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Capital Pride Announces Lynda Carter as a Super Grand Marshal of the 2013 Pride Parade.

May 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 28, 2013

 

Capital Pride Announces Lynda Carter as

a Super Grand Marshal of the 2013 Pride Parade.

“Pride Parade” will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013

 

WASHINGTON, DC Capital Pride is pleased to announce that Lynda Carter will serve as a Super Grand Marshal of the Capital Pride Parade for 2013. The 38th Annual Capital Pride Parade steps off Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 4:30 pm, from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC.  This year, the Parade will end in a new location.  The route will take a left turn up 14th Street, N.W., instead of a right, and will end at R Street, N.W., in front of Whitman-Walker Health, the presenting sponsor of the Capital Pride Parade. 

 

Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sellout crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world’s most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen.

 

Lynda made her professional singing debut at age 14 in Tempe, Arizona. In 1973 she won the Miss World-U.S.A. title and shortly thereafter outdistanced hundreds of other actresses for the part of Wonder Woman, a character she infused with such depth and humor that it has become one of the most indelible characters in television history.

 

Though Lynda continued to act in films and television, when she had children she left the road to raise her young family. She returned to live performing in 2006, appearing on the London stage with an acclaimed star turn in Chicago. In 2007 Lynda started touring again in venues across the country with her band of Nashville all stars.  Lynda has brought her concert to major venues across the country, including here at the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Her first CD, At Last, was released in 2010 and dropped at No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Her second CD, Crazy

Little Things, was released in June 2011.

 

Lynda is a long time resident of Washington DC and was proud to serve as Grand Marshal of the 2011 DC AIDS Walk as well as the 2011 Phoenix Pride (her hometown). She also appeared in the 2011 New York City Pride Parade supporting Callen-Lorde Health Center.

 

“We are excited to have Lynda join us at this year’s parade, said Ryan Bos, Capital Pride’s Executive Director.  It is extra special to have her serve in this role because our 2013 theme is “Unleash The Superhero In You.”

 

The Capital Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods of northwest Washington, DC. The Parade is expected to attract more than 100,000 spectators.  It will include more than 170 contingents, floats, vehicles, walkers, and entertainment.  It will feature local and national businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups and organizations, drag queens, dogs, and much more.

 

What:                38th Annual Pride Parade

Where:              Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods

Date:                Saturday, June 8, 2013

Time:                4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Webpage:         www.capitalpride.org/parade

 

 

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Capital Pride, located in Washington, DC, is the non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTA community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity, including the annual Pride Parade and Festival in our Nation’s Capital.  Capital Pride is administered by a Board of Directors, managed by a small staff, and supported by a large cadre of volunteers.  Donations made to Capital Pride are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.