P articipants at an upcoming gay pride parade in D. The D. Gaines also said American flags would not be welcome at the event, but a Palestinian flag would.
It was only a few years after the riots that Washington, DC held its first Pride celebration inwith annual celebrations beginning in and continuing ever since. Check out the official calendar to see a complete list of events, but make sure to leave some energy for the main event -- the Pride Parade. The annual Pride Parade begins at pm and goes to pm on Saturday, June 8, in the historic Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods.
City officials say no shots were fired at the annual Pride event but several people did sustain minor injuries when attendees scattered in fear, toppling over metal crowd control barriers, USA Today reports. Videos shared on social media show crowds of terrified parade-goers running through the downtown D. As my girlfriend and I were walking past Dupont Circle, apparently someone started shooting.
The events are a time for celebration, and for recognizing accomplishments and progress that has been made as a community, cheered on by supporters, neighbors, and advocates. On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a look at Pride parades and events from around the world. A man is surrounded with balloons as he participates in the annual L. June is Pride Month, celebrated each year to mark the Stonewall rebellion, a series of violent confrontations between the gay community and police, that occurred near Christopher Park at a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn.
More thanpeople are expected to turn out for D. According to the Capital Pride Alliance, the D. In addition to participation in various ways from as many as 36 European nations, the statement says other important international organizations will participate, including the Organization for American States, the U.
From team sports to all night dance parties, check out our ultimate list of annual events that cater to the community. Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Leather lovers from across the region descend on DC for this weekend — now in its fourth decade — featuring themed dance parties, brunches and the enduring Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather contest.
Individuals, leaders and activists who have made LGBT impact both locally and nationally will be recognized. Team D. Admission includes complimentary cocktails and food tastings.
Capital Pride and its many co-sponsors have a bounty of events planned this weekend from dances for all ages, the parade, festival, brunches and more. Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key. Some are official Capital Pride-sanctioned events while others dovetail with the festivities. Full details on all official events are at capitalpride.
It was founded as Gay Pride Daya one-day block party and street festival, in In the P Street Festival Committee formed to take over planning. It changed its name to Gay and Lesbian Pride Day in
By Lee Brown and Post Wires. June 9, am Updated June 9, pm. A man was arrested for allegedly waving a BB gun during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington DC — sparking a stampede that left several people in the hospital, according to cops. Police say no shots were fired and later confirmed it was a BB gun — but it was still enough to spark an active-shooter scare, with several people hospitalized from injuries suffered in a mad stampede.