Reclaim Pride

Emmelia Talarico
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For years, Capital Pride has ignored the concerns of queer, trans, Black, Latinx, and Two-Spirit communities in D.C. regarding its complicity with entities that harm LGBTQ2S people. Since March 2017, No Justice No Pride has been working to ensure that Capital Pride addresses our concerns, but time and time we have been dismissed.

Even in the current political moment - with the Trump Administration pursuing anti-immigrant, anti-trans, anti-LGBQ2S, anti-women, anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-poor, and pro-white supremacist policies - Capital Pride insists on continuing business as usual, ignoring the most marginalized members of our community. We MUST fight back and bring pride back to it's roots.


To this day, Capital Pride is reluctant to make systemic changes that could actually give the power of Pride back to the people whose voices and experiences are most crucial to the fight for our rights today.

In June 2017, No Justice No Pride held a day of action and resistance in an effort to return pride back to its roots as a direct response to state violence, led by visionary, transgender women of color. Together with activists from around the DMV region, we took direct action to disrupt the Capital Pride Parade and make our demands heard. 

Since then, we have working behind the scenes with Capital Pride to address our concerns. 

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