Grab your furry handcuffs, dust off that sexy police uniform you wore last Halloween, and join the Ladies of LURe this Saturday, May 18 as they host their annual BARE: Police Appreciation Night, a culminating celebration of National Police Week. Hosted at Cobalt, this night offers more than just your typical Saturday night out. The Ladies of LURe have coordinated an event that provides women in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area with the chance to party with a purpose. This time, they are honoring those who selflessly serve and sacrifice for the safety and solidarity of our community.
“Police Week is one of those important events that not only celebrates the amazing job police officers in our community do, but also creates awareness around LGBT police officers,” says Sterling Higgins, co- host of the monthly BARE event. “We love our community, and the wonderful police officers who protect it.”
The Ladies of LURe currently work closely with two specific organizations during Police Week: Protect & Defend and Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S). The BARE night not only connects these two organizations with women in the community, but also raises funds to help support officers and their families in time of need or untimely tragedy.
“I love that our parties are so much fun and yet give back to others,” says Rosie Hicks, DJ of the BARE monthly event. “What keeps me coming back is my love for the LGBT community in the DMV, the overwhelming support that I receive on a monthly bases as a DJ, and what we, LURe, get to do to help and support others through the events we offer.” DJ Rosie has been spinning for LURe since 2007 and looks forward to seeing patrons dress up in support of this event. “Although I’m probably the worst at dressing up, I always enjoy seeing the creativity of others,” she explains. This month, the Ladies of LURe invite patrons to don their police apparel, showing solidarity with those who serve.
“Without our officers out on the streets working with our community, we would be at risk to who knows what dangers,” says Higgins. “The police officers in our community want to protect us and make our community a safe place to live and thrive. It only makes sense we support them in their efforts to succeed.”
BARE: Police Appreciating Night will be hosted by the Ladies of LURe on Saturday, May 18 at Cobalt, located at 1639 R Street NW, Washington, D.C.