Task Force to celebrate Pink & Purple Weekend, May 4–6, Washington, D.C.

The Task Force’s annual Washington, D.C., event, Pink & Purple Weekend, is returning May 4–6 with a lineup of events that’s geared toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their families.

The weekend kicks off with the Pink & Purple Sunset: a Women’s Event, on Friday, May 4 from 5:30–10 p.m. This event will be held on the rooftop deck of the Capitol Hill Liaison Hotel and will feature DJ Whitney Day, who has played for the Task Force’s Winter Party Festival. The night also includes hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, raffles and giveaways.

Immediately following the Sunset event, Cobalt will be hosting the Pink & Purple Party. A new addition to the lineup, this themed dance party will feature the sounds of Los Angeles-based DJ Paulo. All guests will be encouraged to dress up in pink and purple. If they do, they will be entered to win two gold passes to the 2013 Winter Party Festival.

The weekend culminates with the Pink & Purple Recognition Awards, taking place at the Mayflower Hotel on Sunday, May 6, from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. This annual event honors leaders and allies who are at the forefront of pushing equality forward. Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino will be honored for not only their work on LGBT issues but across a multitude of issues, including women and Latino/a issues. We will also be presenting an award to Dee Rees and the filmmakers of Pariah for its accurate portrayal of the sensitive issues surrounding the complex identity in families and people of color.

Sponsors and hosts: Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation, David M. Perez and Ruben J. Gonzales, Miguel Ayala, Russell Roybal, Anabel Evora.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force National Corporate Partners: American Airlines, Brinker International, Grey Goose, Showtime, Wells Fargo.

Sponsorships, tickets and hosting opportunities are all available online at thetaskforce.org/pinkandpurple.