Who are the Dulles Triangles?
Dulles Triangles, “the social club outside the Beltway,” was founded in 1991 to provide a social outlet to LGBTQ+ people in the ’burbs as an alternative to going into DC. We host events around Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Frederick Counties.
Dulles Triangles (The Club) started with just a handful of Members who met weekly for Happy Hours and organized monthly social activities. The Club has grown substantially over its history and today we have almost 500 people on our weekly email newsletter, and over 1,000 contacts on social media.
Our Members are diverse in terms of age, gender, sexuality, and ethnic origin. We are entrepreneurs, medical professionals, technologists, housewives—and househusbands, veterans, lawyers, school administrators, real estate agents, churchgoers, therapists, and writers. We work in such diverse areas as management, retail, hospitality, government, education, insurance, food service, finance, law enforcement, and the arts. Club
Members are dedicated to serving the communities we are part of; we live and work here and have deep roots in Fairfax, Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg, Manassas, and even Winchester.
Our involvement in the Northern Virginia area over the past three decades has been recognized by our community. The Town of Herndon has issued proclamations recognizing us and we are a resource that other organizations promote to their members, too. We are connected to other LGBTQ+ organizations, including Reston Pride, NOVA Pride, PFLAG, and Women Out West. We are listed with LGBTQ+ organizations such as Equality Virginia, AGLA, and The DC Center for the LGBT Community.
What Do We Do?
We host fun events for our members!
The Club hosts 6–8 events per year, which have included dances, brunches, picnics, pool parties, Halloween parties, and holiday parties. We also host a weekly Happy Hour, open to all, at BREAKERS SKY LOUNGE, 2445 Centreville Rd, Herndon, on the 4th Floor, from 6–8 PM on Thursday nights. There is frequently an optional dinner afterward. The location is decided on at the happy hour.
Our Members host an additional 30–40 events each year, including bowling leagues, movies at theaters and residences, restaurant dinners, wine tours, billiards games, hikes, book clubs, game nights, monthly brunches, paint & sips, and many more, in person and virtually.
Check out the Events page for more information.
Who are our members?
Currently we have well over 150 active members, an additional mailing list of over 500 people, and nearly 1,000 people following us on social media. Member ages range from their early 20s to retirement and beyond. Club membership includes a good mix of ages, gender identities, sexualities, LGBTQ+ and allies, and includes singles and those in relationships. While our roots began in Northern Virginia, our membership has expanded to include the national capital region and beyond. All are welcome and included in our numerous planned activities.