Riding the tidal wave of energy and enthusiasm from last Saturday’s “herstoric” Women’s March on Washington, plans have just been announce for a National Pride March in Washington DC, on June 11, 2017.
The LGBT March for civil rights and equality will take place during DC’s annual Capital Pride Festival June 8 –11, 2017. Organized by Brooklyn native David Bruinooge, 42, said in an interview with the Washington Blade that he would be working in conjunction with the Capital Pride Alliance.
“He said he intentionally chose June 11 for the march because it’s the same day that D.C.’s Capital Pride Festival is scheduled to be held on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. near the U.S. Capitol. Bruinooge said his thought was the march would start in the morning and end at the site of the Pride festival.
Ryan Bos, executive director of the Capital Pride Alliance, which organizes the D.C. Pride events, including the Pride Parade set to take place on June 10, said he has spoken with Bruinooge and expects that Capital Pride officials will collaborate with the march organizers so the march and the D.C. Pride events will complement each other.
If you cannot attend the March in Washington, DC, we urge you to reach out to your local Pride organizations to assist in creating solidarity through your existing Pride events. Let’s make this truly a “National Pride March” that spreads from coast to coast and shows solidarity through our Pride movement.”
The Women’s March is going to be a very tough act to follow, but it appears to be off to a running start with a sizable following on Facebook already in just a few days.
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