The turnout for the second annual Gay Day at the Zoo, scheduled for Saturday, May 3, is expected to exceed the 2,000 people that turned out last year, according to gay event promoter Jacob Pring, who’s organizing the event as a fundraiser for the DC Center for the LGBT Community.
A write-up on the event’s Facebook page says participants will gather at the National Zoo at 3001 Connecticut Ave., N.W., between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Pring said that because fundraising isn’t allowed on the grounds of the Zoo he and the volunteers helping him are selling T-shirts designed for the event at various locations, including Nellie’s Sports Bar at 9th and U Streets, N.W. All of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts, which cost $20, will go to the DC Center, Pring said.
He said many of the participants last year were parents and children, and a similar LGBT family contingent is expected this year.
For more information, visit gaydayatthezoo.com.