Superheroes is the theme of this year's Capital Pride celebration, which means throngs of costume-clad attendees are expected at Saturday's Capital Pride Parade, which winds through parts of Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and 14th Street.
Among those wannabes, there will be a "real" superhero in attendance: Wonder Woman Lynda Carter. Carter, who lives locally and is a longtime advocate of the LGBT community, will be the Super Grand Marshal of Saturday's parade. "It's a great honor, particularly in my hometown, our nation's capital," Carter said in a recent interview with Metro Weekly. "That's a point of pride for me." Carter also acknowledged how far the gay community has come. "In 10 or 20 years, people are going to say, 'What's the big deal about that?' " she said, specifically of same-sex marriage. She also mused about what superpower she'd give someone trying to come out of the closet: "I could say the lasso of truth, but I don't really think that's it. I know it takes courage," she told Metro Weekly.
In addition to Carter, Savage Love columnist Dan Savage will be making a Sunday night appearance over Pride weekend, signing copies of his new book, "American Savage," at the W hotel. Savage's event begins at 6 p.m., while the Capital Pride Parade steps off at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.