The more than yearlong COVID-19 pandemic resulted in cancellation of almost all 2020 Pride events in DC and around the world. Now that it is becoming safer for us to once again come together as the District of Columbia (DC) officially reopens, the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) will bring together our intersectional LGBTQ+ community to walk, celebrate, march, be visible, and amplify the rich culture of Washington, DC. On Saturday, June 12, the day that would have been the date for DC’s most favorite parade, the Capital Pride Parade, we intend to hold a Pride Walk & Rally, that will be followed by the first Pridemobile Parade.
For those able to join us, we will gather at Dupont Circle at noon to prepare to walk, run, bike, rollerblade, stroll, etc. to Freedom Plaza. We will depart at 12:30 pm and head down P ST NW to Logan Circle. From Logan Circle we will head south on 13th ST and finish at Freedom Plaza for the Pride Rally. No motor vehicles will be permitted.
If anyone is unable to meet at Dupont Circle, then please depart from your own neighborhood and make your way down to Freedom Plaza by 2:00 pm. There will be a short rally with music at Freedom Plaza as we prepare to kick-off the Pridemobile Parade at 3:00 pm.
We believe that it is important to provide a controlled and safe environment for members to gather and advocate for a community that has been hit hard during this pandemic.
Health & Safety
On June 11, 2021, capacity limits and COVID-19 related restrictions will be lifted for all venues in the District of Columbia, as mandated by Mayor Muriel Bowser. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/
The Capital Pride Alliance is actively monitoring the incidence of COVID-19 in our region. If you are sick or feel that you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending large gatherings. Facemasks will not be required during the events.
If you choose to attend this event, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.”
In need of a vaccination? For more information, visit: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated