Serving the community for over 35 years!


AGLA social activities enable you to spend enjoyable time with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) community and allies. We strive to provide a wide variety of events each month to suit the diverse social, entertainment and cultural interests in our community.

Monthly Social Event!

First Friday of Every Month, 7-9 pm
The Commentary
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22203
2 blocks from Ballston Metro

Enjoy a social! You are welcome regardless of where you live. Bring your friends, enjoy the cash bar drinks, and meet new people from all over the world. No cover charge.

Please join us as at this exciting venue. If you haven’t joined us in a while, then come on out and make some new friends. Expect at least 100 fabulous people. AGLA president TJ Flavell will be there to greet you. Meet professionals in a variety of fields and industries.

We will meet in The Commentary, the hotel lounge at the Westin Arlington Gateway. The lounge can be found directly across the lobby. For this event, casual business attire is encouraged.

The Westin Arlington Gateway is conveniently located near the Ballston Metro and parking is available at the Ballston Mall. Parking in the Westin garage is free if you simply validate at the hotel front desk.

This social is hosted by Go Gay DC., a local Meetup group that curates a variety of exciting events in the DMV. A variety of LGBTQ+ professionals and allies from all over the DC area will be attending.

AGLA is a strong local beacon for equality. It’s an inclusive nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) people and straight allies. It provides fun social activities, builds relationships with elected officials, and works with civic groups on community service. For more information, visit

See you there!!!

About Our Social Community

Our parties, socials, dinners, and picnics, and other events welcome our neighbors. We have many friends and AGLA members in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Washington, DC, and even the Maryland suburbs who join us at our events, so please feel welcome wherever you live. We are also working to expand or events to those with a particular focus on LGBTQ families with children. If you are interested in helping us out with any of these events, simply email We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming AGLA event.

We often combine our social activities with our community service projects. For instance at our Annual Holiday Party we collect canned goods and cereal for the AFAC. Some of our socials benefit local groups, such as our recent efforts to raise money and supplies for the Animal Welfare League and donations for the AGLA College Scholarship Fund.

For a list of our current Social Activities, please view the AGLA Calendar of Events. For more information, please e-mail

Meet Your Gay & Lesbian Neighbors!

Hanging at Freddie’s

Three of AGLA’s past presidents at Freddies.

Happy Hour!

Individuals gather at Nellie’s for an AGLA Happy Hour!

Ice Cream Socials

Some of our social functions also serve as a way of giving our members an opportunity to meet our elected officials and candidates for elective office. Below some AGLA members enjoy catered ice cream sundaes at the annual ice cream social.



Mailing Address:

PO Box 100324

Arlington, VA 22210