We Got Your Pride All Month Long 🏳️🌈
What's that? Your PRIDE is showing. And ICYMI, June is Pride Month when the LGBTQ communities & their allies from around the world come together to celebrate the freedom to just be. Amid all the festivities, it is important to remember that these gatherings have a tough history. The LBGTQIA+ community has struggled mightily with mistreatment, prejudice, and recognition. This is a time to show support, observe, and listen. TheListAreYouOnIt.com is an incredibly loud & proud ally and committed to protecting civil liberties for everyone All. Year. Long. AND All month long around the DC area you'll see rainbow flags waving, drag queens shaking their tailfeather and various ways to celebrate. No surprise, the plethora of Pride events welcomes everyone #WereHere #SayGayGayGay -
Pride Drag Brunches at All Set Restaurant & Bar
In celebration of Pride, All Set Restaurant & Bar doubled up on its popular drag brunch service during the month of June, with 10% of restaurant sales during performances going to local organization, TransMaryland. The next performance from All Set’s resident queens from Haus of Stone will take place on Saturday, June 17th, both beginning at around noon. Guests can enjoy the show while enjoying New England brunch favorites such as Maine Lobster Roll, Eggs Benedict, Green Monster, and more. Admission fee is $10; 301.495.8800. 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD. To make a reservation, click here.
Pride Week at Colada Shop
Join Colada Shop as they celebrate Pride Week in style. Get ready for a burst of color and joy as their iconic Calle Ocho pouch stickers are transformed into vibrant Pride stickers, adorning all of their pouch drinks. Their Sweet Cheese Pastelito takes on a new look as the Pride Pastelito; Multiple Locations. For more information, click here.
The Ground We Stand On: Past & Present DC LGBTQ Changemakers from Dupont Underground & The Washington Blade
From now until Sunday, June 25th, In recognition of indomitable courage and resilience, Dupont Underground & Washington Blade celebrate Pride Month by highlighting twenty-five LGBTQ Changemakers, the evolution of the DC LGBTQ+ community, and its influence that transcends boundaries. They invite guests to celebrate Pride Month with them for a variety of events throughout Pride Month; 19 Dupont Circle NW. For more information, click here.
Pride Cocktail at Fairmont
Fairmont is celebrating Pride Month this June with the “Love Wins” Cocktail ($17). Made with Empress Gin, Civic Vodka, St. Germain, and Rooftop Honey Syrup, this refreshing cocktail is purple and garnished with a lemon twist. For each cocktail, $3 will go to the National LGBTQ+ Task Force; 202.249.2400. 2401 M Street NW. For more information, click here.
The Hill Center’s Dragathon Extrava-GAY-za
On Sunday, June 18th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., The Hill Center will be hosting its first ever outdoor Dragathon Extrava-GAY-za. Cheer for your favorite DC drag performers with two hours straight of drag excellence, explore the stands of local queer businesses, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a cool bevvy, while enjoying music co-curated by Hennessey. The food truck is provided by Trini Vybez; 202.549.4172. 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. To purchase a ticket, click here.
“Gay is Good” at Jane Jane
LGBTQ-owned cocktail bar Jane Jane is thrilled to announce the debut of “Gay is Good”, a month-long Pride fundraiser in support of the ACLU Drag Defense Fund, which supports the ACLU’s work in protecting LGBTQ+ rights work and the freedoms promised by the First Amendment. During the month of June, Jane Jane will donate 10% of sales from its Pride cocktail menu and 50% of all t-shirt sales to the Drag Defense Fund. Cocktails will be sold in to-go pouches outside of Jane Jane’s 14th Street location during the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10th; 202.481.2166. 1705 14th Street NW. For more information, click here.
Pride Month Specialty Cocktail at J. Hollinger’s
J. Hollinger’s encourages its guests to Bee Proud this Pride Month with J. Hollinger’s special Pride Month cocktail, “Yuz Bee Sweet”. The cocktail contains Barr Hill “beekeepers” Gin, Yuzu, and Honey. J. Hollinger’s will donate $2 from each Yuz Bee Sweet sold in June to the MoCo Pride Center; 301.328.0035. 8606 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit their website here.
Celebrate Pride Month at Intersect at O’s Rainbow Reading Room
Immerse yourself in an explosion of rainbow at Intersect at O’s Rainbow Reading Room to kickoff Pride Month. Intersect at O’s Rainbow Reading Room will be open now until Wednesday, June 14th, giving guests a chance to experience the world of rainbow and all things Pride, while touring the 79-unit Shaw building; 202.858.0936. 1338 8th Street NW. To schedule a visit for free, click here.
NEW: Drag Brunch at Le Fantome Food Hall
To celebrate Pride, Le Fantome will host a special Drag Brunch with the queens of The Haus of Stone on Saturday, June 24th from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Attendees of the fun-filled afternoon will be able to enjoy any of Le Fantome’s three Pride cocktail specials available throughout the month of June. The special cocktails include: the Caprisake, the Taste the Rainbow, and the Cosmo; 240.667.2396. 4501 Woodberry Street, Riverdale Park, MD. To register for the Drag Brunch, click here.
NEW: Pride Cocktail at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap
In honor of National Pride Month, Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, celebrates and stands with the LGBTQ+ community with their Pride Month cocktail, the Stormè Spark (Republic Restoratives Civic Vodka, Apple Brandy, Watermelon Shrub, Simple Syrup, Club Soda, and Habanero Rim), named after and inspired by Stormè DeLaverie. $1 from each cocktail will be donated to Safe Space NOVA; 703.683.5330. 401 E Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA. For more information, click here.
Pride-Themed Treats from Mr. Bake Sweets
Kareem “Mr. Bake” Queeman is kicking off Pride Month when Black Pride begins in DC with Pride-themed treats available for pick-up within Le Fantome Food Hall and local delivery. Some of the treats include a Prideful Banana Pudding, Rainbow Cookies, and Rainbow Cake Jars; 240.667.2396. 4501 Woodberry Street, Riverdale Park, MD. For more information, click here.
Olivia Macaron Celebrates Pride Month with Rainbow Assortment
Olivia Macaron will be featuring its Rainbow Macaron assortments in June for Pride Month. In honor of their commitment to inclusivity, Olivia Macaron will donate 5% of June sales of the Rainbow Boxes to the UN Free & Equal Initiative. The flavors in the Rainbow Box include Rasberry, Blood Orange, Lemon Meringue, Mango Passion Fruit, Raspberry, and Coconut Chocolate; 202.965.1000. 3270 M Street NW. For more information, click here.
NEW: Rainbow Wine & Ice Cream at Opaline Bar & Brasserie
Opaline Bar & Brasserie is celebrating Pride Month with Paco & Lola Rainbow Wine from now until the end of June. Rainbow Wine, offered at $14 per glass and $53 per bottle, exudes an array of green apples, pears, zesty citrus, and fresh basil leaves, creating a refreshing and invigorating bouquet. Floral notes of orange blossoms add a delicate layer of fragrance, enhancing the overall aromatic experience. Every Wednesday during the month of June, Pastry Chef Salvador Torres Moreno will serve his homemade rainbow ice cream from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. The rainbow ice cream costs $5 per scoop and $14 for his special rainbow sundae; 202.730.8701. 806 15th Street; For more information, click here.
2023 Pride Celebrations at Perry’s Perry’s is celebrating Pride Month this June with Sunday drag brunches and a new limited-edition Pride Cocktail. Two drag brunches will be held on each Sunday throughout June, with the $39.95 admission fee covering the reservation as well as the buffet-style brunch offerings. Full bar offerings and special drag brunch cocktails are available at an extra fee. Perry’s will also be serving the limited-edition, Sassy (sake-based cocktail made with Italian di Bergamotto), throughout Pride for $14. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of Sassy will go to Equality NOVA; 202.234.6218. 1811 Columbia Road NW. To make a reservation, click here.
Seventh Annual Rockville Pride
The City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission will celebrate the seventh annual Rockville Pride in Rockville Town Square on Saturday, June 24th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages and includes live performances, information booths and dialogue, arts and crafts/children’s activities, and more; 131 Gibb Street, Rockville, MD. For more information, click here.
The Station’s Pride Paw-ty
On Sunday, June 15th, parade your purebred and strut your mutt at The Station’s Pride Paw-ty. Hosted in partnership with Prince George's County Pride and local animal rescue Senior Dog Sanctuary, the Pride Paw-ty invites all to celebrate at this free event. Bring your four-legged best friend and enjoy a rainbow doggy treat bar, photo booth with paw-fect props, obstacle course, a live DJ, Starbucks Pup Cup bar, and colorful beverages from Whole Foods. Dogs dressed in their best rainbow attire can enter the Pride Pup Competition to win a gift card from The Station’s restaurants and retailers; 4704 Van Buren Street, Riverdale Park, MD. To make a reservation, click here.