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13 Gay or Gay-Friendly Groups Sorted by Types

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Big Gay Book Group
Washington, DC
''Enjoy the company of a group of guys who socialize and chat about the book selection and other topics.''

BookMen DC
Washington, DC
Informal group of men who are interested in gay literature (both fiction and non-fiction)." Meets at 1201 17th St. NW (Charles Sumner School & Archives)


Academy of Washington
Washington, DC
Pageants and performances usually at Almas Temple in DC. ''Membership includes drag queens, drag kings, male and female impersonators in the Washington, DC metropolitan area who enjoy entertaining and supporting each other. ''

DC Kings
Washington, DC
Drag-kings and F2M performers; regular shows at Chaos DC and Phase 1. ''We are an avant-garde performance-art troupe of 60+ members located in and around Washington, DC. We are a diverse group in race, gender, sexual identity, age, and background. Our performances generally include song, pantomime, dancing, theatrical skits (comedy, drama, politics, etc.), burlesque, musical performance, and occasionally spoken word.''


Lambda Sci-Fi
Washington, DC 20044
For GLBT fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Includes viewings of movies and videos, book discussions, and gaming.


DC Movie Bears
Washington, DC
A social activity group for gay and bisexual men and their friends in the DC Metropolitan area. Weekly Wednesday movie outtings.

One In Ten
One in Ten
Washington, DC 20037
Host of "Reel Affirmations" film festival; "Laugh Out Loud" with live, GLBT-favorite, comedy entertainers; "Plant A Seed" grant program; and more. One In Ten, is "dedicated to education and cultural activism on behalf of gay and lesbian people. One In Ten seeks to nurture the aesthetics, consciousness, and cultural legacy of this community." Mailing: PO Box 73587, Washington, DC 20056


DC's Different Drummers
DC's Different Drummers
Washington, DC 20037
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender music organization including the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band (CPSB), DC Swing! big band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and several small ensembles.

Washington, DC
The MISSION of Fortissima is to: strive toward musical excellence, project a message of feminism, social justice and peace, broaden our repertoire and increase our musical skills, enjoy making music together. (Formerly known as Bread and Roses Feminist Singers)

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington (GMCW)
Washington, DC 20036
Mission is to ''entertain through excellent musical performance, to affirm the place of Gay people in society, and to educate about the Gay experience.''

Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington (LGCW)
Washington, DC 20035
Non-audition, consensus-based, community chorus.

Not What You Think
Washington, DC
''Ensemble of men and women performing pop, light jazz, and folk.'' Affiliated with LGCW.


Washington, DC
''Dedicated to celebrating and supporting theatre throughout metropolitan Washington, DC, especially MUSICAL THEATRE.''

Note: These dynamic community groups can grow, switch leadership, move or disband quickly. Locations and information may have changed since this Directory database was last updated. See their official web site and contact them before visiting their locations for participation. Information may have been culled from multiple public sources, and Metro Weekly assumes no affiliation with or responsibility for the organizations themselves.