High Heel Race combines LGBT support and Halloween spirit

A D.C. tradition, the 17th Street High Heel Race takes place every year on the Tuesday before Halloween. The Dupont Circle area welcomed thousands of spectators to cheer on about 100 drag queens donning Halloween costumes and high heels.

We joined the race on Tuesday to see LGBT supporters share the Halloween spirit:

Creative Halloween costumes stole the show at this year’s High Heel Race in Dupont Circle. Luca Silveira | Hatchet Photographer
Luca Silveira | Hatchet Photographer
The 17th Street High Heel Race brings Halloween and LGBT advocacy into one public event. Luca Silveira | Hatchet Photographer
Luca Silveira | Hatchet Photographer
The drag queen participants often wear extravagant outfits and high heels, part of the race’s tradition. Luca Silveira | Hatchet Photographer
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Crowds filled the streets of Dupont Circle for the 17th Street High Heel Race on Tuesday night. Naishi Jhaveri | Hatchet Photographer
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The race includes around 100 drag queens who make their way down 17th Street in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Photographer

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