Recent Black Pride Guide Articles

Welcome to DC Black Pride Weekend

For 2013, the mood is all about ''Stepping Up & Being Heard''

Marking its 23rd year, it's time for the annual DC Black Pride weekend. Running Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 25, the weekend is full of events that are cultural, social and educational. Add on the unofficial, ancillary events, and the celebration actually runs all the way into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, May 27. ''There's an undercurrent of excitement,'' says Earl D. Fowlkes Jr., CEO and secretary of Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day Inc. (BLGPD), which produces ... [Read]

Ready, Set, Activism

DC Black Pride screens five films shining a light on community issues

Amir Dixon wasn't sure how willing some young black gay men would be to go on record about the struggles they face. But once Dixon established a rapport and a safe space, ''people opened up and shared very deep, deep things, like drug abuse and sex work and hurt and pain and vulnerability -- all these major things.'' Dixon's interview subjects, from cities around the country, realized ''that at the end of the day this isn't about them. It's about ... [Read]

ACTing Out

African-American Collective Theater presents its 15th DC Black Pride production

With all the events that make up the DC Black Pride weekend, quite a few people – from workshop coordinators to town hall facilitators to speed-dating overseers – will have that well-known phrase in mind at some point: ''It's showtime!'' In the case of Alan Sharpe, however, not only will he bring the phrase back to its roots, he'll use it twice. Sharpe, founding artistic director of D.C.'s African-American Collective Theater is putting on a show. {Alan Sharpe (Photo by ... [Read]

Schedule of official events

DC Black Pride 2013

Friday, May ... [Read]

Proclamations and Recognitions

DC Black Pride 2012

Welcome Message from the DC Black Pride Board Board and List of Sponsors Black Pride Vendors ... [Read]

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