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Calendar: April 2-8

Events in the week to come



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Friday, April 2

Friday Tea Time for Older LGBTQ Adults is today at 2 p.m. via Zoom. This social hour is for older community members to share and fellowship. For more information, contact [email protected].

The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC holds its virtual Good Friday service tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For the link and more information on holiday services, visit

Sixth and I provides Shabbat At Home resources tonight at 7 p.m. via their website. Resources include links to a music library, virtual recordings of previous services, and a virtual dinner. Visit to view their full calendar of holiday and other events.

Saturday, April 3

The LGBTQ People of Color Support Group meeting is today at noon via Zoom. This peer-led group is for community members to come together and talk about things affecting them in a judgment-free space. More information is available at or

The Gay District meeting, a social and discussion group for 18-35 year old gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and intersex men in the D.C. area, meets today at 8 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, visit or their Facebook page.

Sunday, April 4 (Easter)

Bet Mishpachah, a congregation for the LGBTQ Jewish community, celebrates Passover 2021 from March 28 until April 4 this year. For more information on their services, visit

Washington National Cathedral celebrates Easter Sunday Online service today at 11:15 a.m. at Virtual services are complimented by a curbside communion from 1-3 p.m. RSVPs are strongly encouraged and those interested can register via their website.

The Baltimore Brass Quintet celebrates Easter with the St. Paul’s choir today at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a sermon and communion provided in this virtual format. For more information on this holiday event, visit their Facebook event page.

Monday, April 5

The Capital Pride Interfaith Service Planning Meeting is today at 6 p.m. via Zoom to begin planning for the annual Capital Pride Interfaith Service. Future planning meetings will be held the first Monday of every month from March to May. For more information, email [email protected].

Tuesday, April 6

The Rights Claiming in South Korea book talk and panel discussion hosted by the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies and Sigur Center for Asian Studies is today at 10 a.m. via Zoom. RSVP on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, April 7

BookMen DC, an informal group of men interested in gay literature, meets today at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Most members are in the D.C.-area, but visitors to D.C. are welcome to drop in and join the discussion. More information is available at

The Transmasculine and nonbinary social hour hosted by the DC-area Transmasculine Society, is tonight at 8 p.m. This free virtual event is open to all trans, nonbinary, gender expansive folks and allies. However, allies not accompanied by a transmasculine person will be limited to the main room. For more information, visit

The State of Trans Studies in the 2020s, a virtual panel discussion sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Stonewall Center and Clark University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is today at 1 p.m. This free webinar features a talk with leading scholars in the field who contributed to the 2021 edition of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. Attendees to this free talk will also be given free access to the panelists’ encyclopedia entries. Register at

Thursday, April 8

The 2021 Days of Remembrance Commemoration presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is today at 11 a.m. on Facebook. This commemoration event was established by Congress as the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration and time to join with the global community to honor survivors, remember the dead, and pay tribute to the American soldiers who liberated the victims. This year also provides an opportunity to confront an alarming rise in violence and extremist ideology. For more information, visit or their Facebook event page.


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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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