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Upcoming Events in 2013

Permanent Link | Posted by The DC Center on December 29, 2012 2:26 PM

2013events.pngUpcoming Events in 2013
2013 is going to be a busy year for the DC Center. Here are some major events to put on your calendar. If there are events you would like to see added to this list, please e-mail


Center Global Launch Party
Tuesday January 8th - 5PM to 8PM - MOVA Lounge - 2204 14th Street NW
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new program at the DC Center, Center Global. Money raised at this happy hour event will go directly to supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers who come to the District of Columbia. Over the past year, the DC Center has worked with LGBT asylum seekers from countries like Kenya, Uganda, Iraq, Ethiopia, Jamaica, and Cameroon.
more about this event | facebook event page.

Martin Luther King Junior Peace Walk
Saturday January 19th - details TBA
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade. We invite everyone who is interested (organizations and individuals) to be part of our LGBT contingent.


GLOV Happy Hour and Reception
Tuesday February 12th - 5PM to 8PM - MOVA Lounge - 2204 14th Street NW
You're invited to GLOV's annual reception and celebration of our work. GLOV works to reduce violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals (and those perceived as LGBT ) through community outreach, education, and monitoring cases to ensure that the rights and dignity of LGBT victims are respected and protected. GLOV also seeks to assist victims of anti-LGBT violence by advocating on their behalf, encouraging reporting, and providing a community of support.
more about this event | facebook page

Glamour, Glitter, Gold
Tuesday February 24th - 7:00 PM - Town Dance Boutique
Our 8th Annual Oscar Celebration, Glaour Glitter, & Gold, takes place Tuesday February 24th.
facebook page


Center Military Kick-Off Party
Tuesday March 12th - 5PM to 8PM - MOVA Lounge - 2204 14th Street NW
Join us as we kick off our new Center Military program and our exciting new partnership with VetCorps. Learn more about this new initiative to support LGBT service members, veterans, and their families.
more about this event | facebook page

St. Patricks Day Parade of Washington DC
Tuesday March 17th - Details to follow
The DC Center has filled out a participant registration form and requested to have an LGBT walking contingent in the 42nd Annual St. Patrick Parades. If we are accepted, this will be the first time an LGBT contingent has marched in the Parade! We invite the LGBT Community and allies (Irish and Irish at heart!) to walk with us in the parade.


Youth Working Group Annual Reception
Tuesday April 9th - 5PM to 8PM - MOVA Lounge - 2204 14th Street NW
Join us at MOVA for the 2013 Youth Working Group Reception. Meet youth working group members, and learn what we are doing to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in the District of Columbia.
more about this event | facebook page

Youth Pride Day
Saturday April 7th - Noon to 5:00 PM - Dupont Circle
Youth Pride Day is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth (24 and under). It is a chance for LGBTQ Youth to celebrate awareness, visibility, and pride.
more about this event | facebook event page


DC Queer Theatre Festival 2nd Annual Reception
Tuesday May 14th - 5PM to 8PM - MOVA Lounge - 2204 14th Street NW
Join us at MOVA for the second annual DC Queer Theatre Happy Hour. Meet the folks who are organizing the DC Queer Theatre Festival and enjoy a night of socializing and networking with local Queer Theatre Artists and friends.
more about this event | facebook page

2nd Annual DC Queer Theatre Festival
May 30th, May 31st, and June 1st - 8PM - MOVA Lounge - Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW
Now in our second year, the DC Queer Theatre Festival unleashes and celebrates the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and community. The 2013 DC Queer Theatre Festival will take place May 30th, May 31st, and June 1st at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW. For more information visit
more about this event | facebook page


Stonewall Kickball Drag Kickball Event
Sunday June 2nd, Date and Location, TBA
Drag Kickball is back: Don't be a drag...grab your blankets, lawn chairs, and fake lashes to support the DC Center. For more information, visit

Capturing Fire Spoken Word Summit and Slam
Date and Location, TBA
Capturing Fire is an international spoken word and poetry festival where queer-identified writers gather for a poetry slam finals after 3 days of panels, workshops and performances. For more information visit
more about this event

Center Careers Networking Reception
Tuesday June 11th - 5PM to 8PM - MOVA Lounge - 2204 14th Street NW
Celebrate one of our oldest and most popular programs at the DC Center. Come meet our Career Coach Joe Rio, and network with our DC Center professional partners and members of our career development program.

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OutWrite LGBT Book Festival
August 2nd - August 4th - Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street NW
The OutWrite Book Fair is a weekend full of book readings, book vendors, book discussions, poetry readings and more. We have both new and used LGBT themed books and magazines for sale all day long. In addition to book vendors, the DC Center has a large number of used LGBT books for sale. For more information, visit
more about this event | facebook page


LGBT Community Center Awareness Day
September 15th - Date and Location, TBA
LGBT Center Awareness Day was founded by CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers to increase widespread awareness of the vital services offered by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community centers and to promote the central role LGBT centers play in local communities, as well as in the LGBT movement.


DC Center Fall Reception
Date and Location, TBA
Please join us for our Fall Reception, our signature annual even to benefit the DC Center. This event is an important opportunity to support the DC Center, reflect on our work over the past decade, and honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our local LGBT Community.


2nd Annual Center Women Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration
Thursday November 21st , TBA
Center Women invites LBT women and friends to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau! Join us for our first annual signature Center Women event! Beaujolais Nouveau! Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" sees heavy marketing, with races to get the first bottles to different markets around the globe.


2nd Annual Center Women Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration
Date and Location, TBA
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