visit the DC Center’s website. 

Wednesday, October 5

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

BookMen DC will be at 7:30 p.m. in  person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This is an informal group of men who are interested in fiction and non-fiction gay literature. For more information, visit BookMen’s website. 

Thursday, October 6

The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 pm if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 

“Elements DC Throw It Back Thursdaze, an LGBTQ Night” will be at 8 p.m. at Elements DC. This event will have DJs, live music, happy hour specials and more. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite. 

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CBC to host Newark mayor for doc screening

‘Why Is We Americans?’ to be shown at Planet Word



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The Congressional Black Caucus will host a screening of “Why Is We Americans” on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Planet Word.

The documentary is an intimate portrait of the family of Newark, N.J. Mayor Ras Baraka who merges art, culture, and politics in the fight for social justice.

There will also be a special presentation of “The Book of Baraka,” his Audible Original audio book that recounts his journey from poet to principal to peacemaker, through his own powerful, inspiring words.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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