Welcome to gay Washington DC, America’s capital, where in 2015, the Supreme Court officially recognized same-sex marriage in the landmark case of Obergefell Vs. Hodges. Because of hardfought decades for civil rights, every American now has the legal right to exchange vows with the love of their life, and it all happened here, in the epicenter of American democracy.
The primary gay neighborhood of Washington DC is Dupont Circle. Named after an admiral, this neighborhood is part of the Old City, which is one of the most historic parts of DC. A small traffic circle sits in the center of the neighborhood that is ornamented by homes and buildings in the classic Queen Anne style. On the sidewalks, clean-cut professionals and politicians buzz about in navy suits and tortoise shell glasses talking extensively about their work week but never forgetting to mention their revelrous plans for the upcoming weekend.
Things to do in Washington?
Though the district is home to plenty of historical sites and museums, such as the Smithsonian, you may want to focus more on the gay Washington DC activities and attractions that help you have an amazing time.
When it comes to gay Washington DC landmarks, few can name a place more popular than Town Danceboutique. This club took over from a former club once in the same building and regularly hosts crazy theme parties. It also puts on drag shows at weekends. Elsewhere, Cobalt does theme nights and has a funky lounge area downstairs with a hot dance club on the second floor.
Gay DC Festivals and Events
Washington DC Black Pride takes place in late May, with Capital Pride following shortly after in early June. There’s also Cherry, a dance-heavy, circuit-style charit event that takes place in late April. For those looking for more alternative events in DC, Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend takes place every year in late January.