June 2014 PRIDE Parades & Festivals in Washington DC, Baltimore and Frederick !!!

Saturday June 7 – 39th annual Capital Pride Parade in DC

Pride Parade in DC .. The 39th Annual Capital Pride Parade steps off Saturday, June 7, 2014, 4:30 pm, at 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC.   The Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street.
This is an amazing and exhilarating experience!!! Easy to get there on the Metro. PFLAG & UU contingents have been right next to one another in the marching order in all past parades we’ve attended. PFLAG chapters from all around the MD, DC, & VA area march together. It’s OK to bring your signs & chapter banners. We Highly Recommend the Capital Pride Parade!! We’ll post PFLAG’s Parade lineup position here and on our Facebook page  sometime near the middle of the 1st week of June, when the information becomes available.  If you want further information about marching  in parade or volunteering at the Festival Booth,  contact  Matt Minora mattpflag2014@gmail.com.

* PFLAG has been assigned to the ORANGE staging area. Our CALL TIME

IS 4 PM for a 4:30 PM kick-off on Saturday, June 7. Please refer to the map for our
meeting location on 23rd STREET, NW. We are located between the Batala Washington and Unitarian Universalists of DC groups.

Staging Area Map:


* The route is approximately 1.5 miles and takes about 25 minutes to
complete, ending at 14th and R Streets, NW. A map of the route is
available here: http://www.capitalpride.org/parade/parade-map

* Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and water. The current
weather forecast is sunny with a high of 85 and no chance of

Sunday June 8 – Capital Pride Festival in DC

The 2014 Capital Pride Street Festival continues along the historic Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets and is part of the 39 Annual Capital Pride Celebration. The US Capitol has served as the iconic backdrop to the Capitol Stage for hundreds of performances from local and national entertainers, politicians, and activists for 18 years. Since its inception, the Festival has grown and evolved, and this year is no exception.  Festival exhibit hours are 12pm – 7pm.  The Capitol Sunset Closing Party will continue at the Capitol Main Stage to the beats of an international known DJ.

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Saturday June 14 – Baltimore Pride Parade
Sunday June 15 – Baltimore Pride Festival

Baltimore Pride Parade
PFLAG Maryland Chapters have a long tradition if marching in Baltimore Pride Parades going back to 1986.    We’ll be there again this year!!!    Parade steps off at 1 pm from Charles & Eager Streets in Mt. Vernon
The Saturday Block Party, as well as the Sunday Festival will all take place at Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street (2 blocks from Penn Station).  The origins of Baltimore Pride date back to 1975. In the decades since, Baltimore Pride has grown to become Maryland’s largest LGBTQ visibility event, providing an opportunity for the greater Maryland community to experience and learn more about the LGBTQ community through a weekend of wonderful events and exhibitions.

Saturday June 28 – 3rd annual Frederick Pride Festival

Noon to 6PM in downtown Frederick at Carroll Creek Linear Park

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