What we're about

Welcome to DMV LGBTQ Events!

This group will serve as a source for members of the LGBTQ community within the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas to find fun and exciting parties, shows and events to attend.

All events are produced by local LGBTQ promoters and organizations who plan events for the LGBTQ community with a focus on creating safe spaces for all who attend.

If you are an LGBTQ event organizer or promoter please SUGGEST A NEW MEETUP or send a message requesting access to post your events.

Upcoming events (3)

Reel Affirmations XTRA: Our Monthly LGBTQ Film Series Screening of "Queer Japan"

Join Us for our screening of Queer Japan Directed by Graham Kolbeins Queer Japan is a documentary project with a mission to amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ people in Japan. From activists and manga artists to drag queens, dancers, party planners, and politicians, the participants in this kalidescopic documentary lead inspiring lives and their stories are vital in a world that frequently ignores them. Queer Japan celebrates a variety of queer expressions and offers an intimate look into the everyday triumphs and struggles of being a sexual minority in modern Japan. Watch the film trailer https://vimeo.com/339698426 Get your tickets at www.reelaffirmations.org

Outwrite: Washington DC's LGBTQ Literary Festival

The DC Center for the LGBT Community

OutWrite is a nonprofit festival celebrating LGBT Literature at the Reeves Center, centrally located on U Street NW and home to the The DC Center for the LGBT Community. The 2019 festival kicks off with a launch event the evening of Friday, August 2nd. Saturday, August 3rd is our full day of readings, panels, exhibitors and book sales. Workshops for writers will be held on Sunday, August 4th. One of our featured writers at OutWrite 2019 is Kristen Arnett. Her debut story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coil Book Award. Her novel, Mostly Dead Things, will be published by Tin House Books in Summer 2019. Our second featured writer is Jericho Brown. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection The Tradition (2019). Wo Chan is a queer poet and drag performer living in Brooklyn. They are the author of the chaplet ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna). Wo is standing member of the Brooklyn-based drag/burlesque collective Switch N’ Play, and has performed at venues including The Whitney, MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, and the Brooklyn Museum. We are also hosting our first chapbook competition this year. In 2018, OutWrite welcomed more than ninety LGBTQ authors as readers and panelists, including keynote Michelle Tea, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Lara Elena Donnelly, Philip Robinson, and Tommy Pico. Other noteworthy writers from festivals in previous years include Cecilia Tan, James Earl Hardy, Sam J. Miller, Alexis de Veaux, Everett Maroon, and Gabby Rivera. Become an exhibitor at OutWrite 2019! Vendors are one of the most interesting parts of our Saturday festivities, and interact with the hundreds of attendees that come in and out of the Reeves Center on the day of the festival. Prior exhibitors have included booksellers, authors, artisan tea makers, jewelry designers, custom tshirt designs, and more. Exhibitors will be able to set up their table before 10am when the festival opens to the public on Saturday, August 3rd. Exhibitor tables should be cleaned up and all goods removed by 6pm that same day. Tables are $75.00 For more info or if you’d like to become a sponsor or an exhibitor please go to www.thedccenter.org/outwrite2019

Reel Affirmations XTRA: Our Monthly LGBTQ Film Screening "Gay Chorus Deep South"

Join Us for our screening of Gay Chorus Deep South Written and Directed by DAVID CHARLES RODRIGUES In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma, performing in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference. The journey also challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices, on a journey towards reconciliation. What emerges is a less divided America, where the lines that divide us—faith, politics, sexual identity—are erased through the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag. Watch the film's trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nc_VZr3Vdk Get your tickets at www.reelaffirmations.org

Past events (58)

LGBTQ+ Community Social

Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant

Photos (75)