“This year we wanted to find an entertainer that embodied our theme, Generations of Pride: Celebrate and Remember – Stonewall at 40,” Dyana Mason, executive director of Capital Pride, said in a statement. “We believe RuPaul is the perfect entertainer to help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. Drag queens and transgender people helped lead the events of Stonewall, and through RuPaul’s appearance we are honoring that tradition. She’s also simply fabulous.”
RuPaul will close out the main stage entertainment on Sunday, June 14, at the street festival on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Chelsea Handler of the E! show, "Chelsea Lately," will be the Grand Marshall for the parade on Saturday, June 13, along with Guy Branum and Valerie Harper.
For more information on Pride entertainment, visit www.capitalpride.org.