Pics Galore! Pride Parade Draws Large Crowds to Dupont-Logan

by June 11, 2012 at 9:30 am 2,838 0

"2012 Capital Pride"

Click above for the pics of the 2012 Capital Pride Parade. Above: 17th Street NW immediately after the parade had passed by. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check out the photos of the 2012 Capital Pride Parade on Borderstan’s Flickr page.

Did you have a good time at the LGBT Capital Pride Parade on Saturday? We’ve got 263 photos — so maybe you’re in one of them — even though there were tens-of-thousands of spectators lining the streets along the way.

The 2012 Capital Pride Parade on Saturday lasted about two hours, kicking off at 4:30 pm west of Dupont Circle, winding its way through the Dupont and Logan neighborhoods, including Dupont Circle, 17th, P and 14th Streets NW. Monte Durham, from TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta,” was the Grand Marshall of this year’s parade.

But, as tradition demands, Dykes on Bikes kicked off the parade. And there were plenty of elected officials and political candidates in the parade as well, and lots of local businesses (large and small) as well as a plethora of organizations, local and national, not to mention sports teams — and live music to boot. And how could we forget the DC Cowboys? It was their final appearance in the annual parade, as the group officially disbanded after Sunday’s performance at the Pride Festival.

Parade Winners

Parade organizers said 180 different organizations and businesses with almost 4,000 participants were in this year’s Capital Pride Parade. At the reviewing stand in front of Whole Foods on P Street, the judges selected the following 10 winners from among the parade contingents:

  • The Lady Gaga Award for Best Incorporation of Theme (Who best incorporates the theme with great emotional content and outstanding presentation): ACLU of the Nation’s Capital
  • The Tina Turner Award for Best Decorated Float (Best float or decorated vehicle): Ziegfeld/Secrets
  • The Nancy Sinatra Award for Best Marching Contingent (Best walking or marching, no float or vehicles): La Clinica
  • The Dame Edna Award for Best Visiting Contingent (Best group from outside the DC Area): Big Apple Corps
  • The Liberace Award for the Most Outrageous (The unexpected, over the top, brilliant, unique): Tim Coburn Photography
  • The New Kids on the Block Award for the Best New Contingent (The best new contingents to Capital Pride Parade): Thai Tanic restaurant
  • The Elizabeth Taylor Award for the Best Non-Profit Contingent (The best non-profit group contingent): SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League)
  • The Village People Award for the Small Group Contingent (The best small group contingent for those under 15 people): AtlasVet
  • The Harvey Milk Award for the Public Sector Contingent (The best public sector group): Peace Corps
  • Judges’ Award (Awarded at the Judges’ discretion, for crowd engagement overall excellence): PFLAG (Parents, Friends & Families of Lesbians and Gays)

See you next year at the 2013 Capital Pride Parade!

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