Tuesday, April 30, 2013

March with KhushDC at Capital Pride!

I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, "Me, too." – Jason Collins, Sports Illustrated, April 2013

KhushDC would like to invite DC's South Asian LGBTQ community and our straight allies to the 38th Annual Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8th at 2pm.

The Pride Parade is an opportunity to showcase the diverse faces of the LGBTQ community and stand proudly for those South Asian LGBTQ individuals who are not yet able to be out. We stand as friends, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters to celebrate, but also remember the struggles we’ve fought collectively to reach this right to be equal.


The sign-making and truck decorating party is on Friday, June 7th at 6:00pm. Please RSVP to board@khushdc.org or on the Facebook event page to receive the address.



Plus, DJ Harsh will be spinning Bollywood, Bhangra, and more to keep us going during the parade!

LOGISTICS for Saturday, June 8 (Day of the Pride Parade):

  • Meeting location: Larry's Lounge (1836 18th St NW, Washington, DC)
  • Meeting time: 2pm ET on June 8th (please do not be late)
  • What to wear: Desi/South Asian clothes are encouraged, but make sure it's "breathable" clothing because it may get warm. Also, you want to be able to dance in it! :)
  • What to bring: Water bottle is always a good idea; otherwise keep very little on you. 

RSVP on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499052163493386/

Read Jason’s full op-ed on the Sports Illustrated website:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/#ixzz2RuawZh7A