June 1, 2017 at 11:28 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Pride galore
Pride events, gay news, Washington Blade

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

It’s all Pride, all the time next weekend in D.C.

Victory Institute hosts Congressional Pride Reception at Rayburn House Office Building (50 Independence Ave., S.W.) on Thursday, June 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, GLASS and the LGBT Congressional Staff Association will celebrate Pride in the foyer of the Rayburn building. Refreshments will be provided. For more details and to RSVP, visit facebook.com/victoryinst.

Capital Pride hosts its Rooftop Pool Party at Vida Fitness at the Yards (1212 Fourth St., N.W.) on Thursday, June 8 from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $30. Admission includes two free drink tickets and light appetizers. For more information, visit capitalpride.org.

Latino GLBT History Project hosts La Fiesta: “La Resistencia,” a Latinx LGBT dance party, at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Thursday, June 8 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The party will honor past Project queens and will feature community performances. DJ El Especialista will spin tracks. Event is 18 and over. Admission is $10 at the door or online. For more details, visit facebook.com/latinoglbthistory.

Uproar Lounge & Restaurant hosts Happy Pride Week, an extended happy hour, on Friday, June 9 from 5 p.m.-3 a.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/uproarloungedc.

The Dirty Goose (913 U St., N.W.) hosts Ladies of Pop: Pride Edition on Friday, June 9 from 5 p.m.-3 a.m.There will be surprise drink specials all night. Music playlist will be the biggest hits from pop divas. For more information, visit facebook.com/thedirtygoosedc.

D.C. Front Runners hosts its sold-out Pride Run & Walk 5K at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St., S.E.) on Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. There will be a Finish Line Party following the run. For more details, visit dcfrpriderun.com.

The Washington Blade hosts Kate Clinton’s stand-up comedy show “Knock! Knock! Who’s There? Zombie Apocalypse!” at Studio Theatre (1501 14th St., N.W.) on Friday, June 9 from 7-8 p.m. VIP tickets are $100 and include front-row seating and a meet and greet. General admission tickets range from $40-60. For more information, visit washingtonblade.com/kate.

Capital Pride and Brightest Young Things hosts the official Pride 2017 opening party, Rainbow Resistance, at the Rainbow Warehouse (1585 New York Ave., N.E.) on Friday, June 9 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The “Star Wars”-themed party will feature live performances from Tiffany, Ultra Naté and Cupcakke. DJ Will Eastman, DJ Lemz and DJ Rosie will spin tracks. Tickets are $30. Day-of tickets will be available. For more information, visit capitalpride.org/opening.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts Otter Crossing Pride on Friday, June 9 from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.Bright Light Bright Light will headline the event. Cover is $10. A portion of proceeds will benefit Immigration Equality. For more details, visit greenlanterndc.com.

DCMJ hosts Cannabis Pride All-Nighter at Dupont Circle (1 Dupont Circle, N.W.) on Saturday, June 10 at 9 a.m. until Sunday, June 11 at 9 a.m. The 24-hour event will feature speakers, DJs and a Liberty Pole to support cannabis pride. For more information, visit facebook.com/dcmj2014.

Capital Pride Parade kicks off at 22nd Street and P Street on Saturday, June 10 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The route travels through the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods. The parade will include Capital Pride Heroes, Engendered Spirit awardees, floats, walkers, dancers, entertainment, politicians and more. There will be a Pride Parade VIP viewing stand on the corner of 14th Street and P Street. VIP tickets are $25. For more details, visit capitalpride.org.

Capital Pride Block Party will be on 15th Street N.W. between P Street and Church Street on Saturday, June 10 from 4-10 p.m. There will be a beer garden, food and entertainment. Entry is free. For more information, visit capitalpride.org.

Resist This hosts No Justice No Pride: D.C. Day of Action, a day of multiple events in resistance of Capital Pride, on Saturday, June 10. Direct Action March will be from 9 a..m.- 1 p.m. Location is to be determined. The Night March will follow that evening from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. on 18th Street. Resist This and Trans Women of Color Collective host QT Night of Healing and Resistance at the Festival Center (1640 Columbia Rd., N.W.) from 7-10 p.m. There will be food, art, entertainment and an open mic for people to share their talents or reflections. For more details, visit facebook.com/ResistThis.

Capital Pride hosts Crack of Noon Pride Brunch at the Showroom (1099 14th St., N.W.) on Saturday, June 10 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The Crack of Noon Pride Brunch is from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. It includes a brunch buffet, open bar and meet and greet with Pride VIPs. Liquid Brunch is from 1-4 p.m. and features an open bar, light food and entertainment. DJ Matt Bailer will play music. Both events include bottomless champagne, mimosas, Bloody Marys, cocktails and beer. Crack of Noon Brunch is $105 and includes access to the Liquid Brunch. Liquid Brunch tickets range from $70-80. For more information, visit capitalpride.org/events/parade-brunch-2017.

Lure D.C. hosts Fuse: Capital Pride’s Main Women’s Event, at the Howard Theatre (620 T St., N.W.) on Saturday, June 10 from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. DJ Jai Syncere, DJ Tezrah and DJ Elet()x will play music. The DystRucXion Dancers will perform with special guest Fierce Collabo. Drink specials all night. Admission is $15. For more information, visit facebook.com/lurewdc.

Distrkt C hosts a two-day music festival and dance party at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.). On Saturday, June 10 the party is from 10 p.m.-8 a.m. DJ Jared Conner, DJ Joe Gauthreaux and DJ Grind will play music. Inaya Day will perform. On Sunday, June 11, doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a live concert outside with Crystal Waters, Kristine W and Kim English at 8:30 p.m. Amuka will perform inside at 10 p.m. DJs for the day evening include DJ Billy Carroll, DJ X Gonzalez, DJ Twisted Dee Martello and more. Ms. Brittany Lynn hosts both days. Saturday tickets are $80 and Sunday tickets are $85. Two-day passes are $150. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit disrktc.com.

Mixtape hosts its Pride Party at 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) on Saturday, June 10 from 11 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ Shea Van Horn and DJ Matt bailer will play a mix of indie dance, electronic and house. Cover is $15. Event is all ages. For more details, visit mixtapedc.com.

The Equality March for Unity and Pride is on Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The route begins on I Street and 17th Street N.W. and will head south on 15th Street N.W. to Constitution Avenue.The march ends on the National Mall at Seventh Street N.W. Line-up begins at 9 a.m. on I Street between 14th Street and 17th Street. For more details, visit equalitymarch2017.org.

Capital Pride Festival is on Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. between Third Street and Seventh Street N.W. on Sunday, June 11 from noon-7 p.m. There will be 300 exhibitors featuring local and community groups, businesses, food vendors and more. Exhibit hours are from noon-7 p.m. The Capital Pride concert will feature performances from Miley Cyrus, the Pointer Sisters, Tinashe and VASSY. Concert hours are from 1-9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit capitalpride.org.

Capital Pride hosts its free Sunset Dance Party in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 11from 8-9:45 p.m. DJ Tracy Young will play electronic music. For more details, visit capitalpride.org.

Pride Fund to End Gun Violence holds a candlelight vigil to remember Pulse at the fountain in Dupont Circle (1 Dupont Circle, N.W.) on Monday, June 12 from 7-8 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own candle as there will be a limited supply. For more information, visit facebook.com/pridefund.

Team D.C. hosts Night Out at the Nationals versus the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park (1500 S Capitol St., S.E.) on Tuesday, June 13 from 7:05-10:05 p.m. Happy hour begins at 4 p.m. and pre-game ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m.Tickets are $28. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Team D.C.’s Student-Athlete Scholarships. For more information, visit teamdc.org.

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  • God forgive you all gays for the detestable things you sick people do against God your creator and may God forgive our country for our past leaders permitting these detestable things to go on in the United States of America.

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