Break DC Capital Pride's Ties with Police, Prisons and Pipelines!

Bernie Delia – Chairman & President of Capital Pride

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For years, Capital Pride has ignored the concerns of queer, trans, Black, Latinx, and Two-Spirit communities in D.C. regarding its complicity with entities that harm LGBTQ2S people. No Justice No Pride has given Capital Pride many chances to address our concerns, but time and time again, we have been dismissed. Capital Pride refuses to make systemic changes that could actually give the power of Pride back to the people whose voices and experiences are most crucial to the fight for our rights today.

On Saturday, No Justice No Pride will be holding a day of action and resistance in an effort to return pride back to its roots as a direct response to state violence, led by visionary, transgender women of color.

Even in the current political moment - with the Trump Administration pursuing anti-immigrant, anti-trans, anti-LGBQ2S, anti-women, anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-poor, and pro-white supremacist policies - Capital Pride insists on continuing business as usual, ignoring the most marginalized members of our community. We MUST fight back and bring pride back to it's roots.


Join us in demanding Capital Pride Alliance commits to doing the following:

  1. Capital Pride will honor the legacy of Pride and the trans women of color who inspired it by ensuring that trans women of color play a central role in decision-making processes.

  2. Capital Pride will take a strong position against state violence and end its endorsement of MPD by no longer inviting police officers to march in its parade.

  3. Capital Pride will address its neglect of indigenous, Muslim and two spirit communities.

  4. Capital Pride will bar corporate entities that inflict harm on historically marginalized* LGBTQ2S people from participation in Pride events.

  5. Capital Pride will immediately sever all ties with Wells Fargo, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and Leidos and return any funds received from these corporations by donating them to community based organizations.

  6. Capital Pride will commit to restructuring, replacing and expanding its board of directors to represent and center the leadership of historically marginalized communities.


*We use the phrase 'historically marginalized’ we to refer to trans people, particularly trans women of color, and LGBTQIA2S people of color, particularly those who are Black, Latinx, Native or indigenous, low income, Muslim, immigrant, disabled, or undocumented.

The above listed demands are an abbreviated version of a more comprehensive list of demands. To read the full list, go to www.nojusticenopride.org

Press and media inquiries can be directed via email to media@resistthis.org or via phone or text at (540) 402-5448.


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To: Bernie Delia – Chairman & President of Capital Pride
From: [Your Name]

No Justice No Pride has given Capital Pride many chances to address concerns regarding your complicity with entities that harm LGBTQ2S people, including ties with Wells Fargo, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, as well as inviting MPD to march in the parade. I strongly stand in solidarity with No Justice No Pride efforts, and call for you to adhere to the following 6 demands immediately:

1. Capital Pride will honor the legacy of Pride and the trans women of color who inspired it by ensuring that trans women of color play a central role in decision-making processes.

2. Capital Pride will take a strong position against state violence and end its endorsement of MPD by no longer inviting police officers to march in its parade.

3. Capital Pride will address its neglect of indigenous, Muslim and two spirit communities.

4. Capital Pride will bar corporate entities that inflict harm on historically marginalized* LGBTQ2S people from participation in Pride events.

5. Capital Pride will immediately sever all ties with Wells Fargo, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and Leidos and return any funds received from these corporations by donating them to community based organizations.

6. Capital Pride will commit to restructuring, replacing and expanding its board of directors to represent and center the leadership of historically marginalized communities.

We MUST fight back and bring pride back to it's roots.