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AIDS Walk Washington
Whitman-Walker Clinic
Washington, DC 20056
Other Events
"A 5K Walk/Run fund-raising event benefiting and produced by Whitman-Walker Clinic."

Capital Pride
Whitman-Walker Clinic
Washington, DC 20009
General Pride
Week-long June celebration of events include the 2-day finale of the Pride Parade and the huge Capital Pride Festival.

Cherry Fund
Washington, DC 20009
Other Events
A fundraising weekend series of events full of music, dance and celebration. Popular among the "circuit party" enthusiasts.

DC Black Pride
Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day, Inc.
Washington, DC 20009
Memorial Day Weekend celebration of events includes large central Pride Festival.

DC Pride and Heritage
Washington, DC
Other Events
''Pride and Heritage: A Celebration during the month of May -- designated as A/PI Heritage Month by the U.S. government -- of LGBTQ (queer) Asian/Pacific Islander Communities is a series of events that recognizes LGBTQ A/PIs and their contributions to to their culture and community.''

DC Youth Pride Day
Youth Pride Alliance
Washington, DC 20009
April Fesitval occurs in Dupont Circle area.

Great Big International Drag King Show
Washington, DC
Other Events
Annual 1-night Drag King extravaganza at 9:30 Club 815 V Street, NW, WDC. As of 2007, co-hosted by GenderPAC Conference.

HRC National Dinner
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Washington, DC
Other Events
Large, formal dinner celebration usually includes several inspirational celebrities and headliners each October. Hosted by Human Rights Campaign.

Mautner Gala Dinner
Mautner Project - Lesbian Health Organization
Washington, DC
Other Events
Festive and formal event to benefit Mautner's projects for women's health. (Mailing: 1707 L Street NW, Suite 230, Washington, DC 20036)

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL)
Centaur MC
Washington, DC 20005
Other Events
January weekend of leather events. Mostly male-oriented, but not completely so. Features contests, ceremonies, dances; some at Almas Temple. Exhibition at host hotel: Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle, NW; Washington, DC 20005.

Pride of Pets
Washington, DC 20003
June Dog Show event occurs in Dupont Circle.

Reel Affirmations (Film Festival)
One in Ten
Washington, DC 20056
Other Events
Reel Affirmations is a huge, multi-day GLBT festival that features numerous films and speakers in DC each October. Hosted by One in Ten.

Ummah's Annual White Attire Affair
Ummah Endowment Fund
Washington, DC 20036
Mid-July event. "An HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness social marketing outreach that provides messaging specifically designed to target and engage African American men of the GLBT community between the ages of 25-44 years old."


Chesapeake Pride Festival
Annapolis, MD 21401
General Pride
August Festival held in Edgewater, MD.


Baltimore Black Gay Pride
Baltimore, MD 21201
Weekend celebration of events in early October includes Block Party near Lexington Market.

Baltimore Pride
Baltimore, MD 21201
General Pride
June weekend Celebration includes Pride Parade and Block Party in Mount Vernon, and large outdoor Pride Festival in Druid Hill Park.


Atlantic Stampede Rodeo
Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA)
Gaithersburg, MD
Other Events
Annual Labor Day Weekend rodeo includes lots of horse and bull riding, calf roping, goat dressing and wild drag. Held at Montgomery County Fairgrounds: 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD. Hosted by ASGRA (Mailing: P.O. Box 22042 Alexandria, VA 22304.)


Fairfax Pride
Fairfax, VA
Summer Festival, Events Year-Round. Fairfax Pride seeks to galvanize the LGBT community of the greater Northern Virginia area (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William), promoting a positive image and enhanced visibility to, and building bridges with, the community at-large, showcase talent in the community, and foster solidarity through a celebration of diversity. Year-round networking, social and outreach events.


Fredericksburg Pride
Fredericksburg, VA 22402-1894
General Pride
Late August festival. Organization seeks to find ''ways to minimize and eventually eliminate prejudice and hatred towards all minority groups, yet with a focus on the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community... through events, activities, forums and more; bringing folks of all walks of life in our little burg.''


Gay Pride Virginia
Richmond, VA
General Pride
Richmond, Virginia's Gay Pride Day.

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