The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ+ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride, which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. We’ve elaborated on those events and many others below.
This year’s theme is “shhhOUT: Past, Present & Proud,” which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by giving “a ‘shhhOUT’ to our past and present, while committing ourselves to SHOUT OUT proudly as we move forward.” You can also learn more about getting involved with Capital Pride, and make sure to follow them on Twitterand Facebook.
DC’s annual four-day event is one of the largest Pride celebrations in the nation. Thousands converge on the nation’s capital for the long weekend of citywide events, including a parade, festival and block party, high-profile concert, road race and – taking advantage of Pride’s proximity to Capitol Hill – an equality march, as well as dozens of events at partner hotels, restaurants and other venues throughout the city. Here are plenty of reasons to attend this year’s Capital Pride, June 7-10.
DC Black Pride
One of the nation’s largest and the first (1991) African-American Gay Pride events, attracting more than 35,000 participants, DC Black Pride takes place in Washington, DC in late May over Memorial Day Weekend each year. Date: Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27