Why paint the town red when you can paint the town Trevor?
On Wednesday, June 6, DC Ambassadors of The Trevor Project – a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth – will host an evening of hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live music at Town Danceboutique.
This year’s event is the third annual Trevor Project DC Pride fundraiser, which raises money for the organization’s education and outreach efforts.
The party runs from 6:30 to 9 pm; tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. Town Danceboutique is at 2009 8th Street NW.
Approximately 150 people turned out for DC Mayor Adrian Fenty’s LGBT Pride Month celebration Wednesday night at Mova on P Street NW.
The meet-and-greet on the last night of Pride Month was to celebrate the accomplishments of the lesbian and gay community, including the passage of same sex marriage rights earlier this year in DC.
Mike DeBonis at The Washington Post has a good write up of the event, which was billed as a non-campaign event for Fenty. But, Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colorado) spoke at the event–and he endorsed Fenty for re-election. Polis is one of three openly gay members of Congress.
In his column, Debonis (he moved to the Post from the City Paper a few months ago) talks about Fenty’s tough re-election campaign against Council Chairman Vincent Gray. He gives a good overview of some of the recent criticism by some in the gay community. DeBonis’ column is a good read; check it out.
In addition, DeBonis has a story in Friday’s Post about Fenty, his campaign, his governing style–and why the polls show him in trouble in his re-election bid.
Look for the MTV crew shooting B-roll for use in episodes of The Real World: DC… at the Capital Pride Parade (Pride info here at official Web site) and events this weekend in the Dupont–Logan-downtown area. No crew, just the basic B-roll stuff. The parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Pride Street Festival opens at 11 a.m. on Sunday on Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. between 3rd and 7th Streets (map).