Calendar: November 25-December 1 – Washington Blade

Calendar: November 25-December 1 – Washington Blade

Amendment to weaken Respect for Marriage Act targets D.C.
Cicilline joins clergy for rally in support of Respect for Marriage Act
Republicans gain control of the U.S. House
Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate
Trone wins reelection in Md. 6th Congressional District
Man charged with assaulting lesbian activist pleads guilty, gets 14 months in jail
Longtime activist Lane Hudson arrested on drug charges
Hundreds attend Dupont Circle vigil for Colorado shooting victims
Vigil for victims of Colorado attack set for Monday in Dupont Circle
D.C. bar holds candlelight vigil in solidarity with Club Q
Black queer Colo. lawmaker speaks out: ‘Hell yes, I support trans youth!’
Incoming HRC President Kelley Robinson warns: ‘They are coming for us’
Colorado Springs mayor grateful for support, Biden offers assistance
Last two Club Q massacre victims identified
Second transgender Club Q victim identified
Uganda lawmaker: International agreement has ‘hidden clauses’ to promote homosexuality
Report: Brittney Griner transferred to Russian penal colony
Gay Lithuania filmmaker uses work to advance LGBTQ, intersex rights
India insurance company appears to recognize same-sex couple
Peru officially apologizes to transgender woman for police abuse
Proyecto de ley penalizará las terapias de conversión en Colombia radica nuevamente en el Congreso
Delitos de odio en Ecuador: sin sentencias, protocolos y la eterna incógnita de cómo juzgarlos
Radican proyecto de ley para crear el Ministerio de Igualdad y Equidad en Colombia
Víctor Abel y su encuentro con la sagrada diversidad
México prohíbe terapias de conversión
Left-wing candidates hurt Democratic Party
A tribute to our LGBTQ bars
Democrats win the midterms — media loses
InterPride’s bad decision to abandon Taiwan
Post midterm notes: Drexel Heard, Kipp Mueller, Max Huskins and me
Blinken criticizes FIFA threat to fine World Cup team captains with ‘one love’ armbands
Region prepares to mark World AIDS Day
Calendar: November 25-December 1
Trans trailblazer helps queer the sci-fi genre in ‘The Peripheral’
European soccer teams won’t wear ‘one love’ armbands after FIFA threatens sanctions
Trans trailblazer helps queer the sci-fi genre in ‘The Peripheral’
‘American Horror Story’ goes full gay in ‘NYC’
‘Queer for Fear’ reveals that horror has always been queer
Thrilling ‘Interview’ revives Rice’s beloved ‘Vampire’ in style
Fall TV offers vampires, royals, and return to Gilead
Queer Wino’s William Ferguson on a mission to queer wine
An expansive vision leads D.C.’s Elcielo to a Michelin star
Wharf celebrates fifth anniversary on Oct. 12
D.C.’s creative culinary scene thriving post-pandemic
Mi Vida bringing customers together on 14th Street
Poignant ‘Sanctuary City’ depicts two immigrants struggling to get ahead in America
‘Ballad of Emmett Till’ recounts last two weeks of a life cut short
Must-see production offers forum where women react to Roe
‘Yours Forever, Lincoln’ isn’t just for opera buffs
Leaving modern NYC for 1950s cult experiment
A queer screen roundup for the holidays
‘Far From Heaven’ still packs a punch 20 years later
Blanchett triumphs with tour-de-force in ‘Tár’
Harry Styles walks queer tightrope in gloomy ‘My Policeman’
Reel Affirmations offers array of films celebrating LGBTQ stories
Riding the joy train with Amy Ray
DC Different Drummers Jazz Band to perform ‘Oasis’
D.C.’s live music venues are jumpin’ again
New Madonna remix collection solid but not exhaustive
English rock band to grace Silver Spring stage
Queer film fans will love ‘Hollywood: The Oral History’
Geena Davis kicked ass onscreen long before she did in real life
‘Working Girls’ offers over-the-top advice on the workplace
Book about lesbian affair is steamy erotica with thin story
20th edition of Emily Post’s ‘Etiquette’ offers updated advice on pronouns and much more
PHOTOS: NGLCC National Dinner
PHOTOS: Fuchsia Ball
PHOTOS: Drag Underground
PHOTOS: Miss Zodiac
PHOTOS: Wig Night Out
Tips for holiday home sales
Holiday gifts for car lovers
To upgrade your home before selling or not? 
Queer Wino’s William Ferguson on a mission to queer wine
What homebuyers vote for
Blinken criticizes FIFA threat to fine World Cup team captains with ‘one love’ armbands
European soccer teams won’t wear ‘one love’ armbands after FIFA threatens sanctions
Reliving a magical softball world series in D.C.
U.S. Soccer’s decision to honor LGBTQ people during World Cup sparks criticism
Byron Perkins makes history as first openly gay Hampton University athlete
Maryland LGBT Chamber holds expo
Fla. ‘Pride Leadership’ firm survives pandemic to face anti-LGBTQ legislation
From early struggles to Obama’s White House, Black pansexual exec talks resilience, self-love
Black gay business owner shares joys, challenges, and the power of fragrance
Gay-owned pharmacy survived pandemic by serving without judgment
Queer Wino’s William Ferguson on a mission to queer wine
An expansive vision leads D.C.’s Elcielo to a Michelin star
Wharf celebrates fifth anniversary on Oct. 12
D.C.’s creative culinary scene thriving post-pandemic
Mi Vida bringing customers together on 14th Street
Tips for holiday home sales
To upgrade your home before selling or not? 
What homebuyers vote for
A positive perspective on 2022 housing market
5 best things to get for your home in the coming year
Holiday gifts for car lovers
Charged up about electric vehicles
Smart haulers: Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Expedition
Two small, fun, and affordable rides
Fab full-sized sedans
No one would have expected me to attempt suicide
Managing sobriety and stress over the holidays
A reporter’s observations on the Brazilian, U.S. elections
Center for Black Equity wins $50,000 grant to combat monkeypox
My fantastic 15 years at the Blade — hard to summarize
No one would have expected me to attempt suicide
Managing sobriety and stress over the holidays
A reporter’s observations on the Brazilian, U.S. elections
Center for Black Equity wins $50,000 grant to combat monkeypox
My fantastic 15 years at the Blade — hard to summarize
New Mexico guv signs marijuana legalization
Delaware cannabis activists take on corporate marijuana
Virginia marijuana legalization takes effect July 1
Highstream 420 Festival Livestream
Cannabis Culture
NEW YEAR NEW YOU 2020: Local VIDA master trainer on trends, tips and technology at the gym
Why a personalized diet can help you achieve better results
Al Roker blasts Jillian Michaels for criticizing Keto diet
Make 2019 your year for fitness
Raising healthy adults starts now
LGBTQ events in the days to come
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Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide emotionally and physically safe space for transgender people and those who may be questioning their gender identity and expression to join together in community and learn from one another. For more information, email [email protected]
Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social discussion group for queer women in the D.C. area and  is a great way to make new friends and meet other queer women in a fun and friendly setting. For meeting updates join WiTT’s closed Facebook group.
“Dave Thomm & Friends’ Official Sagittarius Birthday Bash” will be at 6 p.m. at 1413 K St. There will be music performances by DJ Apollo and Mo Money, drinks, food and hookah. This event is free all night and you can RSVP on Eventbrite
Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the class will be sent out at 6:00p.m. the day before the event.
GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 10 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. This event brings the DMV area LGBTQ+ community, including allies, together for delicious food and conversation. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
AfroCode DC will be at 3 p.m. at Decades DC. This is an experience of non-stop music, dancing and good vibes, and a crossover of genres and fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite
Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the DC Center’s website
Not Another Drag Show will be at 8 p.m. at Dupont Italian Kitchen. Logan Stone will host, there will also be a rotating cast of local DMV performers. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a monthly support group on Zoom for people who identify outside of the gender binary, whether you’re bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis. For more information, visit genderqueerdc.org.
Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit thedccenter.org/careers
“Queer Self-making in Neoliberal Ghana” will be at 6 p.m. at Pedro Arupe, S.J. Hall. This will be a book talk on Professor Kwame Edwin Otu’s book, “Amphibious Subjects: Sasso and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making.” Tickets are free and more details are on Eventbrite
The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 
API Queer Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a support group for the Asian and Pacific Islander queer community. For more information, email [email protected]
Calendar: November 18-24
D.C. bar holds candlelight vigil in solidarity with Club Q
PHOTOS: NGLCC National Dinner
No one would have expected me to attempt suicide
LGBTQ events in the week to come
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Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice. For more details, contact Adam ([email protected]).
LGBTQ Social in the City will be at 7 p.m. at Hotel Zena. This event is ideal for making new connections and community building or just to unwind and enjoy extended happy hour. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the class will be sent out at 6 p.m. the day before the event.
LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom and in-person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This peer support group is an outlet for LGBTQ people of color to come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space that strives to be safe and judgment-free. For more information and events for LGBTQ People of Color, visit thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc.
GoGay DC will be hosting “LGBTQ+ Coffee + Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ community and trying to meet some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
Brewed Up Drag Brunch will be at 11 a.m. at Red Bear Brewing Co. This event will be hosted by Desiree Dik and feature performances from Bombalicious Eklaver, Millie Maringue, Evry Pleasure and Pup Indigo. Guests will also get choose from a variety of drink options including bloodies, mimosas and vodka grey hounds. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter
Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This support group is for people who identify outside of the gender binary, whether bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just 100% not cisgender. For more information, visit www.genderqueerdc.org or Facebook
Showtime at Legacy will be at 8:30 p.m. at Legacy DC.  This free intimate experience features live music from the artist of the month accompanied by the Legacy House Band. After, there will be the annual ‘House Jam’ where anyone can step to the mic. More details are available on Eventbrite
The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 
Asexual and Aromantic Discussion Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a space where people who are questioning this aspect of their identity or those who identify as asexual and/or aromantic can come together, share stories and experiences, and discuss various topics. For more details, email [email protected]
“Wasted & Gay Thursdays” will be at 9 p.m. at Wasted Lounge. The event will be hosted by Nelly Nellz, and there will be music by DJ Ro. Guests are encouraged to come and enjoy good food, drinks, music and hookah. Cover costs $5 and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Adams Morgan Comedy Night will be at 8 p.m. at Town Tavern DC. This event will features performances from the best comics in the DMV and comics from The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Show and who have specials on Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix, Dry Bar among others. The event has limited tickets at a donate-what-you-want price and tickets can be accessed on Eventbrite.
LGBTQ events in the week to come
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Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice. For more details, contact Adam ([email protected]).
Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social discussion group for queer women in the Washington, D.C. area and is a great way to make new friends and meet other queer women in a fun and friendly setting. For meeting updates join WiTT’s closed Facebook group.
Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the class will be sent out at 6:00p.m. the day before the event.
Universal Pride Meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom. This group seeks to support, educate, empower, and create change for people with disabilities. The group facilitator will be actor and disability advocate Andy Arias and queries can be sent to [email protected]
GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee + Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ+ community and trying to meet some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
Champagne, Comedy and Drag will be at 8 p.m. at DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern. This show will be 60 minutes of nonstop comedy, drag, and is the perfect mood for Sunday entertainment featuring the best LGBTQ+ comics and drag queens in DC. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite
Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the DC Center website
Not Another Drag Show will be at 8 p.m. at Dupont Italian Kitchen. Logan Stone will be hosting, there will also be a rotating cast of local DMV performers. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
Bi Roundtable Discussion will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This event is an opportunity for people to gather in order to discuss issues related to bisexuality or as bisexual individuals in a private setting. For more information, visit  Facebook or Meetup
Global Security Pride Community will be hosting “High Tea Mixer” at 1 p.m. at The Watermark Hotel. This inaugural event will feature remarks from GSPC’s co-leads, Meta chief security officer Nick Lovrien and Capital One safety & security executive Arian Avila, on the efforts to stand up a special-interest council within the global private and public security industry. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit thedccenter.org/careers
BookMen DC will be at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Book Men DC is an informal group of men who are interested in fiction and non-fiction gay literature. For more details, visit BookMen’s website.
The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 
“Brooklyn Thersdays” will be at 5 p.m. at Brooklyn on U. This is a ladies night karaoke event. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
LGBTQ events in the week to come
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Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice. For more details, contact Adam ([email protected]).
There will be a movie screening of “Inside Out” at 7 p.m. at President Lincoln’s Cottage. This event is part of the free film screenings on the lawn of Lincoln’s summer residence. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the D.C. Center’s website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the class will be sent out at 6 p.m. the day before the event.
LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom and in-person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This peer support group is an outlet for LGBTQ people of color to come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space that strives to be safe and judgment-free. For more information and events for LGBTQ People of Color, visit thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc.
GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee + Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ community and trying to meet some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
AfroCode DC will be at 3 p.m. at Decades DC. This event is an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes and a crossover of genres and cultures such as hip hop, Afrobeats and soca. Tickets cost $60 and can be purchased on Eventbrite
Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter
Not Another Drag Show will be at 8 p.m. at DuPont Italian Kitchen. Logan Stone will be hosting, there will also be a rotating cast of local DMV performers. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
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 topics as it relates to doing so. For more information, visit the Coming Out Discussion Group Facebook page
Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide emotionally and physically safe space for transgender people and those who may be questioning their gender identity or expression to join together in community and learn from one another. For more details, email [email protected]
Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit thedccenter.org/careers
Queer Trivia Night will be at 7 p.m. at The Dew Drop Inn. This event is a monthly dose of all things nerdy and LGBTQ+. Admission to the event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite
The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 
“Wasted & Gay Thursdays” will be at 9 p.m. at Wasted Lounge. The event will be hosted by Nelly Nellz, and there will be music by DJ Ro. Guests are encouraged to come and enjoy good food, drinks, music and hookah. Cover costs $5 and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite
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European soccer teams won’t wear ‘one love’ armbands after FIFA threatens sanctions
Tips for holiday home sales
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