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Gays do not just live in Manhattan or Dupont Circle or West Hollywood. LGBT life has always been broader, but sometimes less visible. To paraphrase Barack Obama’s 2004 convention speech, we have gay friends in the red states. And small towns have gay bars, which are different than a Saturday night at Town.

Have you been a part of rural gay life? How did it change when you came to the DC area? Do you think small-town gay bars have advantages over their city counterparts? Do you think the Internet has made it easier for gay people in rural areas? Would you move to a rural area?

We’ll discuss these questions and more at the DC Center at 1400 U St NW on Friday, beginning at 8:30 P.M. Afterwards, we’ll head to a local establishment for dinner or maybe even a big city gay bar.

If you need help entering the building, please don’t hesitate to call me at (617) 877-5484

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some .gifs.

03/07/2014: Our gay brothers abroad

Hi boys,

As I’m sure you’ve read, our gay brothers and sisters have been struggling for rights and acceptance in their home countries, whether in RussiaUgandaNigeriaIndiaZimbabwe or other parts of the world. This week we’re turning our global gayz to them, educating ourselves about what they’re going through and talking about how we can support them from DC.

So, catch up on what’s happening by reading the news and bringing ideas Friday on how Gay District can make a difference in LGBT lives on the other side of the world. As always, we will meet Friday at 8:30 pm at the DC Center.

Your facilitator this week,

Remember, Gay District meets at The DC Center, located inside the Reeves DC government building. Attendees will need to enter the Reeves building via the “Exit” doors on 14th Street, facing McDonald’s. We encourage attendees to bring their photo ID to gain access inside the building. If you do not have or are unable to present a photo ID, please contact me ahead of time by email or The DC Center’s Executive Director David Mariner.