Metro Weekly

2009: Year in Preview

Look ahead at the calendar of GLBT events for the Washington, DC metro area

All dates are subject to change at each organizer’s discretion. For more detailed information as events approach, check Metro Weekly’s ”Community Calendar,” your complete guide to local community events, both in print and online at


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7 — The Maryland chapter of the Stonewall Democrats meets in Baltimore for an organizational meeting, from 7-8:30 p.m., 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore. For more information, call 410-800-8109, or e-mail

SUNDAY, JAN. 11 — Be Charitable: DC for Marriage hosts a fundraising event at Be Bar, 1318 Ninth St. NW.

SUNDAY, JAN. 11 — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG-DC) hosts a comedy event at Ballston Common Mall. For details, call 202-638-3852.

TUESDAY, JAN. 13 — Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance, a concert presented by The GLBT Arts Consortium, at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 Fourth St. SE.

THURSDAY, JAN. 15 — OutWrite Author Series presents Cynthia Burack, author of Sin, Sex, and Democracy: Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right, at 7 p.m., at the DC Center, Suite 350, 1111 14th St. NW.

JAN. 16-18 — Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. Various locations.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18 — The People’s Inaugural LGBT Gayla, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 801 K St. NW. General admission is $100.

TUESDAY, JAN. 20 — Out for Equality Inauguration Party, at 7 p.m., at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.

TUESDAY, JAN. 20 — Inauguration Ball at Blair Mansion. For details e-mail

JAN. 24-25 — Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington’s 25th Anniversary Concert at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 Fourth St. SE. For details, visit

TUESDAY, JAN. 27 — Equality Virginia’s Lobby Day in Richmond. For a full schedule of events and information, visit


MONDAY, FEB. 2 — Equality Maryland Lobby Day, 4-8 p.m., in Annapolis. For details, visit

TUESDAY, FEB. 3 — Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington Open House for prospective members at Parish of St. Monica & St. James, at 7 p.m. For details, visit

SATURDAY, FEB. 7 — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Visit

SATURDAY, FEB. 7 — 2014 Gay Games Bid Kick-Off Rally. Visit

SUNDAY, FEB. 8 — Be Charitable: Fight HIV in DC Be Bar Fundraising Event, at Be Bar, 1318 Ninth St. NW.

SATURDAY, FEB. 14 — Mautner Project’s 19th Anniversary Gala, Big Love, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW.

SATURDAY, FEB. 14 — D.C. Metropolitan Area Circle of Friends Valentine’s Day Old Style Cabaret. E-mail Alton Gadsden at

THURSDAY, FEB. 19 — OutWrite Presents Craig Gidney: Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories, at 7 p.m., at the DC Center, Suite 350, 1111 14th St. NW.

SATURDAY, FEB. 21 — Intimate Winds Concert (DC Different Drummers Ensemble) at Hillwood Estate & Museum.

SUNDAY, FEB. 22 – Glamour, Glitter, Gold – The Center’s Oscar party. For details, visit

TBA — Latino GLBT History Project Retreat, Latino History Project.Contact

TBA — 38th Annual Scarlet’s Annual Bake Sale and Auction. DC Eagle, 639 New York Ave. NW.


THURSDAY, MARCH 5 — Dining Out For Life to benefit Food & Friends. Participating restaurants TBD.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 — Be Charitable: Elder Think Tank Be Bar Fundraising Event.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 — SLDN’s 17th annual National Dinner and Silent Auction, at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact David Hall at 202-621-5419 or

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 — PFLAG Gala and Silent Auction,


THURSDAY, APRIL 23 — OutWrite & GLOE Present Lev Raphael, author of My Germany, at the DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW, at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 — Allies Reception, Youth Pride Alliance.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 — Youth Pride Day, Youth Pride Alliance.

TBA — Victory Fund’s Ninth Annual Champagne Brunch.


FRIDAY, MAY 15 — Whitman Walker Clinic’s Annual Spring Event.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 — Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington Spring Affair,

MONDAY, MAY 18 — National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

MAY 21-25 — DC Black Pride. Full listing of events TBA.

SATURDAY, MAY 23 — Black Pride Explosion II at MJ Meeting Place for the Mature Ladies with Lady Lenore & Gloria Wells. For details, contact

TBA – Pride & Heritage, an event organized by members of AQUA, APIQS, Khush and others.


JUNE 5-14 — Capital Pride.

MONDAY, JUNE 8 — Ganymede Arts Presents a Reading of Boys in the Band at Hillwood Estate & Museum.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12 — Latino GLBT History Project Third Annual DC Latino Pride event. Details TBA. Contact

FRIDAY, JUNE 12 — One in Ten’s Divas Outdoors Film Festival at Hillwood Estate & Museum.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20 — Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington present an Outdoor Concert at Hillwood Estate & Museum.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 — National HIV Testing Day.


SATURDAY, JULY 18 — White Attire Affair.


TBA — DC Bear Invasion.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 — Latino GLBT History Project commemorates Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Month. Details TBA. Contact

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 — D.C. Metropolitan Area Circle of Friends’ Annual Jazz Affair. Contact Alton Gadsden at

SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 — The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League’s annual Fall Brunch takes place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW.

TBA — Atlantic Stampede;

TBA — Capital Classic.


SUNDAY, OCT. 3 — AIDS Walk Washington benefiting Whitman-Walker Clinic.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10 — HRC National Dinner, at the Washington Convention Center.

Sunday, OCT. 11 — National Coming Out Day.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15 — National Latino AIDS Awareness Day.

TUESDAY, OCT. 27 — High Heel Race, 17th & Church Streets NW.

TBA — Reel Affirmations 19, One in Ten’s annual GLBT film festival. Various locations.


SUNDAY, NOV. 1 — The Latino GLBT History Project offers a Day of the Dead event with a GLBT altar, Latin food, music and performances. Details TBA.

FRIDAY, NOV. 20 — Transgender Day of Remembrance

TBA — National Gay Volleyball Association D.C. Tournament; details TBA.


TUESDAY, DEC. 1 — World AIDS Day