Rainbow flags waving, drag queens marching and glitter everywhere, must be Pride! Cities celebrate the local LGBT community and strives made over the past 40+ years since the first Pride day in June 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots. The celebrations this year are bigger than ever since last year's Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriages in the USA. Here is where to celebrate with LGBT festivals and events all over the country.
DC Capital Pride
When: June 11-12
Join thousands to watch the Capital Pride parade on Saturday, June 11. It kicks off at 4:30 p.m., travels through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood roughly around 7:30 p.m. Prior to the parade, there's an official Pride brunch, Crack of Noon ($100/person), which is hosted at Urbana at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar and includes a buffet brunch and a healthy serving of mimosas and bellinis from noon-3 p.m.. Actor Leslie Jordan, the parade's grand marshall, will also be making an appearance. On Sunday, Meghan Trainor will be headlining the 41st annual Pride Festival, taking place on Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. between 3rd and 7th streets.