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Rural Juror Part Deux: Urban Fervor–Au​gust 23rd

Announcing the return of the Rural Juror, aptly titled Rural Juror Part Deux: Urban Fervor!  For those of you unfamiliar, the Rural Juror is an event where the boys of Gay District go to a rural gay bar near DC to dance, drink, and throw shade.  Our first event was at the Lodge in Hagerstown (i.e., a dark road in the middle of nowhere), and our second event takes a decidedly urban turn where we are visiting the gay bars of Baltimore.  The name comes from Season 1, Episode 10 of the TV show 30 Rock, and I’ll leave it at that.

We will be coordinating rides in downtown DC for the trip up to Baltimore.  Because our traditional meeting place at the DC Center is so crowded at that time of night, we will be meeting at the Mount Vernon Metro stop at 5th and M St NW.  We will leave from… there at 8:30, and we should arrive at Grand Central at about 9:30pm.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Baltimore gay bar scene, Grand Central has a dance party on Friday nights while Hippo, across the street, is more straight up drinking.  If those of you who are more familiar with the B-more gay scene would like to give recommendations, please do so in the comments below.

Please RSVP and if you have a ride or need a ride up to B-more.  I will have two spaces in my car.  If you want to just meet us there, I’m sure most of us will either be at Hippo or Grand Central for the night.  Departure times from Baltimore will be up to individual drivers and people riding in those cars.

We had a fun and safe time last time at the Lodge, and we hope to see a bunch of people out for GD’s second annual Rural Juror event.  RSVP when you’re sure you’re coming via the Facebook Event Page!


August 16: FUK!T Packing Party

It’s mid-August, and the city is empty and it can be hot, so sometimes you just have to say, Fuck it. But if you’re in town, we will be making “FUK!T” packets this Friday. The are packets that include condoms and lube that you might have seen at bars or clubs. The packets got started after a rise in HIV and STD prevalence — and rather than just hand out condoms, include lube so that they have a much higher chance of working and encourage sex-positive safer sex.

It will be a chance for everyone to gather together and talk, while volunteering for a good cause. We will be joined by the DC Center’s Brant Miller, who will instruct us about how to put them together.

Afterwards, we’ll head off to a local establishment for food and/or possibly a drink!

Join us at the DC Center at 1318 U Street at 8:30 pm.