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04/04/14: Spring time for GD and Washington!

It looks like old man winter has finally exited to let spring take center stage. And with this season comes boys baring more skin! To celebrate their arrival–the spring or skin, your pick–we’re going to celebrate by dishing about our favorite parts of the season and the boys we love.

Come ready to chat about why you enjoy spring time: Your favorite bar patios to happy hour with friends and work colleagues. Your favorite outdoor dates spots. Your favorite spring colors. Your favorite holidays. And, of course, your favorite boys of the season!

Join us at our normal time of 8:30 pm this Friday at the DC Center. As always, we will go out together afterward for drinks or dinner. See you Friday!

Your facilitator this week,


PS-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.

PPS-And if you’re looking for some spring readings that will attract the boys, peruse these books on Buzzfeed.

9/20/2013 Discussion: Autumn in DC!

Autumn has come to DC: It’s in the crisp, cool air, the smell of fireplaces lighting up, fall guides in the papers (Did you catch the BladeMetroweeklyCity Paper and WaPo guides last week?), and on screen on tv and in the movies. So how are you going to spend the new season?

This Friday we will talk about fall activities going on, especially ones that pique your gay interest. What tv show will you be watching weekly with a group of friends? Are you a hayride, haunted house or apple-picking type of outdoorsy, October gay? And where’s the best place to take a first date now that the rooftop bars and outdoor patios will be a bit too chilly to sit out on and get to know that new guy?

Come this week to plan your fall calendar! You might make some new friends to join you on this fall’s best activities! As always, we will meet at 8:30 pm at the DC Center at 1318 U St, NW. And we will go out to dinner or drinks together afterward.
See you all there!


07/12/2013 – GD Outing: Jazz in the Sculpture Garden



This upcoming Friday is not our regularly scheduled discussion, but since summer is in full force (hot summer days and nights, even hotter boys in short shorts, and frequent outdoor happy hours), Gay District will be taking advantage and doing a summer social at Jazz in the Sculpture Garden near the Smithsonian museums. It’ll be a fun way to soak in the last bit of sun for the day, unwind after a week back at work, and listen to good music.
So come join us for a relaxing evening outside! Meeting details below:

What: Gay District at Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
When: Friday, July 12 from 6:30-8:30
Where: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden located on corner of 7th and Constitution Ave, NW (closest Metro stops are Archives and Smithsonian). Look for Jay and other gay boys with the Gay District signage.

After the jazz, we can continue our conversations over food and drinks at a place in Gallery Place. Can’t wait to see you all there!  Please check back for a Friday update as the event may be cancelled due to weather.

04/19/2013 – “Can You…Feel A…Brand New DAY!” – New Beginnings

Hey Boys! 

I know it feels like it’s been FOREVER since we last met up but here we are…3rd Friday in the month so it’s time for our facilitated discussion! This week we will talk about beginnings and how being in a new place is an opportunity for a fresh start. Let’s talk about our experiences moving to DC or a new apartment home, new relationships, jobs etc.and what we’ve learned (or didn’t learn) from these experiences.  We also want to hear your thoughts about our new digs (The DC Center – 1318 U Street, NW) and all your ideas for topics, activities, and volunteer opportunities now that we’ve moved our location and are making changes to our format. 

Remember Boys, discussion starts at 8:30pm and our new home is The DC Center – 1318 U Street, NW. You’ll be able to spot us as the entrance with the rainbow ribbons!

See you out tonight! 

04/05/2013 – “Gay District: Re-Launch & Open Housewarming!”

What: Gay District Re-launch: Free Open Housewarming!

Where: The DC Center – 1318 U Street, NW

When: April 5th, 2013 7pm – 10pm

We will be hosting an Open Housewarming at the site of our new Friday night facilitated discussion, The DC Center! Located at, 1318 U Street, NW, The DC Center has been the home for resources to the LBGT community for many years and now they have opened their doors to us.  As we are welcomed to our new home please join us for light fare and beverages. We hope to have attendees of past and present show up in full force and in lieu of gifts ( microwaves and toaster ovens ) please bring your favorite memories to share and help us fill the night with laughter….and of course whatever donations you can offer!

See you there!

Limited Supply Bonus!: For all participants of the Re-Launch: Open Housewarming that donate $10+ you will receive a ticket (valued at $20) for the upcoming Dancers Night at Bender Arena hosted by People Of The Beat! If you enjoy dance of any sort from classical interpretive, modern, to crump, tap and freestyle you’ll love what People of the Beat are putting together! If you need an excuse to get out and move then join them for a night to remember!