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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,
Jay

 

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.

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,
Jay

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.

02/07/2014: The State of the Gayz on TV

HBO’s Looking

The new year has already seen gays prominently featured on the boob tube–whether with HBO’s new series Looking, Queen Latifah officiating same-sex marriages at the Grammy’s, or the gay family featured in the Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial.

What progress have we made in the past year? What can we look forward to in LGBT representation on TV for the rest of 2014? And what kind of LGBT characters would YOU imagine if you were writing TV scripts with LGBT characters/story lines?  It’s time to take inventory with our own State of the Gayz on TV!

We will talk about this and other TV-related LGBT news this week–so watch TMZ to get caught up before coming out Friday!

Your facilitator,

Jay

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.

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!






 

11/9/2012: The Tipping Point for Gay Equality?

Tuesday’s election results were historic for the LGBT community with three states voting to expand marriage equality and one state disapproving of limiting the definition of marriage to a man and a woman.

Have we reached the tipping point for the LGBT movement in terms of the public voting to expand rights to us? We have come a long way these past four years, so how far can we go the next four?

Tonight we will discuss Tuesday’s election and what it means for LGBT equality going forward. As always, we will meet at 8:30 at St. Margaret’s Church for discussion followed by dinner. See you all there!

Jay

PS-Read this New York Times Editorial on how far we’ve come: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/opinion/a-big-leap-for-marriage-equality.html?_r=1&