Nov 05 2021


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



First Friday LGBTQ+ Social

This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Or just unwind and enjoy the extended happy hour. It’s free to attend. About 50 LGBTQ+ folk are expected.

Please RSVP at so we have an accurate headcount. The first 50 to RSVP will get in.

Our beloved venue, The Pinzimini Lounge at the Westin Hotel, has been reborn and renamed as The Commentary! Please join us on Friday, November 5 from 7 pm to 9 pm and see all the wonderful new amenities at The Commentary and catch up with each other.

You can still enter from the hotel side; but, you will see a brand new entrance dedicated solely to The Commentary. The menu also has changed to an All American eatery infusing East Coast ingredients with a West Coast flair. Of course the staff still will be fabulous. And complimentary hotel parking will still be available once you purchase a drink and have the manager sign your parking card.

The Commentary is about coming together and connecting in conversation and shared experiences.

As Madonna said, “Come join the party…”

Mingle with fabulous LGBTQ+ folk and allies. This free social is hosted by Go Gay DC. Go Gay DC Leader TJ Flavell will be there to greet you. Go Gay DC is Washington DC’s LGBTQ+ community hub focused on friendship, leadership, and service. For more fun events like this, visit

Casual attire is fine.

You are welcome regardless of where you live. Guests from DC, Maryland, and Virginia often attend. If you are taking the Metro, the Ballston stop is only two blocks from the Westin. The South Elevator exit is closest.

Feel free to invite all your friends on Facebook!

We hope you can make it! You may arrive at any time that’s convenient for you.

This event is a safe, inclusive space for everyone under the rainbow.

Yes, you are encouraged to your most fabulous mask. If you haven’t been fully vaccinated, have a fever or cough or lost the sense of smell, please just stay home. You can find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching locations on .