Please note: Go Gay DC is announcing this as a courtesy, but this is not an organized Meetup activity with a host or nametags. Simply enjoy brunch at a fabulous gay establishment. There will not be a Go Gay DC table, so bring friends and reserve your own table by calling[masked]. Come sing your heart out with karaoke starting at 9:00 pm. No cover charge. Must be 21+. Metro Directions: 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. Freddie's is Northern Virginia's only LGBTQ, straight friendly restaurant and bar. We offer Happy Hour daily from 4-8pm. Karaoke, Drag, and more! http://www.freddiesbeachbar.com/
- @GayDistrict (GD) Men 18-35 discussion group
Gay District is a community-based organization focused on building understanding of gay culture and personal identity, awareness of community events and civil rights for gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and inter-sexed (GBTQQI) men between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Through a synthesis of interpersonal interaction and community involvement, we aim to promote a more productive GBTQQ community and an enlightened understanding of gay urban living. In addition, we believe that our program will encourage them to become more active in the social justice arena. We strive to reach our mission through facilitated discussions, and regular and ongoing happy hours, weekend outings, community and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, and other occasions created by and for our participants. Join Gay District on the first and third Fridays of each month for a facilitated group discussion. The meetings begin at 8:30 PM at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. After the meeting, members often head out for dinner together in the neighborhood. For more information, visit the Gay District website at www.gaydistrict.org (http://gaydistrict.org/) or check us out on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GayDistrict/)!
- LGBTQ Erev Shabbat Service
Just a note about Shabbat services at Bet Mishpachah. Since the DCJCC is undergoing renovations, services are held at Foundry United Methodist Church:[masked]th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA (http://www.foundryumc.org/) - Erev Shabbat services are held every Friday evening at 8:00 pm, followed by an Oneg Shabbat (social hour) with dessert, coffee, and soft drinks. Most services on the second Friday of the month are upbeat musical Mizmor Shabbat services with song leader/guitarists Rabbi Ben Shalva or Robyn Helzner. Services on the third Friday of the month generally feature a Torah discussion ("Text Messages: Torah for Today") in lieu of a sermon. Services on the fourth Friday of the month are "classic" Bet Mishpachah services with traditional congregational melodies. Shabbat Morning Services are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of each month at 10:00 am, and include a Torah reading (on the triennial cycle) and a participatory discussion on the Torah portion followed by a kiddush and buffet lunch. Shabbat services are held at Foundry United Methodist Church, 16th & P Sts. NW, while the DC Jewish Community Center is being renovated. For more information about specific services and Shabbat candle lighting times, please see the Calendar. http://betmish.org/index.php/our-services-and-liturgy/shabbat-and-festival-services Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. Since its founding in 1975, our congregation has grown to hundreds of members. [from the BetMish website]: While the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center building is undergoing renovations in[masked], Bet Mishpachah's temporary home will be in Foundry United Methodist Church -- just across 16th Street and a block south of the JCC. Services will continue to be held at Foundry every Erev Shabbat at 8:00pm and on the Second and Fourth Shabbatot of each month at 10:00am.
- Lesbian Happy Hour
• What we'll do Please join us at the Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle. The hotel is providing us with Happy Hour drink specials that will be revealed during the Happy Hour. Where to find us: At the bar (1st floor, to the right). Please note that while our name is "Lesbian Happy Hours", we welcome all female-identifying women who love women... and our allies. Checking in: Check-in is no longer required. Please RSVP so we can continue to give the hotel management staff appropriate numbers. Event Fee: There will no longer be a cover for this event. Address: 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW 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. Drinks: Happy Hour specials last all night and include $5 beers (ALL beer, including drafts and bottles), $6 glasses of special happy hour wine (ask for the happy hour wine; it usually includes 4 kinds, both red and white)! Food: If you feel like eating, you can get appetizers from the happy hour menu at the bar. Dress: Casual, jeans, after work wear, dressy. See you then! Melinda, Jackie, and Jackie • What to bring • Important to know
- Reel Affirmations XTRA: Our Monthly LGBTQ Film "The Heiresses"
Human Rights Campaign - Equality Center
Join us for our screening of The Heiresses Directed by Marcelo Martinessi Spanish with English Subtitles Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy…
- Reel Affirmations XTRA: Monthly Cocktails and Cinema Open Bar Happy Hour
Human Rights Campaign - Equality Center
Reel Affirmations XTRA, Our Monthly LGBTQ Film Series’ Cocktails and Cinema OPEN BAR Happy Hour What better way to unwind after a long week than to join us from 6pm-7pm every month before our film screenings for a cocktail! When you purchase your ticket to our monthly film screenings you are invited to enjoy our Cocktails and Cinema Open Bar from 6-7pm at HRC at 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW!
Please note: Go Gay DC is announcing this as a courtesy, but this is not an organized Meetup activity with a host or nametags. Simply enjoy karaoke at a fabulous gay establishment. There will not be a Go Gay DC table, so bring friends and reserve your own table by calling[masked]. Come sing your heart out with karaoke starting at 9:00 pm. No cover charge. Must be 21+. Metro Directions: 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. Freddie's is Northern Virginia's only LGBTQ, straight friendly restaurant and bar. We offer Happy Hour daily from 4-8pm. Karaoke, Drag, and more! http://www.freddiesbeachbar.com
- Book club Disscussion "Wilde in America" by David Friedman
AGLA's Book Club meets @ Crystal Thai Restaurant at 7:30 p.m.. Simply ask the manager for the AGLA Book Club table. Discussion of "Wilde in America" by David Friedman https://www.amazon.com/Wilde-America-Invention-Modern-Celebrity/dp/0393063178 Everyone welcome. Please RSVP in advance by emailing [masked] . If you wish to optionally dine (on separate checks of course), the menu is a thttp://crystalthai.com/carry-out-menu/#mix AGLA 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 http://www.agla.org/
- Poly Discussion Group
Welcome and join us for the next Poly Discussion group, starting at 7:00 PM at the DC Center,[masked]th Street NW Suite 105. We meet on the third Thursday of the month. What is polyamory, you may ask! Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. This group is designed to be a forum for people at all different stages to discuss polyamory and other consensual non-monogamous relationships. Newcomers will be given a basic introduction into what polyamory is and what some of the advantages and disadvantages are. Attendees who are already in relationships will be given the opportunity to discuss their situations and get advice from the group if they feel that would be helpful. This group is open to people of all sexual orientations and people who are interested in non-monogamy in both kinky and non-kinky relationships. Add us to your calendar!!!!