Twenty-five years ago, a group of Black LGBT activist lead by Welmore Cook, Theodore Kirkland and Ernest Hopkins saw a need to rally the community around the HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC. Little did they know that their clear mission to combat and educate the community about HIV/AIDS would lead to a movement that would impact the lives of millions of Black LGBT men and women around the world. Equal rights have increased in the United States and many places around the globe over the past twenty-five years. Yet many LGBT men and women of African descent continue to feel the need to develop community to stand against HIV/AIDS, homophobia inspired violence and the bigotry that exist. DC Black Pride continues to inspire a movement, the mission continues. Please support DC Black Pride!
Businesses (large and small), community organizations and interested community members and friends are invited to become sponsors of DCBP.
Our target audience is members of the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities from across the United States as well as participants from Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.
More than 25,000 people attend DC Black Pride and experience the great culture and history in the Washington, DC area during the Memorial Day Weekend.
- Male: 65%
- Female: 35%
- Average youngest attendee: 18
- Average oldest attendee: 46
Becoming a Sponsor
View the 2015 DC Black Pride Sponsorship Guide for complete details about available sponsorships.
Questions? Contact Kenya Hutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-347-0555.