MARCH 29

If you’re what the Brits delicately like to call “bent,” you’ve doubtless heard about those dubious marketing studies that say we have something like 48 times the disposable income of our unfortunately hetero counterparts. Believe it or don’t, it doesn’t matter to me, but there’s a swarm of retailers who’ve bought into the notion, and this weekend a staggering array of them are looking to reassure you that they really, really like you. The organizers of “Lifestyles: The Gay and Lesbian Home Show,” now in its second year, say they’ve assembled an unparalleled assortment of architects, decorators, landscapers, realtors, caterers, lawyers, antiquarians, travel agents, financial advisers, “luxury retailers” (whatever they may be), auto dealers, and hawkers of home security, all of them ready to relieve you of some of that extra cash and all guaranteed not to bat an eyelash when, in the effort to convince your sweetie that you really neeeeeed that ScalamandrÇ-upholstered sofa, you pucker up in public. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Armory Place, 925 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. $6. (301) 585-5563. (Trey Graham)