Nominate an LGBTQ+ Leader
Please take a moment to nominate an individual and/or organization who has made considerable contributions in support of the LGBTQ+ community. A complete list of awards, descriptions, and past honorees can be found by clicking here.

Awardees are honored at the Heroes Gala and serve as community marshals at the annual Pride Parade in the Nation's Capital. Deadline is Friday, March 30.

Capital Pride Events & Announcements

Parade & Festival Registration

Help us celebrate, motivate, educate, and inspire change during the Pride 2018 Celebration in the Nation's Capital, one of the largest Pride celebrations in the country. March in the annual Pride Parade, presented by Marriott International, on Saturday, June 9, and exhibit at the Pride Festival, presented by Live! Casino & Hotel, while enjoying the Pride Concert, presented by HOT 99.5 |  Pride Radio, on Sunday, June 10. Hundreds of thousands of people participate in this landmark event, which is one of Washington, DC’s favorite parades and most attended, energetic, and powerful festivals!

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Donate to Become a Friend of Pride
As a Friend of Pride you will help the LGBTQ+ community in the National Capital Region celebrate, educate, support, and inspire our multi-faceted communities to grow and preserve our history and protect our rights for current and future generations. Your contribution, at any level, will guarantee that the Capital Pride Alliance will have the resources necessary to incorporate new and innovative ideas, suggestions, and efforts into our programming.
  • Raise funds to help keep marque events, such as the Pride Parade, Festival, Concert and Trans Pride, free to the public.
  • Provide direct financial support to the Capital Pride Legacy Fund, offering grants that assist community organizations to participate in their first Pride; and
  • To support our volunteer programs and provide grants that expand access to events and activities for individuals and organizations that would not otherwise have those opportunities.

Various benefits are available based on your donation level. If you are able to make an individual donation of $1,000 or more, you will become a member of the new Capital Pride Legacy Circle.

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Volunteer With Pride
The Capital Pride Alliance is a vibrant group of dedicated individuals from across the LGBTQ+ community. With our diversity, commitment and camaraderie, we welcome you to join us to promote equal rights, support family and community, and to celebrate what makes each and every person unique and valuable.
From the very start, volunteers have played a vital role in the success of Pride each year. No matter what your skill set, interest, or experience there’s a way you can contribute to Capital Pride.
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The Capital Pride Alliance is excited to partner with Logo Founder Matt Farber to bring Miss Richfield 1981 back to DC! In her all new show, Miss Richfield 1981 is “Born Again” finding new religion to bring our divided world together. With all new songs, videos, and unique audience activities, Miss R brings all faiths together in 2018. Atheists welcome! Two nights. April 13 and 14. These shows will sell out so get your tickets now!

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Community Events
Thursday, March 22

Come learn about your local LGBT & LGBT-Friendly sports clubs and get active!
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Friday, March 30 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Reel Affirmations XTRA: Our Monthly LGBTQ Film Series Presents: George Mason University's LGBTQ Resources and Film and Video Studies presents Q-MASON, a selection of films from the Film and Video Studies program telling LGBTQ stories. Taking place at the Human Rights Campaign.

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Saturday, March 31 | 12 pm - 3 pm
Join the DC Progressive Dinner for an unforgettable afternoon raising funds for LGBTQ youth in the DC metro area. This year it will be held at Trade who will be serving up some great drink specials just for us! Music by DJ Khelan Bhatia of BreakfastClub.

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Wednesday, April 4 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Chamber is hosting its 10th annual Mega Networking at Town Danceboutique, the DC area’s largest annual LGBTQ professional networking and social event!

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First Thursday, April 5 | 7 pm
A new support group for the Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Community meets every first Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00 PM at the DC Center for the LGBT Community.

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Saturday, April 7
DC’s Different Drummers’ Capital Pride Symphonic Band is proud to present a night of great music, focusing our repertoire on the set of human movement: dance.

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Open House, Monday, April 9

DC’s Different Drummers proudly announces its upcoming open house for their marching band & color guard’s Summer 2018 season. All musicians & color guard members across the National Capital Region are welcome to come & learn more about the plans for the upcoming season.

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Thursday, April 12

This international event held in over 60 cities raises critical funds to support the missions of outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout North America.

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Saturday, April 14 | 6 pm

Supporting the Team DC College Scholarship Program for LGBT student-athletes. Includes Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, Three-Course Seated Dinner, and Awards Program. Hosted by the Washington Hilton.

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The Rainbow Families' Family Conference & Gathering provides an opportunity for LGBTQ parents, family members and their children, as well as prospective parents, to gather for a day of learning, networking and fellowship.

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Saturday, May 5 | 6:30 pm
Join GMCW for the fundraising event of the year! Cocktails, huge live and silent auctions, dinner, entertainment and after-party, all in support of the largest annual fundraiser to benefit the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC.

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Become an Advocate: Support Pride
There is no other event quite like the Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital, and no other event brings together so many people in our region. In 2017, we welcomed over 600,000 people to our Pride Parade, Festival and Concert alone.
The Capital Pride Alliance is pleased to offer our corporate, non-profit, and individual advocates (sponsors) that support our mission and champion LBGTQ+ equality, unique opportunities to outreach within the LGBTQ+ community. We seek support from advocates who affirm and support our unique message of celebrating the diversity of our community, challenging discrimination, and working toward full equality for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.


The Capital Pride Alliance, through its stewardship of diverse programming and events, specifically year-round LGBTQ+ Pride festivities centered in Washington, DC and the National Capital Region, serves to celebrate, educate, support, and inspire our multi-faceted communities in order to grow and preserve our history and protect our rights for current and future generations.




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