Think Pink: Task Force to Paint Town
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force produces the famed Winter Party Festival in Miami, with the tagline ’’party with a purpose.’’ But why should Miami have all the fun?
’’Not everything we do has to only be about politics,’’ agrees the Task Force’s Russell Roybal. ’’We can mix a little fun in it, too.’’
This weekend, the Task Force presents its second Pink & Purple Weekend in D.C., with two nightlife parties as well as an awards brunch.
’’Instead of having what every Washington organization has, in terms of a stand-alone dinner or brunch or something like that,’’ says Roybal, ’’we decided to make it a weekend of events that lets people choose what to be a part of.’’
This year sees the launch of the Pink & Purple Party Friday, May 4, at Cobalt. The party features Los Angeles-based DJ Paulo, ’’one of the Task Force’s favorite DJs,’’ according to Roybal, the LGBT organization’s deputy executive director of external relations.
The weekend also includes the return of the Pink & Purple Sunset party. ’’Some say it’s the best women’s event of the season,’’ boasts Roybal. This year’s event, also set for Friday, May 4, moves from the rooftop of the Donovan House to the rooftop of the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel. New York-based DJ Whitney Day will spin for the event.