• QT Fusion Dance: Blues with the Wilkersons!

    as you are. DC

    QTs, we are very excited to bring you lessons with two of the top Blues dance instructors in the country visiting us this February: Krystal and Adam Wilkerson! They'll be teaching a style of Blues dance that grew out of the music of the Appalachian region. Plus some Blues momentum and leans! Students of all levels welcome.

    SCHEDULE
    3:00-4:30: Piedmont Blues Class
    4:30-5:00: Jukin' Blues Lesson - Momentum & Leans
    5:00: DJed Fusion Dance social with mix of genres

    PRICE
    -$12 (FULL EVENT) includes both lessons + social. RSVP "Going" by the night before for $2 discount on *full event price only*.
    -$7 for just the Jukin' Class + Social.
    -Social only - $5 (or proof of food/drink purchase at the venue). Accepting cash, CashApp, or Venmo @LuellaG.
    Message us to volunteer for free entry.
    VENUE

    Upstairs at As You Are (AYA) Bar in Eastern Market. D.C.'s woman-owned queer bar and café. Coffee/tea, delicious food, drinks, free wifi.
    Nearby bus stops: 90, 92, V1, V4
    COVID-19 Safety

    All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination (such as card or photocopy) along with photo ID. Face masks required! We'll have plenty of 3-ply masks on hand in case anyone needs an extra mask.
    ACCESS

    Please let us know if you will need ASL-interpreting services! 48-hour advance notice needed.

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    *This is an LGBTQ-centered event. Allies are welcome.*

    Full deets with class descriptions on FB.

  • INSIDE OUT LGBTQ+ Radio Show

    Online event

    ‪TUNE INTO DC’s ONLY LGBTQ TALK RADIO SHOW THIS MONDAY and EVERY MONDAY. 6pm-7pm EST at WPFW 89.3FM‬
    Tune in, Call in, and Share your Voice.
    After the show, it will be available as an iTunes or Google play, and archived at WPFW.
    https://facebook.com/InsideOutLGBTradio/

    Go Gay DC is on social media:

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

  • MNSkating's LGBTQIA+ Frozen Mixer! Start 2023 on the Right Skate! HappyHappyYAY!

    Laurel Roller Skating Center

    Happy 2023 MNSkaters!!! Happy New Year!!!
    Let's Start the Year Off on the Right Skate and with Togetherness and FUN!!!

    Come in from the cold and warm up with a cuddle or a skate!!! Skate til your heart's desire!!!

    January is all about New Beginnings, so come as who you are, or who or what you want to be!!! BE YOU!!! Just you or costume...your choice!!!

    LIMBO, the Corners Game, Ghostbuster's Mayhem!!! All that with a Door Prize, and simply all around FUN!!!

    Also an EVERYBODY-WINS-RACE!!! This is a 1-2 Lap Race, in which EVERYBODY WINS!!! Skate regular, skate goofy, skate forward, backward, sideways, hand-in-hand, conga-line style, in costume, with or without props, like a duck, being pushed, pulled...anything goes...everybody wins!!! BE CREATIVE HAVE FUN : ) THINK HIGH HEAL RACE MEETS MNSkating & ROLLER SKATES : )

    AS ALWAYS...
    MNSkating is a SAFE SPACE : ) !!!!!!!
    WE CELEBRATE AND EMBRACE ALL AGES, RACES, GENDER IDENTITIES, ALL SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS, AND FASHION STATEMENTS OR LACK THEREOF : ) LOVE, COMMUNITY AND INCLUSIVENESS IS ALWAYS THE THEME AT MNSkating!!!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP, AND JOIN IN THE FUN!!! PLEASE INVITE OTHERS : ) BRING A FRIEND OR 5 : ) LET'S MAKE IT ANOTHER BIG BIG BASH AND A FANTASTIC FABULOUS FUN FUN FUN HOLIDAY GATHERING!!!
    A BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS, ALL THE GENEROUS INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE GIVEN TIME AND/OR MONEY THROUGHOUT TIME AND A HANDFUL OF VERY GENEROUS MONTHLY FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS, WITHOUT WHOM THIS AND FUTURE SKATES WOULD NOT HAPPEN. WE HAVE TO MAKE $500 TO BREAK EVEN EACH MONTH, SO PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS : ) AND OF COURSE TO OUR LAUREL ROLLER SKATING CENTER FAMILY WHO ALWAYS HAS OUR BACK AND WE LOVE DEARLY!!! : )

    www.meetup.com/MondayNightSkating
    www.facebook.com/MondayNightSkating

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  • LGBTQ+ Social @ Hotel Zena

    Hotel Zena, a Viceroy Urban Retreat

    ** This event is free to attend. Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we have an accurate guest count. The first 50 to RSVP will get in. ***

    We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Hotel Zena, an art-filled boutique hotel, is hosting Go Gay DC! Get ready for another gathering of members of the LGBTQ+ Community! About 50 LGBTQ+ folk are expected.
    This event is ideal for making new connections and community building. Or just to unwind and enjoy extended happy hour.

    Arrive anytime that's convenient for you! Most attendees will likely arrive by 7:00 p.m.

    You're welcome regardless of where you live. Bring friends and meet new people. This is the place to be. This LGBTQ and Allies community-wide social provides everyone a chance to socialize, network, and share community spirit in a splendid setting.

    This free social is hosted by Go Gay DC. Go Gay DC's Leadership Team will be there to greet you. Go Gay DC is Washington DC's inclusive LGBTQ+ community focused on friendship, leadership, and service. Visit https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC.

    At this exciting event, you'll even get to meet Go Gay DC's Founder, TJ Flavell!

    Fabulous people from all over the world are expected. Name tags will be provided. It's FREE to attend; cash bar. There will be a bartender on duty; cash or credit card is fine. Casual attire is fine; this will be a relaxing and fun time. The event is free to attend but registration is highly recommended to get in.

    Hotel Zena, an Urban Retreat By Viceroy, is where art, music, and design thrive. Part hotel and part art gallery that features work that celebrates the contributions and courage of women. Find us at the nexus of downtown DC and the 14th Street Corridor, close to DC’s most notable landmarks and museums. The 191 guest rooms and suites are soothing spaces with artful touches. The hotel is even offering a Go Gay DC discount on a hotel stay!

    Invite your Facebook friends.

    Go Gay DC is also on social media:

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC/

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/GoGayDC/

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

    If you haven't been fully vaccinated, have a cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, sore throat, or headache, please just stay home. You can find a vaccine near you by searching on https://www.Vaccines.gov. Social distancing is possible in this spacious, well ventilated lounge.
    This event is a safe, inclusive space for everyone under the rainbow.

    Search keywords: LGBT LGBTQ LGBTQI LQBTQIA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Straight Allies

  • LGBTQ+ Brunch @ Freddie's!

    Freddie's Beach Bar

    Enjoy a delicious brunch and meet new LGBTQ+ folk. The event is free to attend; you simply pay for whatever you order on your own on separate credit card; there's no group tab to worry about.

    Please RSVP for free on Eventbrite so we have an accurate guest count.

    The Go Gay DC brunch on the enclosed front patio @ Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant officially starts at 10 a.m. at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant,[masked]rd St. S, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

    Name tags will be provided. About 10 LGBTQ+ folk are expected.

    The menu is at https://www.freddiesbeachbar.com/menu OR better yet, order the all-you-can-eat buffet that includes a mimosa or coffee/tea or soft drink for only $14.99.

    Casual attire is fine.

    Feel free to invite all your Facebook friends to join you there. Please be sure to tag any event photos on social with #gogaydc

    Parking is usually available nearby on the residential side streets.
    Metro Directions: Crystal City Metro is the closest Metro stop. When you arrive, go out the station, walk towards your left to 18th Street and then veer right and walk under the Route 1 overpass to Eads St. Turn left and walk to 23rd Street. Turn right. Freddie's is up 23rd Street just a block. Just look for the rainbow flags! The venue phone number is (703)[masked] in case you get lost.

    Freddie's was voted the Best Virginia Bar by Washington Blade readers. Don't like a smoky bar? You are covered: Freddie's is a smoke-free establishment. (Ashtrays are provided outside the back of the building if smoking is 'your thing').

    Freddie's is an LGBTQ+, straight-friendly restaurant and bar. It offers Happy Hour daily from 4-7 pm. https://www.freddiesbeachbar.com

    Go Gay DC is Washington DC's inclusive LGBTQ+ community hub focused on friendship, leadership, and service. Visit https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC

    AGLA is a promotional partner. AGLA serves Northern Virginia's LGBTQ+ and Allies and is a strong beacon for equality. It is a 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 https://agla.org

    Arrive at any time that's convenient for you. Go Gay DC Leader TJ Flavell
    will be there to greet you.

    PS - There's no need to print out and show me your Eventbrite ticket.
    For more exciting events like this, stay tuned to Go Gay DC at https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC

    This event is a safe, inclusive space for everyone under the rainbow. This event is for all ages. Remember to bring your ID, as everyone who wishes to drink alcohol is carded of course.

    If you haven't been fully vaccinated, have a cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, sore throat, or headache, please just stay home. You can find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching on https://www.Vaccines.gov .

    Search tags: LGBT LGBTQ LGBTQI LQBTQIA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Straight Allies #brunch

    Go Gay DC is on social media:

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

  • LGBTQ+ Brunch @ Kaldi Social House

    Kaldis Social House

    Please RSVP for free on Eventbrite so we have an accurate guest count.

    Join Go Gay DC, the Arlington Jaycees, AGLA - NoVA's LGBTQ+ Community for a brunch at Kaldi's Social at[masked]th St N, Arlington, VA! We hope to build bridges with the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome to attend!

    Please come enjoy Kaldi's Social wide variety of foods and drinks: https://www.kaldissocialhouse.net/menu

    Kaldi's Social is a walkable couple of blocks from Clarendon's Metro Station (3100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA). Walking/taking the metro is recommended, however there is nearby street parking as well. Kaldi's Social is also accessibility-compliant as well with no stairs.

    Go Gay DC leader TJ Flavell will be there to greet you. Name tags will be provided.

    AGLA serves Northern Virginia's LGBTQ+ and Allies and is a strong beacon for equality. It is a 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 https://agla.org

    Go Gay DC is also a proud promotional sponsor. Go Gay DC is the Washington DC metropolitan area's inclusive LGBTQ+ community focused on friendship, leadership, and service. For more fun events like this around the DMV, visit https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC/

    The Arlington Jaycees (aka, Junior Chamber of Commerce) is a premier leadership organization in Arlington that provides young adults (ages 18-40) with opportunities for personal & professional growth, community involvement, and social engagement in the Arlington Community and worldwide. Its mission is leadership development through community service. Check out the website www.varlingtonjaycees.blogspot.com to learn more and to become a member of this amazing organization!This weekly event brings the DMV area LGBTQ+ community, including Allies, together for delicious food and conversation. About 10 usually attend. This delicious brunch is free to attend; you simply pay for whatever you order on your own separate credit card; there's no group tab to worry about.

    Casual attire is fine.

    This event is a safe, inclusive space for everyone under the rainbow.
    If you haven't been fully vaccinated, have a cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, sore throat, or headache, please just stay home. You can find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching on https://www.Vaccines.gov .

    Search tags: LGBT LGBTQ LGBTQI LQBTQIA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Straight Allies #brunch

    Go Gay DC is on social media:

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

  • LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation @ as you are.

    as you are. DC

    ***Please RSVP for free on Eventbrite so we have an accurate guest count.***

    Looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ+ community? Trying to meet some new faces after two years of the pandemic? Then come join us for this coffee shop mixer hosted by Go Gay DC! We are gathering at as you are, a wonderful new safe space in DC!

    This event is free to attend. We encourage you to register your attendance in advance. We hope to see you there.

    When you arrive, obtain a name tag, order on your own from the menu and meet and mingle with about 15 LGBTQ+ folk in a spacious setting.

    Feel free to invite your Facebook friends to join you.

    Directions: Eastern Market Metro (Blue/Orange line) is only a few blocks away. The venue is where the Banana Cafe used to be.

    Kindly please wear your most fabulous mask when waiting in line and when not eating or drinking. If you haven't been fully vaccinated, have a fever or cough or lost sense of smell, please stay home. You can find a vaccine near you by searching locations on https://www.Vaccines.gov .

    Go Gay DC is Washington DC's inclusive LGBTQ+ community focused on friendship, leadership, and service. Visit https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC

    At this event you'll even get to meet TJ Flavell, Go Gay DC's founder.

    This event is a safe space for everyone under the rainbow.
    Search tags: LGBT LGBTQ LGBTQI lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer

    Go Gay DC is on social media:

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

  • INSIDE OUT LGBTQ+ Radio Show

    Online event

    ‪TUNE INTO DC’s ONLY LGBTQ TALK RADIO SHOW THIS MONDAY and EVERY MONDAY. 6pm-7pm EST at WPFW 89.3FM‬
    Tune in, Call in, and Share your Voice.
    After the show, it will be available as an iTunes or Google play, and archived at WPFW.
    https://facebook.com/InsideOutLGBTradio/

    Go Gay DC is on social media:

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

  • LGBTQ+ Book Club

    Federico Ristorante Italiano

    The Book Club meets @ Federico’s at 7:30 p.m. Simply ask the manager for the Book Club table.

    Discussion of "I Wish You All the Best" by Deaver (336 pages)

    Everyone welcome. Please RSVP in advance by emailing [masked]. If you wish to optionally dine (on separate checks of course), the menu is at https://www.federicoristoranteitaliano.com/menu/dinner

    The Book Club, hosted by the Arlington-Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA), is yet another opportunity to engage in a fun and rewarding activity with your friends. We meet monthly, usually on the third Thursday of each month, at Federico’s for a lively discussion of that month’s selected book. We don’t discriminate when it comes to genre, we read – from classic literature to best selling novels to biographies to histories to gay fiction!

    AGLA serves Northern Virginia's LGBTQ+ and Allies and is a strong beacon for equality. It is a 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 https://www.agla.org

    Go Gay DC is helping to get the word out about this fun event. Go Gay DC, Washington DC's inclusive LGBTQ+ community focused on friendship, leadership, and service. Visit https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC for more exciting events like this!

    This event is a safe, inclusive space for everyone under the rainbow. This event is for all ages. Remember to bring your ID, as everyone who wishes to drink alcohol is carded of course.

    If you haven't been fully vaccinated, have a cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, sore throat, or headache, please just stay home. You can find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching on https://www.Vaccines.gov .

    Search tags: LGBT LGBTQ LGBTQI LQBTQIA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Straight Allies #brunch

    Go Gay DC is on social media:

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

  • Lesbian Happy Hour

    The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

    NOTE: NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
    WE WILL BE AT THE ART GALLERY INSIDE THE HOTEL

    The hotel gave us a direct link to purchase happy hour tickets so we can avoid the $2+ Eventbrite fees: https://www.fredandstilla.com/experiences/#!/e/dc-lesbian-happy-hour-meet-up-36ee2d1c/

    I still have the Eventbrite up to show how many people will be attending, along with the hotel's link (Fred and Stilla is the restaurant inside the hotel): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-lesbian-happy-hour-meetup-friday-february-17-2023-tickets-533954952637

    Please join us for our exclusive DC Lesbian Happy Hour at the Ven at Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle.

    Where to find us: We will be at the hotel's art gallery space for this event. When you enter the hotel lobby, walk straight ahead and you will see stairs leading down to the gallery. The art gallery has its own separate bathrooms and is a nice exclusive space that normally is rented out for $10,000 per event.

    There will be a special bar in the space that will serve beer, wine, canned cocktails, and simple mixed drinks (rum and coke, gin and tonic, etc.) only.

    You will still be able to purchase other drinks at the main bar.

    Please note that while our name is "Lesbian Happy Hours", we welcome all female-identifying women who love women... and our allies.

    Address: the Ven at Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
    What is included in the $15 price of admission:

    • 3 hours exclusive use of the space (from 7-10pm)
    • Food included (usually there is a nice mix of vegan/vegetarian/meat light appetizers and cookies)
    • Happy hour specials to include $5 draft beers, $8 canned cocktails and $10 select wine specials (red, white, sparkling, and rosé)
    • There will also be games (including cornhole) and karaoke (which will be moved from the main room to a side room and now will have a song sign-up sheet)

    Stoplight name tags will be available. Red means you are unavailable, yellow means it's complicated, green means you are single... and presumably ready to mingle.

    Valet Parking is available (limited when the hotel is at full occupancy). Please call the hotel if you are interested in the cost of parking. Street parking is also available and of course the metro is nearby.

    21+ Only. Please be vaccinated (while the hotel does not check for proof of vaccination, we ask that you be vaccinated if you are attending)!
    Dress: Casual, jeans, after work wear, dressy.

    See you then! Melinda

    Go Gay DC is on social media:

    Join the Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoGayDC

    Like the Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Instagram
    https://https://www.facebook.com/GoGayDC

    Follow on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/GoGayDC

    Watch on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/GoGayDC

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