Capital Pride hosts its Heroes Gala and Silent Auction Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse in Georgetown (3255 Grace St., NW).
The community each year nominates individuals who have helped further the causes of LGBT rights. The recipients of the Capital Pride Heroes this year include Ed Bailey, a DJ who has changed the landscape of the LGBT nightlife in D.C.; Barbara Lewis, who has worked to promote culturally competent health care in the LGBT community; Darren Phelps, senior and founding pastor of Bethel Christian Church D.C.; Jamie Raskin, a professor of Constitutional Law at American University’s Washington College of Law and a Maryland State Senator; and Margot Rosen, director of Membership Outreach at the Human Rights Campaign.
Tickets are $25-$1,000. For more information, visit capitalpride.org.