Human Rights

Our Continued Fight for Freedom

Washington, DC is the epicenter of the United States’ fight for civil and human rights. Fighting for what is right is part of a Washingtonian’s DNA, and our capital city has a long history of being at the forefront of activism and dialogue surrounding equality, freedom, and progress. With 36 national and international LGBTQ+ organizations headquartered in our city and neighboring jurisdictions, we have a unique opportunity to present a robust Human Rights Conference that will not only foster important dialogue, but inspire real action throughout the world.

DC Black Pride

May 23 – 26, 2025

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.

Human Rights Conference

June 4 – 6, 2025

The Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) will partner with many leading organizations in the field of Human Rights for an 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.


Sunday, June 8, 2025

Following the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., Marian Anderson, and countless others who have demanded freedom, the Rally is planned to begin on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and feature renowned LGBTQ+ activists and leaders from around the world. From the Rally, marchers 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.

Pride In Washington, DC

Capital Pride is proud to work in alliance with partner organizations to support programs that provide more opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community to experience Pride. These programs include DC Black Pride, Youth Pride, Silver Pride, Trans Pride, AAPI Pride and DC Latinx Pride. Working in collaboration, our multi-faceted voices make us stronger as a whole, and allow our community to offer a more diverse range of programming that caters to community members of all backgrounds.