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Thank You for An Amazing 2023 Celebration!

To our wonderful LGBTQ+ community: We want to thank you for bringing your individuality, intersectionality, and bravery to the 2023 Capital Pride Celebration. Together we had a record-breaking year and beat our own record for the largest one-day Parade AND Festival EVER in DC. The Parade attendance was about 220,000 people with 295 Parade contingents, […]

The Capital Pride Alliance Condemns Newly Enacted Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation by the Ugandan Parliament

The Capital Pride Alliance condemns newly enacted legislation by the Ugandan parliament that imposes on that country’s citizens some of the harshest anti-gay laws in existence. Uganda already had in place extremely draconian restrictions on same-sex relations, making them illegal and punishable by life imprisonment. The new law now includes a ban on promoting and abetting […]


Washington, DC, March 17, 2023…Yesterday, the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) held its annual “Capital Pride Reveal,” hosted and presented by the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. Over 300 people gathered for  reveal of the theme for Capital Pride 2023, Peace, Love, Revolution, and listened to Japer Bowles, Director of LGBTQ+ Affairs for the Executive Office of Mayor […]

CPA Condemns Tennessee Bill that Bans Drag Performances

The Capital Pride Alliance condemns the recently enacted Tennessee ban on public drag performances that Governor William Lee signed into law on March 2. This unconstitutional legislation violates the First Amendment rights of Tennessee citizens and should be challenged in court.    Public drag performances have been around for thousands of years, from ancient Greece through […]

Capital Pride Alliance Mourns the Victims of Gun Violence

The Capital Pride Alliance mourns the victims of several mass shootings in California, Washington state, and elsewhere over the last week. We extend our deepest condolences to all who have been affected by these senseless acts of violence. In 2023, there have been more mass shootings in the United States — 44 — than there […]

The Capital Pride Alliance Receives the Official Handover from Sydney WorldPride to Host WorldPride 2025 in Washington, DC

Members and representatives from the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA),  Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office, Events DC, and the Equality Chamber of Commerce DC (ECCDC) traveled to Sydney, Australia to support WorldPride 2023, hosted by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride. Destination DC provided in-destination Australian representation in support of our venture. […]

CPA Condemns the Brutality Against Tyre Nichols

The video evidence of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols is difficult to watch because the illegal actions undertaken by members of the Memphis Police Department are both horrific and outrageous. None of the law enforcement officers, who were allegedly making a traffic stop for reckless driving, were authorized to unilaterally become prosecutor, judge, jury, […]