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PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2011

Several events throughout D.C. marked the occasion

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Members of the community gather at Dupont Circle for a candlelight vigil on World AIDS Day. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The nation’s capital marked World AIDS Day with a number of events on Thursday, beginning with a forum at George Washington University entitled “the Beginning of the End of AIDS” hosted by ONE and (RED). Speakers at the event included Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as well as AIDS advocates Alicia Keys and Bono. The discussion was moderated by CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Later in the day, Whitman-Walker Health held the annual World AIDS Day candlelight vigil at Dupont Circle. Speakers at the vigil included Whitman-Walker executive director Don Blanchon and D.C. Mayor Vince Gray.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Parade

Annual LGBTQ march takes new route

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Cheer DC marches in the 2024 Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Parade was held in downtown Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 8. The 49th annual march was moved this year from the Dupont Circle area to 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Billy Porter and Keke Palmer served as the parade’s grand marshals. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff made an appearance at the beginning of the parade.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: RIOT! Capital Pride Opening Party

LGBTQ community celebration held at Echostage

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RIOT! Capital Pride Opening Party is held at Echostage on Friday, June 7. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Capital Pride weekend festivities began with the RIOT! Capital Pride Opening Party at Echostage on Friday, June 7.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Dyke March

Activists in annual demonstration call for end to genocide

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The 2024 Dyke March (Washington Blade photo by Emily Hanna)

The 2024 Dyke March was held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 7. The march began in Lafayette Square. Activists called for an end to genocide.

(Washington Blade photos by Emily Hanna)

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