May 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm EDT | by Erin Durkin
Chocolate City come alive
Black Pride, Retro Dance Party, Gay News, Washington Blade

Revelers at Black Pride. (Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

Both D.C. Black Pride Weekend and Chocolate City Pride 2013 kick off this week with several different events and parties to celebrate.

Chocolate City Pride starts on May 24 with the Genesis Pre 5,000 Men Pride Mega Party Warm-Up at MOVA Lounge (2204 14 St., NW). Anticipated cover is $10. This is followed by the fourth annual 5,000 Men Pride Mega Party at the Majestic Ibiza Nightclub (1222 1s St., NE). Cover is $40. The rest of the weekend involves parties at some of the Washington’s top clubs. Attendees can pay for these events can be paid for separately, or attendees can pay for a pass for $99.For more information, visit

D.C. Black Pride also starts May 24 with an opening reception and community awards presentation at the Hyatt Regency Washington (400 New Jersey Ave., NW) at 6 p.m. Award recipients include D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray who is receiving the Eleanor Holmes Norton Award, Dr. Imani Woody and Courtney Williams who are receiving the Welmore Cook Award, Theara Coleman and Christopher Watson, recipients of D.C. Black Pride Leadership Award, and Donald Burch, III, who is receiving the Charlotte Smallwood Volunteer Award. The rest of the weekend includes discussions, workshops, a film festival and different celebrations. For more information about schedules are sponsorship, visit

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