LGBT

Explore the calendar listings below for social and cultural events, educational excursions and more opportunities targeted toward the needs and interests of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Browse the postings and explore organizations and events that may be interesting to you.

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Upcoming Events
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Sat
Mar
  3
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Dear Temple Shalom Families, We are very excited for our next First Friday Shabbat Family Service. The deadline to register for our congregational potluck is Wednesday, February 28. Please register with the names of or number of people in your party and the (vegetarian, dairy, or fish) dish you are bringing. NO MEATS OR DESSERTS PLEASE! The dish should serve at least 8 people. Also, please remember to bring serving utensils! You do not need to post your phone number or email. We encourage yo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, GLBT, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Mar
  7
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  8
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Faith Leaders luncheon seminar. This bi-annual event (held twice annually) will focus on how faith leaders can more effectively address the LGBTQ community.
Listed In:  GLBT, Interfaith, Maryland, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  18
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (GLOE - Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This Passover, join GLOE and the inspiring Abby Chava Stein, the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community (and a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism's founder, the Baal Shem Tov), for this 11th annual event to celebrate stories of liberation through an LGBTQ lens. We’ll enjoy a special Passover meal as we read our own Haggadah and perform its festive rituals with the Jewish LGBTQ community and our friends – finding inspiration from Jewish history to continue our own acts of...
Listed In:  GLBT, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  22
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (GLOE - Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
To be Jewish and LGBTQ is to live at the intersection of two traditionally oppressed populations. By exploring the similarities, differences, and dynamics of our Jewish and LGBTQ identity, we can gain great insight to become effective leaders in both communities.
Listed In:  GLBT, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Mar
  31
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
At the Seder we find joy in intergenerational community, storytelling and song. This year, please join our wonderful community-wide Seder, the open, welcoming, pluralistic celebration of freedom you’ve come to expect from the EDCJCC. Join us to meet new friends, partake in joyous singing accompanied by a guitar, and fascinating discussions. The Seder will also feature a delicious (and kosher) traditional Passover meal. Whether you know all the customs and stories of Passover, or you are just l...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, DC, Non-denominational, Community-Wide/Festivals, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; $60

 
 
Wed
Apr
  4
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Apr
  10
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) )
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are affected by domestic violence, dating abuse, or sexual assault and harassment. The #MeToo campaign has brought to light the extent that our friends, co-workers, and loved ones are affected by power-based violence, but how do we help? This session, held during Crime Victims Rights Awareness Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will discuss the rights of survivors of power-based violence and how we can support survivors in our lives, named and unnamed. Learn ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Women & Girls, DC, Advocacy, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Apr
  24
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join us as we celebrate the EDCJCC's many contributions to the community, present the Lee G. Rubenstein Outstanding Leadership Award, and take part in a "Taste of the Neighborhood" featuring DC's most popular and well-known chefs.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, GLBT, Singles, DC, Culinary, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  2
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jun
  6
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jun
  14
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
TBD, TBD MD 20852
Join us for an engaging and educational evening featuring Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and author several best selling books including, Still Alice, a novel about a Harvard professor who suffers early onset Alzheimer's. The book was adapted into a film in 2014 and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Julianne Moore's highly acclaimed performance as Alice Howland. Genova has written fiction about characters dealing with neurological disorders. Gallery Books published her next three novels, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; tbd