United in Preservation - LGBTQ+ Friends and Allies


Join Members of the DC Preservation League, Capital Pride Alliance, and other Past Forward attendees, to meet and mingle with like-minded preservationists interested in the preservation and protection of queer history and LGBTQ+ resources.



 November 9 | 6-8pm

Annie’s: 1609 17th Street, NW

Tickets: $25  

Pay online here OR venmo @DCPresLeague

Price includes 2 drinks + light snacks (additional drink tickets available for purchase on-site)



About Annie's: Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse has been a safe space for the gay community for decades.  As the story is famously told, back in the 1970’s Annie Katina noticed two gentlemen holding hands under the table at her brother’s restaurant.  Annie approached them and assured, “you don’t have to hide that here” as she motioned for them to put their hands on top of the table.  The restaurant was designated a DC Historic Landmark in 2021. The nomination highlighted the important social history of this venue as a meeting place for the LGBTQ+ community in DC during the mid-to late-twentieth century.  You can read more about Annie’s here.