Good (Monday-after-Pride-Weekend) Morning! Welcome to your BYT PRIDE PHOTOS! We are still nursing a collective hangover from Friday night’s Earth, Wind, Glitter, & Fire, but as always, it was 100% worth it. You all partied so hard we’re pretty sure we slipped into some sort of alternate dimension and both our minds and bodies will never be the same. Also, you all looked incredible doing it.
Our photo team took some truly amazing photos (I mean, when do they not?), but before we dive in, a few thank you’s are in order:
- THANK YOU to all of you for coming out (in general AND this Friday)
- THANK YOU to Capital Pride for partnering with us on this kick-off event for the 10th year in a row AND to all Pride volunteers for helping with this.
- THANK YOU to Echostage for letting us turn their acclaimed EDM venue into the best Pride Party Palace that has ever existed.
- THANK YOU to The Theater at MGM National Harbor for supporting this event and putting the gorgeous faces this party all over the metro this weekend. See you there for Cher, Britney and more soon?
- THANK YOU to Allie X for coming in hot and bringing down the house with your voice.
- THANK YOU to our magical DJs: DJ Alex Lo (presented by WERQ), DJ Kitty Glitter, and DJ Damn Kham.
- THANK YOU to our varied and lovely entertainment: Marquis Clanton, Pu$$y Noir, Jaxknife Collective, Salvadora Dali, Donna Slash, Mundy, Maddelynn Hatter, Motherknuckle, The #BYQueens, and many more!
all photos: Nicholas Karlin, Franz Mahr, Jeff Martin, Albert Ting, Katherine Gaines, Clarissa Villondo, Anna Stevens and Marina Burke
- Thank you Robin Bell for your siccc visuals and for doing the art you do everyday.
- THANK YOU to OMDigital for being the best photo booth in the world forever.
- THANK YOU to our tireless crew of photographers, volunteers, interns, etc
- STAY in the LOOP: big event announcements and more are coming up – follow us on facebook/twitter/instagram For maximum love post these photos with #BYThings #BYTPride
- And come hang out with us in October at the Bentzen Ball! Tig Notaro will be there and you should be too.
- Check out more photos from Tom Donohue over at The Advocate