Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community during pride month in DC
Support the LGBT+ community and the diverse spectrum of sexuality this month by participating in events around the city. Below is a chronological guide to the many events happening around the city, so mark your calendars!
1. DC drag queen reads you a story
Iconic DC drag queen Ruth Allen Ginsburg will read classic nursery rhythms and fairytales for children in an interactive virtual event. This activity takes place on June 5 at 10 a.m. in partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
2. Watch the Pridemobile Parade
On June 12 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. DC Pride Alliance will be caravaning through the city in colorful vehicles to spread “joy, resilience, and PRIDE”. Decorated vehicles will parade through Dupont and Logan Circles, and drive by the Capitol for all the city to see.
3. Brunch for LGBTQIA+ charities
On June 13, at specific restaurants, special Pride menu items will be available to order. With every purchase of those items, a portion of the sales will go to GivePride365 Fund which helps support LGBTQ+ charities and ensures that Pride can happen every year. 11 restaurants are participating including:
- Doi Moi
- Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant
- Hedy’s Rooftop
- Le Diplomate
- Rappahannock Oyster Bar
- Shaw’s Tavern
- Stoney’s on P
- Taqueria del Barrio
- Wunder Garten
4. Participate a Pride themes trivia night
Every month the DC Public Library hosts a trivia night, and on June 28, in honor of pride month, they are introducing a Pride edition trivia night! Anyone can participate in this online event. The DC Public Library’s Twitter page(@dcpl), will post the trivia questions, answer the question by using #StayatHomeDCTrivia in the Tweet.
5. Join a Sausage Party
It’s not what you think! The iconic restaurant HalfSmoke is hosting a Sausage Party on June 12 where they will be serving their signature sausages at a discounted price. From 100% planet-based, organic lamb, Thai chicken with pineapple, to spicy chicken, there is a sausage for everyone! Reserve a ticket here and a time slot to take advantage of this festive deal.
More events will be realized to the public soon, so stay tuned!