Archives for : February2016

Friday’s Discussion: Smartphone Bling

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Six or seven years ago, if you told friends or family that you met your significant other on a smartphone dating app, they might be like WHOA YOU DID WHAT? Now, it is so common, we don’t even blink.
It seems apps are the most common way to meet people for everything from hookups to long-term dating. There is no longer only Grindr, but Hornet, Tinder, Hinge, Scruff, and many, many others.
Is this a good thing? Is it now gauche to meet someone in person? Does it make people judge excessively on appearance, weight, and race? What are strategies you have to use these, and pitfalls you have run into? And who should you AVOID?
We will discuss these questions and more at Gay District starting at 8:30.
Gay District meets at The DC Center, located inside the Reeves building at 2000 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009.  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 the DC Center at (202) 682-2245.

Queering the Vote



Hey guys,

Come join us for discussion this Friday 02/05/16, 8:30pm at the The DC Center! Our topic is Queering the Vote.

The primaries just swept through Iowa and the results have many folks on all sides of the isle paying closer attention to the current slate of presidential candidates. Who has caught your eye in the race to the White House? Have you been closely scrutinizing the debates or trying your damnedest to block out that televised circus? Who do you think has the strongest platform and best experience to affect the needs of the nation’s queer community? Do we agree with the Human Rights Campaign’s early endorsement of Hilary Clinton, why or why not? Is there political common ground between Log Cabin Republicans, democrat gays, and queer independents? Do you have political priorities that rank higher than any involving sexual orientation/gender identity? What are your opinions on Donald Trumps’ hair, and the loss of the Biden/Obama bromance?

Join us this Friday February 5th to talk about this and more!