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Stonewall 45th Anniversary Social, Toiletries/Food Drive, and Six Flags Raffle!

  • Freddie's Beach Bar 555 23rd St S Arlington, VA, 22202 United States (map)

Come out and socialize with regional LGBTQ orgs!

5 p.m. at Freddie' s Beach Bar & Restaurant! No cover charge. 

Everyone is welcome regardless of where they live, so invite all your friends! When you arrive, you'll be greeted by event leader TJ Flavell and the NOVA Pride Board, who will be selling raffle tickets for the Six Flags Pride Splash & Ride on July 27th! Tickets are also on sale atwww.novapride.org/splash. Proceeds benefit NOVA Pride's first annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival in October!

This social is free and open to everyone. Call Freddie's ahead if you want to make a dinner reservation, as seating is limited!www.freddiesbeachbar.com.

June 28th marks a historic day in the gay community.The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. The demonstrations are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become a defining event in the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. A Pride Month proclamation will be displayed at the social.

People from all over the world will be attending. For excitement, look forward to meeting and mingling with members of other local LGBT groups, including:

Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (www.agla.org)
Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association (www.aglca.org)
DC Ice Breakers (www.dcicebreakers.com)
Dulles Triangles (www.dullestriangles.org)
Equality Prince William (www.equalityprincewilliam.org)
NOVA Pride (www.novapride.org)
Gay Digerati (www.gaydigerati.org)
GoGayDC (www.gogaydc.org)
Imperial Court (www.imperialcourtdc.org/)
NoVA Gay & Lesbian Professionals (www.meetup.com/novaglp/)
Straight Eights Lamda Car Club (www.straight8s.net). 

Let's all celebrate Pride month! Allies welcome too, of course. Freddie's was voted the Best Virginia Bar by Washington Blade readers.

(Oh, remember to bring your ID, as everyone who enters is carded of course! 21 or over.)

As community service, if you can, please bring along travel-sized unused soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc. for A-SPAN (www.a-span.org) , which provides life-sustaining services for Arlington's street homeless. Or clean out your cupboard of unused nonperishable food items for AFAC (www.afac.org), the community leader in providing and promoting dignified access to nutritious food for all Arlingtonians in need. The social will serve as a convenient collection point.

Drag show starts at 8 pm!

Once you Join the event, go ahead and invite all your Facebook friends!

Later Event: July 16
Pride Karaoke