The Human Rights Campaign Store - Washington, D.C.
The DC Human Rights Campaign Store is located at 1633 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009. Located in Dupont Circle – the historical heart of Washington, DC’s LGBT community – the DC Store is easily accessible by Metrorail. We are located just one block north of the Dupont Circle Metro Station via the Q Street exit. We are situated above Larry’s Ice Cream.
HRC Store History
On August 1, 2007, the DC Store moved to its current location. Kevin M. Lynch is the General Manager; Kevin has been with the Human Rights Campaign since January 2008. David Kero-Mentz is the Assistant manager in the DC Store Location.
Designed by French-born architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the Dupont Circle neighborhood saw a boon in the 1970s by a growing LGBT community. Dupont Circle was the home of DC’s first LGBT bookstore – Lambda Rising – which closed in January 2010 after 35 successful years. The Human Rights Campaign Store in historic Dupont Circle remains a place where individuals cannot only get energized, but take action nation-wide and in their hometowns.
Premier Destination for LGBT Travelers
A premier destination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender travelers - the DC Store is the best place for individuals touring or attending annual conferences in Washington, DC who would like to take home the perfect souvenir. The DC Store has a wide spectrum of merchandise featuring the signature Human Rights Campaign’s equality logo. Our apparel selection includes t-shirt, sweatshirt, jackets and caps. We offer a wide variety of merchandise including key chains, lapel pins, bracelets, necklaces and sterling silver jewelry. We also offer several items branded with Dupont Circle and Washington, DC designs.
Your Tour Guides for the Washington, DC Area
The DC Store managers and sales associates are a fountain of knowledge for LGBT visitors looking to explore DC nightlife and visit landmark locations. There is something to do in Washington, DC all year round!
The spring season offers Cherry Weekend. The Cherry Fund hosts some of the best dance parties of the year with a chance to dance the night away, while raising funds needed to support HIV/AIDS community service groups.
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend takes place every Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend; leather enthusiasts come from all across the world to attend one of North America’s largest leather events.
Washington, DC Pride season offers something for everyone including, Youth Pride, API Pride, Black Pride, Capital Trans Pride and Capital Pride. Visit us for Pride merchandise with HRC's signature sign of equality.
Fall events run the gamut with the annual 17th Street High Heel Drag Race to Reel Affirmations Film Festival to the annual AIDS Walk Washington. Of course, the District’s pinnacle event is the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner .
The DC Store is located just steps from LGBT-friendly establishments in the Dupont Circle area. We are also a short walking distance to the 17th Street area where visitors can find many LGBT-friendly bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.
No matter what you're in town for, make sure the DC Store is a stop on your tour of the District!
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DC Metro PFLAG
SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League)
DC Metro Police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Team DC, Washington’s Gay Sports Connection
Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
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LGBT Friendly Accommodations
Grand Hyatt Washington at Metro Center
Hyatt Regency Washington, DC
Sofitel Washington Lafayette Square
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Washington Court Hotel
W Washington, DC
Phoenix Park Hotel
Doubletree Hotel Washington, DC
Embassy Suites Washington Convention Center
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle
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Hotel Monaco Washington, DC
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Park Hyatt Washington
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