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friday october 7

The Aging Friday Center Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Customers are welcome to bring a beverage of their choice. For more details, email [email protected].

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 7 p.m. on The Commentary. This event is great for making new friends, professional networking, sharing ideas and building community. Or just to relax and enjoy the extended happy hour. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday October 8

Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breathwork and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the course will be sent at 6 p.m. the day before the event.

Universal Pride Meeting will take place at 1 p.m. on Zoom. This group seeks to support, educate, empower and create change for people with disabilities. For more information send an e-mail [email protected].

Sunday October 9

GoGay DC will host a drag show at 7 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to bring approximately $20 in cash to donate to performers or purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a fabulous assortment of prizes. The event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ + Coffee + Conversation” at 12 p.m. on As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ+ community and trying to meet new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

monday october 10

The Aging Center’s Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT seniors – and their friends – are welcome to enjoy friendly conversations and discuss any issues you may be facing. For more information, visit the Aging Center Facebook or Twitter.

Not Another Drag Show will take place at 8 p.m. at the Dupont Italian Kitchen. Logan Stone will host, there will also be a rotating cast of local DMV artists. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

tuesday october 11

The Coming Out discussion group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a peer-facilitated discussion group and a safe space to share experiences about coming out and discuss coming-out related topics. For more information, visit the Facebook page of the Coming Out discussion group.

Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide an emotionally and physically safe space for transgender people and those who question their gender identity or expression to join the community and learn from each other. For more information send an e-mail [email protected].

The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University will host a roundtable to celebrate National Coming Out Day at 7:00 p.m. at 1957 E St., NW The event will bring together scholars and practitioners, undergraduates cycle, graduates, faculty, staff, alumni and allies to join in a vigorous discussion that celebrates resilience, authenticity and pride. More details are available on Eventbrite.

Wednesday October 12

Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly employment support program aimed at helping newcomers and job seekers, including the long-term unemployed, to improve their self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job search and networking, allowing participants to go from simply being “candidates” to being “candidates”. For more information send an e-mail [email protected] or visit thedccenter.org/careers.

Queer Trivia Night will take place at 7 p.m. at the Dew Drop Inn. This event will be a monthly dose of all things nerdy and LGBTQ. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Thursday October 13

The DC Center’s Food Pantry program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT community. To be fair to who gets the boxes, the program is switching to a lottery system. People will be notified Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are chosen to receive a box of products. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information send an e-mail [email protected] or call 202-682-2245.

“Comedy & Cocktails” will be at 6 p.m. at the Pure Lounge. There will be performances by local DMV comedians, music by DJ Kovza, drinking games, free prizes and more. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Julia P. Cluff