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What's that? Your PRIDE is showing. And ICYMI, June is Pride Month. 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 -

*NEW* Pride Specials at ChurchKey: To celebrate DC's Pride Parade, ChurchKey and Birch & Barley are offering drink specials galore on Saturday, June 8th starting at noon. They will be serving up PROUD cocktail pouches, beers, wines, ciders, teas, and more. They will also have a hotdog cart out front for the day; 1337 14th Street NW. For more information, click here.

Pride Drag Brunch Benefitting SMYAL at All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront: All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront will host its final Monumental Drag Brunch of the season during Pride month on Saturday, June 22nd, hosted by Darcy de la Cuadra. Your $20 ticket grants admission to the event with the option to add bottomless Bellinis, Mimosas, and Aperol Spritzes on the day of for $19. Proceeds from the brunch will be donated to SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), a nonprofit that supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning LGBTQ youth in the DC area; 79 Potomac Avenue SE. To purchase a ticket, click here.

*NEW* Pride Cookies for a Cause at Bisnonna Bakeshop: Enjoy Bisnonna's Bakeshop's Italian Rainbow Cookies, all gayed up for Pride Month. 100% of profits will be donated to Safe Space NOVA, a queer-youth focused community organization creating safe spaces for youth to grow-up healthy and happy no matter how they identify; 10782-D Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA. For more information, click here.

Pride Pass Punch Card & Rainbow Cocktails from Top LGBTQ Mixologists at Buffalo & Bergen, Last Call, and Suburbia: In celebration of Pride month, pick a color and start on a spirited path with the Pride Pass Punch Card. Buffalo & Bergen, Last Call Bar, and Suburbia will offer a vibrant cocktail menu at each location, featuring flavors inspired by the colors of the rainbow. The Pride Pass Punch Card can be used to redeem free offers along the way (when you reach four drinks, the fifth is free).

Capital Pride Parade: Presented by The Capital Pride Alliance, they welcome you to celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community and its allies at the historic Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8th. This beloved tradition honors their history and acknowledges the evolution of LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in DC, while respecting the origins and importance of taking to the streets in their fight for equality; For more information, click here.

*NEW* Pride Paw-Parade Brunch & Costume Contest at The Darcy Hotel: The Darcy Hotel is hosting a Pride Paw-Parade Brunch and costume contest to celebrate Capital Pride on Sunday, June 9th. Dress up your furry friends in their best Pride costumes for a pet parade around the hotel for a costume contest. The contest will be judged by the hotel’s Pride Month artist-in-residence, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, who will have LGBTQ+ inspired murals displayed throughout the hotel this weekend. Winners will receive special prizes, including an overnight staycation and dinner and brunch for two at Gerrard Street Kitchen. Registration begins at 12:00 p.m., and the parade starts at 1 p.m. The brunch will feature a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $25 per person with an option for $25 bottomless mimosas. A special dog menu will also be available for our star participants; 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW. To make a reservation, click here.

All-Day Happy Hour for Capital Pride Parade Weekend at Dauphine's: On Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, Dauphine's will offer all-day happy hour from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Happy Hour offerings include New Orleans-inspired cocktails such as Pimm's Cup, Lion's Tail Highball, Tequila Roffignac, and more. Food offerings will also be available; 1100 15th Street NW. To view the full menu, click here.

Pride Garden at Fairmont DC: Fairmont DC is honoring Pride Month by transforming the courtyard in to a beautiful Pride Garden. Beginning on Saturday, June 1st, rainbow pillows, signage and flags will be the backdrop for the month long celebration.  Featured cocktails created with Assembly Gin and CIVIC Vodka are from DC’s Republic Restoratives Distillery. For each Pride Cocktails purchased, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, we will donate $3 to the National LGBTQ Task Force; 2401 M Street NW. For more information, click here.

*NEW* DC Front Runners Pride 5k: Join for the 12th Annual DC front Runners Pride 5k at The Historic Congressional Cemetery on Friday, June 7th. Registrations costs $45 per person and includes a commemorative T-Shirt, Medal, After Party with a Live DJ, Drag Performances, and more; 1801 E Street SE. For more information, click here.

Golden Girls-Themed Pop-Up at Hank's Oyster Bar: Step back in time to party with your favorite ladies from Miami at Hank Oyster Bar's Golden Girls-themed pop-up bar. From Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 30th, Q Street at Hank's Dupont Circle transforms into a retro oasis paying homage to Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia. Enjoy craft cocktails like the St. Olaf Spritz, Picture It! Sicily, How About a Slice of Cheesecake?, Shady Pines Ma, The Stanley, and Blanche Was a Baddie, while surrounded by decor that brings the Golden Girls' iconic living room to life; 1624 Q Street NW. For more information, click here.

*NEW* “Pride High” Cocktail at all KNEAD Hospitality + Design Restaurants: All KNEAD Hospitality + Design restaurants will be offering a “Pride High'' cocktail featuring Tito's Vodka, Giffard Abricot du Roussillion, Cinnamon, Orange, and Lime. As a LGBTQ+ owned and operated restaurant group, KNEAD is proud to support their community as they actively raise awareness towards diversity and inclusion. With every purchase of the Pride cocktail a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Trevor Project; Multiple Locations. For more information, click here.

Reston Pride Festival: SHINE! at Lake Anne Plaza: The Reston Pride Festival: SHINE! is back on Saturday, June 1st at Lake Anna Plaza. The doors open at 12:00 p.m., providing you with unforgettable entertainment until 6:00 p.m.. The festival will offer you access to vendors, performances, speakers, fun, festivities, and much more; 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA. For more information, click here.

*NEW* Love is Love at Love, Makoto: Throughout June, Love, Makoto is offering a couple of picnic baskets perfect for any Pride celebration. Meant to feed two, the baskets cost $60 (Pride Picnic) or $75 (Pride Party Picnic). Some highlights from the baskets include 2 Maki Rolls, 2 Mild Wagyu Buns, 3 Rainbow Vanilla Donuts, and more; 200 Massachusetts Avenue NW. To place an order, click here.

Pride Offerings at Lyle: Every June, Lyle celebrates Pride Month with special programming, activations and more. The hotel is offering a Pride hotel package. Lyle’s Pride includes: Welcome Cocktail (Lyle’s signature Glitta Fades), In-room slice of rainbow cake and glass of champagne, Complimentary postcards from artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer. Your hotel fee will be waived and donated in your name to Capital Pride. Additionally Lyle will have a Pride Mural from Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Pride Queens Brunch on Saturday, June 8th, and Queen Trivia on Wednesday, June 5th; 1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW. For more information, click here.

Mercy Me x Team DC: Mercy Me, within the Yours Truly Hotel, has partnered with Team DC and is donating 10% of sales from the signature Caipi Lychee to the organization. Team DC aims to highlight the benefits of sports participation, dispel discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals in sports, award scholarships to student-athletes, and provide a network of sporting outlets for the LGBTQ+ community in the DC area; 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW. For more information, click here.

3rd Annual Pride Parade at The Mosaic District: On Saturday, June 1st, The Mosaic District is hosting its 3rd Annual Pride Parade from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. You can get excited for the parade, storytime with Tara Hoot, DJ and drag performances, and more; 2910 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA. For more information, click here.

Celebrate Post-Pride Parade at Never Looks Better: Keep the party going following the DC Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8th at Never Looked Better. Just 4 blocks off the parade route from 14th street, Never Looked Better will be decked out in all the colorful decor to celebrate Pride Month and rainbow colored jello shots may even make an appearance. Sip on cosmopolitans, listen to lively music, and party into the night at downtown’s colorful speakeasy; 130 Blagden Alley NW. For more information, click here.

Pride Crawl in Old Town Alexandria: On Saturday, June 22nd from 4:00 - 12:00 a.m., paint Old Town Alexandria rainbow. Join for a Pride-themed pub crawl where every step is a celebration of love, acceptance, and diversity. Tickets start at $15 per person; Multiple Locations. For a full list of participating restaurants and to purchase a ticket, click here.

Pride Specials at Pizzeria Paradiso: During June, all 4 Pizzeria Paradiso locations will serve a Pride Pizza that was dreamed up by a proud LGBTQ+ employee. Like many members of the Puerto Rican diaspora, Alec Rivera was born in the mainland US to parents who were raised on the island. Puerto Rican culture, music, and food were an integral part of Alec’s upbringing. Escabeche de gandules,a traditional dish of pigeon peas and veggies, is commonly eaten as a side, a topping with plantains, or a dip for chips, and make an appearance on his signature Pride Pizza. They will also be offering a Pride Palmer all month long; Multiple locations. For more information, click here.

*NEW* Cheers to Love and Inclusivity at Skydome for Pride Month: Join Skydome throughout June to celebrate Pride month with their featured cocktail, “Taste of the Rainbow”. The cocktail is shaken up with Empress 1908 Indigo Gin, lavender syrup and lemonade and is garnished with a lavender sprig with a Pride flag. Guests can enjoy the cocktail along with Skydome’s newly refined summer menu that features a variety of light and fresh dishes. The featured cocktail will be served from Tuesday - Saturday from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.; 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA. To make a reservation, click here.

Specialty Pride Cocktail Menu at Swingers Crazy Golf: In partnership with Absolut Vodka, Swingers, The Crazy Golf Club created a specialty Pride cocktail menu for the month of June. Some highlights include Ginger Spice, Anything but Vanilla, Queen Bee, and more. Swingers also partnered with the local LGBTQ+ charity, Pride 365 Fund, to donate a portion of the proceeds to the charity. The Pride 365 Fund is committed 365 days a year to provide direct financial support to local community organizations for programs that celebrate and enrich the lives of the LGBTQ+ community; 1330 19th Street NW. For more information, click here.

3rd Annual Takoma Pride: The 3rd Annual Takoma Pride Day will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The day will kick off with the Pride parade and all are welcome to march with messages of Pride down Carroll Avenue. The parade ends at Laurel Avenue where the Takoma Pride Street Fair will take place. The street fair hosts LGBTQ+ organizations sharing info, food vendors, plus a giant Pride flower photo board for taking pictures to celebrate the day; 6929 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. For more information, click here.

Walk On The Wild Side Pride Party at Union Market: Don't miss Wild Side Media's first annual Walk on the Wild Side, a massive Pride block party in the Union Market District celebrating the District’s diverse LGBTQ+ community through the lens of their vibrant arts and culture scene on Saturday, June 15th; 1309 5th Street NE. To purchase a ticket, click here.

*NEW* Pride & Paws at Viceroy DC: Join Viceroy DC on Sunday, June 16th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. for Pride & Paws, a vibrant celebration where you and your furry friends can enjoy a fun-filled day featuring local vendors, complimentary pup cups, and special drink offers. Come together to celebrate community and diversity with great company, delightful treats, and refreshing drinks; 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW. To make a reservation, click here.

*NEW* 5th Annual Pride at The Pier at The Wharf: The 5th Annual Pride on the Pier waterfront event will take place on Saturday, June 8th from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. and includes a DJ, dancing, fireworks, and more. Admission is free; 970 Wharf Street SW. For more information, click here.

Pride Offerings from Yours Truly Hotel: Yours Truly Hotel has designed a limited edition Pride LOVE tote bag, which will be distributed to hotel guests dining on property. The hotel will also have a booth during the DC Pride Parade, where the limited edition tote bags containing branded goodies, including water bottles, granola bars, lip balms, and sunscreen, will be distributed to parade attendees complimentary; 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW. For more information, click here

For even more Pride Activations throughout the month of June, check out The List's Calendar here!