Past Events

Lawyers for SMYAL

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00pm

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 

1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036-5306

The second annual Lawyers for SMYAL will engage the legal community throughout the Washington, DC area to connect this vibrant network to the effort supporting LGBTQ youth. The event will also raise vital funds in support of our efforts to empower young people.

Contact Info: 

Jason Laney


DC Front Runners Pride Run

Friday, June 9, 2017 6:00pm

Congressional Cemetery - 1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003

If you are interested in being a personal fundraiser for this event, please click here - 

Contact Info: 

Jason Laney


Masquerade in Paris: A Queer Prom

Friday, May 26, 2017 6:30pm

Eastern Market North Hall

225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Youth, register for prom HERE



6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Free Entry

Youth 16-24

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for great prizes

A tobacco free event



DC Front Runners Happy Hour Benefiting SMYAL

Friday, April 7, 2017 6:00pm

The Dirty Goose

913 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

DC Front Runners will be hosting a happy hour to benefit SMYAL in the lead up to the annual Pride Run 5k.

See the Facebook event here


Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays is for youth to come socialize, have fun, participate in self-care and have in depth conversations. Most of the times we have community partners that will come in and do workshops around safer sex, healthy relationships...ect

SMYAL for Spring

Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:00pm

Presented by the DC Progressive Dinner, details forthcoming. 

Leading with Pride

Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:00am

151 T St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Join us for the 5th Annual Leading with Pride Conference! 

Leading with Pride is a great opportunity to learn about starting or strengthening a GSA at your school and to meet other LGBTQ and ally youth. All area youth and educators are welcome.

Learn more and register here -

Contact Info: 

Adalphie Johnson  - 202-567-3162

Valentine's Day is a Drag

Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:30pm

Duplex Diner

Watch the wonderful queens of the Dupont Social club as they wine and dine you in a lovely evening of entertainment. All proceeds go to SMYAL. 

For more information click here - . 

Contact Info: 

2017 First Quarter Volunteer Training

Monday, January 9, 2017 6:00pm


410 7th Street SE

Washington, DC 20003 

Our next volunteer training is coming up on January 9, 2017. 

It will be at SMYAL from 6pm-8pm.  A meal will be provided.  To RSVP, please email

Contact Info:

T: 202-546-5940

Ribbon Cutting for SMYAL's Transitional Housing Program

Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:00am

(Washington, DC-Dec. 28, 2016)  On January 7th, DC’s LGBTQ youth advocacy organization, SMYAL will cut the ribbon on an 8 bedroom transitional house for homeless LGBTQ youth between the ages of 18 and 24.  The new facility will be dedicated with a ceremony including Mayor Bowser, City and SMYAL officials from 10 am – noon. 

5th Annual SMYAL for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:00pm

"The Event Space"

641 S St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Join SMYAL’s Young Donors Committee, the SMYAL Allies, and members of the board and staff for the 5th Annual SMYAL for the Holidays. Celebrate the season of giving by toasting SMYAL's successes this past year and renewing your commitment to support and empower LGBTQ youth in 2017.

Contact Info: 

SMYAL’s 2016 Annual Fall Brunch

Sunday, November 13, 2016 (All day)

Mandarin Oriental


Contact Info: 

Jason Laney

Last day to apply to LGBT Youth Leadership Award

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day)

2016 applications are closed. Please check back for next year!


SMYAL with Martha Ertman

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:30pm

5730 27th St. NW Washington, DC 20015


Law professor Martha Ertman, author of Love's Promise: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kind of Families

Contact Info: 

For information or to sponsor the event, contact Sharifa Love, SMYAL’s Development Associate, at or 202-567-3154.

Youth Pride 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:00pm

SMYAL Office
410 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-2707

Get Pumped! This event is super awesome!

Contact Info: 

Mia Lillis

Lawyers for SMYAL

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (All day)

Covington Global Headquarters
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW

SMYAL is holding its first Lawyers for SMYAL event this May with special guest former US Attorney General Eric Holder. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s leading figures in the legal community, network with fellow lawyers, and support LGBTQ youth.

SMYAL Free Store

Saturday, March 26, 2016 (All day)

Our first free store flyer can be seen here.

Check out this Tagg write up on our winter Free Store -

Also, the DC Center covered our spring version -

SMYAL for Spring with the Progressive Dinner

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (All day)

The Hawthorne
1336 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Join the DC Progressive Dinner for their signature fundraiser of the year benefitting SMYAL. The event features an exciting auction and raffle on one of DC’s newest roof deck locations.

Leading with Pride GSA Conference

Saturday, March 5, 2016 (All day)
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