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DC Black Pride 2022

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In 1991, Welmore Cook, Theodore Kirkland and Ernest Hopkins saw a need to rally the Washington, DC community around what was happening with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The effort they initiated to educate the community 30 years ago, has led to a movement that has impacted the lives of millions of Black LGBTQ+ individuals around the world.

The first DC Black Pride drew 800 people to Banneker Field, and centered around a theme of “Let’s All Come Together”. Since 1991, more than 900,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of African descent and their allies have come to Washington, DC during Memorial Day Weekend in the spirit of Black Pride to celebrate the beauty of the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness and funding for HIV/AIDS.

While much progress has been made across the globe since 1991, there remains a need to educate the community about HIV/AIDS and stand against homophobia inspired violence and bigotry that remains prevalent throughout society. DC Black Pride helps fulfill this need.

The events listed here are in no way complete. For a complete list of DC Black Pride events click here.

  • DC Health/HAHSTA Table
    The Renaissance Hotel
    999 9th Street, NW
    Friday, May 27; 5 pm - 8 pm
    Saturday, May 28; 10 am - 8 pm
    FREE At home HIV Test Kits and STD Test kits as well as condoms, lubricant, and more!
  • DC Black Pride Workshop
    Facilitated by Angela Harvey
    Film debut: Black Rainbow Love
    May 18; 1 pm - 2:30 pm
    Renaissance Downtown Hotel
    More Information and Registration
  • Black, Gay & Thriving
    Kicking off 2022 DC Black Pride Weekend, GPMC presents, Black, Gay, and Thriving will
    highlight successful black, gay professionals, business owners, community leaders and promote local,
    black, queer owned businesses and services empowering our community.
    May 26; 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    More Information and Registration 
  • The Bunny Lounge
    Us Helping Us
    Over 21 event featuring interactive advocacy games
    May 27; 5 pm - 9 pm
    More Information and Registratio