A Common Bond is social/support group for LGBT former and current Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Mid-Atlantic region. The mission of the various chapters of A Common Bond is to reach out with support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals who have had association with the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses, or who may still be active within that organization.
Email: [email protected]
Category of Interest: Faith
Affirmation is a non-profit organization serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed Mormons, their families, and friends since 1977. The Washington DC chapter of Affirmation has been active since 1982 and currently has around 25 active members, and many more less active.
Address: PO Box 77504, Washington DC 20013
Phone: (301) 871-4581
Categories of Interest: Faith and Social Events
All Souls Church, Unitarian is a progressive religious community located in the heart of Washington, DC. Our members walk diverse spiritual paths to find meaning and purpose in our lives, but we are united in our belief in the worth and dignity of all people, and the obligation to express our faith through acts of justice and compassion.
Address: PO Box 33532, Washington DC 20033
Phone: (202) 332-5266
Categories of Interest: Faith
Andromeda Transcultural Health is a non-profit health service for minorities; DC Medicaid and some private insurance companies accepted; sliding scale fees for uninsured patients. Free services for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse for DC residents, mental and general medicine, diagnostics, treatment and counseling for ages 5-18; family counseling; confidential and free HIV testing.
Address: 1400 Decatur St NW, Washington DC 20011
Phone: (202) 291-4707
Fax: (202) 723-4560
Categories of Interest: Health, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Youth Services
Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society (APIQS) is a supportive community focusing on educational, social, and cultural activities created for and by queer female-identified, gender-nonconforming, and transgender people of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Email: api[email protected]
Categories of Interest: Education, Social Events, and Support Services
The Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA) is a charitable and social organization whose primary purpose is to promote the sport of rodeo and foster country and western lifestyles in the gay and lesbian community. ASGRA members enjoy the fellowship of numerous social, recreational and educational activities. The organizations primary event is the Mid-Atlantic rodeo and the organization raises money throughout the year to support community organizations.
Address: PO Box 22042, Alexandria, VA 22304
Categories of Interest: Education, Social Events, and Sports
Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. They join together to affirm our religious and cultural heritage, integrating Gay and Lesbian and Jewish identities. Their membership is comprised of singles, couples, and families, and is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Address: PO Box 1410, Washington, DC 20013
The mission of Black Pride, Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Day, Inc. is to build awareness of diversity in the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as to support organizations that are addressing HIV/AIDS and other health issues adversely affecting our community. Profits from DC Black Pride events are distributed to HIV/AIDS and other health service organizations serving the African American community in the Washington, DC area. DCBP is a member of the Center For Black Equity [CBE] (formerly the IFBP). CBE is a coalition of Black Pride organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Prides and community-based organizations.
Address: 1806 Vernon Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009
Categories of Interest: Philanthropy, Advocacy, Arts, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Social Events and Support
A LGBT group for native Brazilians and people of other nationalities who have an interest in the Brazilian culture.
Contact email: [email protected]
Categories of Interest: Social Events
Fortissima began in 1978 as the DC Area Feminist Chorus, then were known as Bread and Roses Feminist Singers from 1983 to the fall of 2009, and became Fortissima in October 2009. Our mission is to strive towards musical excellence, project a message of feminism, social justice and peace. The organizations goals is to broaden repertoires and increase the musical skills of participants while having fun.
Categories of Interest: Arts and Social Events
Through their legal services program, Break the Cycle helps young survivors of domestic violence, dating violence and/or sexual assault in the District of Columbia ages 12 to 24. They represent young survivors at civil protection hearings, custody and visitation hearings and divorce proceedings. Washington, DC Office.
Address: PO Box 21034, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 824-0707
Fax: (202) 824-0747
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Family/Parent Services, Legal Services and Support
Brother, Help Thyself Inc. (BHT) is a community based organization that provides financial and other support to non-profit organizations serving the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metro area. BHT accomplishes its mission by dispensing direct and matching grants to non-profit organizations, acting as a clearinghouse for donated goods and services, and serving as an information resource to your community. Brother Help Thyself distributes health, culture, and social services for the LGBTQ community.
Brownfxck is a sex education project dedicated to the celebration and exploration of queer and trans bodies of color. We’re more than rainbows, condom campaigns, pretty pictures, and red ribbons. This is intentional. Our feminist, sex-positive framework encourages using sex and kink as a reclaimed means of healing, growing, and surviving.
Categories of Interest: Education, Health, Social Events
The Chamber, the Capital Area's LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, largely-volunteer network of over 400 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Ally members in addition to the nearly 5,000 LGBT supporters who own or are employed by businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. The Chamber is an affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and was awarded Chamber of the Year 2012. The Chamber ranked18th on the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists. The Chamber’s primary mission is to advocate, promote and facilitate the success of LGBT businesses, professionals and their allies in the Metro DC region.
Address: 1425 K Street, NW Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Business Development, Social Events and Support
Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (CARA) is a member supported organization composed of gay and lesbian bowling leagues in the Metropolitan Washington DC Area. CARA primary focus is on promoting the sport of bowling for men and women in the local area gay community. CARA provide information and reference materials to all member leagues to encourage participation in inter-league, local, national and international events.
Categories of Interest: Social Events and Sports
Capital Pride, located in Washington, DC, is the non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTA community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity, including the annual Capital Pride Parade and the Pennsylvania Avenue Festival. Capital Pride is managed by a small staff and supported by a large cadre of volunteers. Capital Pride celebrates the uniqueness of all Capital Pride individuals who participate in this annual event and strives to create an environment which both reflects and honors the great diversity of our LGBT communities. Capital Pride is a community event that remains focused on diversity, cultural achievement, civil rights issues and entertainment by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, families and friends.
Address: 1407 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 797-3510
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Education, Social Events and Support
The Capital Tennis Association is a non-profit organization with the primary purpose of coordinating and promoting the sport of tennis within the Washington metropolitan gay and lesbian community. CTA also provides casual and organized tennis programs.
Categories of Interest: Sports
Now MetroHealth DC
Carl Vogel Center (CVC) is a nonprofit organization that provides multidisciplinary and integrated health care that responds to existing and emerging needs of people with HIV/AIDS (PWA). CVC educates and empowers PWA to become full partners and informed advocates in the management of their care.
Address: 1012 14th St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 638-0750
Categories of Interest: Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, and Philantropy
The Church of the Pilgrims is a congregation of people on a faith journey. The Church of Pilgrims are people with questions, seeking greater understanding of God's love for the world and the message God's son Jesus Christ sought to bring us. The Church of Pilgrims welcome and need members of different backgrounds and experiences because each individual offers the entire congregation new insight and understanding of the Lord. The Church of Pilgrims respect all that are willing to bring their questions and insights to share with the congregation, welcoming the way each seeker joins in enriching our journey of faith.
Address: 2201 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 387-6612
Cascade at Howard University: CASCADE is an acronym for the Coalition of Activist Students Celebrating the Acceptance of Diversity and Equality. Formerly known as BLAGOSAH, it is the Bisexual, Lesbian, Allied, and Gay Organization of Students at Howard University.
Address: 2397 6th Street, NW c/o Armour J. Blackburn Center, Suite 117 Box 134, Washington, DC 20059
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Education, Social Events, Students, Support, and Youth Services
Connect DC is a Wiccan based public ritual group that seeks to heal and transform the city of Washington DC through magic, mystery and celebration. Rituals are always open to the public and are held four times a year on the equinoxes and solstices. Connect DC has been celebrating magic in public spaces since 1999.
Established in 1988, DC Aquatics Club (DCAC) is a high-energy swim team and social club whose mission is to promote competitive and fitness swimming for lesbians, gays and their friends in a team-oriented, professionally coached setting. DCAC is dedicated to promoting the sport of swimming. All swimmers, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, color, religion, age, or national origin are invited and welcome to join.
Address: PO Box 12211, Washington, DC 20005
The mission of DC Care is to provide support to PLWHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS) and their families and collaborate with service providers to enhance the delivery and quality of HIV/AIDS services in Washington, DC. DC Care supports PLWHA and their families through emergency financial assistance, training programs, and by supporting the HIV/AIDS service delivery workforce. Our goal is to improve health outcomes by supporting the dedicated individuals and systems that serve the estimated 16,513 people known to be living with HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC.
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Health, HIV/AIDS, Philanthropy
The Center’s mission is to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of Black Pride and Youth Pride, among others in Metropolitan Washington, DC. While The Center ramps up to fulfill its vision of serving as a ‘drop-in’ center and as a clearinghouse for LGBT residents and visitors, it offers an outdoor movies series during the summer months, Screen on Stead Park; organized the DC Crystal Meth Working Group to address the use and abuse of crystal methamphetamine; established an elder outreach group that coordinates programs, services, and information for DC’s senior citizens; hosts quarterly art exhibits; the annual Town Hall Meeting during Capital Pride; and support a number of other events.
Address: 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 682-2245
Email [email protected]
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Arts, Education, Elders, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless Services, Lesbian Services, Mental Health, Social Events, Substance Abuse, Support, Transgender Services, and Youth Services
The DC Coalition of Black Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals is one of the oldest advocacy groups in the city. The group primarily organizes events and community forums that focus on the state of the black gay community in the District of Columbia.
Address: PO Box 77145, Washington, DC 20013
Phone: (202) 609-7509
Categories of Interest: Advocacy and Social Events
DC Front Runners is a running, walking and social club for gay people and friends in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Membership is open to all people regardless of race, pace, age, gender, sexual orientation, or athletic ability.
Address: PO Box 65550, Washington, DC 20035
DC Lambda Squares is a lesbian and gay inclusive square dance club serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The club provides opportunities for members, visitors, and guests to dance in non-traditional roles and a comfortable environment for socializing around square dancing activities. The club fosters relationships with other square dancing clubs and organizations and with social, educational, and charitable organizations within the lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual communities.
Address: PO Box 77782, Washington, DC 20013
Categories of Interest: Education, Social Events and Sports
The DC Radical Faeries is a community-based organization of people of all genders who explore queer spirituality. We promote an understanding of Earth-based religions and interfaith cooperation. The organization welcomes all queer spirits, straight, gay, and bisexual, transgender, two-spirited or searching. DC Radical Faeries is open to people from all walks of life who want to share and has hosted weekly potlucks and annual events open to the community.
Phone: (202) 332-4697
Categories of Interest: Faith and Spiritual Events
The DC Strokes introduce and promote the sport of rowing to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies. The DC Strokes provide competitive and recreational rowing opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.
Address: PO Box 3789, Washington, DC 20027
DC's Different Drummers is the Washington, DC metropolitan area's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender music organization including the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band (CPSB), DC Swing! big band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and several small ensembles. DC’s Different Drummers has served the LGBT Community of Washington, DC for more than 25 years.
Address: PO Box 57099, Washington, DC 20037-0099
Delta Lambda Phi is a non-secret, non-hazing, progressive national social fraternity founded by gay men for all men. Delta Lambda Phi promotes dignified and purposeful social, service and recreational activities for progressive men, irrespective of sexual orientation. Delta Lambda Phi respects the diversity of all individuals, irrespective of sexual orientation.
Phone: (202) 558-2801
Fax: (202) 318-2277
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is a full-service, cabinet level agency charged with fostering economic growth and the development of emerging District-based business enterprises through programs and opportunities, agency and public/private contract compliance, advocacy, and supportive legislation.
The Department works to stimulate and expand the local tax base of the District of Columbia, to increase the number of viable employment opportunities for District residents, and to extend the city’s economic prosperity to local business owners, their employees, and the communities they serve. DSLBD is comprised of the following four divisions that work in conjunction to sustain and grow small and local businesses: Certification, Compliance and Enforcement; Business Opportunities and Access to Capital; Training and Education; and Commercial Revitalization.
Address: 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 970 North, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-3900
Fax: (202) 724-3786
Categories of Interest: Business Development
Dignity Washington is a community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Catholics, Christians, families and friends. Dignity Washington provides a healing outreach to LGBT Catholics and other people by affirmation that they are beloved children of God. Dignity Washington says they are a prophetic witness to the Church, the LGBT community and society.
Address: PO Box 15279, Washington, DC 20003
Contact phone: (202) 546-2235
The organization of the Evangelical Anglican Church in America has its basis in Churches of the Anglican Communion. It shares similar expressions of polity, doctrine and worship, including full acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion as its foundation for faith and doctrine and the Book of Common Prayer provides a liturgical foundation/standard. In all religious expression special attention is given to gender respect and neutrality in expressing language for God.
Phone: (202) 329-1697
Faith Temple is a nondenominational charismatic, liberationist church founded in 1982 with a special ministry to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of color. But all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Faith Temple is a church where people dare to believe for the impossible; a church where people experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ; a church where everyone is welcome, no matter their background; a church where people are built up, not torn down.
Address: 1313 New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 232-4911
The Federal Triangles Soccer Club (FTSC) is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to promote the growth of soccer and foster a sense of community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and LGBT-friendly players. FTSC pursue these goals by providing a venue for the play of soccer where they encourage players at all levels to participate and improve their skills through club-sponsored clinics, workshops and lessons. Additionally, FTSC participates in local leagues and in local, national, and international tournaments. FTSC also maintains membership in the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA).
Foundry United Methodist Church has been a spiritual leader in the nation’s capital for more than 186 years. In a city often characterized by transience and change, Foundry has remained a steadfast beacon — long recognized for its commitment to mission service, social justice, and reconciliation. Foundry’s ministers are viewed as models of influential and dedicated parish leadership. Distinguished by their scholarship, oratory, caring counsel, and deep commitment to Christian principles, they have extended the church’s reputation as a voice of conscience, reason, and hope for residents of and visitors to our city.
Address: 1500 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 332-4010
Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) is a large, urban community of Quakers and non-Quakers. Our Meeting House, where we worship together, is located on Florida Avenue near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. All spiritual seekers are welcomed to join us as we gather for worship, fellowship and community service.
Members of the FMW community seek to live their lives based on the values of the Religious Society of Friends – 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”. We are an inclusive, spiritual community that sincerely welcomes anyone seeking a spiritual home. Our community includes individuals of all races, faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, ages and socio/economic backgrounds.
Address: 2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 483-3310
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is the nation's largest LGBT political action committee and the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government. The Victory Fund and its national donor network have helped hundreds of openly LGBT candidates win election to local, state and federal offices.
Address: PO Box 96308, Washington, DC 20077
Phone: (202) 842-8679
Categories of Interest: Advocacy and Philanthropy
The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC, is a local, all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit political organization, founded in 1971 to advance the equal rights of gay men and lesbians in Washington, DC. They are the nation's oldest continuously active gay and lesbian civil rights organization.
Address: PO Box 75265, Washington, DC 20013
Categories of Interest: Advocacy
Gay, Lesbian in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) works to secure full parity for gay and lesbian personnel and their families in U.S. foreign affairs agencies serving in the United States and overseas. GLIFAA seeks to break down the continued barriers that gay and lesbian Foreign Service, civil service, and contract employees and their partners and children, encounter as a result of prejudice, misunderstanding, and apathy within our institutions. GLIFAA serves as a support network and resource of information for gay and lesbian employees and their families.
Address: PO Box 18774, Washington, DC 20036
Categories of Interest: Advocacy and Support
Gay District is a social and discussion group for gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning men ages 18 - 35. Gay District provides a safe environment for people to meet and discuss topics related to the community, make new friends and activity partners, and to explore and discover new areas of interest.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is one of the area’s most highly respected arts and community service organizations. Its mission is to “entertain through excellent musical performance, to affirm the place of gay people in society, and to educate about the gay experience.” It has more than 225 singing members, nearly 100 support volunteers, more than 400 subscribers, nearly 500 donors, and an annual audience of nearly 10,000.
Address: 2000 P Street, NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20036
Contact phone: (202) 293-1548
Categories of Interest: Arts, Education and Social Events
GLIFAA, officially recognized by the U.S. State Department, represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) personnel and their families in the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and other foreign affairs agencies and offices in the US Government.
Georgetown Lutheran Church (GLC) welcomes all people, regardless of their religious affiliation, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation or identity to join them. The GLC mission is to proclaim the Word of God to all who enter our Church, promote unity among all people -- regardless of their ethnicity, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.
Address: 1556 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 337-9070
GLIFAA, officially recognized by the US State Department, represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) personnel and their families in the US Department of State, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and other foreign affairs agencies and offices in the US Government.
Address: 1929 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
GU Pride is Georgetown University's group for LGBTQIA students. We provide academic, political, and social programming for the whole Georgetown community. Throughout the year, GU Pride holds three themed weeks: Coming Out Week, known for the hundreds of free t-shirts we distribute saying "I Am" to bring visibility to LGBTQIA and allied students; Gender Liberation Week, in which we take a more theoretical approach to gender and sexuality; and Pride Week, which encompasses celebrations.
Categories of Interest: Arts, Education, Social Events, Students, and Support
Education, Students, and Support
HIPS' mission is to assist female, male, and transgender individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives. Utilizing a harm reduction model, HIPS' programs strive to address the impact that HIV/AIDS, STIs, discrimination, poverty, violence and drug use have on the lives of individuals engaging in sex work. Three nights a week, from 9:00pm until 5:00am, HIPS staff and volunteers, provide education and counseling, and distribute safety materials, clothing and food to sex workers on the streets HIPS also provides referrals, help for parents of persons engaged in sex work and emergency housing assistance.
Address: PO Box 21394, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (800) 676-HIPS (4477)
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless Services, Lesbian Services, Substance Abuse, and Support
Explore Hillwood’s world-renowned collection of Russian and French art, along with twelve acres of enchanting formal gardens set on the former estate of cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood works with its LGBT Advisory Committee to maintain a welcoming atmosphere for the LGBT community, offering public programs such as its annual Gay Day, and engaging in rewarding partnerships with area LGBT organizations.
Address: 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008-3806
Phone: (202) 686-5807
Categories of Interest: Arts, Education, and Support
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Family Project serves as a comprehensive resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families. The project provides information on a wide range of issues including adoption, civil unions, custody and visitation, donor insemination, family law, marriage, parenting, schools, senior health and housing, state laws and legislation, straight spouses and transgender issues. In addition to maintaining inclusive and up to date resources for LGBT families in the US, the project provides guidance to those that work closely with these families in various fields such as adoption agencies, social workers, and healthcare institutions.
Address: 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 628-4160
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Elders, Family/Parents, Health, Legal Services, and Support
As the local chapter of Immigration Equality, the DC Chapter is working to end discrimination in US immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people. We are both an advocacy and a social group. Immigration Equality attempts to offer a balance of activities from happy hours and other opportunities for social support to outreach at public events. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month from September to May at the Charles Sumner School. Social events are scheduled throughout the year. Immigration Equality maintains a member listserv and contact list for distributing information and sharing support.
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Education, HIV/AIDS, Legal Services, Social Events, and Support
Inner Light Ministries is an Omnifaith outreach ministry dedicated to spiritual transformation. We provide “Tools for Living”™ that encourage the practical application of Universal Spiritual Principles to all of life’s circumstances. Our aim is healing through the energy of love and the revealing of our own Inner Light.
As an Omnifaith ministry, we embody Spiritual Oneness, appreciate individualized expressions, and honor all paths that lead to Truth.
Address: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 332-7750
Categories of Interest: Faith, Spiritual Events, and Support
KhushDC is a social, support and political group that: Provides a safe and supportive environment, promotes awareness and acceptance, and fosters positive cultural and sexual identity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and additional gender or sexual minority south Asians in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Phone: (202) 518-2265
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Social Events, and Support
La Clínica employs innovative, culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies that break down barriers to accessing health care and eliminates disparities in the health status of the Latino community. The ability to meet a client’s health and social service needs in the language they are most comfortable communicating in and adapting treatments to ensure cultural appropriateness separates La Clínica from other primary health care providers in the area.
Address: 2831 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 462-4788
Categories of Interest: Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Youth Services
Lambda Dance Sport DC is a non-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender dancers in the Baltimore-Washington area who wish to train in and dance any of the different couples' competitive Dance Sport styles of International Ballroom and Latin, American style Rhythm and Smoothe, Country/Western, Salsa & Rueda, Disco/Hustle, Flamenco, Swing, Argentine Tango and more as same-gender couples. Lambda Dance Sport DC does not promote discrimination within its own ranks by discouraging specific LGBT lifestyles, races or genders.
Address: The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall, 2201 P St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 596-4860
Lambda Links mission is to promote and provide a social forum for golf camaraderie for gay, lesbian, and bisexual people regardless of faith, ethnicity, race, age, or ability.
League of Women Bowlers (LOWB) is a member supported bowling organization. Membership is composed of women in the LGBT communities from the DC Metropolitan areas. Members enjoy an atmosphere of friendly social yet competitive bowling. LOWB is a member of the Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (CARA) and members of the International Gay Bowlers Organization (IGBO).
Founded in 1990, the LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia is an independent, non-partisan bar association serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lawyers, law students, and legal professionals in the national capital area. The LGBT Bar Association of DC works to advance the interests of the LGBT community, to be their voice within the legal community, and to improve their professional lives. An affiliate of the National LGBT Bar Association, the LGBT Bar Association of DC acts in coalition with other local and national groups dedicated to LGBT concerns.
Address: P.O. Box 34072, Washington, DC 20043
E-mail: [email protected]
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Legal Services, Support, Mentorship
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Resource Center works to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by providing support, educational resources, and advocacy.
Address: 201 Mary Graydon Center, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 885-3347
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Suppport
Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ is a culturally diverse family of Spirit-filled Christians proclaiming the Gospel in the world, demonstrating that God is the substance of our existence. Members worship, give thanks, praise God, study the Bible and celebrate our church's African-American heritage as well as the cultural diversity of the United Church of Christ through music, Christian Education, prayer circles and daily life experiences. Members are compelled by God to recognize the rights of all generations, affirming a social vision and advocating for justice and peace in the wider community and the world.
Address: 1701 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 288-4699
Luther Place Memorial Church is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation and welcomes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons and their Allies into full participation in all aspects of congregational life. Luther Place is also proud and grateful for their growing partnership in ministry with Unity Fellowship Church DC.
Address: 1226 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 667-1377
Metro TeenAIDS is a community health organization dedicated to supporting young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS. They support them through education, support, and advocacy. Metro TeenAIDS prevents the spread of HIV, promotes responsible decision making, and improves the quality of life for young people infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.
Contact phone: (202) 543-9355
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Education, HIV/AIDS, Support, and Youth Services
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC (MCCDC) is celebrating their 36th anniversary this year. MCCDC have grown from humble beginnings with a few people who came together for worship in a town house on Capitol Hill to a congregation of almost 500 members who have built an award winning ministry facility at the corner of 5th and Ridge Streets, NW. MCCDC is especially proud to have expanded their ministry by: offering financial assistance through several funds which help meet immediate human need, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS; by assisting in the founding of several other Metropolitan Church Community in the Mid-Atlantic area; and by sending forth at least 19 people to ministry and service in other parts of the country.
Address: 474 Ridge St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 638-7373
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. They do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement.
The Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, they work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
Address: 1325 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 393-5177
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition is the only national organization focused solely on improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth through advocacy, education, and information.
Address: 1638 R Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 625-1382
No Justice No Pride is a collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia. We exist to end the LGBT movement’s complicity with systems of oppression that further marginalize queer and trans individuals. Our members are black, brown, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, bisexual, indigenous, two-spirit, formerly incarcerated, disabled, white allies and together we recognize that there can be no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.
The Out for Work Program educates, prepares, and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students for the workplace.
Phone: (202) 487-3986
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Business Development, Education, Employment, Students, and Youth Services
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Their family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children — straight and gay — to lead happy and productive lives. The local PFLAG chapter offers resources, programs and support groups for families with LGBT residents.
Address: 1111 14th St NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 638-3852
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Education, Family/Parents, Support, and Youth Services
Rainbow Families DC (RFDC) is the organization for all LGBT parents/prospective parents and our allies in the DC Metropolitan area. RFDC sponsors social events, hosts educational workshops and conferences, and creates space for families to connect directly with each other.
Address: 5614 Connecticut Ave NW #309, Washington DC 20015-2604
Phone: (202) 747-0407
Categories of Interest: Education, Family/Parents, Social Events, Support, and Youth Services
The mission of the Rainbow History Project is to collect, preserve, and promote an active knowledge of the history, arts, and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities in metropolitan Washington DC. The Rainbow History Project is sponsored by a generous grant from Brother Help Thyself.
Address: PO Box 12075, Washington DC 20005
Phone: (202) 670-7470
Categories of Interest: Education, Social Events, and Philanthropy
Reel Affirmations: Washington, DC’s, International LGBT Film Festival, is held annually every October. Through film, Reel Affirmations works to build community among LGBT people – fostering a sense of belonging by bringing our stories – our struggles and accomplishments – to life during the festival.
Address: 2201 P St NW, Washington, DC 20056
Phone: (202) 986-1119
Categories of Interest: Arts, Education, and Social Events
Riverside Baptist Church draws the circle of redemption as large as we can. They do not believe we are a white church, a black church, a male church, a female church, a heterosexual church or a homosexual church. They want to be the church of Jesus Christ. They believe in the power of the Gospel to erase barriers and make of us one people. To that vision we are abidingly committed.
Address: 680 I St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 554-4330
Saint Thomas Episcopal Church is significantly connected to the social causes that directly affect the community. The Outreach Committee serves as the hands and feet for the parish expanding its ministry of social justice and community outreach to both the city and the world beyond.
Address: 1772 Church St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 332-0670
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is a national, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance.
Address: PO Box 65031, Washington, DC 20035
Phone: (202) 328-3244
Categories of Interest: Advocacy and Legal Services
The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) is the only Washington, DC metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. SMYAL’s mission is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood. To fulfill the mission,
SMYAL concentrates their commitment and energy on five focus areas: (1) Life Skills & Leadership Development, (2) Counseling & Support, (3) Health & Wellness Education, (4) Safe Social Activities, and (5) Community Outreach and Education.
Address: 410 7th Street SE, Washington DC 20003
Phone: (202) 546-5940
Categories of Interest: Education, Health, Mental Health, Support, and Youth Services
St. Stephen and the Incarnation is a community of seeker/learners desiring to know ourselves and others as much-loved children of God and to serve God by loving and serving others. They are an open and growing Episcopal church with roots in the movement for more inclusiveness. The great diversity of backgrounds, lifestyles and callings is a resource from which they draw their strength.
Address: 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 232-0900
Team DC encourages and supports involvement in team and individual sports within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and broader community in the Washington Metropolitan Area. To meet this objective, Team DC strives to promote excellence, integrity, and good sporting conduct in individual and team sports.
Team DC serves as a clearinghouse for information about the various sports teams, clubs, and events in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. It is a volunteer-based organization that also provides information and support to both individuals and sport clubs active in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Team DC also coordinates the areas delegation to the Gay Games and Cultural Festival, which is held every four years.
Cherry began several years ago when a group of local residents got together and planned a charity fundraiser. Using modest financial resources, the all-volunteer organization known as Friends Being Friends banded together to put on a weekend of music, dance and celebration. Several other Cherry events would follow, each increasingly better attended than the last.
From its humble roots, The Cherry Fund has grown to rival other, longer tenured and more established fundraisers. With each passing year, their renowned events are defined by their superior production, and striking settings, while showcasing world-class talent. At the heart of this all remains a dedication to the LGBT community and the organizations which serve them. Cherry honors the memory of our predecessors as they rededicate themselves to celebratory spirit of all things Cherry.
Address: PO Box 53169, Washington, DC 20009
Categories of Interest: Philanthropy and Social Events
The Mautner Project improves the health of lesbians and their families through advocacy, education, research, and direct service. We envision a healthcare system that is guided by social justice and responsive to the needs of all people.
Address: 1707 L Street, NW Suite 230, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 332-5536
Email: [email protected]
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Education, Health, Lesbian Services, and Support
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is committed to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and students of business for the purpose of promoting economic growth and prosperity of its members.
Address: 2000 P Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 419-0440
Categories of Interest: Advocacy, Business Development, and Students
The Third Millennium Ensemble (TME) was formed (as Lyra) in 2001 when a group of musicians came together to dedicate their talents to the promotion of works by American composers in general, and local and minority composers in particular. Since that time TME has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Flashpoint, Christ Church - Washington Parish, Environmental Protection Agency, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Hillwood Museum, and the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress.
Address: Attn: Barbara Brown, 512 Gilmoure Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone: (202) 316-1646
If you are looking for a church home that is rooted in spirituality and not in religion, one that celebrates all of God's diverse creation, please feel free to go and worship at Unity Fellowship Church, they know that God created everyone just as they are: Black, White, Latino, Native American, Asian, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersexes, or straight. Your background could be Baptist, COGIC, Apostolic, Catholic, AME, Buddhist, Agnostic, Atheist, etc. they accept everyone.
Address: 474 Ridge Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202) 246-6299
Unity of Washington DC is a center of spiritual growth and dynamic transformation, where people discover the joy of living, loving, and serving, through the understanding and application of the Spiritual Principles of Truth.
Address: 1225 R Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Phone: (202) 543-1414
Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., is a community-based AIDS service organization committed to reducing HIV infection in the African-American community. Us Helping Us was incorporated in 1988 as a support group for HIV-positive black gay men.
Today it is one of the largest black AIDS organizations in the Washington metropolitan area providing: HIV testing; STD screening; mental health services; case management; and treatment adherence to everyone, including heterosexual men and women, transgender individuals, and youth.
Address: 3636 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 446-1100
The mission of the Washington Renegades is to learn, teach and play rugby; to forge new friendships and celebrate others' differences and to give back to our supportive communities through charitable and educational activities.
Address: PO Box 2067, Washington DC 20006
Phone: (202) 464-1435
Categories of Interest: Education, Health, and Mental Health
In 1983, Westminster Presbyterian became the first church in their Presbytery to openly minister to the gay and lesbian community. Westminster Presbyterian established Food & Friends which has now expanded, delivering meals to homebound persons living with AIDS and others.
Address: 400 I St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 484-7700
Categories of Interest: Faith, HIV/AIDS, Spiritual Events, and Support
Established in 1973, Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit, community-based provider of health care and social services in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Through three sites, in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, the Clinic offers primary medical and dental care; mental health and addictions counseling and treatment; HIV education, prevention, and testing; legal services; case management; and a food bank. Whitman-Walker Clinic is committed to meeting the life needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Address: 1701 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 745-7000
Fax: (202) 745-6162
Categories of Interest: Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Lesbian Services, Legal Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Support, and Transgender Services
Women in their Twenties and Thirties is a social discussion group for queer women in the Washington, D.C. area. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at the DC Center followed by dinner nearby. All are welcome to join us. WiTT is a great way to make new friends and meet other queer women in a fun and friendly setting.Beyond our regular meetings, WiTT is also involved in the LGBTQ community of Washington, D.C. in varying ways. We create a variety of opportunities to meet and mingle with other queer women in the area. Some of our events include happy hours, picnics (WiTTnics), and going out to queer dance parties. Our events provide a wide range of occasions for making new friends, having new experiences, and just getting out around the city with other great queer women. In the past, we have planned group trips and visits to various museums, and we always welcome people to plan new events.WITT meets at The DC Center on the second and fourth of every month, all are welcome to join.
Categories of Interest: Social Events and Support