913 U Street, NW before reno completed last year
From a press release:
“Dyke Bar Takeover (DBTO), the NYC activist group dedicated to reclaiming space for queer women-identified and genderqueer people, launches its newly minted DC Chapter with a kick-off event on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at The Dirty Goose on U Street.
The event on November 18th aims to be the first in a series marrying activism and community building. The inaugural “Dyke Nite” will run from 6p to 10p at The Dirty Goose and showcase music from Brooklyn-based queer performer ‘DJ Andro’. Wristbands, available by donation, will provide the wearer access to $4 rail drinks and other specials. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Queer Visibility Collective, a national initiative to combat the death of queer space.
DBTO was founded in response to the rapid disappearance of physical space by and for queer women, trans, and non-binary people across the country. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
My partner and I (both ladies) are getting married this fall and my partner would really love to wear a bespoke suit – and I would love to make that happen for her. Sadly, the most obviously lady-catering, queer-friendly bespoke suit companies seem to be in NYC (namely Bindle & Keep). As we are trying to put a majority of our funds towards the wedding itself, traveling to NYC for a weekend on suit business may not be realistic.
Does anyone have suggestions or first-hand experience with any bespoke tailors in DC who are fabulous with suits for women and are also queer friendly?”
winning couple Kimberly Sullivan and Jonna Mickshaw
From Mervis Diamond Importers:
“I wanted to let you know about you a pop-up wedding we’re throwing today outside at the corner of 17 and K. In honor of the 7 year anniversary of legalizing same-sex marriage in DC, we’re hosting this pop-up wedding right on K Street, in the middle of our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. We’re making a statement that marriage equality is a human right and it’s here to stay!
One lucky couple is getting this wedding 100% free. They drove down from Pennsylvania when they saw our contest on Instagram.
With the help of the wedding planner, Designed Perfectly, we’ve arranged 10+ wedding vendors to participate and generously contribute their services.
It’s 6-8 pm at 1700 K Street.”
525 8th Street, SE
Was quite a ride for Phase 1. It’s gonna be pretty weird when a Compass Coffee opens up here.
Ed. Note: I do not know who will open here, but whoever it is, it will be weird. I will also post about it.