Capital Pride events return to Washington, DC this June and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington will be there to celebrate! This year, for the first time, an official diocesan contingent will march together in the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11 and host a booth at the Pride Festival on Sunday, June 12.
Saturday’s Pride Parade is an opportunity to get outside, have fun, represent the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement in Washington, and show solidarity with and love for our LGBTQIA+ siblings. We invite all interested congregations and Episcopal communities to unite under the diocesan banner.
The Pride Festival on June 12 is a day of entertainment and advocacy. Located along Pennsylvania Avenue, the festival features over 300 exhibitors, from faith-based groups (like us!) to service organizations, artists, educational institutions and more (did we mention there’d be food?!?). Members of the bishop’s staff will partner with volunteers from around the diocese to host a booth so we can share information about our wonderfully welcoming communities.
Information about specific times and meet-up locations is forthcoming. In the meantime, if you and/or your community are interested in joining the diocesan contingent for the Parade, the Festival, or both, complete this Google form to let us know.
Contact the Rev. Amanda Akes-Cardwell with questions or for more information.