On behalf of the Capital Pride board and staff, thank you to everyone who helped make Capital Pride 2012 a great success.
- Sponsors and donors
- Community Partners
- Capital Pride committee chairs
- Parade marshal and judges
- Capital Pride Heroes & Engendered Spirits
- Entertainers and speakers
- Festival vendors and parade contingents
- Event venues and local businesses
- Government of the District of Columbia and city safety and fire services
But most especially, we would like to thank YOU. You are the reason all these people, government services, and businesses come together each year to make Capital Pride happen. We are proud to serve you and KEEP PRIDE ALIVE 365 DAYS A YEAR!
TOWN HALL FOR YOUR HEALTH
Studies have shown that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents have health disparities when compared to the general population. There are several possible explanations as to why these exist but more importantly there are tangible steps we can take to eliminate these differences.
Join a panel of leaders on the front lines to identify some of these challenges to our health and some of the innovative solutions that are being implemented on Thursday, June 14, 7 pm, at MCC-DC, 474 Ridge St., NW. Additionally, find out what you can do to help promote pride in our community health and strengthen the LBGT community. In partnership with Whitman-Walker Health.
BID ON GREAT PRIZES
Capital Pride has six prizes available to the highest bidder. All proceeds from their sale will directly support Capital Pride.
- Item #1: Two weekend nights at the luxury hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower ($1,500 value) - bidding begins at $250
- Item #2: Two weekend nights & complimentary breakfast at Renaissance Dupont ($710 value) - bidding begins at $150
- Item #3: Two-night weekend stay in a Deluxe room at Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape ($500 value) - bidding begins at $100
- Item #4: Two seats for the Tavola 12 tasting menu at Casa Nonna, 1250 Connecticut Ave., NW ($110 value) - bidding begins at $25
- Item #5: Cymbidium package for wedding planning from Savvy Orchid ($3,500 value) - bidding begins at $200
- Item #6: Wellness package includes chiropractic exam, foot scan, & 4 massage sessions from Skyline Wellness Center, 4218 King St., Alexandria ($1,870 value) - bidding begins at $200
All bid must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, June 22, at 11:59 pm. The highest bidder wins. Good luck!
Capital Pride is fortunate to partner with several non-profits that support the LGBTA community in Washington, DC. These organizations are very active all year round. Show your support by participating in their programs and events this month.
The following is a list of Community Partner events in June. More information about these and other events can be found on the Capital Pride website.
Networking Thursday at Bloomingdale's Shopping Event
June 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bloomingdale's Women's Designer on 2, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase
SAVE, SHOP, SIP and SUPPORT! Bloomingdale's invites the CAGLCC to a private VIP reception & shopping in Chevy Chase.
June Women's Wednesdays
June 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PNC BANK, 1405 P St., NW SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Kathleen Martinez - ODEP Assistant Secretary
Tickets: Free for members/$25 non-members
Business Matters Luncheon
June 22, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Offices of Ackerman Brown, LLC, 1250 Connecticut Ave., NW
June's lunch subject is Motivating Yourself and Your Employees through Travel, moderated by Ernesto Santalla.
June 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmRenaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW
This program will help you better understand yourself and those around you (your co-workers and clients) in a work setting. We will focus on understanding how your style may shift in a stressful situation at work, and how you need to shift your style when dealing with people of your opposite style.
Center Women Happy Hour
June 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MOVA DC, 2204 14th St., NW
Join Center Women for the iCandy Happy Hour. All are welcome to join us for the festivities.
Improving Public Safety in the Dupont Circle Neighborhood
June 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW
You are invited to a special ANC community meeting with Lt., Nicole Lindsey. The meeting will discuss both crime and and other aspects of urban safety. The goal is to have an effective listening session from which ideas can be generated for action.
2nd Annual LGBT Volunteer Fair
June 23, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St., NW
The DC Center is proud to co-sponsor DC's 2nd Annual LGBT Volunteer Fair. The volunteer fair is an exciting and unique opportunity to prospective volunteers to learn about volunteer opportunities in the LGBT Community; and for local LGBT community organizations to recruit new volunteers.
Food & Friends
22nd Annual Chef's Best Dinner & Auction
June 26, 6:30 pm
Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Enjoy a festive evening of culinary creations and delectable cocktails at the 22nd Annual Chef's Best Dinner & Auction presented by the NACDS Foundation. Mingle with 50 of the best chefs in the city and bid on exciting live and silent auction items while supporting Food & Friends' services.
Men of Mautner!
June 13, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobalt, 1639 R Street, NW
Did you LOVE the Mautner Project Gala? Please join us for Men of Mautner! Men of Mautner (MOM) is a chance for Mautner Project and its supporters to gather and celebrate our most special men. All are welcome! This year, we're honoring our 2012 Man of Mautner: Tedd Davis! Special performance by guest star Viki Dee and the Big Dance with DJ Chord!
Night OUT at the Nationals
June 19, 7:05 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St., SE
Join Team DC for the 8th Annual Night OUT at the Nationals. Tickets are $18. Be a part of the LARGEST LGBT Community Night in professional sports in the United States and see your Red-Hot Nats take on the Tampa Bay Rays.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Capital Pride Parade Awards!
The Lady GA GA Award for Best Incorporation of Theme - ACLU of the Nation's Capital
The Tina Turner Award for Best Decorated Float - Ziegfeld/Secrets
The Nancy Sinatra Award for Best Marching Contingent - La Clinica
The Dame Edna Award for Best Visiting Contingent - Big Apple Corps
The Liberace Award for the Most Outrageous - Tim Coburn Photography
The New Kids on the Block Award for the Best New Contingent - Thai Tanic
The Elizabeth Taylor Award for the Best Non-Profit Contingent - SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League)
The Village People Award for the Small Group Contingent - AtlasVet
The Harvey Milk Award for the Public Sector Contingent - Peace Corps
Judges' Award - PFLAG
AHF - Blair Underwood Healthcare Center, All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, Bet Mishpachah, Brother Help Thyself, Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, DC Child and Family Service Agency, DC Center for the LGBT Community, DC's Different Drummers, DC GLBT Art's Consortium, Dignity Washington, Food & Friends, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, GLOE at the DC JCC, Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, Human Rights Campaign,
Latino GLBT History Project, Mautner Project, Metro DC PFLAG, Metropolitan Community Churches, National City Christian Church, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Team DC, Whitman-Walker Health