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Capital Pride Returns to DC a Year After Start of Pandemic – NBC4 Washington – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia 2021-06-12 22:52:44 –

Capital Pride is back in Washington, DC

We marched at Dupont Circle on the 1st and headed to Freedom Plaza for the celebration. There was a rally attended by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

“LGBTQ residents, allies, and all DC residents are required to stand side by side and with their arms crossed when one of us is attacked,” Bowser said.

This year’s event has been scaled down due to a pandemic. But for many, it was a great day to meet to celebrate equality more than a year after the pandemic began.

“This is my first time here. I’m here to support my best friend. This is great,” said one woman.

As the Dupont Circle gathered, people throughout the region were pleased that the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in time to host an event celebrating the LGBTQ community.

Photo: LGBTQ + Pride March, Car Parade Gathers Crowds in Washington, DC

“The energies aren’t the same, but we’re going to push them through and pump them up because it’s a celebration of our empowerment and ourselves,” said the participants.

The popular parade has been replaced by a car parade this year.

From Anacostia to Adams Morgan, Shaw and DuPont, the Pride Mobile Parade ran around the neighborhood, decorating the crowd and sharing a message of love for avoiding the large crowd.

Last year was hard for many. This event was a time for participants to relax, stay in a safe place with trusted friends and family, and be themselves.

“This is the first year I’ve been transgender,” said another participant. “So for me, I wanted to go out with me, my girlfriend and my friends this year.”

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