Thanks for publishing my photo @WTOP . Venues like this one have an important place in making people feel safer and accepted in their true identities. It explains part of the significance of the murder of 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.
Town Danceboutique, the largest LGBTQ night club in Washington, will close July 1, 2018 to make way for a new residential development.
This week’s photograph was taken in Washington, DC (of course), and is of the moment the Equality March for Unity and Pride (@EqualityMarch17) started.
The very start of a march (as of this year I have seen many) is a very impactful, moving, moment, and this was no exception. What I felt was the strong intention for LGBTQ+ communities to control their destiny. See for yourself in the photos below.
The image below is a reminder that the most powerful voices are the ones from the future.
Mobilizing LGBTQ+ communities, our loved ones and our allies – with particular focus on those who have been actively silenced and neglected – in the fight to affirm and protect our rights, our safety and our full humanity.Equality March 2017
Washington, DC continues to lead the United States in promoting inclusion for all. It’s why we say that in the last century, as another State went, so went the nation. In this century, it’s “As Washington, DC goes, so goes the nation.” Our Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) calls it the most inclusive city in the world. I call it the capital of a world learning to love better.
Today’s photograph is of the first rainbow crosswalk. Tomorrow we will paint the first transgender pride flag crosswalk in the United States. Because we are DC 🙂 .
Saturday afternoon, June 10, 2017, seven temporary rainbow colored crosswalks and one representing the transgender pride flag will debut along 17th Street NW, in the heart of the traditional LGBTQ neighborhood of the nation’s capital. A community-led initiative, the crosswalks are designed to be a highly visible symbol of Washington, D.C.’s long-standing place as a welcoming city for LGBTQ residents and visitors.
Today a press preview event was held with Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, her LGBTQ staffers and appointees, community members, and regional TV and print media. One of the crosswalks was painted in advance to preview to TV and print media of the D.C.,Maryland,Virginia, Area.