View Luis’ Pride Parade photos at his Flickr page. All photos were taken at 17th and R Streets NW.
The 2010 Capital Pride Parade on Saturday last about two hours, kicking off at 6:30 pm west of Dupont Circle and ending at Thomas Circle NW. The street festival was today with entertainment and exhibits on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 4th and 7th Streets.
The Dupont-Logan-U Street area is the center of gay pride events each year, including the parade which runs from Dupont Circle around to Thomas Circle NW. The historically gay neighborhood in DC was, for decades, Dupont Circle–although not so much anymore.
Is the Logan Circle area the new Dupont Circle when it comes to all things gay? Is 17th Street NW still the city’s gay Main Street? After all, the city did just co-name a stretch of 17th for gay activist Frank Kameny on Thursday.
The gay neighborhood certainly seems to move a little farther east each year–and south and north as well. One might ask, “Does DC still have a single ‘gay neighborhood?’ ” Take the poll below: Where is DC’s gay neighborhood in 2010?
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The theme of this year’s pride celebration is “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and we will have post-parade photos on Sunday to see if the participants back up the theme. Borderstan has a separate listing, courtesy of Capital Pride 2010, of events in Borderstan (or very close by).
Get the full listing of weekend events at Capital Pride. Also, MetroWeekly has a very nice series of article on Pride in its Pride Guide section as well as a link to the parade route map. The parade kicks off at 6:30 pm on Saturday.
The list is below the fold.