Metro Weekly

National LGBT Health Awareness Week

Schedule of local events

The first annual National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Awareness Week starts on Sunday, March 16. Local sponsors include Whitman-Walker Clinic, The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer, and The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Organization (LLEGO). The following events are among those scheduled for Washington, D.C.

Crystal Meth & the LGBT Community — A community forum, with information on crystal meth, and how it affects the body and mind. Monday, March 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Whitman-Walker Clinic, 1407 S St. NW.

Out to Quit — Smoking cessation workshop for the LGBT community. Tips and techniques for quitting, and for supporting those who want to quit. Tuesday, March 18, 7 to 8 p.m., Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, Conference Room 4, 1701 14th St. NW.

Hepatitis A & B Screening — At Whitman-Walker Clinic’s Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW, Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Courage, Strength and Wisdom — An exhibit by artist Cindy Spreoul, March 17-21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, hosted by The Mautner Project, 1707 L St. NW, Suite 230.

Walking on Water — One in Ten Reel Affirmations Xtra screening of Walking on Water, a “refreshingly unsentimental story about how people deal with loss and grief from AIDS. ” 7 and 9:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center’s Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. Box office opens at 6 p.m. Tickets $8.