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 It is pride week in our Nation’s Capital and there is LOTS going on. To help you make sense of it all, we’ve partnered with Capital Pride to dish out all the happenings that you can expect this week. And don’t miss our BYT/Capital Pride Blast Off! party this Friday at Dock 5 at Union Market. Yes, gays in space! So, strap in, count down, and get ready to ride that rocket to pride.



LGBT Poetry Celebration
Time:  12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Location:  Library of Congress

As part of the week-long LGBT pride celebration in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress in hosting an inaugural event with readings by established and emerging gay and lesbian poets Joan Larkin, Kamilah Aisha Moon, D. A. Powell, andDan Vera. The event will also feature a display of the Library’s rare LGBT materials. Book sales and a signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections Division and presented in partnership with Capital Pride.
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Women’s Spoken Word
Time:  8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Location:  Busboys & Poets (5TH & K 1025 5th Street, N.W.)

Open mic night for individuals from all backgrounds to tell a story through words.  Special attention given to women in the community.
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Reel Affirmations Presents: Just Gender
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Human Rights Campaign

Just Gender tackles the little understood world of transgender people. Although Just Gender utilizes some archival footage and stills, it is largely built on a series of interviews of transgendered persons, their family members and friends, health care experts, community leaders and others who work with the transgender community.

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“Born This Way” Stories about Queer Culture in America
Presented by HRC, Capital Pride and SpeakeasyDC
Time:  6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location:  Human Rights Campaign

SpeakeasyDC, one of the region’s premier storytelling theatres, performs an evening of entertaining, thought-provoking, and exquisitely-crafted true stories that showcase a range of perspectives from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community and their allies. Strong language and sexual content. This performance is recommended for adults only.
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DC Bike Party Pride Ride
Time: 7:30 PM
Location:  Dupont Circle

Join DC Bike Party and Capital Pride as we team up for the brightest DCBP ever. This year’s Capital Pride theme is “Build our Bright Future” and we’re ready to roll out in style– wear your hottest pinks and your most electric blues for this one everybody! Feather boas and sparkles are strongly encouraged, if not required. The ride will end along 17th Street with the official after party at Cobalt.
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Queer For Christ – Pride Happy Hour
Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:  Larry’s Lounge

Queer For Christ, DC’s ecumenical young-adult LGBT/Christian group, hosts a special happy hour for Capital Pride.
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Pride Night at Synetic Theater!
Time:  6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location:  Synetic Theater

Celebrate Pride Week with Synetic Theater and Freddie’s Beach Bar on Wednesday, June 4! $25 tickets get you access to our pre-show reception at Freddies with happy hour pricing on drinks and free appetizers starting at 6:30pm! Then at 8pm, take in our production of Hamlet! Freddie’s is located about a 10 minute walk from the theater at 555 South 23rd Street.  Tickets are limited so reserve yours today at www.synetictheater.org. Use the code “Pride” to book.
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Charlie and Matt Pride Pop Music
Time: 10:00pm
Location: Jr’s Bar

Celebrate Capital Pride by hearing Charlie and Matt’ sing live acoustic renditions of all your favorite pop diva hits! From Britney to Whitney. Gaga Madonna. Katy and Kesha, and more.

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Who’s Taking Care of You?
Presented by AARP
Time:  6:30 PM
Location:  Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams DC – 1526 14th Street, NW (between P & Q)

How does one prepare to care for a loved one or oneself when faced with illness or aging? What steps should be taken to avoid feeling isolated? Join AARP for a networking reception and a panel discussion addressing caregiving and isolation. This is a program for all ages.
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DC Latino Pride: La Fiesta Dance Party
Presented by the Latino GLBT History Project
Time:   9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Location:  Town Danceboutique

The DC Latino Pride celebration will culminate in a night of high-impact cultural performances from DC’s top LGBT Latino and an all-night Latino Pride dance party spinning DC’s best Latin perfect way to kick off Capital Pride weekend! 18+ with ID. There is a $10 cover. Proceeds support the Latino GLBT History Project’s year round programs to preserve history, cultural celebrations, and educational presentations at local and national conferences.
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DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K
Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  Congressional Cemetary

This June 6th, returns the DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K — a race of friendly competition, evening of community and celebration, and an Official Event of Capital Pride 2014.
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Otter Crossing at the Green Lantern
Time:  9:00 PM
Location:  Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

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National Pride Shabbat
Time:  6:30 PM (reception)  7:30 PM (Service)
Location:  Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Join the entire Jewish community – LGBTQ and our friends and allies to celebrate Pride!  Affirm the gorgeous diversity of our community at a special Shabbat evening service the night before the big PRIDE march.
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Blast Off! The Official Pride Opening Party | Presented by Capital Pride & BYT

Time:  9:00 PM – 2:00am
Location:  Dock 5 at Union Market – A massive warehouse space with an outdoor dance floor. FREE Space Party Shuttles from Nellies and the NoMa Metro. Lots of free parking. Located on the U Street Bus Lines.

BYT & Capital Pride partnership continues to bring you one of the most amazing parties of the year.  Blast Off! this year’s Official Pride Opening Party will take place at the newly renovated Dock 5 at Union Market.  You will enjoy an indoor/outdoor dance party, go-go dancers, space lasers, moon bounces, photo booths, food trucks, and more!
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Proud Garden Party: The Official Pre-Parade Party
Presented by City Paper and Capital Pride
Time:  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:  The ‘Secret Garden’ At O | O Street between 16th and 17th

Join City Paper and Capitol Pride for an all day dance party with live music, lawn games, cocktails and beer… Just 1 block from the Parade Route!
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Historic Gay DC Walking Tour – Dupont Circle
Presented by the Rainbow History Project
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:  The tour sets off across the street from the Dupont Circle metro, Q and 20th St.

In the 1960s, the Dupont Circle area was a center of antiwar activism and the counterculture, an environment in which many of the young gay and lesbian activists of the 1970s learned the tactics of protest.   Dupont Circle became in 1970s and 1980s the center of Washington, DC, gay life.  Join in on this walking tour highlighting bars, homes, and protest spots that have played a significant role in the experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities of the Washington, DC.
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Capital Pride Parade
Presented by Marriott
Time:  4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location:  Dupont and Logan Circles, Washington DC

Join thousands of people to watch this landmark event and one of Washington DC’s favorite parades! The Capital Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The parade will include more than 170 contingents-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment-consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more.
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Reel Affirmations Presents: Five Dances
Time: 9:30pm
Location: Human Rights Campaign

The classic tale of finding success and romance in the big city is given a contemporary, and unconventional, spin in Alan Brown‘s new film, Five Dances. Collaborating with internationally renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer, writer-director Brown has taken five gifted New York dancers, and fashioned a story about Chip (Ryan Steele in his first film role), an extraordinarily talented 18 year-old recently arrived from Kansas who joins a small downtown modern dance company.

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F.U.S.E. Women’s Main Event
Time:  9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Location:  Dirty Bar, 1223 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Ladies of LURe, Tagg Magazine, and Capital Pride continue to team up to bring you the hottest women’s event of the year.
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Queer & Now: Youth Dance at Captial Pride
Presented by SMYAL
Time:  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location:  National City Christian Church

Once the parade is over, come party at the only youth-exclusive event over Capital Pride weekend — the Queer & Now dance! Join us at National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle for FREE dancing, food, and HIV testing — an evening to remember now and always.

Time:  10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Location:  Howard Theatre

6th Annual MIXTAPE Pride Party. MIXTAPE, voted “DC’s Best Gay Dance Party” by Washingtonian Magazine and “Best Monthly Party” by Brightest Young Gays Ponies Choice Awards, is a monthly dance party hosted by DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer. The duo play an eclectic mix of electro, alt-pop, indie rock, house, disco, new wave, and anything else they think you can dance to. 

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Bianca del Rio, Adore Delano, and Courtney Act at TOWN
Time:  10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Location:  Town Danceboutique

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Time:  10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Location:  The Crucible   www.codedc.comu

Time:  9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Location:  Hierarchy

Scorpio Entertainment & Troyal Events present Capital Pride’s hottest and sexiest dance party experience! Adams Morgan’s newest underground venue, Hierarchy, will be transformed  into a glowing, body-painted, wall-painted, interactive, and futuristic dance party! Music by DJ Edward Daniels. Tickets: pre-sale $15, day-of: $20 online at: www.PridePaintParty.com

Time:  10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Location:  Tropicalia

Come join in a hot night of leather and gear during Pride in the nation’s capital.

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Babe Rainbow
Time:  10:00 PM
Location:  Black Cat

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Cherry Fund & Capital Pride Afterhours
Time:  3:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location:  Tropicalia

Featuring a killer sound system and the tech beats of DJ David Merrill (DC), Tropicalia – 2001 14th St NW, 4-9:30AM  Opening set by DJ BennyK (NYC) Net proceeds to benefit the local HIV/AIDS service community. $35 advance, $40 door.  www.cherryfund.org.
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Capital Pride Festival
Presented by Hot 99.5
Time:  12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location:  Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd and 7th Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join us on DC’s historic Pennsylvania Avenue and help us Build Our Bright Future at the 39th Annual Pride Festival! Come for a day full of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration.  The festival is open to everyone, and there is no fee for entry; however donations are very much encouraged and appreciated!  The Festival is family friendly.  Due to large crowds and very hot asphalt, we recommend that pets stay at home. The Capital Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent and will host 300 exhibitors including local and community groups, national sponsors, local businesses, food vendors, restaurants, and businesses looking to promote their services to our community. www.capitalpride.org/festival
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Capitol Sunset Closing Party
Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:  Capitol Main Stage | Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd and 4th Streets, NW

The music and dancing continues with DJ Tracy Young as the sun sets in front of one of the most iconic views of the U.S. Capitol dome at nightime.
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Closing AfterParty
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Location:  Cobalt

Keep the building going and dancing shoes on for the official closing afterparty of the 39th Annual Capital Pride Celebration.
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Pride, Honey!
Time: 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Location:  U Street Music Hall

U Street Music Hall, The NeedlExchange & The Washington Blade pres. PRIDE, Honey!
HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM ♂ HONEY DIJON ♀ NANCY WHANG ⚥ DJ Lisa Frank ♂ TNX DJs: Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis.
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