Her HRC: Celebrating and Building Community

Jay
February 12, 2015
Dawn
February 12, 2015

2014 Her HRC (© Kristin Horgen)

2014 Her HRC (© Kristin Horgen)

2014 Her HRC (© Kristin Horgen)

The Human Rights Campaign and Brightest Young Things are excited to present this year’s Her HRC celebration happening Sunday, February 15 at Town Danceboutique. Women from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are invited to join together for a very special night of dancing and laughter featuring some of DC’s hottest lady DJs and a special performance by local comedian Chelsea Shorte. The Her HRC program will “bring women in the D.C. community together to celebrate and build a greater sense of community while learning about the importance of engaging in the LGBT civil rights movement”.

Megan McKellar, the event lead for Her HRC D.C. has been involved with the event for four years. “No other event brings together the best of the best in the women’s community [like] Ladies of LURe, Tagg Magazine, A 2 Zee Events and The V DC, as well as leading groups in the wider LGBT community — BYT, Town, Nellie’s Sports Bar, and Capital Pride. It is because of these groups and people that this is a must attend event.” McKellar notes that the closings of Lace in 2013 and the temporary closing of Phase 1 makes it more difficult to find a venue that is specifically welcoming for women in the community.

Every year Her HRC hosts a battle of the DJs, bringing a much deserved spotlight to some of the area’s best and up-and-coming talent. “This year we are featuring two DJs from previous years, DJ Deedub and DJ Rosie, as well as two brand new DJs, DJ Jai Syncere and DJ Jacq Jill. The Metro D.C. area has so many different LGBT women DJs and it really highlights how we are different from other cities,” says McKellar.

The goal of the battle of the DJs is to bring women with varying backgrounds, followings, and identities together, under one roof and for one cause.

Because of the overwhelming support from the women’s community, D.C.’s Her HRC celebration has continued to be the largest Her HRC in the country.  “This year we are featuring local comedian Chelsea Shorte as our VIP performer and our emcee for the night. We are also excited to be raffling off a trip for two to Puerto Vallarta this year.”

According to organizers, attendees can expect a good time with lots of dancing, women, and a diverse group of community partners. Guests can also keep the party going with the Second Annual Equality Brunch at Hank’s Oyster Bar. More information is available at hrc.org/brunch.

Tickets to Her HRC start at $20. More information on ticketing and pricing can be found here.

 

See Photos From Last Year’s Her HRC Party.