2007 Year in Preview

A look forward at a DC's GLBT calendar of events

compiled by Yusef Najafi
Published on January 4, 2007, 12:00am | Comments

All dates are subject to change at the organizer's discretion. For more detailed information as the dates for events come closer, contact the event organizer or check Metro Weekly's ''Community Calendar,'' your guide to community events, both in print and online.

JANUARY

1/7 -- HRC L Word Premiere Party. It's ladies first with this year's long list of upcoming events with the Human Rights Campaign's premiere party for the fourth season of Showtime's lesbian soap-opera, The L Word, at LOVE, 1350 Okie St. NE. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a suggested donation of $10 per attendant. 18+. For more information visit www.hrc.org.

1/12-14 -- Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. Centaur Motorcycle Club's annual celebration of all things leather & gay kicks off on Friday, Jan. 12, with the Leather Exhibit Hall at the Washington Plaza Hotel, followed by the Meet the MEAT Tour at DC Eagle, Green Lantern and Titan's Ramrod at 10 p.m. The Blowoff Dance at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, Jan. 13, is just one of many events leading up to the Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather contest at Almas Temple on Sunday, Jan. 14, and the closing event, the REACTION Dance, scheduled for 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., also at 9:30 Club. For more information visit www.leatherweekend.com.

1/17 -- Equality Virginia Lobby Day in Richmond. Last year nearly 500 people attended Equality Virginia's Lobby Day. Now activists are asking supporters of the gay community to do it again when the group meets with elected officials on Wednesday, Jan. 17. For more information visit www.equalityvirginia.org.

1/21 and 1/28 -- The Academy of Washington. If last year's contest is any indication, expect big hair, wild outfits and lots of attitude at the Academy of Washington's Mr. and Miss Gaye USA (D.C.) Contest on Sunday, Jan. 21 and its Royal Ball on Jan. 28. Both at the Almas Temple Oasis Room, 1315 K St. NW. For more information and more events visit www.thewashingtonacademy.com.

1/27 and 1/28 -- The Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington presents Peace by Piece, choral works sending the message of peace in the world, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, and 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in Southeast. For more information visit www.lgcw.org.

TBA -- Miss Transgender Health Empowerment Pageant: Transgender Health Empowerment plans to hold its first beauty pageant sometime in January to promote HIV prevention, awareness and some of the positive aspects of the transgender community, according to Brian Watson, the group's program director. Date TBA. For more information call 202-636-1646.

FEBRUARY

2/3 -- The Academy of Washington Miss Universe Tri-Bid Capricorn Zodiac Monthly Contest on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Almas Temple Oasis Room, 1315 K St. NW. For more information and more events visit www.thewashingtonacademy.com.

2/7 -- National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Whitman-Walker Clinic will observes the day by providing free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing, among other activities. For more information visit www.wwc.org.

2/10 -- The Family Pride Coalition Family Pride Fundraiser. The Coalition works with other progressive national and state-based organizations, families, friends and allies of gays to make change, share information and build community. For the location and more information on its annual fundraiser, visit www.familypride.org nearer the date of the event.

2/12 -- Equality Maryland Lobby Day. From 5 to 8 p.m. at Lawyer's Mall, directly in front of the State House, located at 100 State Circle in Annapolis. The legislative meetings will occur in state office buildings located immediately adjacent to Lawyer's Mall. For more information visit www.equalitymaryland.org.

2/24 -- The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington presents Let All Men Sing, an evening of choral music in an ethereal setting, dedicated to friends and family who are deceased. At 8 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. For tickets or more information visit www.gmcw.org.

2/25 -- The Center's Glamour, Glitter & Gold Second Annual Academy Awards Fundraiser. For location and more information call 202-682-2245 or visit www.thedccenter.org.

MARCH

3/8 -- Dining Out for Life. A day on which 150 local restaurants plan to donate a portion of their sales to Food & Friends, which offers services to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. For more information visit www.foodandfriends.org.

3/14 -- Going the Extra Mile: Whitman-Walker Clinic reception to benefit its Legal Services Program, which offers pro bono legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the residence of the French ambassador, 2221 Kalorama Rd. NW. For more information contact Mike Wilkinson 202-797-3543 or mwilkinson@wwc.org.

3/24 and 3/25 -- The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington performs songs from The Wizard of Oz. Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. For tickets and information visit www.gmcw.org.

3/24 -- Metro D.C. PFLAG 10th Annual Honors Gala & Silent Auction. Last year's event attracted nearly 800 people, and organizers are expecting an even larger number this year. At the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. For more information visit www.pflagdc.org.

3/25-27 -- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Lobby Day. Use the new year as a new opportunity to repeal the government's ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' policy. From 12 to 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 25, through Tuesday, March 27. For specific location and more information visit www.sldn.org closer to the date of the event, or call 202-328-3244.

APRIL

4/9 -- Family Pride Coalition at the White House Easter Egg Roll. Family Pride Coalition, a group dedicated to securing equality for GLBT families, takes part in the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis to people waiting in line between Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7. Family Pride plans to host a gala after Monday's event. Visit www.familypride.org or call 202-331-5015.

4/19 -- Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance 36th Anniversary Reception. GLAA, an all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit political organization that works to advance the equal rights of gays in Washington, celebrates 36 years of advocacy with its anniversary reception. For location and details visit www.glaa.org.

4/22 -- The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute Seventh Annual Victory Champagne Brunch. The Victory Fund, which helps openly GLBT candidates win election to local, state and federal offices, holds its annual event from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. For more information contact Patrick Bruner 202-842-7313 or e-mail events@victoryfund.org.

4/28 -- Youth Pride Day. Washington D.C.'s Youth Pride Alliance hosts Youth Pride Day at Rock Creek Park, at the corner of P and 23rd Streets NW, followed by the Infatuation Dance. For the location of the dance and more information visit www.youthpridedc.org.

TBA -- American Brotherhood Weekend. The celebration of the bond of Leather families in the form of a weekend that includes four contests: American Leatherman, American Leatherwoman, American Leatherboy and now American Leathergirl, is expected to drop in D.C. sometime in late April. For details visit www.americanbrotherhood.com.

TBA -- Mautner Project for Lesbian Health. Men of Mautner, an annual event that honors the men involved with Mautner and its work to improve the health of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women who partner with women (WPW) and their families. For the date and location of the event visit www.mautnerproject.org.

TBA -- One in Ten Spring Gala. One In Ten, which is dedicated to education and cultural activism on behalf of gay and lesbian people, is in the midst of planning its Spring Gala either on Friday, April 27, or Saturday, May 5. For confirmation of the date or more information visit www.oneinten.org.

MAY

5/7 -- Asian/Pacific Islander Pride. Asian/Pacific Islander GLBT organizations, including AQUA, APIQS and Khush D.C., host various events to commemorate Asian/Pacific Islander Pride, including an Asian Fashion Show. For additional events and dates, as well as more information, visit www.khushdc.org and www.aquadc.org.

5/17 -- Whitman-Walker Clinic Spring Gala, ''Celebration of Life,'' at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. For more information visit www.wwc.org.

5/25-27 -- D.C. Black Pride. A range of events and parties, including the annual Black Pride Festival. For more information visit www.dcblackpride.org.

JUNE

6/9-10 -- Capital Pride Parade and Festival. The Capital Pride Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, and the Festival for Sunday, June 10. For more information visit www.capitalpride.org.

6/8-10 -- Cherry. Including the Main Event dance. For more information visit www.cherryfund.org.

TBA -- Latin@s En Accion Gala.

TBA -- Dyke March.

TBA -- PETS DC's 14th annual Pride of PETS Dog Show. www.petsdc.org.

AUGUST

8/10-12 -- D.C. Bear Invasion. www.dcbearclub.org.

SEPTEMBER

9/7-9 -- Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association Atlantic Stampede. www.asgra.org.

9/15 -- Gay Day at King's Dominion. Sponsored by Brother Help Thyself. www.brotherhelpthyself.com.

9/15 -- Gay Day at Hillwood Museum. www.hillwoodmuseum.org.

9/15 through 10/16 -- The Latino LGBT History Project at The Center. www.thedccenter.org.

9/27-29 -- LGBT Career Conference, presented by Out for Work. www.outforwork.com.

TBA -- Mautner Project's 17th Anniversary Gala. www.mautnerproject.org.

TBA -- The Center's End of Summer Tea Dance. www.thedccenter.org.

OCTOBER

10/5-7 -- Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons 2007 National Conference. www.affirmationdc.org.

10/6 -- Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. www.hrc.org.

10/11 -- National Coming Out Day. www.hrc.org.

10/11-20 -- Reel Affirmations 17th Annual Film Festival. www.reelaffirmations.org.

10/13 -- Whitman-Walker Clinic AIDS Walk. www.wwc.org.

10/15 -- National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. www.nlaad.org.

10/30 -- 17th Street High Heel Race.

NOVEMBER

TBA -- Whitman-Walker Clinic Art for Life auction. www.wwc.org.

TBA -- Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) Fall Brunch. www.smyal.org.

DECEMBER

12/1 -- World AIDS Day.


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