Rainbow Pride D.C.

Fewer social groups have made such rapid strides in equality as the LGBTQ community during the fifty years following the Stonewall uprising.  Leading up to and beyond that seminal moment, D.C.’s own courageous men and women made invaluable contributions to the cultural and social history of our city: 

  • Walt Whitman celebrated “the love of comrades” in his groundbreaking poetry and his intimate relationship with Pete Doyle in the 1860’s. 
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson hosted Saturday Night salons in the 1920’s that nurtured Harlem Renaissance luminaries Langston Hughes and Richard Bruce Nugent.
  • Following Stonewall, Deacon Maccubbin founded Lambda Rising bookstore and the city’s first Gay Pride festival

See the sites associated with these figures and events while walking through the Dupont Circle and Strivers Section Historic Districts. The walk will conclude on vibrant 14th Street NW, a short walk to the U Street Metro station.

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When 

Saturdays in June 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Duration 
Approximately 2 hours
Reservations 
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to ten (10) participants.
Cost 

$25 per person.

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Where 
Embarks from outside the Dupont Circle Metrorail station (Dupont South exit--by the entrance to Krispy Kreme on 19th Street, NW)
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