Upcoming LGBT social events around DC, MD & VA
Metro Weekly's Community Calendar highlights important events in the gay community, from alternative social events to volunteer opportunities. Event information should be sent by e-mail to
or by mail to Metro Weekly, Attn: Community Calendar, 1425 K Street, NW; Suite 350; Washington, D.C., 20005. Deadline for inclusion is noon, the Friday before publication. Announcement submissions that are not date-specific may run for two weeks, with the option for listing organizations to resubmit if appropriate. Questions about the calendar can be directed to the Metro Weekly office at 202-638-6830.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
A Company of Strangers
A Company of Strangers, a theater chorus, meets 7:30-9:30 p.m. A GLBTA and SATB looking for actors, singers, crew. Open Hearth Foundation, 1502 Massachusetts Ave. SE. Charles, 240-764-5748. ecumenicon.org
Identity offers free and confidential HIV testing in Gaithersburg, 414 East Diamond Ave., and in Takoma Park, 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411. Walk-ins 2-6 p.m. For appointments other hours, call Gaithersburg at 301-300-9978 or Takoma Park at 301-422-2398.
MetroHealth Center offers free, rapid HIV testing. Appointment needed. 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 700. 202-638-0750.
SMYAL offers free HIV Testing, 3-5 p.m., by appointment and walk-in, for youth 21 and younger. Youth Center, 410 7th St. SE. 202-567-3155, .
Support group for LGBTQ youth ages 13-21 meets at SMYAL, 410 7th St. SE, 5-6:30 p.m. Cathy Chu, 202-567-3163, .
The DC Center
The HIV Working Group of The DC Center hosts "Packing Party," where volunteers assemble safe-sex kits of condoms and lube. 7 p.m., Green Lantern, 1335 Green Court NW. thedccenter.org
The Gay Men's Health Collaborative
The Gay Men's Health Collaborative offers free HIV/STI screening every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. 5-6:30 p.m. Rainbow Tuesday LGBT Clinic, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St. 703-321-2511, .
Us Helping Us
Us Helping Us hosts a support group for black gay men 40 and older. 7-9 p.m., 3636 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-446-1100.
Whitman-Walker Health's Gay Men's Health and Wellness/STD Clinic opens at 6 p.m., 1701 14th St. NW. Patients are seen on walk-in basis. No-cost screening for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Hepatitis and herpes testing available for fee. whitman-walker.org
HIV Testing at Whitman-Walker Health. D.C.: Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. At the Max Robinson Center, 2301 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For an appointment call 202-745-7000. Visit whitman-walker.org