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10/07/2016 – Tricks of the Trade: Do’s, Dont’s and Sexual Stigma in the LGBT Community.”

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As fall approaches and we all look forward to (See Also; Dread) the indulgence of Halloween candy and Thanksgiving goodness. Join us this Friday for Gay Districts facilitated discussion and get stuffed with something else….knowledge!
This Friday, October 7th, we will be discussing the do’s and taboo’s associated with sex in the LGBT community. How many dates should you wait before giving it up? What doth a good kisser make? Can a gay couple truly have a monogamous relationship and why does the straight world seem to think we can’t?

Not only will we be discussing the physical aspect of life and love in the LGBT community but we will also be broaching the issue of adult entertainment. Does the growth of social media, i.e. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, which create a social celebrity out of your milk man have anything to do with the growing popularity of amateur and home made adult entertainment? In what ways do the adult entertainment industry tap into pop culture to stay afloat in what some see as a slowly dwindling field? Can the connections we make through “Gay Social Apps”, such as Growlr, Grindr, Scruff and Jack’d become more than a one night stand or a “Super Smash Buddy”?  Are you relationship minded but you can’t seem to find the right match…though you don‘t mind kissing a pond full of frogs before you get to your Prince? Speaking of…What is with this “Finding Prince Charming” on Logo? The suitor having a sex worker past has spread like WILDFIRE…does this tarnish the shows brand? 

Join us as we jump into the deep end in hopes of wading through the troubled waters of Sex, Love, and Life for the Gay man in the District!

Gay District (GD) meets at The DC Center; 8:30pm.  It is located inside the Reeves building, which is a government facility.  We encourage attendees to bring their photo ID. If you do not have or are unable to present photo ID, please contact GD facilitator Justin (JDavis1982@Gmail.Com) or The DC Center’s Executive Director David Mariner.  Attendees will need to enter the Reeves building via the “Exit” doors on 14th Street, facing the McDonald’s.

Come out for the discussion; Stay for the company

11/7/14: Post-election highs & lows

 

After this week’s mid-term elections, you’re either singing the blues with other Democrats or all fired up like the new Republican majority. Regardless of your party affiliation or political views, there are major changes ahead in our local lives and in the LGBT community.

 

What do you think the crystal ball has in store for immediate political landscape? Will Republicans open their big tent to work with the LGBT community for civil rights advancements? Can new local leaders in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia continue to make the area attractive to young professionals with continued development? And will we see another Clinton-Bush election in 2016?

 

Come out tomorrow to join the chatter about what this year’s elections meant to you, what the next few years has coming, and what’s in ahead for 2016. It’ll be a great chance to polish your political commentator skills!

 

Your facilitator this week, Jay

 

PS–Check out this article from the Washington Blade on our LGBT future with a new Republican majority: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/11/04/senate-republican-takeover-means-lgbt-issues/