FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
General Registration: FREE
Why do we need you to register? There are strict numbers caps by the parade organizers, and so we need know who is showing up, to respect that and keep everyone safe.
1) What time do I have to be there?
Staging/Line-up map is posted in June by Capital Pride, just days before the Parade.
When you register here, you'll get an email update from us, when we find out our specific line-up spot.
2) What time do I have to be there?
We are required to be lined up at 4:00 pm.
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, water, 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) Can I bring my own Jewish LGBTQ sign?
Yes! We welcome creative,
supportive signs (as long as they aren't vulgar or disrespectful).
5) What is the parade route?
The parade goes through Dupont and Logan Circles. (Parade route map)
6) 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: edcjcc.org/pride
7) 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, we usually do brief group shouts, all together, 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.
8) 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 friendly group, and avoiding the large mobs of strangers on the sidewalks!
9) But what about Shabbat?
Yes, the parade is on Shabbat. Because the event always falls on a Saturday afternoon, we encounter Shabbat every year. Regarding Shabbat, we have a number of observant folks who do march with us - they find it to be in line with Shabbat, being in community and exploring issues, among other reasons. We are always a walking contingent - never with a vehicle - so there are no conflicts about riding on Shabbat.
Others won't be marching this year, but will make sure to show up along the parade route to cheer us on as we pass! Basically, we want everyone to be comfortable and have a meaningful Pride experience, and we appreciate your support whether it comes from within the contingent or elsewhere.
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 ASAP and we can try to help arrange accommodations with GLOE community members who live nearby. (If you ask after Pride Week begins, it may not be possible.)
10) Rain plan?
The weather looks gorgeous. But if it rains, the Parade is still on!
Announcement will be made on capitalpride.org.
11) Any other questions (not answered by the Capital Pride website)?
Contact the GLOE office at email@example.com.
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