For this year’s Capitol Pride Parade, many of us are out to show the rest of DC that Ward 5 has a strong LGBT community and that it is a gay friendly place to live. For about three years now, a Brookland-based group of LGBT residents have been getting together about once a month to socialize and by now the group has expanded to include folks from Eckington, Edgewood, Woodridge and beyond. For this month’s event, the group is teaming up with Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie and Lateefah Williams (former President of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club). Besides having a great time and meeting neighbors, the happy hour will have a voluntary fund raising element to contribute toward CM McDuffie’s Pride Parade entrance fees and other parade costs. There will also be a sign up for those who would like to march with CM McDuffie in the Pride Parade. The event will be on Tuesday May 28th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Little Ricky’s , located in Brookland at 3522 12th St. NE. For more information and to RSVP, check out the Facebook Event Page for this happy hour.