DC Black Pride

Almost 30 years after the first DC Black Pride drew 800 people to Banneker Field for a day themed “Let’s All Come Together,” more than 300,000 members of the LGBTQ+ community of African descent and their allies have come to Washington, DC during Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate the beauty of a shared community and raise awareness and funding for HIV/ AIDS in the name and spirit of Black Pride.

DC Black Pride is produced annually by the Center for Black Equity, a Capital Pride Alliance partner.

Rally & March

Following the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., Marian Anderson, and countless others who have demanded freedom, the Rally will begin on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and feature renowned LGBTQ+ activists and leaders from around the world. The March route will follow the grand avenues of Washington, DC for optimum visibility, and culminate at the United States seat of power, the U.S. Capitol Building. Attendees will have access to the adjacent Festival grounds following the Rally and March.

Human Rights Conference

The Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) is partnering with leading organizations in the field of Human Rights for the International WorldPride Human Rights Conference. By focusing on inclusion, diversity, and accessibility, WorldPride Washington, DC aims to center the voices of those most marginalized in our LGBTQ+ community.

The Human Rights Conference will include opportunities to hear from guest speakers and participate in workshops highlighting queer history, erasure/visibility, and issues that greatly impact our global community.