Kaiser Permanente Sponsors Capital Pride Alliance as a Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Kaiser Permanente proudly sponsored the 2024 annual Capital Pride Parade and Festival, a weekend celebration themed “Totally Radical,” to honor the activism and progress of the 1980s and ‘90s.

This year, DC welcomed more than 700,000 attendees including about 200 Kaiser Permanente volunteers, including Kaiser Permanente employees, doctors, volunteers and their family members, to celebrate love, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

On June 8, Kaiser Permanente volunteers were seen and heard marching with the Batalá band alongside the organization’s float during the Capital Pride Parade. On June 9, at the Capital Pride Festival, Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians showed their support by offering complimentary sunscreen and skin cancer prevention tips, handing out pride-themed giveaways, and cheering the crowd on.

“Pride Month is a powerful reminder of our unwavering commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity,” said our Regional President, Israel Rocha, Jr., who also participated in the events.

“We are proud that Kaiser Permanente remains a welcoming, inclusive, and representative space where all LGBTQ+ individuals can trust that they will receive sensitive, individualized, and self-affirming care.”

“Pride Month is also a time to celebrate the importance of allowing everyone to speak their truth and share who they are with the world,” he said. “It underscores the need for compassion, inclusion, equity, and understanding from all – for all.”

Kaiser Permanente is thankful to all of the volunteers, employees and physicians who gave their time to support our community at Capital Pride this year. 

About Capital Pride Alliance

The Capital Pride Alliance, located in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community all year long, through educational programs, major events, fundraising, outreach and advocacy, providing platforms for visibility, and supporting the work of our many community organizations and local businesses.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.7 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.

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