Events

Our team creates each event with the LGBTQ community in mind. That means providing a safe environment for those who identify as LGBTQ. While these experiences promote an inclusive and supportive community, for youth and adults, they also provide opportunities to learn and connect. Check out our events and get involved with our programs.

Interested in volunteering during one of our events? For more information, contact Tim Saxton at tim.saxton@smyal.org.

Upcoming Events

  • SMYAL for the New Year

    Hosted Virtually

    Join SMYAL’s Young Donors Committee, the SMYAL Allies, and members of the board and staff for SMYAL for the New Year! Celebrate the new year virtually with a t…

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Past Events

  • 2020 SMYAL Fall Brunch

    Hosted Virtually

    The Fall Brunch Committee, SMYAL Executive Director Sultan Shakir, and members of the Board invite you to join us for this year’s Fall Brunch fundraiser. This …

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  • SMYAL for Summer 2020

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    Virtual Platform

    The SMYAL Young Donors Committee invites you to the 8th Annual SMYAL for Summer!

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  • SMYAL for the New Year

    Longview Gallery 1234 9th Street NW

    Join SMYAL’s Young Donors Committee, the SMYAL Allies, and members of the board and staff for SMYAL for the New Year! Celebrate the new year (and new decade) w…

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  • SMYAL Through the Pain: VIDA Push-Up Challenge

    VIDA U Street 1612 U St NW Washington, DC 20009

    SMYAL and VIDA are teaming up for an inaugural push-up challenge on December 14th! 100% of the net proceeds raised per push-up will be donated to SMYAL to supp…

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  • SMYAL’s Annual Fall Brunch

    Washington Marriott Marquis

    Sunday, October 20, 2019// 10:30 AM Join us for our 22nd annual Fall Brunch The Fall Brunch Co-Chairs Lamar Braithwaite, Kelly Laczko, and Devon Trotter, SMYAL…

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  • Trans March on DC

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    Freedom Plaza

    March 4 Trans Equality Weekend registration is open! With the Equality Act of 2019 being threatened by the Senate and current administration, there is a need t…

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  • EQUALITY NIGHT at VOLTA by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

    Tysons Corner

    Join Cirque du Soleil for a special Equality Night at VOLTA under the Big Top on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 PM.  Use promo code RAINBOW for $50 tickets or …

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  • SMYAL in Montgomery County

    8710 2nd Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

    Join Councilmember Evan Glass and Former State Sen. Rich Madaleno to learn more about how SMYAL is working to create safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in their schoo…

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  • SMYAL with Sean Doolittle

    Xfinity Chinatown Store 715 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001

    Join Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan in supporting SMYAL! SMYAL's Board Member Eireann Dolan and her husband, Sean Doolittle of the Washington Nationals, have…

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  • Lawyers for SMYAL

    Skadden 1440 New York Ave NW

    The fourth annual Lawyers for SMYAL will engage the legal community throughout the Washington, DC area to connect this vibrant network to the effort supporting…

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  • Activist Camp

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    SMYAL

    Activist Camp is a four day, three night camp for high-school age LGBTQ+ and ally-identified youth across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. This year’s Activist Camp…

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  • SMYAL for Summer 2019

    9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008

    SMYAL's Young Donors Committee invites you to join nearly 200 young supporters for a night of aperitifs, art, and activism! In its 7th year, SMYAL for Summer c…

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  • Capital Pride Youth Dance

    Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC 2121 P Street Northwest Washington, DC 20037

    Show your Pride at the annual Youth Pride Dance, open to any young LGBTQ+ individuals ages 13-21. Beginning right after the Pride Parade, the Youth Pride Dance…

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  • SMYAL Allies Happy Hour

    1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Join SMYAL’s Young Donors Committee in a pre-Pride mingling and networking happy hour for SMYAL Allies. Allies are encouraged to bring friends to enjoy merrime…

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  • Cornhole for Cause

    1660 Church St Northwest Washington, DC 20036

    Get tickets here!Welcome to the 4th Cornhole For A Cause benefiting SMYAL! Last tournament we raised over $15,000 for SMYAL, bringing our 2018 total to over $2…

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  • Leading with Pride

    Cardozo Education Campus

    We hope that you will consider joining us for the 7th Annual Leading With Pride summit!The event will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2018. This event will take…

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  • SMYAL for Spring

    Pitchers

    Presented by the DC Progressive DinnerRaffle tickets for cash prizes and local bar and restaurant experiences valued over $5,000! Ticket experience includes sp…

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  • SMYAL for the New Year

    1348 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

     Join SMYAL’s Young Donors Committee, the SMYAL Allies, and members of the board and staff on Sunday, February 10 for SMYAL for the New Year. Celebrate th…

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  • Valentine’s Day is a Drag

    2004 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

    Presented by the Dupont Social Club and the Duplex Diner.This year's event supports SMYAL, raising vital funds to continue to provide high-impact programs and …

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  • SMYAL’s Annual Fall Brunch

    Washington Marriott Marquis

    Join us for our 21st annual Fall Brunch. Each fall SMYAL holds a brunch to celebrate another year of dynamic work in Washington, DC, and show support for our a…

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