Category Archives: LGBT

Update – Brookland LGBT Happy Hour Saturday At The Dew Drop Inn

The Dew Drop Inn
The Dew Drop Inn

Earlier today we wrote about the July party for the Brookland area LGBT group. We now have an update that the event will be a Happy Hour at the area’s newest hot spot, the Dew Drop Inn. There will be Happy Hour specials until 7:30 pm as well as an all night wine special. (The date and time is still the same – Saturday night July 25th starting at 6:00 pm.) The Dew Drop Inn is located at located at 2801 8th St. NE, near the entrance to the Met Branch Trail.

Brookland Neighbrhood LGBT Party This Saturday Night

Good times!
Good times!

Every month the LGBT community from the greater Brookland area (and Edgewood, Michigan Park, etc.) gets together for fun, community building and general neighborly good times. This time around, the party will be Saturday night July 25th starting at 6:00 pm. If interested, hit us up on our contact page and we will send you the address. All are welcome. (Please bring a dish or drink to share.)

Join Councilmember McDuffie At The Capital Pride Parade This Saturday

Astrid and I have known Kenyan McDuffie since before he was the Ward 5 Councilmember and before gay marriage was legal in DC. We can attest that back then he was an ardent supporter of LGBT rights and continues to be an ally of the community. That’s why we are happy to post this flyer asking for volunteers to march in the 40th Annual Capital Pride Parade this Saturday with the McDuffie  team. We have marched  in the parade in the past, and it is an exhilarating feeling- why not give it a try? Check out the details below.

Capital Pride Parade 2015

Brookland Area LGBT Happy Hour At Steele Plate Thursday

Photo from a Brookland LGBT Happy Hour
Photo from a Brookland LGBT Happy Hour

The monthly Brookland and Ward 5 LGBT gathering will be a Happy Hour at local hot spot Steele Plate,in their upstairs bar area. Hopefully we will see a great turn out on Thursday February 12 from 6:00- 9:00 pm (or longer).  Many thanks to owner Diton Pashaj for offering up the upstairs room. Steele Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE. See you there!

 

Greater Brookland LGBT Holiday Party This Saturday!

holidayEvery year the “greater Brookland” (including Edgewood, Michigan Park, Eckington, etc.) LGBT  community throws an AMAZING holiday party. Everybody is welcome. This year the party will be on Saturday December 27th, starting around 7:00 pm. For the address and any questions, ask via our contact page. Please bring a drink or side  dish to share.  Hope to see you there!

November Brookland Area LGBT Party This Saturday

Good times at a recent Brookland LGBT Party.
Good times at a recent Brookland LGBT Party.

Every month the LGBT community from the greater Brookland area (and Edgewood, Michigan Park, etc.) gets together for fun, neighborly good times. This time around, the party will be Saturday night November 15th starting at 7:00 pm. We will be lighting up the fire pit, weather permitting. If interested, hit us up on our contact page and we will send you the address. (Please bring a dish or drink to share.)

Catholic U Continues To Suppress LGBT Student Activities; Cancels Movie Screening

CUAllies Prayer and Vigil
CUAllies Prayer and Vigil

We recently learned through this story in Metro Weekly and another story in the CUA Tower that the Catholic University of America (CUA) Office of Campus Activities cancelled a pre-approved movie screening of a film to commemorate LGBT Awareness month on the campus. The film to be shown was Milk, a movie about openly gay San Francisco politician, and LGBT rights advocate Harvey Milk. The movie screening was organized by the College Democrats and may still happen sometime in the future, should University officials reverse their decision and re-approve it. The reason given for the short-notice cancellation of the event was that officials felt that the advertisement of the event, which included flyers featuring the gay/rainbow flag stretched too far into “advocacy”.

This isn’t the first time the University has moved to silence pro-LGBT voices on campus. CUAllies is a student organization made up of CUA students and supporters, who are working to make university life at CUA more welcoming for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning (LGBTQ) students. The group has been working for years to gain recognition by the school, which has repeatedly denied it, based the concern that CUAllies will participate in “advocacy” activities. We caught up with Bob Shine, a 2012 alum from CUA, who is handling media relations for CUAllies, and asked him about the recent movie cancellation, here’s what he had to say:

“Pope Francis’ welcoming and merciful tone has been noticed by the entire world, but apparently not by President John Garvey and the University’s leadership. Canceling the screening of “Milk” does tremendous damage. Unlike administrators at literally dozens of Catholic colleges nationwide, the University has refused to allow necessary education around LGBT issues. Instead, they prefer to silence even an awareness that gay and gender diverse people exist. Branding everything as ‘advocacy’ is a cop out from doing the challenging work of Catholic education in our world today and disregards the value of each person’s life and flourishing so often preached about.

“Thankfully, Catholics in the United States (and students at CUA) overwhelmingly follow Jesus Christ who preached love and inclusion as the constitutive elements of God’s reign. President Garvey and his staff have a choice: will they walk with Jesus Christ, Pope Francis, and the People of God or increasingly abide by a gospel of exclusion and discrimination inconsistent with God’s love?”

For more about CUAllies, and their fight for recognition on campus, check out the story we did on the organization last year. A student group called LIFT CUA is hosting a march from McMahon Hall to the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center today, Monday at 6:30 PM to advocate for free speech and a more inclusive campus environment.