2020 [Virtual] Capital Pride Festival

Why you gagging? We bring it to you every year!

The wellbeing of members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community remains our number one priority. Even though we are unable to celebrate in person this year, we’re excited to bring people together online through a series of free Virtual Pride events streamed directly, wherever we are.

Here’s what we have in store for you this year for the 2020 [Virtual] Capital Pride Festival, August 23-30!

Youth Art Showcase
Community Marketplace
Aug 29, 11 AM
Online Drag Bingo
with Latrice Royale

Aug 25, 9 PM
Family Pride
Flag Raising
Aug 23, noon
Human Rights Vigil
Aug 25, 7 PM
2020 Capital Pride Pageant
presented by TD
Aug 26, 8 PM
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Queer Talent Extravaganza
Aug 26, 5 PM
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QTBIPOC DJ Fyah Battle
Aug 27, 8 PM
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It’s Drag, Henny
presented by TD
Aug 28, 8 PM
Pride Speaker Series
Aug 24, 6 PM
Just Dance Virtual Dance Party
Aug 30, 8 PM

Capital Pride Presents LIVE!

Staying home is a drag… but don’t worry, Capital Pride wants to keep you entertained during Miss Rona’s takeover.

Join us virtually as we deliver amazing events, performances, and live artists! Our virtual lineup includes the 2020 Capital Pride Pageant, Queer Talent Extravaganza, and the DJ FYAH Battle! Whether you’re staying home or celebrating with friends, Capital Pride always aims to put our community first. We promise that, although we may not be able to celebrate in person, we will forever be proud and celebrate #WhereverWeAre! 

2020 Capital Pride Pageant Presented by TD

Join us as the best drag performers in the National Capital Region compete to win the 2020 title of Mr., Ms., and Mx. Capital Pride! The mission of the Capital Pride Pageant is to foster talent within the National Capital region by selecting three representatives for the festival who have mastered their craft and are active and engaged in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Drag performers from the National Capital Region are asked to submit a video performance to [email protected] by July 10. On July 14, the chosen semi-finalists will perform Live on Capital Pride Presents and be voted on by the National Capital Region. The top 2 voted Drag performers from each category (Mr., Ms. and Mx) will move on to the Finale and become the top 6 finalists to battle for the 2020 titles of Mr., Ms. and Mx. Capital Pride! 

Queer Talent Extravaganza

Tune in virtually as we celebrate queer talent in the National Capital Region! Apply to compete by submitting a video with the theme, “Wherever We Are” by July 10. On July 16, we’ll broadcast the performances of the chosen semi-finalists, and the top three contestants will then move onto the finale and have the chance to win a cash prize! Your talent submission can include any performative artistry. All interested performers must send in an application to [email protected]

DJ Fyah Battle

DJs identifying in the QTIBOC community within the National Capital Region can submit a personal mix to [email protected] by July 10. On July 18, the chosen semi-finalists will DJ through Capital Pride Live and be voted on by the National Capital Region. The top 3 DJs with the most votes will move on to the DJ FYAH BATTLE! In the final battle, the winners will be picked by special judges as they battle for the title by creating a mix to top 3 special categories!

Family Pride

Ten Oaks and Capital Pride come together to celebrate the love of the National Capital Region’s 2SLGBTQ+ community at Virtual Family Pride! 

Family Pride is an inclusive celebration for the whole family to enjoy! Ten Oaks and Capital Pride value delivering programming for our children and their families that is welcoming and engaging for all! Virtual Family Pride will include fun crafts and activities tailored especially to those 12 and under. Come out help build our community of 2SLGBTQ+ parents, guardians, and children at Capital Pride. Stay tuned for more.