Washington DC - CapitolAnd so begins the first, long-awaited posting from Jake, AKA Ginger Snaps….

As of Wednesday, it will have been exactly eight weeks since I left my lifetime home of Seattle to seek out adventure and new professional opportunities. And while my time here has been brief, I have some bits of wisdom acquired from the locals to impart upon you all…

Transplantation and Acclimation: Tips for Surviving Gay DC

No One is Ever Going to Meet You Anywhere Outside the NW

For those of you who aren’t in the know, DC is divided into four geographic quadrants, NW, NE, SW and SE. The gaybourhoods, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and the U Street Corridor are all located in the NW, as are most of the bars. But occasionally, a random friend will invite you out to a new hot club in the NE or a chill lounge on the East Hill. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT fall for it. Essentially, it’s like someone saying to come out to Kitsilano (sorry Saleem) for a rockin good time. These offers will only bring you lame times with sketchy Metro rides.

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