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2017 Community Calendar: The Year in Preview

A look ahead at some major local LGBT events and happenings in 2017

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, in print and online at


Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 13-15
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave. NW
For times of individual events, visit

Casa Ruby Attends Showing and Post-Show Discussion for Mosaic Theater Company’s Charm

Saturday, Jan. 14
8-11 p.m.
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE

We Are All God’s Glitter

Sunday, Jan. 15
Photography exhibit featuring Billy Maloy Photography’s “Gold Series” and work by Kevyn M Photography. Proceeds benefit Casa Ruby. Featuring guest performances by DeJaye Joseph and others.
Studio 52
1508 Okie St. NE

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Monday, Jan. 16

Women’s March on Washington

Saturday, Jan. 21
10 a.m.
March will start from Independence Avenue and Third Street, SW

Brother, Help Thyself’s Annual Grant Awards Reception

Saturday, Jan. 28
2-4:30 p.m.
The DC Eagle
3701 Benning Rd. NE

Team DC’s Casino Night

Saturday, Jan. 28
Join your favorite D.C. area sports teams for a night of blackjack, craps and poker
8 p.m.-midnight
Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St. NW


Annual Capital Pride Reveal

Thursday, Feb. 2
Find out what Capital Pride has planned for its 2017 celebration.
7:30-11:30 p.m.
SAX Restaurant and Lounge
734 11th St. NW

Equality Virginia’s Day of Action

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Join Equality Virginia as they lobby lawmakers in the General Assembly to support pro-LGBT bills. The day also includes workshops for activists and ends with a legislative reception featuring appearances by LGBT-friendly lawmakers.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad St., Richmond, Va.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Night OUT at the Capitals

Tuesday, Feb. 7
7 p.m.
Verizon Center
601 F St. NW

GenOUT Chorus — Youth Invasion

Saturday, Feb. 11
Featuring the Arlington Children’s Chorus
8 p.m.
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE


The Magic of Pride Conference

Thursday-Sunday, Mar. 9-12
Co-hosted with North East Regional Pride and Pride of the Southeast Conference
Conference on LGBT issues kicks off, starting with Thursday’s “Advocacy Day,” where people meet with their state or local representatives and talk to them about LGBT issues. The conference also features multiple workshops.
Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, Mar. 10

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, Mar. 20


Equality Virginia’s 2017 Commonwealth Dinner

Saturday, April 1
Join the Commonwealth’s major LGBT rights organization as it celebrates pro-LGBT progress and the allies who have made it possible. Proceeds benefit Equality Virginia.
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Time TBA
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va.

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, April 10

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Tuesday, April 18

National Day of Silence

Friday, April 21
The brainchild of GLSEN, the Day of Silence is used to protest the silencing of the LGBT community due to harassment, bullying, and abuse in schools.

Capital Pride Spring Outdoor Movie Night

Monday, April 24
Location and time TBA

Capital Pride Heroes Gala

Saturday, April 29
Annual event honors those who have made significant contributions to the LGBT community and to Capital Pride.
Location and time TBA


Whitman-Walker Health’s “Going the Extra Mile” benefit

Thursday, May 11
This annual cocktail reception honors Whitman-Walker’s pro bono legal volunteers, recognizes allies , and raises money to help Whitman-Walker provide free legal services to its clients.
Time TBA
The Hamilton
600 14th St. NW

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Thursday, May 18

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, May 19

National Hepatitis Testing Day

Friday, May 19

Capital TransPride

Saturday, May 20
Events include the DC Trans Ball
Location and time TBA

DC Black Pride’s HIV/AIDS Luncheon

Thursday, May 25
12-2 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St. NW

DC Black Pride

Friday-Monday, May 26-29

AnnualHealth & Wellness and Cultural Fair

Sunday, May 28
Featuring “Sunday Funday” entertainment courtesy of Darryl Wilson Promotions
12-10 p.m. (Fair runs 12-6 p.m.)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
810 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW


Night OUT at the Nationals

Date and time TBA
Nationals Park
1500 S. Capitol St. SE

Capital Pride Women’s Kickoff Party, presented by Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

Friday, June 2
This event celebrates the Mautner Project’s delivery of direct services to LBT women with cancer, health education, and workshops to the community and health care professionals about the LGBT community’s unique health needs.
Time TBA
PNC Place
800 17th St. NW

Casa Ruby’s Anniversary Party

Saturday, June 3
Location and time TBA

HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

Monday, June 5

Capital Pride Rooftop Pool Party and Rally

Thursday, June 8
VIDA Penthouse & Pool Club at the Yards
1212 4th St. SE

Capital Pride and BYT Opening Night Party

Friday, June 9
Location and time TBA

Capital Pride Block Party

Saturday, June 10
Time TBA
15th and P Streets, NW

Capital Pride Women’s Main Event

Saturday, June 10
Location and time TBA

Capital Pride Parade

Saturday, June 10
Join Capital Pride for its signature event, featuring cars, marching contingents and floats representing the best of D.C.’s LGBT community.
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Parade route starts at 22nd and P Streets, NW. Ends at 14th and R Streets, NW

Distrkt C Official Saturday Night DC Pride Party

Saturday, June 10
Location and time TBA

Capital Pride Festival & Concert

Sunday, June 11
Celebrating the 42nd anniversary of Pride in the Nation’s Capital, featuring entertainers, booths for local organizations, food, and live music
12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd and 7th Streets, NW

National HIV Testing Day

Sunday, June 27


Baltimore Pride

Date, time and locations TBA

Pride Splash & Ride

Saturday, July 29
Time TBA
Six Flags America
13710 Central Ave., Bowie, Md.


OutWrite DC Book Festival 2017: A Celebration of LGBT Literature

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6
Reeves Center
2000 14th St. NW.
Times of readings and exhibits TBA
Volunteers asked to email


Brother, Help Thyself’s Annual Pride Night at Kings Dominion

Date and time TBA
Kings Dominion
16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Va.

Capital Pride’s Music in the Night

Time and date TBA
The Hamilton
600 14th St. NW

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Sunday, Sept. 18

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Sunday, Sept. 27


Center Global 5th Annual Reception

Date, time, location TBA

Whitman-Walker’s Annual Walk & 5k Run to End HIV

Date, time and registration info TBA
Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Capital Pride Fall Outdoor Movie Night

Sunday, Oct. 2
Time and location TBA

Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention

Monday, Oct. 3
Wear blue in a show of solidarity against bullying.

National Coming Out Day

Wednesday, Oct. 11

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Sunday, Oct. 15

31st Annual High Heel Race

Tuesday, Oct. 24
17th Street NW, between Church and S Streets
Parade of costumes starts 6 p.m.
Race starts at 9 p.m.

HRC National Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 28
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW
Time and ticket sales TBA


6th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Event

Join The DC Center’s Center Women Group as they celebrate their annual wine sampling party.
Date and time TBA
The DC Center
2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105

Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

Monday, Nov. 20
For Washington, D.C., event will take place at Metropolitan Community Church
474 Ridge St. NW
Time TBA
For other localities’ events, visit


World AIDS Day

Friday, Dec. 1
For specific events and times, see listings on

Capital Pride Holiday Heatwave Party

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Time TBA
HRC Equality Center
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW

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