There was a lot of disappointment when the Pride Parade had to be cancelled for the second year because of the pandemic, but last Saturday’s Pride Walk and Rally was a wonderful event that offered all the joy of more traditional Pride celebrations. It started with a large gathering at Dupont Circle:
Whitman Walker was there offering COVID vaccines.
The Pride Walk took off from Dupont Circle, led by the Capital Pride banner, and walked to Logan Circle and then to a rally on Freedom Plaza.
[Kamala Harris briefly joined the Pride Walk, but we unfortunately missed seeing her. She is the first sitting Vice President to attend a Pride march.]
Exuberance was everywhere.
Faces of Pride
The next generation
Pride is a family affair.
Dogs of Pride
Dogs and their humans go all out for Pride!
While D.C. traditionally has its biggest Pride celebration in the second weekend of June, Pride lasts the whole month of June. Check out the Capital Pride site for a list of displays and events during the rest of the month. Four great ones to see are:
Lisa Marie Thalhammer’s “Equilateral Network” on the lawn of the National Building Museum.
A crochet mural by Made for London, on the facade of the former Spanish Ambassador’s residence on 16th St.
The National Gallery lit in Pride colors every night in June.
Through June 27, The Weight of a Rainbow by Stephanie Mercedes in Georgetown Park Plaza (3276 M St.) – a light installation accompanied by LGBTQ+ voices telling their stories in song.