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Everything You Need To Know About DC Black Pride 2022

Following a two-year hiatus, the in-person celebration of DC Black Pride over Memorial Day Weekend will return to the nation’s capital, from May 26-30.Organized by the Center for Black Equity, this year’s DC Black Pride has over 25 events around the city, highlighting the Black LGBTQ community in Washington. The focus for this year is making it accessible, making it happen, and making it fun. “For a lot of our community from around the country, DC Black Pride, and Black Pride, in particular, is like a family reunion,” says Kenya Hutton, deputy director of The Center for Black Equity.

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