Gay Day At The Zoo Schedule & Info

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Gay Day At The Zoo is this coming Sunday, May 1st at the Smithsonian National Zoo! Have fun with the DC Center for the LGBT with interactive music, games, dance, and merchandise!

The annual Gay Day at the Zoo is a DC favorite for the LGBTQ community! For one day, hundreds of LGBTQ folks, families, and allies come together to show their pride and enjoy the animals and sights at the National Zoological Park. Fittingly the event takes place every year on International Family Equality Day and is a staple on the calendar for many LGBTQ families.

Support the work of the DC Center which educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities this weekend!

Make sure to reserve free tickets beforehand here!

Click here to view the full schedule!

A special thanks to our sponsors: Number Nine, Trade, Metro Weekly, Jennifer Fairfax Law Firm, and Rainbow Families. 

Meet The Staff

Nen, our Development Intern for Spring 2022

Welcome Nen Segura to the DC Center! They are responsible for overseeing partnerships, organizing events, and assisting with the DC Center’s programs. Nen she/they, look forward to events, meetings, and team building. You can meet Nen Segura at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings. Nen she/they is looking forward to working with the team, attending events, and supporting their community.



Birthdate, Astro Sign


A Gemini sun and moon with a Virgo rising, so I might be crazy but also a perfectionist. 


Where are you originally from? 

San Jose, California born and raised.


Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

I am exploring who I am and want to be more in touch with others like me, and what better way to support my community than with the DC Center?

What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?

My favorite part about working at the DC Center is being able to help my community.

What is your music anthem? 

Change My Mind – Peach Tree Rascals

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

I love being a part of a community that is not afraid to be who they are. 

What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there? 

My favorite spot in DC that I have found so far is Le Columbe to do work and pick up delicious coffee. Plus they give out free sparkling water!

What is your favorite queer movie?  

My favorite queer movie has to be either The Danish Girl or Lupe both telling the stories of transgender women and their journey to acceptance of themselves. The exploration of gender has always fascinated me especially being a gender fluid person who has always loved to experiment with both in terms of how I perceive myself. 

What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?  

Lavender purple would just brighten up the appearance!

Who do you look up to in the queer community?
Alex Renee is a gender fluid TikTok star who posts fabulous transition videos, switching from one gender to another while also spreading information on what it means to be gender fluid and nonbinary. I love and support them because they were the ones that opened my eyes to the possibilities of what gender means and helped me to figure out that I was the same as them.