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Join this exciting inclusive Meetup for FREE and enjoy engaging First Friday socials, fun activities and adventurous events. Our members are hard-working gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) professionals and advocates 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.

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. This group sets an exciting new paradigm. It's a new day, a new era, and this facilitates valuable connections for personal, professional, and business success.

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

Our signature event is the monthly First Friday social hosted by TJ Flavell. Often we team up with other gay and lesbian groups to co-sponsor events, offering more opportunities for mingling and fun.

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! Tell your friends and bring them along.

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Upcoming events (4)

LGBTQ+ Social @ The Commentary

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

Mingle with fabulous LGBTQ+ folk. About 50 usually attend.

This free to attend social event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Or just unwind and enjoy the extended happy hour specials.

The Commentary is all about coming together and connecting in conversation and shared experiences.

You can still enter from the hotel side; but, you will see a brand new entrance dedicated solely to The Commentary.

The Commentary is attached to the Westin hotel, and complimentary hotel parking is available in the hotel garage. After parking, simply go to the hotel front desk, say you are there for the social, and ask to have your parking ticket validated.

This free social is hosted by Go Gay DC, which is Washington DC's LGBTQ+ community hub focused on friendship, leadership, and service. For more fun events like this, visit https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC

Casual attire is fine. The happy hour specials are listed at https://thecommentaryarl.com/menus/

You are welcome regardless of where you live. Guests from DC, Maryland, and Virginia often attend. If you are taking the Metro, the Ballston stop is only two blocks from the Westin. The South Elevator exit is closest.

Feel free to invite all your friends on Facebook!

We hope you can make it! You may arrive at any time that's convenient for you.

If you wish to dine there, the menu is All American eatery infusing East Coast ingredients with a West Coast flair. Of course the staff still will be fabulous. The Commentary is graciously offering 15 percent off your main course entree if you dine before, during or following the event and tell the waiter that you are with the Go Gay DC group and want the discount. The menu is at https://thecommentaryarl.com/menus/

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://vaccines.gov.

Social distancing is possible in this spacious, well ventilated lounge.

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

LGBTQ+ Brunch @ Freddie's!

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Enjoy a delicious brunch and meet new LGBTQ+ folk. The brunch is free to attend, but 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

Arrive at any time that's convenient for you. Go Gay DC Leader TJ Flavell
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjflavell/) 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

LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation @ as you are.

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***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

LGBTQ+ Afternoon Tea @ The Commentary

Needs a location

Please kindly RSVP 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 afternoon tea & conversation hosted by Go Gay DC! In addition to the menu for tea, coffee, or dessert, happy hour specials will also be in effect for our group.

This will be a fun-filled SOCIAL event (not a tea dance). We have nothing against dancing, just that isn't the focus. ;-)

This event is free to attend.

When you arrive, obtain a name tag, order separately on your own credit card. Then meet and mingle with about 15 LGBTQ+ folk in a spacious setting. The Commentary is all about coming together and connecting in conversation and shared experiences.

Join us and see all the wonderful new amenities at The Commentary and catch up with each other. This event is ideal for making new friends, networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Or just unwind and enjoy the afternoon tea.

The Commentary is attached to the Westin hotel, and complimentary hotel parking is available in the hotel garage. After parking, simply go to the hotel front desk, say you are there for the Go Gay DC event, and ask to have your parking ticket validated.

You may still enter from the hotel side; but, you will see a brand new entrance dedicated solely to The Commentary. If you wish to dine there, the menu is All American eatery infusing East Coast ingredients with a West Coast flair. The Commentary is graciously offering 15 percent off your main course entree if you dine before, during or following the event and tell the waiter that you are with the Go Gay DC group and want the discount.

Mingle with fabulous LGBTQ+ folk and allies. Bring your friends and meet new people from all over the world.

Casual attire is fine.

You are welcome regardless of where you live. Guests from DC, Maryland, and Virginia often attend. If you are taking the Metro, the Ballston stop is only two blocks from the Westin. The South Elevator exit is closest.

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

Go Gay DC founder and leader TJ Flavell will also be there to greet you.
This event is a safe space for everyone under the rainbow. This event is for all ages.

Please feel free to invite your Facebook friends to join you there!
For more exciting events like this, stay tuned to Go Gay DC at https://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC/

We hope you can make it! You may arrive at any time that's convenient for you.

If you haven't been fully vaccinated, have a fever or cough or lost sense of smell, please just stay home. You can find a vaccine near you by searching locations on https://www.Vaccines.gov.

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

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