On the heels of last weekend’s Women’s March on Washington, David Bruinooge, a gay activist from Brooklyn, N.Y, has been inspired by the
#WomensMarchOnWashington that took place on 21 Jan. Bruinooge posted on Facebook about a manifestation, that he called the National Pride March, slated for June 11, which is the same day as Capital Pride.
He added, “I thought the gay community should be doing something like this to follow up on the momentum.”
The Washington Blade adds:
Ryan Bos, executive director of the Capital Pride Alliance, which organizes the D.C. Pride events, including the Pride Parade set to take place on June 10, said he has spoken with Bruinooge and expects that Capital Pride officials will collaborate with the march organizers so the march and the D.C. Pride events will complement each other.
He acknowledges he and others working on the march will have a significant amount of work to do logistically, including obtaining permits for street closings. He said he’s hopeful that Capital Pride officials will provide support and consider the march to be a joint Capital Pride project.