Capital Trans Pride to be Held May 16

Annual Event Will Celebrate DC’s Transgender Community as Part of 40th Annual Celebration of LGBTA Community

Washington, DC – Capital Trans Pride will be held on Saturday, May 16, at the Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U Streets, NW from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This year’s event will include workshops on a variety of issues important to the Trans community. opportunities to network and socialize, along with performing and visual artists from around the Trans community.

A Trans Visibility Walk to Dupont Circle will begin at 4:00 pm and will be followed by an After Party at The Gryphon, 1337 Connecticut Ave., NW, until 7:00 pm

Sponsors for Capital Trans Pride include Whitman-Walker Health, The DC Office of Human Rights, SMYAL, The Gryphon, Kaiser Permanente, La Clinica del Pueblo, Inc./¡Empodérate! Youth Center, Ruff Plastic Surgery, Booz Allen Hamilton, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, The DC Center, and Alternative Health Associates.

“Capital Trans Pride is an important part of the Pride celebration,” said Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance. “DC’s transgender community is an integral component of the broader LGBTA community and we are committed to making sure that Capital Pride’s programming reflects inclusion and recognition of our transgender brothers and sisters.”

For more information on Capital Pride and the complete schedule of events, visit the Capital Pride website at www.capitalpride.org.

Capital Pride, located in Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTA community and our allies through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity including the annual Pride Parade and Street Festival in our Nation’s Capital. Capital Pride produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in North America with more than 350,000 attendees in 2014.  2015 marks the 40th Annual Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital with our main celebration taking place June 3 – 14, 2015. As the LGBTA Pride Celebration representing the Nation’s Capital, we strive to be a beacon of hope and solidarity for cities and communities around the country and the world.

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