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Join for FREE and expand your professional network. You'll be invited to attend fabulous lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer (LGBTQ) professional networking social events at gay-friendly lounges in Washington, DC. Our members are hard-working people from a variety of disciplines such as military, government, banking, law, medicine, new media, interior or fashion design and communications. We all share the same desire to enjoy the company of like-minded professionals in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Our group is welcoming and inclusive, respectful of everyone under the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer (LGBTQ) rainbow and straight allies.

Build a stronger base of professional contacts. Share ideas and job possibilities, tap expertise, or meet potential clients or business partners. Benefit by making new connections and honing ideas. There are no membership dues to be a part of it. Nor are there referral expectations like BNI's. Just show up, meet new people, and have fun!

Founded by TJ Flavell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjflavell), this group sets an exciting new paradigm. Established in summer 2014. it includes all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) professionals and allies in the greater Washington, DC area. It's a new day, a new era, and this facilitates valuable connections for personal, professional, and business success.

Better yet, you may join this cosmopolitan group regardless of where you reside, be it NoVA, DC, or Maryland, or wherever, you are welcome. Our events are the rage!

This group hosts a monthly networking social at an exciting venue in downtown DC. Join today for free to stay informed about these and other upcoming events.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Social in the City - March Edition

Embassy Row Hotel

**This is a free event open to all.** Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-community-happy-hour-social-in-the-city-march-edition-tickets-58871828223 so we have an accurate headcount. Get ready for the LGBTQ+ Community Social! We will gather at the Embassy Row Hotel's unique and spacious Station Kitchen & Cocktails lounge. It's a fun place to gather. You are welcome regardless of where you live. Bring friends and meet new people. This is the place to be that evening. Embassy Row Hotel is located two blocks away from Dupont Circle Metro in Washington DC. It flies the rainbow flag! The Station Kitchen & Cocktails lounge is located to the right as you enter the the main lobby of the hotel. See a picture of the lounge at https://www.embassyrowhotel.com/dining/station-kitchen-and-cocktails Join us at this exciting venue. If you haven't been out in a while, then come on out, network, and make some new friends. This LGBTQ+ and Allies community-wide social provides everyone a chance to mingle, socialize and share community spirit in a splendid setting. This free social is officially hosted by Go Gay DC - Metro DC's LGBTQ+ Community Hub (http://www.gogaydc.org/). TJ Flavell (http://www.tjflavell.com) will be there to greet you. All your friends are welcome. There will be a free door prize raffle. 100 fabulous people from all over the world are expected. Name tags will be provided. It's FREE to attend; cash bar. Casual attire is fine; this will be a relaxing and fun time. Make it an evening: The appetizer and dinner menu is at https://www.embassyrowhotel.com/dining/station-kitchen-and-cocktails/menu The menu includes Build Your Own Burger, Tacos, Pesto Chicken Sandwich, and Virginia Smokehouse BBQ Sandwich. Note: Please don't confuse this hotel with Embassy Suites. The Embassy Row Hotel is a luxury Destination hotel located just off of Dupont Circle at 2015 Massachusetts Avenue). https://www.embassyrowhotel.com/hotel/directions Go Gay DC is Washington DC's LGBTQ+ community hub focused on friendship, leadership, and service. Visit http://www.gogaydc.org/ Invite all your friends on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/775224846195519/

First Friday LGBTQ Happy Hour Social

Pinzimini at the Westin Hotel

** This event is free and open to everyone. ** Enjoy a social! You are welcome regardless of where you live. Bring your friends, enjoy the cash bar drinks, and meet new people from all over the world. No cover charge. Please join us as at this exciting venue. If you haven't joined us in a while, then come on out and make some new friends. TJ Flavell (http://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC/members/972673/) will be there to greet you. Meet professionals in a variety of fields and industries. We will meet in Pinzimini Lounge (http://www.pinzimini.com/) at the Westin Arlington Gateway. The Lounge can be found directly across the lobby. For this event, casual attire is fine. The Westin Arlington Gateway is conveniently located near the Ballston Metro and parking is available at the Ballston Mall. ($1 parking for up to 3 hours. Or park for free on the street.) This social is hosted by NOVA Gay and Lesbian Professionals (http://www.meetup.com/novaglp/). A variety of LGBTQ professionals and allies from all over the DC area will be attending. See you there!!! See the Facebook page and invite your friends!

Chamber Connect Social

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Please note: DC Gay & Lesbian Professionals is helping get the word out about this event as a community courtesy, but is not running the show. An RSVP here on Meetup is not enough to get signed up. The link below is the place to pre-register and to obtain the location address. Please don't just show up without pre-registering online. This event is free. Pre-register at https://business.caglcc.org/events It is time to network, meet other Capital Area LGBTQ and allied business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, association members and make connections. This event is the Chamber’s most popular and longest running event. We have had over 90 people attend recent NT events. Normal attendance is between 60 and 80 people. 1. Make new connections, meet new people and build relationships. 2. Identify potential new clients & customers, and those who can refer you to them. 3. Discover great ideas for changes, expansions even new directions for your business. 4. Find potential joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances. 5. Make great new friends who have the entrepreneurial spirit you love. CAGLCC, the Capital Area's LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, mostly-volunteer network of nearly 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally professionals who own or are employed by businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. CAGLCC is an affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. More information is at http://www.caglcc.org (http://www.caglcc.org/)

Brunch @ Freddie's!

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Please note: DC Gay & Lesbian Professionals is helping spread the word about this community event, but is not running the event. Just go and have a good time! AGLA is reviving its monthly brunch event. We will gather monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant (http://www.freddiesbeachbar.com/). Freddie has graciously reserved the heated patio. Freddie's Saturday brunch is quite the deal and very delicious. Saturday breakfast buffet is now only $14.99 and comes with one glass of champagne or coffee, soda or juice. Each additional champagne is $2. Not a breakfast food person, you can always order off the regular menu. All are welcome to join us regardless of whether you are an AGLA member or a resident of Arlington. Bring a friend, enjoy the great food and drink, meet new people, and catch up with old friends you have not seen in a while. Crystal City Metro is the closest Metro stop. When you arrive and exit the fare card reader, go up the first escalator and enter the glass doors on your left. Walk through the underground shops to 23rd St, turn right and cross Eads and walk about a block up. Freddie's is on the right. AGLA is a strong beacon for equality in Northern Virginia. It's an inclusive nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) people and straight allies. It provides fun social activities, builds relationships with elected officials, and works with civic groups on community service. For more information, visit http://www.agla.org (http://www.agla.org/)

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