Events

Download our annual calendar of events here!

Special Health Notices from Equality Prince William

COVID-19 

Equality Prince William is currently following event guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all who can. Safety is our priority when hosting indoor or outdoor events to promote our County and its businesses. Thank you for your cooperation!
 
Equality Prince William Board of Directors
For information about COVID-19 in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.
 

Monkeypox 

The Prince William Health District (PWHD), as part of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), is working with other local public health agencies to respond to the current outbreak of Monkeypox cases in our community, northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland.

PWHD is:

  1. Offering limited testing and vaccines to prevent further spread of the Monkeypox virus to those who are at high risk of getting the infection.
  2. Providing education and guidance to community healthcare providers, cases, and their high risk contacts (most likely to get infected), and monitoring high risk contacts for developing a Monkeypox infection (Case Investigation and Contact Tracing).
  3. Sharing educational information and vaccines to community partners who provide services to populations at greatest risk.

PWHD has a limited number of vaccines, and the federal government has been working to expand supply.

More information is available here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/monkeypox/.

Manassas Out of The Darkness Walk – Fundraising continues through 12/31/2022

The walk event is now over.  However, the fundraising portion is still open through the end of December.  Thank you so much for everyone who has helped in this important community service!

Here is the EPW Team link for the Manassas Out of the Darkness Walk:

https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=289296

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The Monthly E=PW Happy Hour

Location: Three Monkeys Pub & Chophouse
                   9329 Main Street
                  Manassas, VA 20110

Wednesday, 07 December 2022 — 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Need a pause from Holiday shopping? Work got you down? Then come join E=PW for this month’s Happy Hour at Three Monkeys!

Please note, you can find us downstairs in the Chophouse.

As always, please feel free to ask questions, provide suggestions, or just enjoy a safe space with the rest of us.

Come on out and relax with great food, drinks and camaraderie.

E=PW looks forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

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RESCHEDULED EPW Pride 2022/23!

Location: Harris Pavilion
                   9201 Center Street
                   Manassas, VA 20110

Tentatively Sunday, 21 May 2023 — 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

RESCHEDULED – Due to the pending rain and wind gusts on October 2, 2022, we are postponing this event to 05/21/2023.

All current vendors, sponsors, and performers will not need to do anything more. Sending out communications now.

CONFIRMED Date: 05/21/2023

For more information drop us an email at info@equalityprincewilliam.org, amy.epw.pride@gmail.com, or dave.epw.pride@gmail.com, or post to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/26206123007/
We hope to hear from you soon! Please reach out with any questions! 

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Full Calendar of Events

01 Jan 2022 — EPW Membership 2022 Renewal Begins

13 Feb 2022 — Annual Board Planning Meeting – Virtual — 1 PM

27 Feb 2022 — EPW Pride Committee – Virtual — 1 PM

09 Mar 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA — 6 – 8 PM

15 Mar 2022 — LGBTQ Pride Proclamation – Governing Body of Manassas Park – Manassas Park, VA — 7 PM

20 Mar 2022 — Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA – 10 AM Rescheduled to 24 Apr 2022

27 Mar 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual — 1 PM

06 Apr 2022 — Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA — 6 – 8 PM

10 Apr 2022 — EPW Pride Committee – Virtual — 1 PM

24 Apr 2022 — Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA — 10 AM

24 Apr 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual — 1 PM

04 May 2022 — Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA — 6 – 8 PM

15 May 2022 — Board Meeting/Pride Committee – Virtual — 1 PM

23 May 2022 — LGBTQ Pride Proclamation – City Hall of Manassas – Manassas, VA — 5:30 PM

01 Jun 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA — 6 – 8 PM

04 Jun 2022 — Reston Pride – Lake Anne Plaza – Reston, VA — 12 – 6 PM

05 Jun 2022 — EPW Pride Committee – Virtual — 9 AM

07 Jun 2022 — PWC Pride – Community Celebration & Information Day – 5 County Complex – Woodbridge, VA — 11 AM – 2 PM

07 Jun 2022 — PWC Board of County Supervisors Vote on Pride Month Resolution – McCoart Building – Woodbridge, VA — 2 PM

07 Jun 2022 — Dumfries Pride Proclamation – Dumfries Town Hall Porter Building – Dumfries, VA — 7 PM

10 Jun 2022 — LGBTQ Flag Raising – Manassas Park Community Center – Manassas Park, VA — 7 PM

12 Jun 2022 — Capital Pride Festival – Washington, DC — 10 AM (setup), 12 – 6 PM

19 Jun 2022 — Dumfries Juneteenth Parade & Jubilee – Merchants Park – Dumfries, VA — 3 PM

26 Jun 2022 — Loudoun Pride – Claude Moore Park – Sterling, VA — 1 – 8 PM

26 Jun 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual — 8 PM

04 Jul 2022 — Dale City 4th of July Parade – Mapledale Plaza — 7 AM (setup), 9 AM (lineup), 10 AM (start)

06 Jul 2022 — Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA — 6 – 8 PM

17 Jul 2022 — Board Meeting/Pride Committee – Virtual — 9 AM

23 Jul 2022 — Annual EPW Membership Picnic – Shaw/Connery Residence – Woodbridge, VA — 1 – 4 PM

31 Jul 2022 — EPW Pride Committee – Virtual — 9 AM

03 Aug 2022 — Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA — 6 – 8 PM

21 Aug 2022 — Board Meeting/Pride Committee – Virtual — 9 AM

26 Aug 2022 — Manassas Luminaria Display – Harris Pavilion – Manassas, VA — 6 – 9 PM

27 Aug 2022 — Manassas Out of the Darkness Walk – Get Your Manassas Walk Swag & Promos – Buffalo Wild Wings – Manassas, VA — 1 – 4 PM

04 Sep 2022 — EPW Pride Committee – Virtual — 9 AM

07 Sep 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA — 6 – 8 PM

10 Sep 2022 — Manassas Out of the Darkness Walk – Manassas, VA — 10 AM (setup), 10:30 AM (registration), 12 — 2 PM (event)

18 Sep 2022 — Board Meeting/Pride Committee – Virtual — 9 AM

18 Sep 2022 — Interfaith International Day of Prayer for Peace – A.J. Ferlazzo Bldg. – Woodbridge, VA — 3 PM – 6 PM

24 Sep 2022 — Casa BruMar LGBTQ+ Symposium – Verizon Auditorium, George Mason University – Manassas, VA — 10 AM – 4 PM

02 Oct 2022 21 May 2023 — Equality Prince William Pride – Manassas, VA — 9 AM (setup), 12 — 4 PM (event)

05 Oct 2022 — Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA — 6 – 8 PM

09 Oct 2022 — Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA — 10 AM

11 Oct 2022 — National Coming Out Day

16 Oct 2022 — EPW Elections for Board Positions – Deanna Bayer’s Home — 1 – 3 PM

02 Nov 2022 — Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA — 6 – 8 PM

05 Nov 2022 — NoVA Veterans Parade – Manassas, VA — 8 AM (setup), 10 AM (lineup), 11 AM (start)

08 Nov 2022 — Virginia General Election Day — Voting (6 AM – 7 PM)

20 Nov 2022 — Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 Nov 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual — 1 PM

07 Dec 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA — 6 – 8 PM

11 Dec 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual — 1 PM

28 Dec 2022 — Between the Holidays Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA — 6 – 8 PM

01 Jan 2023 — EPW Membership 2022 Renewal Begins

07 Jan 2023 — After the Holidays Annual Membership Party – Shaw/Connery Residence – Woodbridge, VA — 7 PM

2022 – EPW IS BACK!!!

After a couple of crazy pandemic years, we are hoping that things will be “back-to-normal” enough to start doing a mix of virtual and in-person events for 2022.
 
First, let’s celebrate the things that we managed to get done in 2021. With a little bit of encouragement from us, the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, as well as Prince William County, once again declared June to be Pride Month in 2021. Although in-person events were few and far between last year, we did manage to participate in the Dale City July 4th Parade, as well as the Manassas Veteran’s Day Parade in November. We had a booth and a team for the Manassas Out-Of-The-Darkness-Walk for Suicide Prevention in September, and as most of you know, we hosted the (extremely successful) First Ever EPW Pride Event in Old Town Manassas at the Harris Pavilion in October. We are looking forward to making this an annual occurrence; but it’s a LOT of work, so please volunteer to help if you possibly can! 
 
We will be starting up some of our regular traditions again, such as monthly Happy Hour gatherings, and also some new events, such as open Zoom meetings with guest speakers, so be sure to check out the annual calendar often, on the EPW website at https://www.equalityprincewilliam.org/events/, or our Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/LGBT-Professionals-in-PWC/), or in the Files section of the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/26206123007/files . In addition, we will be looking for ways to fight against the anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-trans legislation proposals that are popping up in Virginia and around the country. 
 
In order to participate in (and/or host) all of the events that we have planned, we need your help! Join or renew your membership in EPW to help us continue to fight for your rights in the county and across the country. It is quick and easy to join or update your membership online, but we still take cash and checks too (Equality Prince William P.O. Box 6983 Woodbridge, VA   22195).  E=PW is completely financed by membership dues, fund-raisers and donations, so please be sure to join or update soon!
 
Individual Memberships are $15, and Family Memberships (two or more members of the same household or family unit) are $25; “Ally” Membership (for people who live outside of the county and/or two cities) is $10; “Associate” Membership (for people who already have a  paid membership in PFLAG, Equality Virginia, or HRC) is $10; and “Business” Membership – $50 for up to 5 people at the same business, with $10 for each additional member from that business. Your check made to “Equality Prince William” can be sent to P.O. Box 6983, Woodbridge 22195, or you can just go to our website and pay online.
 
 
More about Equality Prince William:
 
What does it mean to be a member of Equality Prince William?  It doesn’t mean that you attend every event, or even most of them.  It doesn’t mean that you agree with every member of the board, or every position that E=PW takes.
 
– It means that you agree that the LGBTQ+ community in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, needs a voice. 
– It means that you support our efforts to make PWC a more welcoming, more diverse, more inclusive place to live and work.
– It means that you appreciate the efforts that E=PW makes on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. 
– It means that you feel that the dollars represented by your membership will be well spent by E-PW on behalf of those we are fighting for.
 
The LGBTQ+ youth of PWC need to see that their county will support them and protect them.  Please help us continue to fight for a better Prince William County, and update your membership for 2022. 
 
E=PW Reminders: Equality Prince William is a non-partisan organization formed to address equal rights issues for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals (LGBT) from a local Greater Prince William County perspective. We are committed to maintaining an organization that reflects the diversity of the Greater Prince William community, and building relationships with business and civic groups, community leaders, and our elected leadership. 
 
What else should we be doing? The EPW board is always open to suggestions from our members; current, former, or potential. 
 
Drop us an email at   info@equalityprincewilliam.org, or post to the Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/groups/26206123007/ and let us know what else you would like to see us get involved in. 
 
K. James O’Connor, Jr., President
Equality Prince William
P.O. Box 6983
Woodbridge, VA 22195-6983
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Contact us with your ideas!

Is there something that you would like to see E-PW do? Would you like to volunteer to host an event? Make your voice heard. Get in touch with the E-PW Board to offer suggestions and to volunteer.