Friday, November 11, 2016

AGLA 35th Anniversary Party in Arlington VA tonight

The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance (AGLA) held its 35th Anniversary reception and dinner tonight at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City.

The menu included chicken and rice, no Cornish game hen (a past favorite of SLDN).

Speakers included someone who defended the necessity of drag as a political statement, then TJ Flavell (president), then a Virginia State senator (Ebbin), a transgender assistant Defense Secretary (for energy procurement), and Gavin Grimm, plaintiff in a major transgender case regarding school bathroom use, before the US Supreme Court (story).  There was also a telling of the sorry story of the Marshall Newman amendment, from 2006, which had tried to ban gay marriage in Virginia.

Early on, one drag queen definitely played the game of "reveal".

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