LGBTQ Organization Guide

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Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) is a vibrant LGBTQ-friendly Quaker Meetinghouse located in Dupont Circle that encourages self-reflection and service to the community.

We welcome all spiritual seekers to join us for worship, fellowship and community service. Members of our community include individuals of many races, faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, ages and socio/economic backgrounds.

However, members coalesce around a shared set of values that influence what we do in our personal lives, what we believe, and changes we work for in the world. These values or testimonies include the promotion of peace, a commitment to all humanity, an understanding that love is a manifestation of God, and a belief that ”there is that of God in everyone”.

Our worship services are unprogrammed, meaning that we worship in the traditional Quaker way. We convene in silence, interrupted only if a worshiper feels divinely inspired to deliver a message intended for all.

Our community has celebrated same sex weddings and commitment ceremonies for decades. We welcome couples of all genders and orientations. A couple may seek to be married in the Quaker tradition under the care of the community and our spaces are also available to couples not affiliated with the community.

Finally, our spaces have been available for memorial services and celebrations of life since the early days of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. In fact, we were one of the only houses of worship in Washington DC to welcome the family and friends of AIDS victims into our spaces at that time.

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We are a full-service LGBTQIA-friendly Substance Abuse, Mental Health & Eating Disorder treatment facility.

Our advanced approach to addiction treatment and drug treatment empowers individuals on the path to recovery. The Recovery Village® offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. At The Recovery Village®, we understand addiction. Our fully trained staff will guide patients and family to the goal of complete rehabilitation.

Top of the line medical care, combined with wellness programs and holistic addiction treatments such as yoga and meditation, massage and equine resources mean we are dedicated to healing the whole self. We provide affordable luxury and recovery in a setting where lasting health and peace of mind are the goals. If you are looking for the best alcohol and drug rehab programs or facilities we can help you find the right resources.

Our members represent a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds,nationalities, political affiliations, family configurations, sexual orientations, abilities and religious traditions. Indeed, chances are that there is someone just like you at St. John’s.We hope you have a chance to visit our church family!

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Programs and services for lesbian, bi, and trans women at the DC Center

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GenderQueer DC is a support group at The DC Center for people who identify outside of the gender binary. Whether you’re bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis – this is your group!

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Programs and services for the transgender community at the DC Center

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A space for DC’s Latinx LGTBQIA+ community / un espacio para la comunidad Latinx LGBTQIA+ en DC

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Programs and services for the African American LGBT community at the DC Center

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DC’s Local Bear Community for gay, bisexual, and trans men.

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Center Aging is a program of the DC Center made up of a broad spectrum of volunteers. Our mission is to provide support and advocacy for the aging LGBT populations of the DC metropolitan area and those who provide services to them.

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