St. John’s Marches in Capital Pride
March with St. John’s in the Capital Pride Parade! Eight years ago, St. John’s became the first Episcopal church in Montgomery County to participate in DC’s parade.We hope to make another strong showing this year to reflect our community’s values of diversity and inclusion.
This year’s parade commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village, a milestone in the fights for LGBTQ+ rights; the first anniversary of these riots in 1970 saw the advent of Gay Pride marches across the country.
If you would like to march with us, plan to find us to line up on 22nd street, between N and P streets, between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. The parade route (shown below) is 1.5 miles from 21st/P Streets and usually takes about 25 minutes to walk.
For those wanting to meet up at the Bethesda Metro to travel to the parade together, you could meet up at 3:15 pm and take the 3:40 pm train to Dupont Metro, exiting to “Connecticut Ave and Q St,” and then walk to find our group.
We will be marching behind a St. John’s banner and throwing St. John’s frisbees to show our community that God, and St. John’s, loves them and accepts them just the way they are. Remember to wear a hat, your brightest colors, and comfortable shoes; bring water, a snack, and lots of joy!