Sunday, June 14, 2009

Capital Pride 2009 launches with JR's Block Party

Capital Pride 2009 (link) kicked off last night with the annual parade, for which I was late. There is another slideshow of the even already up, here. There’s plenty about the DC Council gay marriage vote this past spring.

The JR’s bash on 17th Street seemed to be the largest ever. The music back at the beer stand in the back of the lot was tinny, shrill and so loud it must have deafened the bartenders. But away from the back, it was a great party.

The Cobalt had a good party, with the dance floor filling up by about 11 PM, much earlier than usual.

Today the festival takes on Pennsylvania Avenue today June 14 from 11 AM – 6 PM between 3rd and 7th Streets – on a day that there will also be an anti-Iran protest in DC.

Second picture: SLDN booth at Capital Pride today, signing petitions to overturn "don't ask don't tell."

Third picture: The Washington Nationals will have a "gay day" but their record is 16-45. And now they face three games in Yankee Stadium. Manny Acta has to go!

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