Despite a pandemic affecting the traditional celebration of the LGBTQ community in the DMV area, there are other ways to celebrate and support Pride from home with fun, festive supplies from your local Ace Hardware. If you're looking for a specific item, don't be shy! Give us a call at any of our locations for more information on available pride supplies. A few ideas:
- Do you want to celebrate at home with friends and family while social distancing? Mix and match more than 10 different colors of tablecloths, paper goods and decorations available in Logan Hardware's party supply department.
- Show off your pride from your doorstep with balloons, including a variety of
- colorful latex options and specialty pride and rainbow mylar balloons available at our Logan, Frager’s, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, and Federal Hill locations.
- Check out our new colorful pride flags, bunting, kites and windsocks now in stock at all 13 of our stores - availability varies by location, with our largest selection available at Logan Hardware, our pride headquarters.
- Are you looking to spend time outside with your kids? We carry chalk at all locations- it's a fun, easy way to show off your neighborhood pride and artistic skills!
We love to support our local businesses and wanted to share a few of our favorites in our communities!
- Capitol Hill's SMYAL (https://www.smyal.org) is a fantastic youth-based LGBTQ group that brings our community together and highlight the achievements of outstanding LGBTQ youth leader’s. They are also one of our World's Finest Chocolate beneficiaries- 100% profits of every bar purchased at our Frager's Hardware location this June benefits SMYAL.
- Per their vision statement, Casa Ruby (https://www.casaruby.org) aims to "create a world where transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people pursue their dreams and achieve success in their lives without fear of discrimination, harassment, or violence due to their sexual orientation and or gender identity/gender expression."
- Since 1975, Capital Pride Alliance (https://www.capitalpride.org/) have been stewards for LGBTQ efforts in our nation's capitol. Purchase a World's Finest bar at our DC area locations (except Frager's, see above) and we'll donate 100% of the profits ($0.45 of each bar) to benefit this wonderful organization.
DC and Baltimore communities are showing their support for Pride in lieu of their previously scheduled events. Here are a few Pride events scheduled for this summer:
SMYAL for Summer 2020 (June 25)
SMYAL Virtual Pride: This year's virtual event will feature local drag star, Shaunda Leer, other entertainment, and special guest star Tatianna of RuPaul’s Drag Race!
- 2020 Virtual Platform (link to be provided on the day of the event) on Thursday, June 25th at 6 pm. https://smyal.org/event/smyal-for-summer-2020/
Capital Pride in the City (June 28) - #StillWe Entertain
Now Available on Facebook and YouTube, “Pride in the City” is a new web-series that will introduce online viewers to some of our favorite people and places in the Nation’s Capital.
- Protest in Solidarity (dates may vary)- #StillWeProtest -This event page is for members of the #LGBTQ+ community and organizers, who demand that #BlackLivesMatter, to share and gain information and resources on how to take action.
- Global Pride 2020 (June 27)- This event will be live-streamed and can watch anywhere with internet. Global Pride in 2020 will celebrate with musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures, we will stream 24 hours of content.
All Capital Pride events can be viewed at https://www.capitalpride.org/stillwe/
Did you know? Logan Hardware has been voted "Best Gay Hardware Store DC" by Washington Blade readers five years in a row!