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Capital Pride 2014 Events Calendar

Washington, DC's LGBT events: June 5-14 include the Pride Parade & Festival

Thursday, June 5, 2014

AARP presents “Who’s Taking Care of You?” Networking reception and panel discussion on issues related to illness and aging. 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams DC, 1526 14th St. NW. Free admission. For more information,

Bozzuto Management Company presents a rooftop rally at the City Market at O, located between 7th and 9th Streets NW. Participants welcome to use rooftop pool. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Latino GLBT History Project presents DC Latino Pride: La Fiesta Dance Party at Town Danceboutique. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 18+ with ID, $10 cover. For more information, email David Perez at, or visit

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bet Mishpachah and GLOE present the National Erev Pride Shabbat. Reception 6:30 p.m., service 7:30 p.m. At Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Happy hour $6. Tickets at

The DC Front Runners, the local LGBT running club, host their annual DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K race at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE, at 7 p.m. On-site registration available. For more information, visit

Capital Pride and BYT present the Blast Off! Official Pride Opening Party. Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. 9 p.m. Tickets $20 plus fee in advance, $25 plus fee on day of event. Available at

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Capital Pride and City Paper present Proud Garden Party: The Official Pre-Parade Party. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the “Secret Garden.” O Street between 16th and 17th Streets NW. General admission, $15, VIP tickets $55. For tickets, visit

The Mansion on O Street is hosting a Gay Pride Bar.  Tour themed rooms & search for 70 secret doors before the parade cash bar. $12 at the door. Reservations not necessary. Noon to 6 p.m. at O Street Mansion, 2020 O St. NW.

Rainbow History Project presents an Historic Gay DC Walking Tour of Dupont Circle, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tour starts across street from Dupont Circle Metro at Q and 20th Streets NW. More info,

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Marriott presents the Capital Pride Parade, between Dupont and Logan Circles NW. 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parade travels 1.5 miles and includes more than 170 contingents marching. More info,

SMYAL presents Queer & Now: Youth Dance at Capital Pride. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas CircleNW. Free dancing, food, HIV testing. For more info, contact

Ladies of LURe, Tagg Magazine and Capital Pride present the F.U.S.E. Women’s Main Event at Dirty Bar, 1223 Connecticut Ave. NW. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. For more information, visit

MIXTAPE gay dance party at Howard Theatre, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Featuring DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer. For more information, visit

Thunderdome leather and gear party at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Pride Brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O St. NW. Includes omelettes, waffles & grilled pbj to order, bacon, sausage, bbq brisket, grilled blue fish, award winning desserts, juice, hot tea/hot coffee, champagne and more! Plenty of vegetarian options. Includes a self-guided tour through secret doors and at least 60  rooms, 50 signed guitars, memorabilia, art and much more. Private rooms available. $49.50 per person. Online reservations at
Capital Pride Festival 2013

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Hot 99.5 presents the 39th annual Pride Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets NW. For more info, Pit Pass $25 and VIP upgrade $75, available at

Capitol Sunset Closing Party at the Capitol Main Stage, on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets NW. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring DJ Tracy Young. For more info, visit

Closing AfterParty at Cobalt. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit

Cherry Fund & Capital Pride Afterhours party at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. 3:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Featuring DJ BennyK. Net proceeds benefit local HIV/AIDS service community. $35 in advance, $40 at door. More info,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Habitat Humanity of Washington, DC hosts first ever Rainbow Build event. Happy hour reception benefitting Rainbow Build. 5:30 p.m. at MOVA Lounge, 2204 14th St. NW. Visit

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Night Out at Nationals Park (File photo) See our hundreds of photos from DC’s LGBT Sports Events

Team DC presents 10th anniversary of Night OUT at the Nationals, the largest LGBT community night in professional sports in the United States. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Nationals Park. For information, tickets, visit

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