“Is Pride a celebration or a protest?” This question has been front and center in our community this year and, as leaders of the Capital Pride Alliance, we have sought clarity by examining our own history more closely. In 1970, Pride began as a commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. The first annual […]
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Washington Capital Braden Holtby to Receive Ally Award Washington, D.C., April 20, 2017 – The Capital Pride Alliance is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Capital Pride Heroes Award, Engendered Spirits, awards named for late founding board members, Bill Miles and Larry Stansbury, and the Ally Award. The recipients are nominated each year […]
Supreme Court Plaintiff Responsible for Overturning DOMA Washington, D.C., April 11, 2017 – Edith Windsor is confirmed as a Grand Marshal of the 2017 Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriott International. The Parade is set for Saturday, June 10, beginning at 4:30 PM in the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods. Windsor is also scheduled to […]
Capital Pride Alliance Response to Chechnya We are outraged and shocked by news reports that the government in Chechnya has targeted members of the LGBT community after GayRussia.ru applied for a permit to celebrate Pride. The New York Times reports that the government in Chechnya has detained over 100 gay men, at least three of whom […]
Pride 2017 in the Nation’s Capital presented by Hilton is rapidly approaching and we’re working hard on planning the many Capital Pride events. Continue reading the newsletter here.
“Pride is the time to come together and just say we love each other.”
The Conference Will Bring Together More Than 120 Professionals from Around the Country Washington, D.C., March 6, 2017 – The Magic of Pride Conference, hosted by The Capital Pride Alliance, will take place from Friday, March 10, through Sunday March 12, at the Washington Hilton. The conference will bring together more than 120 professionals representing […]
WJLA-TV To Host Facebook Live LGBTQ Roundtable Tonight’s Interactive Forum to Highlight Critical Issues Facing Local LGBTQ Community 2/27/2017 – ABC7/WJLA-TV announced today that it will host a LGBTQ roundtable discussion via Facebook Live tonight from 8 – 9 at the Whitman-Walker Health Center in advance of ABC Network’s premiere of the “When We Rise” mini-series, […]
Washington, DC, February 3, 2017 – The Capital Pride Alliance announced “Unapologetically Proud” as the Pride 2017 theme last night at the fifth annual Pride Reveal event at SAX Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Washington, DC. Unapologetically Proud speaks to the protests from which Pride celebrations originated and that remain at the heart of the […]
The journey for LGBT equality began more than 50 years ago. But then, inspired by the passion of the 1969 events at the Stonewall Inn, we were propelled forward; we achieved many victories and suffered some setbacks. Each year since, we have commemorated with marches and events to stand against intolerance directed at the LGBT […]