Frequently Asked Questions
Free Lodging Resource
Washington, DC is a fairly large area. Reference the following landmarks/places as needed:
- Public Restrooms https://dhs.dc.gov/page/downtown-washington-dc-public-restrooms
- Area Hospitals
- ○ Howard University Hospital 2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20059 ○ Washington Hospital Center 110 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010 ○ George Washington Hospital 900 M Street NW
March festivities will begin at 9 AM with a speaking and musical program in Freedom Plaza (1455 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). The march itself will step off from Freedom Plaza at 11 AM. It takes about 20 minutes walking time to reach John Marshall Park, the end of the march.
If you are in need of motorized equipment during the events, the following companies are local and have options to meet your needs. Unfortunately we do not have the funding to cover the cost for any rentals.
Sign Language interpreters will be on the stage at Freedom Plaza during the rally. Look for signs posted or volunteers/marshals to direct persons who are hearing impared to designated sections.
Information on Taking a Bus to DC
If you are travelling to the march on an organized bus, your bus will drop off on the 14th St. side of Freedom Plaza. The bus will then depart to the pickup location so be sure you have everything with you. At the end of the march, volunteers will be in John Marshall Park to direct attendees to the bus pickup point, which is on 4th Street between Madison Drive NW & Jefferson Drive SW
Two shuttles will be provided to transport participants from Host hotel to the Rally.
Pick Up location: Front of hotel Times: 7:15 am & 8:15 am
Shuttle Service: DC Trolley In addition to DC Trolley, participants are encouraged to use public transportation. For up to date information regarding the Metro Rail system in Washington, DC visit www.wmata.com
The following metro stations will place you walking distance to the Rally:
- Metro Center – Blue, Red, Silver & Orange lines
- Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter Station – Yellow & Green lines
- Federal Triangle – Blue, Orange & Silver lines
The following metro stations will place you walking distance to the ending point of the March
- Federal Center Triangle – Blue, Silver & Orange line
- Judiciary Square – Red line
All volunteers, some of whom will act as event marshals, will be identifiable by neon vests. Each volunteer will carry information sheets for quick reference and will also know the location of the nearest radio if further assistance is needed. First Aid/Medical First aid services will be provided by GW Event Medicine. They will have both a Paramedic and EMT onsite and following the march. They will be in Tent #1 at Freedom Plaza and will also be reachable by radio.
If rain is predicted, or if it rains during the event, everything will proceed as planned. All vendors have a rain plan for their equipment. We will not provide ponchos to march attendees. If severe weather is forecasted for September 28, march organizers will consider shortening the festival schedule and starting the march early. This will be announced to the crowd when they arrive. If it is not possible to shorten the schedule due to forecasted severe weather, the event will not proceed, and march organizers will alert participants via email and social media. If severe weather occurs unexpectedly during the event, march organizers will tell the crowd to disperse and seek shelter. The march does not have a designated shelter location.
In the event of a catastrophic emergency, organizers will communicate instructions using the speaker system that will be set up. If necessary, march organizers will coordinate their decision with the U.S. Park Police and other appropriate authorities.
Crisis Line Telephone numbers
- 1. Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 Available 24/7 Free
- 2. TrevorText Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200, Available Thursday and Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Standard messaging rates apply
- 3. TrevorChat Enter the online portal on The Trevor Project’s website, Available 7 days a week, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Free
- 4. Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860, 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm. Available 24/7
- 5. The Metropolitian Police Department LGBTQ Unit (202) 506-0714, Available 24/7