Capital Pride

My family and I planned our Saturday (June 8) in the USA’s Capital, Washington D.C. with visits to various historic places upon arrival in the afternoon from Charlotte, North Carolina (a pleasant 7 hours drive).

As we approached our hotel near the White House, we encountered police roadblocks preventing us from a direct approach to our hotel. We also saw lots of people walking towards a certain direction with flags, hats, clothings with multiple colors. We reckoned there must be an event around here… then we quickly realized — because of the multiple colors — that indeed there is one that’s about to begin: the Capital Pride Parade! It’s also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots.

This is obviously a historic event (albeit not a place)… hence we reprioritized… we adaptively planned… and made this top of our priority list: for us to witness and be part of it.

Here are some pictures we took.

It was fun! It made our day!

That event underscored this message in a big way: we all have the right to exist in the most colorful way.