Gay District Digest: July 11th – Wiffle Ball Game, Volunteer Survey and MORE!

July 11: Gay District Annual Wiffle Ball Game


Come join Gay District for some hot fun in the Summer Time — Wiffle Ball! The game will be held at Stead Park near 17th and P St NW at 7:30 pm. We will bring the bats and balls, you bring yourself. If you’ve never played, don’t worry — the game is easy to get the hang of, but hard to be good at. Afterwards, we’ll head over to JR’s for a post-game drink.
Fill out our GD Volunteer Survey! 
Please take a few moments to fill out our Gay District Volunteer Survey! This will help us gauge the interest of our members willing to participate in our volunteer efforts in the community and what areas of interest we can focus! Thanks to WW Taylor Monson for putting this together!
July 18th – Reel Affirmations: Double Feature!
Following the Wiffle Ball game on July 11th we’re doing something a little different and a little exciting.  We will NOT be meeting at the DC Center.  Instead, we are taking advantage of an exciting opportunity to see a double feature of gay-themed movies during the DC-based film festival Reel AffirmationsFriday, July 18th is a double feature of the movies Grind and The Ten Year Plan.
In lieu of the discussion, we will be attending the 9:15pm showing of both movies. Tickets are available at the Reel Affirmations site. We encourage getting the VIP ticket which includes 1 drink ticket, 1 popcorn ticket, and VIP seating! Check out the trailer for Grind which is inspired by everyone’s favorite Gay “Social” app.
August 1st – OutWrite Events: “Speaking of Essex” & “Hold Tight Gently”

We will be continuing our Summer Of Fun with an OutWrite Event & Workshop at The DC Center on August 1st!  “Speaking of Essex: A Tribute To Essex Hemphill” at 6pm will feature friend to Gay District and fellow author Phillip Clark who will be among the panel reading the amazing work of Essex Hemphill. Followed by “Hold Tight Gently: An Evening with Martin Duberman” at 7pm. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, identity, and the politics of AIDS activism beyond ACT UP, Hold Tight Gently captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair.
We will be returning to our regularly scheduled facilitated discussions on August 15th. This summer we plan to take advantage of amazing weather, fun opportunities and events!

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