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Press Release: Official Events

DC Black Pride Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day, Inc. (DC Black Pride) is pleased to announce the schedule for the 23rd DC Black Pride festivities. 

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Schedule of Events

Only official DC Black Pride events are listed on this page. If an event is not listed, it is not an officially sanctioned DCBP event. Unless noted, all events are free. Tickets can be purchased in the DCBP Hospitality Suite.

DCBP has partnered with several organizations to provide various social events and parties. For information on these events, view the social events page.

Friday, May 24
10 - 11 a.m.   Washington, DC HIPAA Launch Event - Information Is Powerful Medicine
Whitman-Walker Health - Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20009
noon - 9 p.m.   Hospitality Suite Open
Hyatt Regency - Congressional D (Lobby Level)
6 - 8 p.m.   Opening Reception and Community Awards Presentation
Hyatt Regency - Thornton Room (11th Floor)

Featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Award Recipients
Eleanor Holmes Norton Award - Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray
Welmore Cook Award - Dr. Imani Woody and Courtney Williams
DC Black Pride Leadership Award - Theara Coleman and Christopher Watson
Charlotte Smallwood Volunteer Award - Donald Burch III
6 - 10 p.m.   LGBTQ PromLGBTQ Prom presented by DC Concerned Providers
Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Ages 16 - 21 (up to 24 with restrictions)

Featuring food, HIV/STI testing, raffles, photographer, vogue & runway competition and Prom King & Queen
8 p.m. - 1 a.m.   Game Room Open
Hyatt Regency - Congressional C (Lobby Level)
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.   Speed Dating hosted by RainbowConnects
Hyatt Regency - Concord (Ballroom Level)
Saturday, May 25
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.   Hospitality Suite Open
Hyatt Regency - Congressional D (Lobby Level)
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   "Are We Prepared to Address Homophobia in the Black Church" Community Town Hall Meeting
Hyatt Regency - Congressional A (Lobby Level)

The focus of this interactive community town hall meeting, facilitated by Reverend Larry Burks, will be to discuss the impact that homophobia in the Black Church has on LGBT attendees and the Black community. What is the hold that homophobia pastors have over LGBT attendees? Why do some of us continue to support these institutions that do not support us? What can we do to challenge homophobia Black pastors and churches. These are and other questions will be address as Rev. Burks tells his story of being a homophobia minister in Los Angeles. Be prepared to be challenged!
Noon - 2 p.m.   Workshops
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Click workshop title for full description and room location.
1 - 8 p.m.   DC Black Pride Film Festival
Hyatt Regency - Regency C/D (Ballroom Level)
Admission: $20

Featured films in order of presentation. Click movie name to view description.
7 - 9 p.m.   DC Black Pride Poetry Slam hosted by ButtaflySoul
Hyatt Regency - Congressional A (Lobby Level)
Admission: $10

Cash Prizes:
1st - $200 plus appearance on stage at Health & Wellness Festival
2nd - $75
3rd - $25

Sign up in the Hospitality Suite on Friday and Saturday or send Buttafly Soul email at with “DCBP Poetry Slam” in the subject line and include your name and contact information in the email.
7 - 10 p.m.   Post Happy Hour sponsored by Barefoot Bubbly Wines
The Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St NW Washington, DC 20009
8 p.m. - 1 a.m   Game Room Open
HHyatt Regency - Congressional C (Lobby Level)
Sunday, May 26
9 - 11 a.m.   Interfaith Service
Hyatt Regency - Capitol (Lobby Level)
noon - 6 p.m.   Health & Wellness Festival
Francis-Stevens Educational Campus, 2425 N St NW Washington, DC 20037 (outside)
6 p.m.   Gospel TourChurch UNcomplicated...All-Star Gospel Concert
Historic Warner Theater, 513 13th Street, Washington, DC 20004

Doors open at 5 p.m.

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