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Posted on: June 10, 2022

LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration Announced by Dept of Parks and Rec., Pr. Geo. County


Program Contact: Tristan Colding, 301-864-1611

Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311


M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces 

In the Life: An LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration

Riverdale, MD – To commemorate Pride Month, The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of the M-NCPPC, is proud to present its annual event – In the Life: An LGBTQ+ Celebration.

The event will be a day focused on celebrating and highlighting Prince George's County LGBTQ+ community and allies. In the Life will showcase the DMV Ballroom scene and its contributions to mainstream entertainment and fashion. The event will consist of 4 workshops dedicated to teaching registered participant skills from that particular ballroom category. The categories are Vogue, Female Figure Runway, Male Runway, and Choreography in heels. Workshops will support building confidence, stage presence, and allyship. The Evening concludes with a mini-ball for participants to showcase what they have learned. Winners will receive trophies and gift cards.

The Department’s Assistant Director for Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, Tristan Colding, is spearheading the event. He stated, “During Pride Month, we recognize the willpower and resilience of those in our community who are fighting to live genuinely and freely.” He continued, “The Department continues its commitment to support inclusivity of all people, and looks forward to celebrating pride month for years to come.”

In The Life: A LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration Ballroom Workshop will take place on Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Kentland Community Center, 2413 Pinebrook Ave, Landover, MD 20785. The event is free of charge and open to all ages. For more information, visit  

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 







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