Pride

Capital Pride was as wonderful as ever this year, with the parade on Saturday and the festival on Sunday.

Parade

Billy Porter and Keke Palmer were the Grand Marshalls of the parade.

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Mayor Bowser, as usual, walked in the parade.

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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff marched with the Human Rights Campaign, wearing a photo of his wife on his t-shirt.

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The parade went down a 2-mile route, with joy all along the way.

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©Rob Klug
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©Angela N.
©Victoria Pickering
©Rob Klug
©Victoria Pickering
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©Miki Jourdan
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©Angela N.
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©Miki Jourdan
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©Rob Klug
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©Angela N.
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©Miki Jourdan

Festival

The festival was a day-long event on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the Capitol.

©Victoria Pickering
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©Angela N.
©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering

The festival ended with a performance by the incomparable Billy Porter:

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©Angela N.
©Victoria Pickering
©Angela N.

Dogs of Pride

We love seeing dogs who participate in the spirit of Pride:

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©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering

Dog staring down at the parade:

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Note: Next year, D.C. won the bid to be the location for World Pride, which will mean that the crowds and festivities will be larger than ever. The parade route this year was changed from its normal route weaving through the Dupont Circle area, to a long route straight down 14th Street – testing out the route that will allow for the crowds anticipated for World Pride.

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