Capital Pride is a yearly LGBT pride celebration held toward the beginning of June every year in Washington, D.C. It was established as Gay Pride Day, a one-day square gathering and road celebration, in 1975. In 1980 the P Street Festival Committee framed to assume control arranging. It changed its name to Gay and Lesbian Pride Day in 1981. In 1991, the occasion moved to the week preceding Father's Day. Whitman-Walker Clinic went along with One In Ten as co-backer of the occasion in 1997, at which time the occasion's name was changed to Capital Pride. Whitman-Walker turned into the sole support in 2000. In any case, the human services association went under huge money related weights, and in 2008 turned over creating obligations to another association, Capital Pride Alliance.
The event drew 2,000 individuals its first year and developed to 10,000 individuals covering 3 hinders in 1979. By 1984, it had extended to seven days in length occasion and by 1987 an expected 28,000 participants went to the road celebration and march. Participation started fluctuating in the late 1980s, yet settled in the 1990s. The celebration was the fourth-biggest gay pride occasion in the United States in 2007. Capital Pride saw record participation for its 35th commemoration festivity in 2010. An expected 100,000 individuals turned out for the motorcade and another 250,000 for the road celebration in 2012.