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PHOTOS: What D.C. Looks Like During Pride

PHOTOS: What D.C. Looks Like During Pride


Thanks to Tim Evanston for some rollicking good photos of Capital Pride in Washington. D.C.

What is now called Capital Pride traces its history to the first LGBT festival in Washington, D.C., which was held in 1975. That year Deacon Maccubbin, who owned Lambda Rising bookstore, organized a one-day community block party on 20th Street N.W., which was then the location of the bookstore.

In 1997 Whitman-Walker Clinic joined One in Ten as a cosponsor of the festival. The event was renamed Capital Pride and the street festival was moved onto Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. In 2002 Whitman-Walker moved the parade to occur in the early evening on the Saturday before the festival, while the festival continued on Sunday afternoon. In late 2006 Whitman-Walker began exploring options for another entity to produce Capital Pride, thereby allowing the clinic to focus on its core mission of providing health care.

A group consisting of members of the existing Pride Planning Committee formed the Capital Pride Alliance in December 2007, and in January 2008 won the right to become the sole producer of Capital Pride. The 2008 Capital Pride celebration was the last one that was produced by Whitman-Walker Clinic. The Capital Pride Alliance Inc., which we now refer to as Capital Pride, independently produced the 2009 and 2010 celebrations, and continues as the steward for Capital Pride.

Check out Tim Evanston's photostream on Flickr for more great photos.

Militaryx633_0 The U.S. Armed Forces color guard. This chokes us up.


A representative of the Academy of Washington contingent. Rainbow enough for you?

Chris_kluwex633_0 Retired pro footballer and fierce LGBT ally Chris Kluwe.

Zigfelds04x633_0 OK, let's break out the boys: a rep of Ziegfeld's doing some bead work.

Dignity_washingtonx633_0_0 Dignity Washington, D.C., improvised a great canopy.

Dc_roller_girlsx633_0 Yay, D.C. Roller Girls!

Zigfelds02x633_0 OK, because you asked, more of the Ziegfeld's boys. Shiny is our favorite color.


The lovely ladies of Planned Parenthood.

Miss_gay_arlingtonx633_0 How do you do, Miss Gay Arlington of 2014?

Dykes_on_bikesx633_0 Can you really have a Pride parade without Dykes on Bikes? Think not.

Local_area_bear_clubsx633_0 Also, bears. You can't have a real Pride without bears. Preferably in construction hats.

Zigfeldsx633_0 What's that you say? You want more Ziegfeld's representatives?


A royal appearance by members of the Imperial Court of Washngton, D.C.

Lesbian_supportersx633_0 Hello, my pretties.


We interupt this broadcast to remind you to wear sun block, especially if you are an adorable ginger.

Gay_dadsx633_0 Two dads and some precious cargo.

Westborox633_0 Unfortunately it wouldn't be Pride without the Westboro Baptist Church. Wait -- yes! It would still be Pride if they never attanded again.

Little_ladies_of_pridex633_0 Little ladies represent.

Balance_gym_busx633_0 Bead-flinging bodybuilder on the Balance Gym Bus.

Jack_andrakax633_0 Teen science wiz Jack Andraka.


The good sports of Nellie's Sports Bar.


Just another great face in the crowd.

Tom_coburn_photographyx633_0 What's that? You say you need more nearly naked guys on a float? Well then, here is the Tom Coburn Photography contingent.

Zigfelds03x633_0 Parade must be over. We're going to follow these guys from Ziegfeld's. They must be headed to the next great event.

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