2022 DC Black Pride Guide

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PRIDE GUIDE May 27–30 Washington, DC


EQUITY

OPENING RECEPTION

SOLIDARITY

UNITY

STRENGTH

COMMUNITY

PARTNERS


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MAYORAL PROCLAMATION

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CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION

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WELCOME

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USEFUL INFORMATION

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PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS & VENDORS

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SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

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SCHEDULE

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RENAISSANCE FLOOR PLAN



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______________________________ Chairman Phil Mendelson

________________________________ Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr.

______________________________ Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie

________________________________ Councilmember Mary M. Cheh

______________________________ Councilmember Elissa Silverman

________________________________ Councilmember Anita Bonds

______________________________ Councilmember Charles Allen

________________________________ Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

________________________________ Councilmember Christina Henderson

________________________________ Councilmember Brooke Pinto ________________________________ Councilmember Janeese Lewis George

A CEREMONIAL RESOLUTION __________ IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________ To recognize the importance of DC Black Pride, to celebrate the contributions of Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr., and to welcome visitors from the greater Washington Metropolitan region, across the country, and around the world to the District of Columbia for the festival and associated events. WHEREAS, May 23, 2022, through May 30, 2022 marks the 31st DC Black Pride celebration; WHEREAS, DC Black Pride is the oldest and one of the largest Black Pride events in the world, drawing thousands of residents and visitors from around the globe; WHEREAS, the mission of DC Black Pride is to increase awareness of and showcase pride in the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ populations in the African American


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community as well as to support organizations that focus on health disparities, education, youth, and families; WHEREAS, DC Black Pride is a program of the Center for Black Equity, led by Kenya Hutton and Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr. with support from, C. Hawkins, Shannon Garcon and scores of volunteers. WHEREAS, As the very first Black Pride festival, DC Black Pride fostered the beginning of the Center for Black Equity (formerly known as the International Federation of Black Prides, Inc., and the “Black Pride Movement,” which now consists of 50 Black Prides on four continents; WHEREAS, DC Black Pride 2022 is an eight day festival featuring community town halls for transgender, older adult, and youth communities; educational workshops; a poetry slam; interfaith service; performances by musicians and dancers; social events and the DC Black Pride Health and Wellness Expo; WHEREAS, DC Black Pride remains one of the world’s preeminent Black Pride celebrations, drawing more than 60,000 people to the Nation's Capital from across the United States, as well as Canada, the Caribbean, South Africa, Great Britain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands; WHEREAS, the theme for this year’s celebrations is “Bigger, Bolder, The Original is Back. DC Black 2022”; WHEREAS, this year’s theme reflects the resilience of the DC LGBTQIA+ community and all Washingtonians as we continue to recover from the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, DC Black Pride recognizes and honors Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr. for his twenty-five years of hard work and commitment to the Black Pride movement here in the District of Columbia and around the globe. RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, that this resolution be cited as the “DC Black LGBTQIA+ Pride Recognition Resolution of 2022”. Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia recognizes and celebrates the hard work of all those involved in organizing the 31st Annual DC Black Pride Celebration, and welcomes visitors from this region, across the country, and the world to the 2022 DC Black Pride Festival and associated events. Sec. 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon the first date of publication in the District of Columbia Register.

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WELCOME BACK! The Center for Black Equity is delighted to welcome you to the 31st annual DC Black Pride. Our theme this year — Bigger. Bolder. The Original is Back! — is a direct reflection of our community’s resilience, and we are excited to be back in-person after a two year hiatus. This weekend’s activities include the annual unity ball, our opening reception featuring the Queen Diva Big Freedia, a poetry slam, and number of engaging workshops and community discussions. For a complete list of official DC Black Pride events, check out this guide or visit dcblackpride.org. DC Black Pride creates a space where all members of our community can connect with and celebrate each other. And while we are upbeat and excited about the return of our event, we ask that you also take a moment throughout the weekend to remember those who have lost lost lives or have otherwise been affected by the pandemic. Again, welcome to the Nation’s Capital and the site of the first Black Queer Pride event in the world. A special welcome to Black Pride leaders from around the world who are joining us this weekend. Stay safe, have fun, and enjoy yourself!

Kenya Garçon Hutton Deputy Director Center for Black Equity

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PRIDE HELP DESK Have questions? Need help? Stop by the Dumbarton Oaks room on the ballroom level in the Renaissance (host hotel) to get answers. Friday, May 27: 2–9 p.m. Saturday, May 28: 9 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

WELLNESS SUITE The DCBP Wellness Suite, sponsored by DC Health, will feature HIV and full panel STD testing, safer sex kits, and harm reduction supplies. Same-day PrEP initiation and PEP to those eligible will be provided on-site. The Wellness Suite will be open around clock from Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29.

TRANSPORTATION FareRyder is the official transportation partner for DCBP22. Download the app and use the code DCBP to take advantage of special DCBP rates. fareryder.com

BE SOCIAL Share your DC Black Pride experience using the hashtags #DCBlackPride2022 #DCBP2022 #DCBP22. Tag and mention: dcblkpride

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DISCLAIMERS The sexual orientation or gender identity of attendees, advertisers, presenters and sponsors that participate in DC Black Pride is neither inferred nor implied. The appearance of names or pictorial representation of individuals in this guide does not necessarily indicate the sexual orientation of such individual. DC Black Pride is supported by many advertisers and the Center for Black Equity cannot take responsibility for any claims made by sponsors and advertisers. There may be event photographers or videographers present at all DCBP events. Any persons attending events consent to have their photo taken and their likeness used by the Center for Black Equity for promotional purposes. 8


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ORGANIZATIONS & VENDORS The following organizations will participate in Rainbow Row: Organization & Vendor Expo Friday ACLU of DC All American Papers Atlanta Custom Inks Avita Pharmacy Booz Allen Hamilton Capital Breast Care Center Capital Pride Alliance D & K Sounds LLC Damien Ministries DC Department of Health DC Office of Human Rights DC Strokes Rowing Club EBANMAN Inc. Embrace Ur Greatness FareRyder Fearless Sports Fields Originals Gilead Human Rights Campaign Impulse Group Kier 48 Holistic Therapy King Dude Tha Artist King Peggy Mary’s Center Metro Health DC MTM National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Naturally Queer ONYX Mid-Atlantic Pepco Holdings Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington ROCK PRODUCTION SBTGDMV Seabury Resources for Aging SMYAL Spirit of The Herb Team DC The Black AIDS Institute Us Helping Us Verizon Wanda Alston Foundation Washington Health Institute xfinity Z&P investment Group Inc Zack’s Custom Creations

Saturday ACLU of DC All American Papers Atlanta Custom Inks Avita Pharmacy Bluntsberry Booz Allen Hamilton C.B. Productions Capital Pride Alliance Coleman Girls Collection D & K Sounds LLC Damien Ministries DC Department of Health DC Office of Human Rights DC Strokes Rowing Club EBANMAN Inc. Embrace Ur Greatness FareRyder Fearless Sports Fields Originals Gilead Helping Others Xpress Themselves Human Rights Campaign Kier 48 Holistic Therapy King Dude Tha Artist King Peggy Mary’s Center Metro Health DC National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Naturally Queer ONYX Mid-Atlantic Pepco Holdings ROCK PRODUCTION SBTGDMV Seabury Resources for Aging Sentient Research Sitazen Blake Photography SMYAL Spirit of The Herb Stonewall Kickball Team DC The Balck AIDS Institue Tombois4lyfe Us Helping Us Verizon Wanda Alston Foundation Washington Health Institute xfinity Z&P investment Group Inc Zack’s Custom Creations

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FIND SUPPORT WITH MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY PFLAG Connects: Communities is an opportunity for folks from the Black community to connect with each other and support their loved ones' LGBTQ+ identities. Did a family member recently come out? Do you have questions about your own coming out? Do you want to find people with common backgrounds to talk to? Join us for our hour-long virtual meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.

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SATURDAY WORKSHOPS 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Liveable Communities: WHAT Will You NEED to Live in Your Neighborhood? Facilitator: Dr. Imani Woody, CEO, Mary’s House for Older Adults, The Villages at Mary’s House; Presenters: Ms. Cassandra Cantave, Senior Research Advisor (AARP), Mr. Louis Davis Jr (AARP, DC), Ms. Gail Kohn, DC Age Friendly City Coordinator Renaissance, Potomac Salon 2

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Becoming You: The Body Positivity Workshop Host: Tonka Garcon Renaissance, Potomac Salon 1 Do you feel good about yourself? Do you need an extra boost in life? Want to learn how to own any room you walk in? Becoming You: The Body Neutrality/Positivity workshop focuses on building self-confidence, love, and appreciation for one’s self without feeling left out.

11–1:30 p.m.

The Evolution of Spirituality in the Black & Latinx LGBTQ+ Community Renaissance, Anacostia Salon E Our people continue to be as diverse spiritually and religiously as we are culturally and socially. Our spiritual lives continue to grow and evolve in rich and complex ways. We hope to facilitate a conversation that will help us to explore and discover the magnificent way that spirit continues to manifest and express itself in all our LGBTQI+ communities.

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12–1:30 p.m.

The POC Pride Panel Series Presenter: National Education Association Renaissance, Anacostia Salon D The POC Pride Panel Series will intentionally present the space for the necessary discussion focusing on the various experiences, needs, injustices and the supportive needs of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ educators. 12–4 p.m.

ONYX University Presenter: ONYX Mid-Atlantic Renaissance, Anacostia Salon F Learn about kink and BDSM. Featuring live demos, discussions and panels. 1–2:30 p.m.

Black Rainbow Love Facilitator: Angela Harvey Renaissance, Potomac Salon 2 Ms. Harvey is celebrating her 20th Speaking Anniversary which began at DC Black Pride 2002. To celebrate, she’ll be premiering her directorial debut Black Rainbow Love. This docuseries tells the stories of black LGBTQ+ in a way that has never been done before. The authentic and transparent stories of love, intimacy, friendship, spirituality, marriage, self-care, community advocacy, purpose, and mental health were extracted from 17 interviews of 28 Lovers. The stories reflect the real lives of real people from a community whose culturally relevant stories aren’t being told, seen, shared, or discussed. Q & A with Angie and several of the featured Lovers from the documentary will follow the screening. 4–5:30 p.m.

May is: Trans Folx Mental Health Series - Surviving With Mental Diversity In Our Community Town Hall & Discussion Presenter: May is All About Trans Renaissance, Potomac Salon 3 Mental Health is a conversation that we all need to have. During this time of COVID 19 we need support and pointers how not to become depressed and stay social to try and get back to our normal behavior. Presented by May is All About Trans.

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© Potomac Electric Power Company, 2022

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SCHEDULE All scheduled events and locations are subject to changes. All events being held in the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown (host hotel) are complimentary unless otherwise noted. Social Events and Parties CBE has partnered with several organizations to provide various social events and parties. The social events and parties are planned and managed by the organization listed. If an event, social event or party is not listed in this schedule, it is not an official DC Black Pride event. Partner organizations are: Women • A 2 Zee Events, MIM Entertainment and Onyx Entertainment: Unleashed DC Black Pride 2022 [unleasheddc.com] • DJ India: DC Black Pride Ladies Bar Hop [dcdjindia.com] • TMS Entertainment and Party with Honey: UNCNZRD (un-cen-sored) [eventbrite.com/e/dc-black-pride-weeknd-w-tms-entertainmentpartywithhoney-tickets-319982194357] • Women in the Life Association: Deep Deep Inside: The Ultimate DC Black Pride Tea Dance [bit.ly/deepdeepinside] Men

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Daryl Wilson Promotions, LLC: Wet Dreamz [instagram.com/theedarylwilson] Omega Entertainment and Xavier Entertainment: The Rebirth [omegapartydc.com]

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Project Briggs, Inc.: Pride by The River [projectbriggs.org]

THURSDAY, MAY 26

9 p.m. – 12 a.m. The Unity Ball 2022 - Unapologetic Karma DC, 2221 Adams Pl NE, WDC 20018

5–10 p.m. Welcome to DC Black Pride Unleashed Happy Hour (Unleashed DC) Decades DC, 1219 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC 20036 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Welcome Back Pride Kickoff (UNCNZRD) Empire Lounge DC, 1909 9th St NW, WDC 20001

10 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Jump Off (Wet Dreamz) The Ugly Mug, 723 8th St SE, WDC 20003

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FRIDAY, MAY 27

10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Rooftop Fling (UNCNZRD) Mirror Lounge, 1920 9th St, WDC 20001 »$25 - $100

2–9 p.m. Pride Help Desk Open Renaissance, Dumbarton Oaks

10 p.m. – 4 a.m. The Annual 3000 Men Pride Mega Party (The Rebirth) Karma DC, 2221 Adams Pl NE, WDC 20018

2 p.m. – 12 a.m. Black Pride Wellness Suite Open Renaissance 3–9 p.m. Welcome Reception (Wet Dreamz) Renaissance

10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. Elevation Live DC Meets Atlanta Bliss Nightclub, 2122 24th Pl NE, WDC 20018

5–9 p.m. Rainbow Row: Organization & Vendor Expo Renaissance, Potomac and Anacostia Ballrooms Foyer

SATURDAY, MAY 28

5–9 p.m. The Bunny Lounge Renaissance, Anacostia Ballroom

12 a.m. – 12 a.m. Black Pride Wellness Suite Open Renaissance

5–10 p.m. DC Black Pride CommUNITY Opening Reception Renaissance, Potomac Ballroom

9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Pride Help Desk Open Renaissance, Dumbarton Oaks 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Rainbow Row: Organization & Vendor Expo Renaissance, Potomac and Anacostia Ballrooms Foyer

4–9 p.m. Welcome to DC Happy Hour (The Rebirth) Harlot DC, 2001 11th St NW, WDC 20001

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Liveable Communities: WHAT Will You NEED to Live in Your Neighborhood? Renaissance, Potomac Salon 2

10 p.m. – 3 a.m. All White Party (Unleashed DC) KOI, 1413 K St NW, WDC 20005 » $15 Advanced Tickets; $20 before 12 a.m.; $25 after 12 a.m.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Becoming You: The Body Positivity Workshop Renaissance, Potomac Salon 1

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11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: The Evolution of Spirituality in the Black & Latinx LGBTQ+ Community Renaissance, Anacostia Salon E

7 p.m. DC Black Pride Mary Bowman Poetry Slam Renaissance, Potomac Salon 2 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. The Main Event (UNCNZRD) Phantom Lounge, 1327 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC 20036 »$30 - $150

12–1:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: The POC Pride Panel Series Renaissance, Anacostia Salon D 12–4 p.m. WORKSHOP: ONYX University Renaissance, Anacostia Salon F

10 p.m. – 4 a.m. The White Party - The Official Saturday Night Main Event of DC Black Pride Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018

1–2:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Black Rainbow Love Renaissance, Potomac Salon 2

SUNDAY, MAY 29

2–3:30 p.m. Writers Forum with special guest James Earl Hardy Renaissance, Anacostia Salon D

12 a.m. – 12 a.m. Black Pride Wellness Suite Open Renaissance

3–9 p.m. DC Pride Day Party (Wet Dreamz) Karma DC, 2221 Adams Pl NE, WDC 20018

9–11 a.m. Pride Praise Party Renaissance

4–5:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: May is: Trans Folx Mental Health Series - Surviving With Mental Diversity In Our Community Town Hall & Discussion Renaissance, Potomac Salon 3

12 p.m. & 3 p.m. DC Black Pride Brunch & Babes Live & In Color, Part 3 Karma DC, 2221 Adams Place NE, WDC 20018 »$20 - $150

5–9 p.m. The Cookout (The Rebirth) Aqua Nightclub & Lounge, 1818 New York Ave NE, WDC 20002

1–10 p.m. Supreme Dream Brunch and Day Party (UNCNZRD) Phantom Lounge, 1327 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC 20036 »$25 - $75

6 p.m. Fierceness Served! Film Screening Renaissance, Potomac Salon 2

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4–9 p.m. Deep Deep Inside: The Ultimate DC Black Pride Tea Dance (Women in the Life Association) Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St NW, WDC 20005 »$20 Advance; $30 Day of

9 p.m. – 4 a.m. Daryl Wilson Sunday (Wet Dreamz) The Park at 14th, 920 14th St NW, WDC 20533 10 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. Traffic Light Hook Up Party (The Rebirth) Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St NW, WDC 20004

4–9:30 p.m. Day Dreamz Day Party(Wet Dreamz) The Bullpen @ Nats Stadium, 1201 Half St SE, WDC 20003

11 p.m. – 4 a.m. Babylon: A Melanated Toga Experience Karma DC, 2221 Adams Pl NE, WDC 20018 » $20 – $60

5 p.m. African-American Collective presents In The Flesh First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001 »15

MONDAY, MAY 30 5–10 p.m. The Finale Rooftop Day Party (Unleashed DC) Twelve After Twelve, 1212 18th Street NW, WDC 20036

12–7 p.m. Pride Festival in The Park Fort Dupont Park, Minnesota Ave SE, WDC 20019

6:30 p.m. FANTASTIC VOYAGE: A Black in Space Celebration THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, WDC 20020 »$10 - $25

12–7 p.m. Pride by River (Project Briggs) Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr, WDC 20020 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Pride Closeout (Xavier Entertainment & Daryl Wilson) Public Bar Live, 1214 18th St NW, WDC 20036

8 p.m. – 3 a.m. DC Black Pride Ladies Bar Hop Reunion (DJ India) Elements DC, 1355 U St NW, WDC 20009 » $20

10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Apocalypse Chapter VII (The Rebirth) Stadium Club, 2127 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018

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SALON E

ANACOSTIA BALLROOM . F SALON SALON D PRE-FUNCTION ANACOSTIA BALLROOM

ANACOSTIA BALLROOM REGISTRATION

PRE-FUNCTION POTOMAC BALLROOM FOUNDRY BRANCH

PRE-FUNCTION ANACOSTIA BALLROOM

POTOMAC BALLROOM SALON 3

SALON 2

SALON 1

POTOMAC BALLROOM REGISTRATION

PRE-FUNCTION POTOMAC BALLROOM

DUMBARTON OAKS

SALON C

ROCK CREEK BALLROOM

SALON A

SALON B

PRE-FUNCTION ROCK CREEK BALLROOM

ROCK CREEK BALLROOM REGISTRATION

SYCAMORE

ROCK CREEK BALLROOM

PRE-FUNCTION




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