February 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
‘#Still We’ to mark Capital Pride 2020 theme

The Capital Pride Alliance, which organizes D.C.’s annual LGBTQ Pride Parade, Festival and related events, launched the start of the city’s Pride season on Feb. 6, by revealing its 2020 Pride theme – “#StillWe.”

The group disclosed the 2020 theme and plans for this year’s Pride events at its annual “Reveal” party held at the City Winery restaurant and nightclub at 1350 Okie St., N.E. in the city’s up and coming Northeast entertainment district.

“This year’s theme, #StillWe, is a powerful statement about the resilience, struggles, celebrations, and pride that exist within our community, Capital Pride said in a statement. “It honors the battles that have paved the way for the progress we now enjoy, while acknowledging the tremendous work that is still left for us to do,” the statement says.

“In spite of extreme adversity facing members of the LGBTQ+ community, we must come together to support, love, resist, and thrive,” the statement says.

The Capital Pride statement notes that the multi-color backdrop to the “#StillWe” theme was selected to highlight the community’s diversity.

“The use of the colors that are part of the traditional Pride rainbow flag, in addition to the trans pride flag, and inclusion of the black and brown, represents the intersectionality that exist within the LGBTQ+ community,” the statement says. “This includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and race.”

This year’s Capital Pride Parade is scheduled for June 13, one day prior to the Capital Pride Festival and Concert set to take place June 14 on Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. near the U.S. Capitol. Earlier Capital Pride events are scheduled to begin on June 5.

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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