Events

Download our annual calendar of events here!

Special Notice from Equality Prince William

Equality Prince William is currently following event guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We strongly encourage masking and social distancing, when appropriate, and frequent hand-washing regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Safety is our priority when hosting outdoor events to promote our downtown and its businesses. Thank you for your cooperation!
 
Equality Prince William Board of Directors
For information about COVID-19 in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

Upcoming Events

01 Jan 2022 — EPW Membership 2022 Renewal Begins

09 Mar 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA – 6 — 8 PM

15 Mar 2022 — LGBTQ Pride Proclamation – Governing Body of Manassas Park – Manassas Park, VA – 7 PM

20 Mar 2022 — Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA – 10 AM Rescheduled to 24 Apr 2022

27 Mar 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

06 Apr 2022 — Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6 — 8 PM

24 Apr 2022 — Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA – 10 AM

24 Apr 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

04 May 2022 — Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA – 6 — 8 PM

15 May 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

23 May 2022 — LGBTQ Pride Proclamation – City Hall of Manassas – Manassas, VA – 5:30 PM

01 Jun 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA – 6 — 8 PM

07 Jun 2022 — PWC Board of County Supervisors Vote on Pride Month Resolution – McCoart Building – Woodbridge, VA – 2 PM

10 Jun 2022 — LGBTQ Flag Raising – Manassas Park Community Center – Manassas Park, VA – 7 PM

12 Jun 2022 — Capital Pride Festival – Washington, DC – 10 AM (setup), 12 — 6 PM

19 Jun 2022 — Juneteenth

26 Jun 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

04 Jul 2022 — Dale City 4th of July Parade – Mapledale Plaza – 7 AM (setup), 9 AM (lineup), 10 AM (start)

06 Jul 2022 — Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6 — 8 PM

17 Jul 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

23 Jul 2022 — Annual EPW Membership Picnic – Shaw/Connery Residence – Woodbridge, VA – 1 — 4 PM

03 Aug 2022 — Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA – 6 — 8 PM

21 Aug 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

07 Sep 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA – 6 — 8 PM

10 Sep 2022 — Manassas Out of the Darkness Walk – Manassas, VA – 10 AM (setup), 10:30 AM (registration), 12 — 2 PM (event)

18 Sep 2022 — Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA – 10 AM

18 Sep 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

02 Oct 2022 — Equality Prince William Pride – Manassas, VA – 9 AM (setup), 12 — 4 PM (event)

05 Oct 2022 — Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6 — 8 PM

11 Oct 2022 — National Coming Out Day

16 Oct 2022 — EPW Elections for Board Positions – (Location TBD) – 1 — 3 PM

02 Nov 2022 — Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA – 6 — 8 PM

05 Nov 2022 — NoVA Veterans Parade – Manassas, VA – 8 AM (setup), 10 AM (lineup), 11 AM (start)

08 Nov 2022 — Virginia General Election Day – Voting (6 AM – 7 PM)

20 Nov 2022 — Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 Nov 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

07 Dec 2022 — Happy Hour – Three Monkeys – Manassas, VA – 6 — 8 PM

11 Dec 2022 — Board Meeting – Virtual – 1 PM

28 Dec 2022 — Between the Holidays Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6 — 8 PM

01 Jan 2023 — EPW Membership 2022 Renewal Begins

07 Jan 2023 — After the Holidays Annual Membership Party – Shaw/Connery Residence – Woodbridge, VA – 7 PM

LGBTQ Pride Proclamation – City Hall of Manassas

Location: Jennie Dean Elementary School
                  9601 Prince William Street
                  Manassas, VA 20110

Monday, 23 May 2022 — 5:30 – 6:00 PM

The Manassas City Council will be issuing its annual Pride Month proclamation at its next meeting, Monday, May 23, 2022, sometime between 5:30 pm – 6 pm (approx.).  

Please share and show up if you can.  Wear purple and be VISIBLE.

NOTE NEW MEETING LOCATION:  Because City Hall is now closed for renovations, meetings of Manassas City Council are held in the auditorium at Jennie Dean Elementary School, 9601 Prince William St, Manassas, VA 20110.

The Monthly E=PW Happy Hour

Location: Three Monkeys Pub & Chophouse
                  9329 Main Street
                  Manassas, VA 20110

Wednesday, 1 June 2022 — 6:00 – 8:00 PM

To kick off Pride Month, our Happy Hour will take us back to Manassas at 3 Monkeys — upstairs along the back wall. Come on out for great food, drinks and conversation. As always, we can only do what we can for the community with your help, your ideas, and your energy!

E=PW looks forward to seeing you there on Wednesday. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎

LGBTQ Flag Raising – Manassas Park Community Center

Location: Manassas Park Community Center
                  99 Adams Street
                  Manassas Park, VA 20111

Friday, 10 June 2022 — 7:00 – 7:30 PM

On 15 March 2022, the Governing Body of Manassas Park heard a request from Equality Prince William to fly the Pride Progressive Flag from all 5 Manassas Park government buildings for the month of June in support of Pride Month.  The Governing Body of Manassas Park approved this request unanimously!  

Please come out on 10 June 2022 at 7 pm to witness the symbolic raising of the Progressive Pride Flag at the Manassas Park Community Center!  

Manassas Park continues to be the first to lead the way in supporting their LGBTQ+ community, allies, residents, and the Greater Prince William County!  

A great thank you from Equality Prince William and our allies to Manassas Park for continuing to support our community!!!

EPW Pride 2022 – Open for Business!

Location: Harris Pavilion
                   9201 Center Street
                   Manassas, VA 20110

Sunday, 02 October 2022 — 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

EPW PRIDE IS BACK!

Prince William County, Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, Virginia will once again have a local PRIDE event; this year on October 2, 2022. Located in the heart of Manassas at the Harris Pavilion, and hosted by Equality Prince William, this PRIDE event will not be successful without vendor tables and sponsorships from our local non-profits, businesses and citizens. Please consider becoming a PRIDE 2022 vendor or sponsor today! You can find all of the information you will need at https://www.equalityprincewilliam.org/pride-2022/

Equality Prince William is committed to recognizing the diversity of the Greater Prince William community. We don’t seek special privileges – only equality for all.

We believe that the LGBTQ+ community in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, needs a voice. We hope that you support our efforts to make PWC a more welcoming, more diverse, more inclusive place to live and work.

The LGBTQ+ youth of PWC need to see that their county will support them and protect them. Please help us continue to fight for a better Prince William County, and support Pride 2022.
Equality Prince William is a non-partisan organization formed to address equal rights issues for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals (LGBT) from a local Greater Prince William County perspective.

We are committed to maintaining an organization that reflects the diversity of the Greater Prince William community, and building relationships with business and civic groups, community leaders, and our elected leadership.

For more information drop us an email at info@equalityprincewilliam.org, amy.epw.pride@gmail.com, or dave.epw.pride@gmail.com, or post to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/26206123007/
We hope to hear from you soon! Please reach out with any questions!

2022 – EPW IS BACK!!!

After a couple of crazy pandemic years, we are hoping that things will be “back-to-normal” enough to start doing a mix of virtual and in-person events for 2022.
 
First, let’s celebrate the things that we managed to get done in 2021. With a little bit of encouragement from us, the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, as well as Prince William County, once again declared June to be Pride Month in 2021. Although in-person events were few and far between last year, we did manage to participate in the Dale City July 4th Parade, as well as the Manassas Veteran’s Day Parade in November. We had a booth and a team for the Manassas Out-Of-The-Darkness-Walk for Suicide Prevention in September, and as most of you know, we hosted the (extremely successful) First Ever EPW Pride Event in Old Town Manassas at the Harris Pavilion in October. We are looking forward to making this an annual occurrence; but it’s a LOT of work, so please volunteer to help if you possibly can! 
 
We will be starting up some of our regular traditions again, such as monthly Happy Hour gatherings, and also some new events, such as open Zoom meetings with guest speakers, so be sure to check out the annual calendar often, on the EPW website at https://www.equalityprincewilliam.org/events/, or our Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/LGBT-Professionals-in-PWC/), or in the Files section of the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/26206123007/files . In addition, we will be looking for ways to fight against the anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-trans legislation proposals that are popping up in Virginia and around the country. 
 
In order to participate in (and/or host) all of the events that we have planned, we need your help! Join or renew your membership in EPW to help us continue to fight for your rights in the county and across the country. It is quick and easy to join or update your membership online, but we still take cash and checks too (Equality Prince William P.O. Box 6983 Woodbridge, VA   22195).  E=PW is completely financed by membership dues, fund-raisers and donations, so please be sure to join or update soon!
 
Individual Memberships are $15, and Family Memberships (two or more members of the same household or family unit) are $25; “Ally” Membership (for people who live outside of the county and/or two cities) is $10; “Associate” Membership (for people who already have a  paid membership in PFLAG, Equality Virginia, or HRC) is $10; and “Business” Membership – $50 for up to 5 people at the same business, with $10 for each additional member from that business. Your check made to “Equality Prince William” can be sent to P.O. Box 6983, Woodbridge 22195, or you can just go to our website and pay online.
 
 
More about Equality Prince William:
 
What does it mean to be a member of Equality Prince William?  It doesn’t mean that you attend every event, or even most of them.  It doesn’t mean that you agree with every member of the board, or every position that E=PW takes.
 
– It means that you agree that the LGBTQ+ community in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, needs a voice. 
– It means that you support our efforts to make PWC a more welcoming, more diverse, more inclusive place to live and work.
– It means that you appreciate the efforts that E=PW makes on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. 
– It means that you feel that the dollars represented by your membership will be well spent by E-PW on behalf of those we are fighting for.
 
The LGBTQ+ youth of PWC need to see that their county will support them and protect them.  Please help us continue to fight for a better Prince William County, and update your membership for 2022. 
 
E=PW Reminders: Equality Prince William is a non-partisan organization formed to address equal rights issues for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals (LGBT) from a local Greater Prince William County perspective. We are committed to maintaining an organization that reflects the diversity of the Greater Prince William community, and building relationships with business and civic groups, community leaders, and our elected leadership. 
 
What else should we be doing? The EPW board is always open to suggestions from our members; current, former, or potential. 
 
Drop us an email at   info@equalityprincewilliam.org, or post to the Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/groups/26206123007/ and let us know what else you would like to see us get involved in. 
 
K. James O’Connor, Jr., President
Equality Prince William
P.O. Box 6983
Woodbridge, VA 22195-6983

Contact us with your ideas!

Is there something that you would like to see E-PW do? Would you like to volunteer to host an event? Make your voice heard. Get in touch with the E-PW Board to offer suggestions and to volunteer.