Gay pride has grown to be an expensive affair. While the parade is free, the partying can cost you. Buzzfeed captured some of the expensive events happening across the country.
Are these something to be wary of? How different is it from a straight party? Or has the pride parade morphed from a protest of “homosexuals” into a corporate affair. Will you be going to any of the parties in DC?
The San Francisco pride parade dropped Bradley Manning, currently on trial for leaking classified information to Wikileaks, from its Grand Marshals after gay military groups protested. Would this have happened in the post-Vietnam 70s?
We’ll discuss this and more at Gay District at 8:30pm, at the DC Center at 1318 U Street. Afterwards, we’ll head out to an establishment to eat.
If there is somebody for everybody, who are the people who are definitely NOT for you? Whether considering romantic relationships, sexual compatibility, or platonic friendships, sometimes what once seemed promising is ruined by a DEALBREAKER. What is a dealbraker for you? Physical traits? Annoying habits? Is it something specific such as someone’s taste in music?
Think about what things are important for you to know before pursuing a relationship, friendship, or sexual liaison with someone. How do you ascertain this information? What things have you learned the hard way not to assume and to find out ASAP?
Some of your dealbreakers are likely LGBT specific. Some are surely particular to men. Which of these cause you the most frustration? Do you have internet-specific dealbreakers? What issues of socializing, sexuality, health, hygiene, grooming, intellect, technology, transportation, communication, etc. should “go without saying” but (obviously) don’t?
Bring your list of dealbreakers, non-starters, strikes, turn-offs, pet peeves, preferences,& requirements to the May 3, 2013, meeting of Gay District – with special guest facilitator Zar – 8:30pm at the DC Center, 1318 U Street NW.
Gay District is a community-based organization focused on building understanding of gay culture and personal identity, awareness of community events and civil rights for gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and intersexed (GBTQQI) men between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Empowering them with the opportunity to assist and participate in activities will foster a better gay community. Our mission is to help our participants become aware of everything the region has to offer through social and professional networking opportunities as well as partnering with other LGBT groups and community-based organizations for various activities and volunteering.
Through a synthesis of interpersonal interaction and community involvement, we aim to promote a more productive LGBTQ, etc. community and an enlightened understanding of gay urban living. In addition, we believe that our program will encourage them to become more active in the social justice arena. We strive to reach our mission through weekly facilitated discussions, happy hours, weekend outings, community and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, and other activities created by and for our participants.
Gay District meets on Friday nights in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest DC for facilitated group discussions and then head as a group to a local restaurant for dinner. We host several social events at venues across the DC metro area throughout the year as well.