Capital Pride Kicks Off June 1 for 12 Days

by May 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm 2,069 0

Borderstan, Local 16, Capital Pride 2011

Click on the collage for the slide show: Board members, volunteers and staff of Capital Pride 2011 got together for brunch at Local 16 on May 22. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Matty Rhoades and Luis Gomez

“Paving the Way” is the theme of the 36th Annual Capital Pride, which is the celebration of D.C.’s lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Appropriately themed “Celebration and Opportunity: Paving the Way,” it recognizes the pioneers who have fought for LGBT rights over the years.

The 12 days of Pride begin June 1, and run through the festival on Sunday, June 12.

The Dupont Circle neighborhood has long been considered the center of the gay community in D.C. and is proud to be among this year’s sponsors. We will cover a number of Pride events, including the June 11 parade (from what better perspective than inside the parade itself!) and the June 12 festival.

Two big events: The parade begins Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 pm at Dupont Circle and winds its way to Thomas Circle NW. The festival on Pennsylvania Avenue is Sunday, June 12 at 11 am. Check out Luis’ photos from the 2010 parade.

Dog lovers that we are here, it should come as no surprise that we will also cover the 18th Annual Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show, which benefits PETS-DC; this year’s dog show in Dupont Circle is Saturday, June 18, at 4 pm.

You can find the entire list of Pride events at the Capital Pride website calendar. Dupont, and increasingly Logan, are the heart of the LGBT community in D.C. We created a list for you of events close to home in the Borderstan area. Also, keep an eye out for our Breaking News section on the landing page — we will be highlighting Pride events of the day.

Happy Pride!


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