All Pride Month, D.C. public libraries can be celebrating queer tales and experiences with free occasions that includes performers, activists and authors.

WTOP is marking Pride Month by showcasing the folks, locations and necessary points within the LGBTQ+ communities within the D.C. space. Check again all all through June as we share these tales, on air and on-line.

All Pride Month, D.C. public libraries can be celebrating queer tales and experiences with free occasions that includes performers, activists and authors.

“We needed to guarantee that everyone locally feels seen and supported,” stated library affiliate Nick Walker Hirsch. “We need folks to come back collectively. One of the library’s major values is ‘Be a We,’ and we needed to take that severely.”

Walker Hirsch works on the Petworth department and advised WTOP concerning the three major Pride occasions the library has arising.

On June 15, there can be a drag story time and dance celebration for all ages, that includes his debut as Dee Fenestra.

“I’ve been getting ready for this for weeks. I’ve been watching each make-up tutorial I might get my fingers on,” he stated. “It really is geared toward everyone and it’s about being inclusive and making everyone really feel welcome, no matter who they’re, the place they arrive from, who they love or who they really feel like they should be.”


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On June 20, adults can be part of the library for a film evening and watch the R-rated romantic comedy “Bros.” Then on June 25, the Petworth library will host a Pride poetry slam and open mic celebration.

“I believe the entire month goes to be full of wonderful occasions throughout town, D.C. is a superb place to have fun Pride,” he stated. “Spend time within the firm of different folks locally that you simply won’t have ever met.”

Other D.C. library branches are providing their very own Pride packages, together with arts and crafts, a well being honest, and guide golf equipment. Click here to see all the Pride Month events.

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