GLOE at the Capital Pride Parade 2014
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY MARCHES TOGETHER
Saturday, June 7, 2014
3:30 pm - line-up time
4:30 pm - parade steps off
(REGISTRATION at page bottom)
The Jewish community marches together at the fabulous 39th Annual Capital Pride Parade!
Let's represent the love, equality, and inclusion that the Jewish community stands for, to all of DC.
GLOE invites all individuals and Jewish groups to join our contingent
of DC's LGBTQ Jews, our friends, families, and allies for this fun
event. Last year, we had over 100 marchers from across 10 groups, and we can't wait to welcome even more this year. We want to get as many of DC's Jewish groups involved as possible!
Expect singing, dancing and maybe even a little skipping... Bring your own LGBTQ-Jewish-supportive signs, wear a GLOE t-shirt, or just show up and enjoy all marching fun!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
(FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
Check out GLOE's full line-up of Pride events!
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY MARCHES TOGETHER
Thank you to the Jewish community organizations marching
for a welcoming and inclusive Jewish community!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Near 23rd & P NW - ORANGE #12
Ask for the ORANGE section.
Look for the GLOE banner and t-shirts!
Enter at 23rd & Q
(Map of staging area)
General Registration (no t-shirt): FREE
Registration with NEW t-shirts: $12.00
*T-shirts must be bought in advance; we won't have that many extras and won't be carrying cash/change, at the march. Thanks!
Not marching with us but want a shirt? T-shirts can be purchased at the sign-up link below, or the following day at Sunday's Pride Festival, at the GLOE booth!
INFO FOR JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS:
Does your Jewish organization/congregation/social group/etc want to join us? Fantastic!
We welcome all Jewish groups to join us, and to carry your own signs or banners. (All we ask - from all our marchers - is that signs are positive, friendly, and respectful... just like our Jewish Community contingent.)
Is your group committed to being a welcoming, inclusive place for LGBTQ Jews and want to march with us? Contact GLOE Director, Halley Cohen, for details on registration, and including your group info and logo, and more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fantastic NEW t-shirts this year!
from: "I (Heart) Nice Jewish Girls," "I (Heart) Nice Jewish Boys," and "I
(Heart) Nice Jewish Queers" - in all the colors of the rainbow!
DESCRIPTION: T-shirts are the soft, slightly more fitted style. Colors are deep rich hues, in the rainbow colors - red, orange, gold, green, blue, purple - and lightly heathered (except for the gold).
*NOTE* We fill the t-shirt orders in the order they were received. Please give multiple color preferences in case your first choice shirt is no longer available in your style and size. Thanks for understanding.
(Link to size chart and color examples - coming soon!)
*T-shirts must be bought in advance. Thanks!
Pick up your t-shirt the day before the Pride parade (Friday, June 6) at the front desk of the DCJCC, at 16th & Q Streets NW, in Dupont Circle (1529 16th Street NW). The DCJCC is open from 6:00 am-10:00 pm.
(If you are unable to pick up your shirt, we can bring it to the parade with us.)
Not getting a GLOE t-shirt? No problem, but if you can, please wear a
top that is a rainbow color! (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
Want a shirt, but not marching with us? T-shirts can be purchased ($18) below, or the following day at Sunday's Pride Festival, at the GLOE booth.
1) Where do we meet?
Near 23rd & P NW - ORANGE #12
Look for the GLOE banner and t-shirts.
Click here for the line-up map
2) What time do I have to be there?
We are required to be lined up at 3:30 pm, (location Near 23rd & P NW - ORANGE #12).
If you bought a t-shirt and haven't picked it up already, you can get your t-shirt then.
The annual Capital Pride parade steps off at 4:30pm. It will travel
through Dupont Circle, New Hampshire, 17th Street, P Street, and 14th
Street. (Parade Map)
3) What should I bring/wear?
Sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a positive attitude.
If you've got a GLOE t-shirt, great! If you have other items that "read"
Jewish or LGBTQ you'd like to wear, great!
can, please wear a top that is a rainbow color - either our t-shirt or
your own! (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.)
4) How can I get my t-shirt?
It helps us if you can get your t-shirt in advance: the day before the Parade, on Friday (at the DCJCC, at 16th & Q Streets NW) so we don't have to bring so many to the march. Plus, you don't have to carry an extra shirt along the parade route with you!
5) Can I bring my own Jewish LGBTQ sign?
Yes! We welcome creative,
supportive signs, as long as they aren't vulgar or disrespectful. We'll be making signs ourselves on at
the DCJCC (16th & Q) prior to the event, Thursday, June 5 - join us!
6) What is the parade route?
The parade goes through Dupont and Logan. (Parade route map)
7) Can I bring a friend? Even if they aren't Jewish/LGBTQ/etc?
Yes! All are welcome! Please send them the link to this page to RSVP.
8) What will we be doing, exactly?
We will be waving and smiling, perhaps a little group singing. (However,
with so much music playing all around us, it will probably
be a quick group shout of, "Shabbat Shalom!" to the crowd in between songs.)
We'll also be throwing candy, and we take turns carrying the banners and signs. It's just a fun group - you can be loud if you want to be, or simply be a friendly face and wave to the crowd.
9) But I'm a little nervous of crowds...
If you aren't a fan of crowds, it's actually better to be a marcher. You aren't squished onto the sidewalk with thousands of others, you have space around you to move as you march, you're not going to get shoved, and you aren't stuck in one spot. You'll be with our group, and avoiding the large mobs of strangers!
10) But what about Shabbat?
Yes, the parade is on Shabbat, a Saturday afternoon. We have a number of observant folks who do march with us - they consider it in line with Shabbat, being in community and exploring issues. Others don't feel okay about marching, but make sure to show up at the parade to cheer us on, as we pass! Basically, we want everyone to be comfortable and have a meaningful Pride experience.
Don't ride on Shabbat and distance is an issue? For those who may need a place to stay the night before so they are within walking distance to the parade meet-up location, please let us know and we can try to help arrange accommodations with a GLOE community member.
11) Rain plan?
The weather looks gorgeous. But if it rains, the Parade is still on!
Announcement will be made on capitalpride.org.
12) Any other questions (not answered by the Capital Pride website)?
Contact the GLOE office at email@example.com.
SUPPORT LGBTQ JEWISH COMMUNITY!
We hope you'll support GLOE's year-round efforts to create inclusive, welcoming, and diverse community for LGBT Jews, through programming and offering resources nationally, as the only full-time LGBT program at any Jewish Community Center, anywhere.
Grab an extra t-shirt for $18 (for those not marching in the parade), a gift which helps us to offer OVER HALF of our more than 40 annual programs for free to the community.
For your gift of $100, we'll give you a Jewish rainbow Pride flag (with a blue Star of David in the middle), an "I (Heart) Nice Jewish ___" t-shirt of your choice, a "Kiss Me, I'm Kosher" chapstick, and a pack of queer Jewish stickers, in appreciation!
Questions? Contact GLOE Director, Halley Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIGN UP HERE:
(Advance registration has ended. Please join us at the meeting point at 3:30. You can sign up on site. Thanks!)