2011 Capital Pride Community Partners

Individual descriptions provided by the partners.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Blair Underwood Healthcare Center

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation known as AHF, is the largest global AIDS organization, offering free HIV testing services, full-service pharmacies, healthcare centers, and health plans. For 2 years AHF has offered services in the District of Columbia through the AHF Blair Underwood Healthcare Center. The clinic, which includes a state-of-the-art, full-service HIV/AIDS treatment clinic and pharmacy, is the first AHF healthcare center to be named in honor of actor and AIDS activist, Blair Underwood. The center is located at 2141 K Street NW, Suite 606 (between 21st and 22nd), Washington, DC. Visit www.aidshealth.org or www.hivcare.org.

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church
Located in Woodley Park just off Connecticut Avenue at 2300 Cathedral Avenue NW, we strive to live out our name, that we might truly be a community for All Souls. It doesn’t matter to us whether you’ve never been to church before, have been away for a while or might be a longtime Episcopalian. It doesn’t matter to us that you might be from another Christian tradition, from another faith altogether, or might simply be seeking a place of peace. All souls are welcome. Some people know us from our Saturday farmer’s market. Others attend meetings in our building, enjoy our gardens or take advantage of parish programs. Many come for our celebration of the Holy Eucharist—most weeks the Mass is celebrated on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Precisely because our worship uses old words and ancient ritual, we find that this frees us to continue building a community that is diverse and loving, filled with celebration and joy. Join us when you can and help us continue to welcome all souls. Visit www.allsoulsdc.org or call (202) 232-4244.

Bet Mishpachah
Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. Founded in 1975, our congregation is celebrating its Double Chai-36th Anniversary this year. We join together at the DC-JCC for weekly Shabbat services. We also have educational and social events, cultural activities, social action/social justice community service, and Holy Day services. Our mission is to provide a safe space for affirming our religious and cultural heritage, and integrating our gender, sexual and spiritual identities. Our membership is comprised of singles, couples, and families, and is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We are proud to have a celebratory community of women and men who share equally in the leadership of the congregation. Visit www.betmish.org.

Brother Help Thyself
Brother Help Thyself funds and nurtures nonprofit organizations serving the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in the Metro Baltimore/Washington areas. BHT is a community-based foundation that accomplishes its mission by: Dispensing direct and matching grants to non-profit organizations, Acting as a clearinghouse for donated goods and services and Serving as an information resource to our community. Visit www.bht.org.

Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC) is the DC Metro Area’s largest LGBT business organization. With an outreach of over 4,000 individuals and businesses, our mission is to advocate, promote and facilitate the success of LGBT businesses, professionals and their allies in the region. Now in our 22nd year, the Chamber connects individuals to business and business to business in a variety of contexts ranging in size from one on one meetings, to our annual Mega Networking Event, which attracted a record 1600 attendees this year. Come join the Chamber during Capital Pride and celebrate ”Pridelicious: CAGLCC Means Business.” For more information on membership, our many events, programs, educational programs and initiatives, visit www.caglcc.org.

The Cherry Fund
The Cherry Fund, established in 1999, and located in Washington, DC, is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c) 3 foundation. The sole purpose of the Fund is to raise funds for the HIV/AIDS service community. The Fund focuses on organizations combating the spread of HIV infection & AIDS through prevention, treatment, testing, and education. Visit www.cherryfund.org

The Child and Family Services Agency
The Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is the District of Columbia public agency that protects child victims, and children at risk, of abuse or neglect. CFSA has four basic functions: (1) Child Protective Services (2) Supportive Family Services (3) Foster Care and (4) Permanence. Visit www.cfsa.dc.gov.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community
The DC Center is your local LGBT Community Center. The DC Center is here to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of DC. The DC Center is proud to share offices with Capital Pride, Helping our Brothers and Sisters, and the Latino GLBT History Projected. The DC Center is located on U St, a short walk from the U St Metro. Stop by to pick up condoms, access the internet, or check out our LGBT lending library. Visit the DC Center website for the latest information about community events in DC. You’ll find an online LGBT group directory, Speakers Bureau, and Business Directory. The DC Center is home are home to many different social, support, and advocacy groups. The DC Center is proud to be a supporter of Capital Pride, and all the pride celebrations in the District. Visit www.thedccenter.org.

DC Different Drummers
Now in its 31st year, DC’s Different Drummers is the Washington, DC-area’s premier all-volunteer community instrumental music organization. Originally founded in 1980 to provide social and artistic support for LGBT musicians, DCDD has grown to an organization supporting nearly 120 diverse instrumental musicians of varying skill levels throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The organization consists of the DCDD Marching Band, which performs each summer in parades and festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region; Capital Pride Symphonic Band and Capital Pride Winds, the organization’s concert bands; DC Swing!, a for-hire swing band; and many small chamber ensembles. DCDD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is open to anyone 18 years old or more. Visit www.dcdd.org.

Dignity/Washington is a faith community of LGBT Catholics, their families, and friends. Having been a community partner of Capital Pride since the program began in 2007, members of Dignity/Washington understand the meaning of community. They celebrate that understanding every Sunday evening, when they gather to celebrate Mass at 6 p.m., at St. Margaret’s Church near Dupont Circle. Dignity/Washington members also come together to celebrate community with a wide range of educational, spiritual, and social events at the Dignity Center, located at 721 8th Street SE, on Capitol Hill. More information about the schedule of Dignity/Washington Masses. Visit www.dignitywashington.org or call (202) 546-2235.

Food & Friends
Along with nutrition counseling, Food & Friends prepares, packages and delivers meals and groceries to more than 2,800 people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout Washington, DC, 7 counties of Maryland and 7 counties and 6 independent cities in Virginia. Since 1988, Food & Friends has provided food and companionship to our clients, their loved ones and caregivers. Visit www.foodandfriends.org.

Foundry United Methodist Church
For almost two centuries, Foundry United Methodist Church has been home to presidents, members of Congress, and others in public service. Foundry has long been active in mission, with work that mirrors the humanitarian concerns of the times. In 1995, Foundry affirmed publicly that it was a reconciling congregation, now one of nearly 200 United Methodist Churches in the Reconciling Congregation Movement. Part of Foundry’s Statement of Reconciliation reads ”We acknowledge our oneness with all of God’s creation and invite gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons to share our faith, our community life, and our ministries. We also affirm the same for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, economic status, or physical or mental condition. We seek to be an inclusive congregation, and we proclaim our commitment to seek the reconciliation of all persons to God and to each other through Jesus Christ.” Visit www.foundryumc.org.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. is at the forefront of the gay and lesbian choral movement, continuing its mission to ”to entertain through excellent musical performance, to affirm the place of gay people in society, and to educate about the gay experience.” Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season, GMCW has performed at the concert We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration, at the 33rd and 25th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in honor of Elizabeth Taylor and Jerry Herman, the National Equality March, with Margaret Cho at the Warner Theatre and as part of the inaugural celebration of President Bill Clinton in 1997. In addition to being the largest gay men’s chorus in the United States, with more than 275 singing members, GMCW has more than 100 support volunteers, 750 subscribers, 500 donors and an annual audience of nearly 10,000. Visit GMCW.org.

The GLBT Arts Consortium
The GLBT Arts Consortium is a voluntary collaboration of varied arts organizations from the Washington, D.C. metro area with the purpose of raising the visibility of the LGBT community’s arts. In the past, our art was a refuge, one that ultimately helped create visibility and awareness. Today, our art continues to build bridges between communities sometimes divided because of human difference. The Consortium hopes to strengthen that bridge, by uniting our diverse arts organizations to raise greater visibility within our own community and beyond. The GLBT Arts Consortium presents three joint programs yearly: Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. in January; Capital Pride’s Arts Corner Stage in June; and, a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, in July. We are a free membership based organization and always open to new arts members. Visit www.dcglbtarts.org

GLOE – The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement
GLOE — The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement provides social, cultural, educational and public policy programming that speaks to the issues, interests and concerns of the Washington DC GLBT Jewish community. The Program’s vision is to create a destination where LGBT Jews and their friends, families, partners and other supporters feel connected and comfortable in exploring programming and events developed for a diverse audience. A vital program of the DC Jewish Community Center, GLOE engages the LGBT population as part of the broader Washington Jewish community. Visit www.washingtondcjcc.org/social-networks/gloe.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is Washington, DC’s most gracious cultural attraction. The grand mansion, breathtaking gardens, and exquisite art collection offer something special for every season. Extending the hospitality of its founder, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood is committed to being an engaging and welcoming respite for all. Since 2000, with the assistance of an LGBT advisory committee, Hillwood has supported and celebrated the LGBT community with a fabulous array of programs and events, like Divas Outdoors: Classic Films under the Stars (June 10 and June 18, 2011), and the annual fall favorite, Gay Day (September 17, 2011). Visit www.hillwoodmuseum.org.

Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Visit www.hrc.org.

The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP)
The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) is a 501 (c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization created to respond to the critical need to preserve and educate community members about the history of the Latino LGBTQ community in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to investigate, collect, preserve and educate community members about the history, culture, heritage, arts, social and rich contributions of the Latino LGBTQ community in metropolitan Washington. To accomplish our mission, the LHP creates educational exhibits from our historical archives collection and produces cultural events such as, D.C. Latino Pride. The 5th Annual D.C. Latino Pride on June 10, 2011 will feature a networking reception with appetizers, panel discussion: Inequalities of Marriage Equality, high impact cultural performances and a historical exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. With a $5 donation, stay at Town Danceboutique to dance the night away! For more information visit www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org.

Mautner Project
Mautner Project is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through direct and support service, education and advocacy. Mautner Project envisions a health care system that is respectful of and accessible to all without regard for their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Our vision is a society in which all individuals are empowered with the knowledge to utilize these resources and to make appropriate choices for themselves. Visit www.mautnerproject.org or call (202) 332-5536.

Metro DC PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through support to cope with an adverse society; education to enlighten an ill-informed public; advocacy to end discrimination. Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Our family values stress education, acceptance, support, and love. We are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, children, and friends of gay persons; straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons; not affiliated with any ethnic, religious, economic, or political group. Visit www.pflagdc.org.

Metropolitan Community Churches
The Fellowship
Unity Fellowship Churches
Metropolitan Community Churches from D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia are coming together again this year to celebrate Pride and share their message of God’s all-inclusive love for all. MCCs around the world have been a spiritual home to the LGBT community and their straight allies for decades: in 2011, MCCDC celebrates its fabulous and faithful 40th and MCC NoVA its 30th anniversary. This year also marks the second that MCC’s will be joined by their sisters and brothers in faith from “The Fellowship,” a coalition of Christian churches with a mission to become a resource agent for all who desire the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ. For the first time, the Unity Fellowship Church Movement is also part of the joint Pride celebrations, sharing their message that God is love and love is for everyone! You can find the churches nearest to you at www.Jesus.com, www.radicallyinclusive.com and www.unityfellowshipchurch.org.

National City Christian Church
National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle, N.W., is a neo-classical jewel in the U.S. Capital. Designed by famed architect John Russell Pope, the sanctuary rises 200 feet above Thomas Circle and houses one of the city’s largest and most beautiful pipe organs. As the ”national cathedral” for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the congregation is open and affirming and seeks to fully embrace peoples of many races, ages, cultures, economic circumstances, sexual/gender orientations, physical or mental conditions, as well as many other distinctions which are the rich tapestry of God’s creation. Each Sunday morning, services include Gospel, Hispanic, and traditional worship. Also on the premises is an International Gift Shop, which features fair trade items and crafts of artisans from developing countries, and a food pantry that feeds our neighbors who are without. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Gentle is the senior pastor and with the congregation extends a warm welcome to Capital Pride. Visit us at the end of the parade or stop by our festival booth. Visit www.nationalcitycc.org or call (202) 232-0323.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the ground up. The Task Force is the country’s premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBT people, and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all. Visit www.ngltf.org.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 2 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. Visit www.peta.org.

Team DC
Team DC encourages and supports involvement in team and individual sports within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender and broader community in the Washington Metropolitan Area. To meet this objective, Team DC strives to promote excellence, integrity, and good sporting conduct in individual and team sports. Visit www.teamdc.org.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Now in its 31st Season, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues to hold its place at the leading edge of American theatre. Acknowledged as ”the hottest theatre company in town” (The Washington Post), ”known for its productions of innovative new plays” (The New York Times), Woolly Mammoth is a national leader in the development of new plays, and one of the best known and most influential mid-sized theatres in America. Visit www.woollymammoth.net.


From the President of the Board of Directors

Week in Pride Calendar

Parade – Sat, June 11
Map & Contingents

Festival – Sun June 12
Map, Booths & Vendors
Entertainment Lineup

Parties and Club Events


Jennifer Holliday with Tony Moran
Lil’ Mo

Jonathan Bascope
Lost Bois
Mama’s Black Sheep
Venus D Lite
Bettina Shelker

Other Options
Taste of Pride: Dining Out

Interactive Film: Moulin Rouge


Mind, Body & Soul of Capital Pride

Pride Committee

Community Partners

Pride Planning Committee

Behind the Pride Guide Covers

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