(Screenshot of article “Gay Rugby Teams And Transvestite Dancing Queens At Capital Pride.” [external link].)
Rainbow History board member Jeff Donahoe was quoted in Linda Pentz’s recent article, “Gay Rugby Teams And Transvestite Dancing Queens At Capital Pride” (external link). Published in the Florida newspaper Agenda (external link), the article highlights the evolution of Capital Pride from a “small, self-contained celebration” in 1975 to this year’s “massive, raucous, diverse and inclusive affair”:
“Pride has always been a party,” said Jeff Donahoe of the Rainbow History Project, which collects and preserves LGBT history in metropolitan Washington, DC, and who led a tour of the Dupont Circle neighborhood on the morning of the parade. “But it used to be just one day. Now it’s a week.” And decidedly political. “You’ll see everyone in the parade from mayor to dog-catcher,” Donahoe added.
As Ms. Pentz’s article documents, it has been an exciting Pride for both Rainbow History and the community at large. We send out our warmest wishes for the last few days of Pride Month!