January 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
LGBT contingent to march in MLK Day Parade
MLK Day Parade, gay news, Washington Blade
An LGBT contingent is again slated to join Monday’s MLK Day Parade. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The D.C. Center for the LGBT Community is organizing an LGBT contingent for the city’s annual Martin Luther King Holiday Parade, which is scheduled to begin at noon on Monday, Jan. 21 near Anacostia Park.

In an announcement on its website, the D.C. Center said organizations joining it in the parade so far include the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

“All LGBT organizations and individuals are welcome to join us,” the announcement says.

It says the LGBT contingent will meet at 10 a.m. near the Anacostia Park entrance in Southeast Washington.

Organizers say the parade will kick off at noon on Good Hope Road, S.E. near the Anacostia Park entrance. It will travel along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E. to the Rise Center on the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital campus, where a MLK Holiday Festival and Health Fair will take place.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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