Washington, D.C., November 20, 2018 – The Capital Pride Alliance kicks off their 10th anniversary as an organization with The Red Party, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 pm to 3:00 am, at Echo Stage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE). Ten years ago in 2008, a group of Pride volunteers, on behalf of the community, established The Capital Pride Alliance to continue the work that Whitman-Walker Health had undertaken several years earlier to produce Capital Trans Pride each May and the Capital Pride Celebration each June.
The Red Party will include dancing to the club music of DJs Tezrah, Wess, and Tracy Young, and special performances throughout the night by: TV (Glee) and Broadway performer Alex Newell; breakout drag performer and TV celebrity (RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag U) Jujubee; veteran female impersonator and pageant winner Kristina Kelly; and burlesque host, plus Pretty Boi Drag co-producer, Pretty Rik E.
“The Capital Pride Alliance was founded for the community to work together to produce Pride events in June and throughout the year,” said Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance. “The Red Party will celebrate 10 years of joining of forces and resources, and commemorate Capital Pride’s commitment to the advances made by the LGBTQ+ movement, as well as recognize the important work that yet remains.”
“As we embark on celebrating 10 years of The Capital Pride Alliance, we reflect on the growth from 2008 to 2018, and how Pride experiences have expanded from one weekend in June to an array of Pride 365 events throughout the year with our many partners,” said Ashley Smith, President of the Board of Directors of the Capital Pride Alliance. “We are very grateful to be able to host the Pride Celebration and Capital Trans Pride in the Nation’s Capital, and for the opportunity to work with our partners on all the many Pride events. In addition, we want to continue our cooperative endeavors to ensure inclusivity throughout our entire community. The Capital Pride Alliance looks forward to serving this community for many years to come.”
For more information on The Red Party, visit the Capital Pride website or contact Ryan Bos at 202-719-5304, Ext 700.
ABOUT CAPITAL PRIDE ALLIANCE
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.