Pride Partners 2015

Pride Partners 2015.

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2015 Pride Partner Listing

AHF-Blair Underwood Healthcare Center


AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.

Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving lives.

AHF Healthcare Centers are at the center of AHF’s circle of care and have been providing expert medical care to people living with HIV/AIDS for the past 25 years. We are here for you.



All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church

The mission of All Souls Church is to be a Christ-centered sanctuary where a diverse community worships and serves. We live this mission through faithful celebration of the Eucharist, Christian Education, and loving nurture of both members and neighbors.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Capital Area Chapter

HDCMS-logo-small2The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following


Five Core Strategies:

-Fund scientific research
-Offer educational programs for professionals
-Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
-Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
-Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation



Bet Mishpachah

Bet Mishpachah is the Washington DC area congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. Our membership is comprised of singles, couples, and families, and is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber, the Capital Area’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, largely-volunteer network of 400 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Ally members in addition to the nearly 5,000 LGBT supporters who own or are employed by businesses, nonprofits, and government in DC, Virginia, and Maryland.  The Chamber is an affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and was Chamber of the Year 2012. The Chamber’s mission is to advocate, promote and facilitate the success of LGBT businesses, professionals and their allies in the Metro DC region.


Casa Ruby


Casa Ruby is a multicultural LGBT organization providing educational, health, housing and social services to individuals facing poverty In the nations capital. We focus on the needs of Transgender, queer and gender non conforming gay, lesbian, bisexual as well as youth and LGBT immigrants.



Cherry Fund

The Cherry Fund, established in 1997, and located in Washington, DC, is an independent, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, the purpose of which is to raise funds for the HIV/AIDS service community via an annual charity dance event.


DC’s Different Drummers

DC’s Different Drummers (DCDD) is a premier all-volunteer, community instrumental music organization in the Washington, DC region. Founded in 1980 to provide support and community for LGBT musicians, DCDD has grown to an organization with four major ensembles and over a hundred instrumental musicians.  The organization includes the Different Drummers Marching Band; the Capital Pride Symphonic Band; DC Swing!, a swing and jazz band; Project Lightbulb, a theatrical pep-band; and various small ensembles.  DCDD provides a supportive environment for LGBT and allied members to present quality instrumental music programming that entertains, challenges, educates, and inspires.


DC Preservation League (DCPL)

The DC Preservation League (DCPL), founded in 1971 as “Don’t Tear It Down,” is a nonprofit membership-supported organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Washington’s historic buildings and open spaces for future generations. As Washington’s citywide preservation advocacy organization, DCPL identifies significant buildings and neighborhoods throughout the District, monitors threats to them, and increases public awareness of historic resources.


Dignity Washington

Dignity/Washington is a faith community of LGBT Catholics, their families, and friends.  Having been a community partner of Capital Pride since the program began in 2007, members of Dignity/Washington understand the meaning of community.  They celebrate that understanding every Sunday evening, when they gather to celebrate Mass at 6:00 PM, at St. Margaret’s Church near Dupont Circle.

Dignity/Washington members also come together to celebrate community with a wide range of educational, spiritual, and social events at the Dignity Center, located at 721 – 8th Street, SE, on Capitol Hill.  More information about the schedule of Dignity/Washington Masses, as well as other programs and events, may be found by visiting our website.


Food & Friends

Founded in 1988, Food & Friends began in the basement of the Westminster Presbyterian Church with 20 volunteers enlisted to deliver 15 meals/day serving a total of 1,800 meals to 60 clients. Since our inception, we have moved from the cramped church basement to our own state-of-the-art kitchen and pantry facility and initiated new programs to meet the changing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan community.


Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC

Led by Artistic Director Jeff Buhrman, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is now in its 33rd season. As the largest chorus in Washington, GMCW sings all over the city for the dignity and equality of all. GMCW has more than 250 singing members, two select vocal ensembles, 100 support volunteers, more than 500 subscribers, 500 donors and an annual audience of more than 12,000 people.


Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is a community-supported educational and research organization that collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation’s capital. Founded in 1894, it serves a diverse audience through its collections, public programs, exhibitions, and publications.


Washington is known throughout the world as a monumental federal city. Less well-known are the stories of Washington’s many diverse and vibrant communities. The Society helps make this local history easily accessible to the public to promote a sense of identity, place, and pride in Washington and to preserve this heritage for future generations.



Human Rights Campaign

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide – all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office, and educates the public about LGBT issues.


Latino GLBT History Project

The Latino GLBT History Project was founded in 2000 to investigate, collect, preserve and educate the public about the history, culture, heritage, arts, social and rich contributions of the Latino LGBT community in metropolitan Washington, D.C. LHP hosts the annual Women’s History Month, DC Latino Pride, and Hispanic LGBT Heritage Awards. Visit their digital museum at www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org.


Metropolitan Community Churches/Unity Fellowship Columbia/GROW Continuum

Metropolitan Community Churches from DC, Maryland, and Virginia are coming together to celebrate Pride and proclaim God’s inclusive love for all people. MCC, a forerunner in the effort to attain marriage equality, is a powerful voice in the LGBTQ movement. The Unity Fellowship Church Movement joins MCC, sharing its message that God is love and love is for everyone. GROW Continuum, an interfaith ministry that supports each person in having a personal experience of God, is also part of our Pride faith coalition.


 National City Christian Church

National City Christian Church, the national church for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), welcomes all who are searching for a spiritual home. Whether your interests are community outreach, mutual support, worship, music, or just plain fun – you are welcome to join us and get to know the warm and caring people that are National City.


Nova Pride

NOVA Pride is a coalition-building organization with a mission to educate, advocate and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQA) Community of Northern Virginia; including the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William as well as the City of Alexandria. We aren’t just festivals and flag-waving. We are a movement to create an infrastructure between county-based organizations, charities, pride organizations, social groups, and the community at-large; to educate the community about LGBTQ issues, including health and discrimination; advocate for LGBTQ equality; and celebrate diversity and individuality.


ReconcilingWorks, Metropolitan Washington DC chapter

Over two dozen Lutheran congregations in DC, Maryland and Virginia are Reconciling in Christ: welcoming LGBTQ individuals to worship, and to lead in missions serving our neighbors who are hungry, homeless, jobless, abused, or marginalized in the community. Living the Gospel is our guide, and the children of God are our family.


 Team DC

Team DC is the association of LGBT sports organizations in the Washington, DC region and sponsors the annual Night OUT Sports Series and the Team DC College Scholarship Program for LGBT student-athletes.


The DC Center for the LGBT Community

The DC Center is your local LGBT Community Center.  The DC Center is here to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of DC.  The DC Center is proud to share offices with Capital Pride, Helping our Brothers and Sisters, and the Latino GLBT History Projected.  The DC Center is located on U St, a short walk from the U St Metro.  Stop by to pick up condoms, access the internet, or check out our LGBT lending library.

Visit the DC Center website for the latest information about community events in DC.  You’ll find an online LGBT group directory, Speakers Bureau, and Business Directory.  The DC Center is home  are home to many different social, support, and advocacy groups. The DC Center is proud to be a supporter of Capital Pride, and all the pride celebrations in the District.


Whitman-Walker Health

wwh_logo_websiteFor more than three decades, Whitman-Walker Health has been committed to providing high quality health care services for the LGBT community. WWH provided primary medical care, HIV care, dental care, mental health services and legal help to more than 15,000 members of our community in 2011! Whether you are insured, uninsured or somewhere in between, we can provide you with high quality and affirming health care. No one is turned away because they cannot pay for services.