Prides come and prides go, but the basic idea remains the same.
Namely, that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people continue to make their mark in the world -- and that's always a reason to celebrate.
This year's Capital Pride celebration marks 33 years of Pride for the Washington area. The annual parade and festival still provide the cap for a weeklong series of events that showcase every aspect of the diverse GLBT community. The Capital Pride Heroes Awards honor those who have contributed to the growth and success of the GLBT movement.
Meet this year's Heroes, discover what awaits you at the parade and festival, and make your plans with a listing of all the weekend's Pride events.
After three decades, you still have a lot to celebrate.