Metro Weekly

2011 Gay Events in DC

A look ahead at the new year in pride, politics, pageants and fun

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.


JAN. 14-17 — Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. Various locations.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19 — Equality Virginia’s Lobby Day in Richmond. For a full schedule of events and information, visit

JAN. 24-28 — The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) No Name-Calling Week.

THURSDAY, JAN. 27 — Equality Maryland Lobby Day, in Annapolis. For details, visit

THURSDAY, JAN. 27 — Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) meet to elect the new officers for the organization for 2011. 7 p.m. at The Center, 1318 U St. NW.

SATURDAY, JAN. 29 — Brother Help Thyself’s Grant Awards Ceremony, at the MCC-Baltimore.


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

SATURDAY, FEB. 12 — Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s ”Let’s Hear it for the Boys” concert, with the Rock Creek Singers and special guest Maj. Mike Almy. 5 and 8 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW,

SATURDAY, FEB. 12 — 40th Annual Scarlet’s Bake Sale and Auction. DC Eagle, 639 New York Ave. NW.

SUNDAY, FEB. 27 – Glamour, Glitter, Gold – The Center’s 6th annual Oscar party. For details, visit


SATURDAY, MARCH. 5 — Mautner Project’s 21st Anniversary Gala, ”Dare to Be.” Location TBA.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 — Dining Out For Life to benefit Food & Friends.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 — The Academy of Washington presents Miss Gaye Universe.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19: 5th Anniversary of the Capital Queer Prom aboard the Spirit of Mount Vernon.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 — Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s (SLDN) 19th annual National Dinner and Silent Auction. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 — The Academy of Washington presents its Glitter Gala.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 — Victory Fund celebrates its 20th anniversary with its Annual Champagne Brunch.

MARCH 31-APRIL 2 — Cherry, organized by the Cherry Fund, an organization that raises money for HIV/AIDS organizations.


FRIDAY, APRIL 15 — Day of Silence.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 — PFLAG Gala and Silent Auction, featuring Wendy Rieger from News 4 and comedian Scott Nevins from Tru TV.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 — GLAA’s annual Distinguished Service Awards and 40th anniversary reception.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 — Whitman-Walker Clinic’s Annual Spring Event. Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Place NW.

APRIL 28-MAY 7 — Reel Affirmations 20, One in Ten’s LGBT film festival. Various locations.

TBA — Youth Pride Day, Youth Pride Alliance.

TBA — Transgender Health Empowerment’s annual Fashion Show.

TBA Metro Weekly’s Next Generation Awards.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 — National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

SATURDAY, MAY 21 — Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington Spring Affair.

MAY 26-29 — DC Black Pride. Full listing of events TBA.

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


JUNE 2-12 — Capital Pride.

MONDAY, JUNE 27 — National HIV Testing Day.

TBA — Pride of Pets.

TBA — Latino GLBT History Project 5th Annual DC Latino Pride event. Details TBA. Contact .


TBA — Transgender Health Empowerment’s annual pageant contest.


TBA — Latino GLBT History Project commemorates Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Month. .

TBA — The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League’s 14th Annual Fall Brunch.

TBA — Servicemembers United Outdoor Gala and Fundraiser.

TBA — Brother Help Thyself’s Gay Day at Kings Dominion.

TBA — Transgender Health Empowerment celebrates the anniversary of the opening of the Wanda Alston House.


SATURDAY, OCT. 1 — HRC National Dinner.

TUESDAY, OCT. 11 — National Coming Out Day.

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 25 — High Heel Race, 17th & Church Streets NW.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 — AIDS Walk Washington benefiting Whitman-Walker Clinic.


SUNDAY, NOV. 20 — Transgender Day of Remembrance

TBA — Art for Life benefiting Whitman-Walker Clinic.



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