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There are too many to list, but opportunities to volunteer with this effort are available all over Maryland (and some in DC), most days of the week, from now until November. Marylanders for Marriage Equality Events calendar.
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Enter for a chance to be one of eight people invited to dinner for two with Josh Charles of The Good Wife and Sports Night fame by giving a $5 donation to Marylanders for Marriage Equality. Donation must be made by August 31. Time, date, and location will be determined by MME, no transportation provided.
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Dignity Players, Bay Theatre Company, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, and the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland present a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s new court room drama 8 based on transcripts and interviews from the federal case for marriage equality. “8″ demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Join us on Sunday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. A reception and Q&A with representatives from the Maryland General Assembly, Equality Maryland, Marylanders for Marriage Equality, Standing on the Side of Love, and Maryland Faith for Equality follows the performance. $10 Admission. All proceeds benefit American Foundation for Equal Rights, the organizational sponsor of the federal lawsuit for marriage equality. For tickets or reservations, please visit dignityplayers.org.
If anyone is going, I'd love to hitch a ride up to Annapolis. I'll meet you at any Metro station. If you drive but don't have a car, I'll split the zipcar rental.
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Please join Marylanders for Marriage Equality at our Next Steps Community Meetings to learn the latest campaign news and how you can help to ensure we protect marriage for all loving families in Maryland. Please RSVP through the links listed below each event. For questions, please email. Manley@mdfme.org

Montgomery County: Next Steps Community Meeting
Sunday, March 11th at 6 p.m.
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
310 Tulip Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Montgomery RSVP

Prince George’s County: Next Steps Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 13th at 6 p.m.
UFCW Local 400 Building
4301 Garden City Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20785
(2 blocks up from New Carrollton Metro Station)

Baltimore City: Next Steps Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 13th at 6 p.m.
Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB)
241 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Baltimore City RSVP

Howard County: Next Steps Community Meeting
Wednesday, March 14th at 7 p.m.
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way, Room 116
(Downstairs Conference Room)
Columbia, MD 21045
Howard RSVP

Eastern Shore: Next Steps Community Meeting
Thursday, March 15th at 6:30 p.m.
Salisbury University
Henson Hall, Room 243
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
Eastern Shore RSVP

Anne Arundel County: Next Steps Community Meeting
Sunday, March 18th at 3 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Anne Arundel RSVP

Frederick County: Next Steps Community Meeting
Thursday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ
15 West Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Frederick RSVP

Baltimore County: Next Steps Community Meeting
Wednesday, March 28th at 12 p.m.
The Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Boulevard
L Building, Room 209/210
Rosedale, MD 21237
Baltimore County RSVP
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Reel Affirmations is a queer film festival going from October 12-October 22. Movies will be screened at various locations around the city, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center and GW's Lisner auditorium. You can pre-purchase tickets online and get festival ticket packs and passes.

Full Schedule of Films to be Shown
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Pride & Heritage Celebration for the DC Asian/Pacific Islander community, May 23. (See also http://www.dcprideandheritage.org/)
DC Black Pride, May 26-29, (Festival 5/29)
(DC) Capital Pride, June 2-12 (Parade 6/11, Festival 6/12)
Baltimore Pride June 17-19 (Parade 6/18, Festival 6/19)
Fredericksburg (Va) Pride [flash only website], August 13, 2011
Chesapeake (MD) Pride, August 20, 2011
(Richmond) Virginia Pridefest, September 24, 2011
Baltimore Black Pride is usually in the first part of October, no official date is set for 2011.
Reel Affirmations, October 13-22, 2011.
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, January 13-16 2012.
DC Youth Pride Day, end of April/beginning of May
Virginia Black Pride Weekend [flash only website], end of April/beginning of May
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All these events are this coming weekend, January 14-16.

MAGFest 9
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22311
Shuttle available from King Street and Pentagon City metro stations.

A convention focused on video games and video game music, featuring concerts every night that are included with your admission.

Holiday Inn Patriot
Williamsburg, VA

Sci-Fi Con, with guests of honor Jim Butcher, Shannon Butcher, and Ursula Vernon.

Mid-Atlantic Leather: Revolution
http://www.leatherweekend.com (Adult/NSFW)
Hyatt Regency Washington
5 min walk from Union Station

I think the "Adult/NSFW" bit after the URL tells you everything you need to know.
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Strand Theater presents

A Peppermint Patty Christmas by Kate Bishop
directed by Da'Minique M. Williams

Patricia dreads going home for the holidays. It seems her winter gloom descends like the dancing robot Santas and the light-up Messiahs, earlier and earlier every year. But this year, she's going to set a different dinner table. Patricia made a promise to herself, her girlfriend, and her therapist that this is the year -- no matter how much her mom tries to keep conversation meteorological in nature -- this year she's going to try something new. She will tell the truth. The whole truth. And nothing. But. The truth.

 A Peppermint Patty Christmas will be performed at the Strand from December 2nd until December 18th. General admission is $15, Students/Seniors are $10.  Reservations can be made by phone 443-874-4917 or ONLINE.
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Every weekend in June, the Strand Theater Company is producing a $5 play by an emerging local playwright.
The Friends and Neighbors Festival is an opportunity for emerging playwrights to showcase their work in a semi-professional environment. It also gives patrons the chance to view new works of theater inexpensively. The playwrights in the 2010 festival were hand selected from a group of 45 submissions. The plays in the Friends and Neighbors Festival: Works by Women exemplify creativity in writing, use of space, and theater techniques. The four plays in the festival vary from traditional to experimental. Each playwright works with a director and cast present the audience with a first look of their original piece. We are proud to add the Maryland State Arts Council to our list of donors to the festival. Please read below a description of each play.
Friends and Neighbors Festival: Works by Women


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