More than years years ago, a group of men, Welmore Cook, Theodore Kirkland and Ernest Hopkins saw a need to rally the community around the HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC.

Little did they know that their clear mission to combat and educate the community about HIV/AIDS would lead to a movement that would impact the lives of millions of Black LGBT men and women around the world. Equal rights have increased in the United States and many places around the globe over the past thirty years. Yet many LGBT men and women of African descent continue to feel the need to develop community to stand against HIV/AIDS, homophobia inspired violence and the bigotry that exist.

More than 25,000 people attend DC Black Pride and experience the great culture and history in the Washington, DC area during the Memorial Day Weekend.

DC Black Pride continues to inspire a movement, and original the mission continues.

Support DC Black Pride, keep the movement alive!

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by Center for Black Equity


More than years years ago, a group of men, Welmore Cook, Theodore Kirkland and Ernest Hopkins saw a need to rally the community around the HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC.

Little did they know that their clear mission to combat and educate the community about HIV/AIDS would lead to a movement that would impact the lives of millions of Black LGBT men and women around the world. Equal rights have increased in the United States and many places around the globe over the past thirty years. Yet many LGBT men and women of African descent continue to feel the need to develop community to stand against HIV/AIDS, homophobia inspired violence and the bigotry that exist.

More than 25,000 people attend DC Black Pride and experience the great culture and history in the Washington, DC area during the Memorial Day Weekend.

DC Black Pride continues to inspire a movement, and original the mission continues.

Support DC Black Pride, keep the movement alive!