Metro Weekly

Community Calendar

Upcoming LGBT social events around DC, MD & VA

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Andromeda Transcultural Health
offers free HIV testing and HIV services (by appointment). 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Decatur Center, 1400 Decatur St. NW. To arrange an appointment, call 202-291-4707, or visit
Center Bi
a group of The DC Center, hosts a monthly roundtable discussion around issues of bisexuality. 7-8 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. Visit
DC Aquatics Club
practice session at Takoma Aquatic Center. 7:30-9 p.m. 300 Van Buren St. NW. For more information, visit
DC Front Runners
running/walking/social club welcomes runners of all ability levels for exercise in a fun and supportive environment, with socializing afterwards. Route distances vary. For meeting places and more information, visit
DC Scandals Rugby
holds practice. The team is always looking for new members. All welcome. 7-9 p.m. Harry Thomas Recreation Center, 1743 Lincoln Rd. NE. For more information, visit
Gay Men's Health and Wellness/STD Clinic
Patients are seen on a walk-in basis. No-cost screening for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Hepatitis and herpes testing available for a fee. Testing starts at 6 p.m, but should arrive early to ensure a spot. 1525 14th St. NW. For more information, visit
HIV Testing
at Whitman-Walker Health. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1525 14th St. NW, and 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. at the Max Robinson Center, 2301 MLK Jr. Ave. SE. For an appointment, call 202-745-7000 or visit
Karing with Individuality (K.I.) Services
20 S. Quaker Lane, Suite 210, Alexandria, Va., offers $30 "rapid" HIV testing and counseling by appointment only. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Must schedule special appointment if seeking testing after 2 p.m. Call 703-823-4401.
MetroHealth Center
offers free, rapid HIV testing. Appointment needed. 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 700. To arrange an appointment, call 202-849-8029 or visit
Overeaters Anonymous
holds an LGBT-focused meeting every Tuesday, 7 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 Oakland Ave., Arlington, just steps from Virginia Square Metro. Handicapped accessible. Newcomers welcome. For more info, call Dick, 703-521-1999 or email
Sapphire Sapphos
D.C.'s first political, social, and cultural group for black lesbians, will participate in a panel discussion at the Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Neighborhood Library reflecting on the 40th anniversary of the group's founding. Panelists include: Tania Abdulahad, Sharon Farmer, Annette "Chi" Hughes, V. Papaya Mann, and Michelle Parkerson. Event is free and open to all. Space is limited and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1630 7th St. NW. For more information, call 202-727-1199 or email
5-6:30 p.m. 410 7th St. SE. For more information, contact Rebecca York, 202-567-3165, or visit
STI Testing
at Whitman-Walker Health. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at both 1525 14th St. NW and the Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE. Testing is intended for those without symptoms. For an appointment call 202-745-7000 or visit
The Gay Men's Health Collaborative
offers free HIV testing and STI screening and treatment every Tuesday. 5-6:30 p.m. Rainbow Tuesday LGBT Clinic, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St. 703-746-4986 or text 571-214-9617.
The Health Working Group
of The DC Center hosts a "Packing Party," where volunteers assemble safe-sex kits of condoms and lube. 7-9 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information, visit
Us Helping Us
hosts a support group for black gay men 40 and older. 7-9 p.m., 3636 Georgia Ave. NW. Call 202-446-1100.