NATION’S CAPITAL PREPARES FOR HISTORIC POLITICAL YEAR, BRINGS TOGETHER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS TO UNITE, CELEBRATE AND INSPIRE
Washington DC, February 6, 2019…….This evening, the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) hosts its annual “Reveal” event at City Winery, announcing the campaign theme for Capital Pride 2020, “#StillWe, Hundreds gathered to kick off the 2020 Pride Season in the DMV and learn about the many events and activities happening this year.
This will be another historic year for the LGBTQ+ community, with a major civil rights decision to be handed down by the Supreme Court, legislative attacks in dozens of states across the country and a critical election in November.
“This year’s campaign theme, #StillWe, is a powerful statement about the resilience, resistance, unity and pride that exist within our community,” said Ryan Bos, CPA Executive Director. “This theme honors the battles that have paved the way for the progress we now enjoy while acknowledging the tremendous work still left to do,” Bos continued. “With the adversity facing so many members of the LGBTQ+ community in mind, we will come together to support each other, show our love of community and unite in resistance against those who would deny us equality and dignity,” concluded Bos.
“We are proud of what this theme represents to the LGBTQ+ community and encourage everyone to share the ways in which they believe we can take action continue the journey to respect, acceptance and full equality,” said Ashley Smith, President of the Board of Directors of the CPA. “The graphic representation of the theme is a symbol of inclusion with the colors of the traditional Pride rainbow flag, the trans pride flag and the black and brown stipes to represent the intersections that exist with the LGBTQ+ community, including sexual orientation, gender identity, and race,” continued Smith.
“We look forward to the LGBTQ+ community and our allies participating in the many diverse Pride events offered in the Nation’s Capital, from Youth Pride, Silver Pride, Capital Trans Pride, DC Black Pride, DC Latinx Pride, DC Leather Pride and API Pride,” concluded Bos.
The Capital Pride Alliance is excited to collaborate with many organizations to create Pride 2020 in the Nation’s Capital. These collaborations highlight the variety of Pride events offered and the joint webpage will provide easy access to each event’s website. All Pride events will again be included in the 2020 Guide to Pride in the Nation’s Capital.
The organizations and events include:
API Pride, Friday, May 29 & Saturday May 30 – 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).
DC Leather Pride, Friday, June 5 – 7 – Hosted by The DC Eagle
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).