Pride 2016: DC Shows That #LoveisLove


Equal Club @ Pride 2016

This week we celebrated 41 years of Pride in Washington, DC. What started as a small protest in Dupont Circle has grown into a ginormous event with parties and events across the nation.

The Capital Pride Parade reflects on the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. A variety of floats and thousands of people walked through DuPont Circle on Saturday to celebrate the enormous amount of progress that’s been made in the LGBT+ community. More than 150,000 people filled the streets during the parade from start to finish.

Fortunately enough, Wakefield was part of the parade this year. The Equal Club partnered with Homeward Trails to financially be able to walk in the parade. (You probably heard about The Equal Club’s presence on multiple radio stations.) Fingers crossed! Equal Club is in the race for best small float in the parade.

Pride festival is the after party to the parade. (There is even an after party for the after party…) It is typically the next day and usually a bright, fun, loud, and colorful experience. This year was no different. Many were mourning over the mass shooting in Orlando earlier that morning. We used the festival to show our resilience. Hot 99.5 sponsored the festival and commemorated all those touched by the tragedy with a moment of silence. 

This month is LGBTqia month. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

Celebrate pride month at Wakefield! Next year come and walk with Wakefield in the parade. The next day show your pride and dance your toosh off.

#happypride #PrayforOrlando