The Capital Stonewall Democrats (formerly Gertrude Stein Democratic Club) serves as the voice of LGBTQ+ Democrats in the District of Columbia. Established in 1976, Capital Stonewall Democrats is one of the oldest Democratic clubs in the District and is a founding chapter of the National Stonewall Democrats. Our membership maintains active members in each of the 8 wards of the District of Columbia.
As an independent political organization, the Capital Stonewall Democrats serves as a channel for the participation and involvement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people in the Democratic Party and in other political activities within the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This includes, but is not limited to: serving as an independent citizens' lobbying group before metropolitan area officials, city administrators, neighborhood associations, and other organized groups; promoting LGBTQ involvement in the political process through voter registration and education projects; endorsing specific Democratic Party candidates, candidates in non-partisan elections, and candidates who may or may not be affiliated with other political parties but who have no Democratic Party opposition and who are seeking an elective or appointive office affecting the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; and providing personnel and financial assistance to endorsed candidates pursuant to applicable Federal, state and local law.