May 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Trans Pride Saturday; Black Pride next weekend
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D.C.’s annual Black Pride (Washington Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

Capital Trans Pride and D.C. Black Pride both hold celebrations in the coming days.

Capital Trans Pride is at the Reeves Municipal building (2000 14th St., N.W.) on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be panel discussions and workshops on topics such as “Being a Supportive and Successful Trans Ally,” “Resume Testing for Employment Discrimination,” “Name and Gender Change” and more. There will also be live performing arts and visual arts. Lunch is provided.

There will be a happy hour at Studio Theatre (1501 14th St., N.W.) from 4-7 p.m. Free tickets will be available at the door. Ticket includes food and one complimentary drink ticket. For more information on Capital Trans Pride, visit

D.C. Black Pride will have workshops, gay parties and lesbian parties May 27-30 at locations throughout D.C.

Events include a HIV/AIDS Town Hall Luncheon on Friday, May 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., LGBTQ speed-dating from 8:30-10:30 p.m. and a Writer’s Forum from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. These events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington (400 New Jersey Ave., N.W.).

Wet Dreamz Reloaded and the Dream will host gay dance parties all weekend long. Dem Boyz from Social Life Entertainment and the A-List Boyz will host the official D.C. Black Pride After Hours party at 12 Stop Lounge (4707 Raleigh Rd., Temple Hills, Md.) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 3-7 a.m.

Onyx Entertainment, A 2 Zee Events and MIMSOL Entertainment will host Unleashed D.C., a lesbian party weekend, throughout the District. Unleashed D.C. kicks off with its Welcome D.C. rooftop happy hour at Dirty Bar (1223 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) from 7 p.m.-midnight. Adotnet and DJ Stackz will spin. Admission is free before 8 p.m. and $7 after.

For a complete list of events and parties, visit

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