Health and Safety

The health and safety of all attendees, participants, and volunteers of our events as well as the communities in which the events take place. are our highest priorities. Capital Pride Alliance will continue to implement policies and procedures designed to address health and safety concerns as we would during our regular, large-scale celebrations.

Our plans include coordinating with municipal and federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, as well as using safety teams made up of community members with diverse representation. We will ensure that our events are safe spaces for our community.

Interagency Planning and Coordination

As the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia is unique in its role as a city, county, and state in leading interagency planning and coordination efforts for large-scale, extreme and complex events under the direction of the 42-year-experienced D.C. Mayor’s Special Events Task Group (MSETG).

The MSETG is an organization of city, federal, and regional partners responsible for the public safety, security, and transportation planning of highly visible, local, national, and global events hosted in the District of Columbia as well as those co-hosted in other jurisdictions of the National Capital Region.


The Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) takes all aspects of accessibility seriously as part of our mission. Members of the DC Disability community represent all intersections of the LGBTQ+ community. DC is also home to Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing students and staff. The DC Metro Area is also home to at least 200 nonprofits that serve individuals with disabilities. The Capital Pride Alliance is committed to making Pride inclusive of the Disability community.

CPA strives to apply universal accessibility to all of our planning. Universal accessibility means considering every potential need. We provide American Sign Language (ASL) translations, as well as captions in all video productions. In print materials, we include image descriptions and alt-text. We are also committed to ensuring physically accessible restrooms, and we prefer to only host events at venues that are accessible. We have a robust accessibility checklist, and our detail-oriented team communicates with each other from the pre-planning phase to the conclusion of events to confirm that all of our communities’ needs are met.