CAPITAL PRIDE TO REVEAL 2019 THEME, ANNOUNCE PRIDE 2019 IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL FOR YEAR MARKING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF STONEWALL UPRISING

CAPITAL PRIDE TO REVEAL 2019 THEME,

ANNOUNCE PRIDE 2019 IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL

FOR YEAR MARKING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF STONEWALL UPRISING

On January 31, the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) will host its annual “Reveal” event  from 7-11 pm, at City Winery to announce the theme for Capital Pride 2019. Tickets are available on the Capital Pride website. In addition, 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a milestone in LGBTQ+ rights.

“With this event, we are kicking off a momentous year for Capital Pride,” said Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA). “We encourage the community to join and participate in the many Pride events offered in the Nation’s Capital,” continued Bos. “We will reflect on over 50 years of pride, power, and progress, but also look forward to a future where all LGBTQ+ people are treated with equality and respect.” “We as a community have more work to do and a variety of issues to handle. We will overcome those challenges by joining together. At the same time, we celebrate the decades of resilience and resistance that have brought advances to us both as communities and individuals,” said Ashley Smith, President of the Board of Directors of the CPA.

The Capital Pride Alliance is excited to collaborate with the following organizations to create Pride 2019 in the Nation’s Capital. This is a new approach that will highlight the variety of Pride events offered to the community in the National Capital region.  A joint webpage will provide easy access to each event’s website.  In addition, the events from these Prides will be included in the 2019 Guide to Pride in the Nation’s Capital, which will be available at each venue.

The organizations and events that are part of this new effort include:

Youth Pride Day, Saturday May 4 – Presented by the Youth Pride Alliance & Damien Ministries in partnership with SMYAL.

Silver Pride, Friday, May 10 – Produced by Whitman-Walker Health in partnership with IONA Senior Services and AARP, and in collaboration with Capital Pride Alliance and community partners from the LGBTQ Aging Services Network.

Capital Trans Pride, Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19 – Produced by the Capital Pride Alliance.

DC Black Pride, Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27 – Produced by the Center for Black Equity.

DC Latinx Pride, June 1, 2, 5, & 6 – Produced by the Latino GLBT History Project.

API Pride, Date TBD – Produced by the Capital Pride Alliance, in collaboration with Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA D.C.), Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society (APIQS), KhushDC, and Korean Queer & Transgender Association of DC (KQTDC).

Capital Pride Celebration, May 31 – June 9 – Produced by the Capital Pride Alliance.

 

For more information go to www.capitalpride.org

 

The Capital Pride Alliance, located in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity throughout the year. Capital Pride produces each year Trans Pride and the Pride Celebration in the nation’s capital, one of the largest Pride events in the country, which includes the Pride Parade, Festival, and Concert, plus a variety of educational and community events throughout the year. Facebook (CapitalPrideDC), Twitter (CapitalPrideDC), YouTube, Instagram (@CapitalPrideDC).

 

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