The National Center for Transgender Equality backed the demonstration in protest of the Trump administration's increased terrorization of trans people.
Mayor Muriel Bowser is now the official presenter of the popular annual race involving drag queens in impractical shoes.
Oregon, California, Colorado, Maine, and D.C. have made similar inclusive moves.
The assailants shouted homophobic slurs while attacking the couple, who were wearing T-shirts bearing the name of an LGBTQ sports league.
Wheeler could be worse, and more effective, than the scandal-ridden Pruitt.