On Friday, July 10, the Lesbian Couples Club (LCC) will host their annual crab feast for the LGBTQ community in Glen Burnie, MD.
Dr. Tonya Featherson and her wife Wendy founded LCC earlier this year. The couple was inspired to create the group due to the lack of organizations dedicated to strengthening lesbian relationships. The growing Maryland group hosts support meetings, bowling nights, game nights, and other meet and greets for lesbian couples and friends.
“The crab feast is a social outing for our group. Many of us love Maryland crabs and attend crab feasts every year,” says Featherston. “In addition to all you can eat crabs, premium open bar and several other side items and desserts, a portion of the proceeds of this crab feast will go towards helping homeless LGBT youth and young adults, so we are partying with a purpose.”
Due to the lack of LGBTQ youth centers in Baltimore, MD, the group is looking to launch Rainbow Hope House, a drop-in center and housing for homeless LGBTQ youth. With help from the community, they plan to open the center in 2016.
“Many of the members of the LCC are educators, social workers and professionals in human services, and we often have conversations about how we can be an outward role model and support for LGBT youth and young adults,” says Featherston. “It’s estimated that 40% of homeless youth are LGBT, so we must begin to provide safe spaces for these young people to grow and get support.”
In addition to supporting a worthwhile cause, guests can also expect all you can eat crabs, jumbo steamed shrimp, barbeque, fried chicken, hot dogs, delicious side dishes, and a premium open bar.
“It’s a great way to check out the Lesbian Couples Club, hang out with other women and have a great time. Everyone is welcome, whether you are coupled or single,” explains Featherston.
The Lesbian Crab Fest takes place Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Michael’s Eight Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Drive, Glen Burnie, MD. For more information or to purchase your tickets, click here.