During the 2019 Stanley Cup playoff run, the Capitals commissioned a handful of artists to paint murals around the DC metro area. Each mural was done in a unique style, from portraiture to abstract, and the art blended the personality of the city and Capitals hockey together.
The murals have been snapped by lots of people, but today the king and queen of the Capitals, Braden and Brandi Holtby, took a photo in front of the mural in Adams Morgan.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 24, 2019
The mural the Holtbys visited is painted in a rainbow by a award-winning, LGBTQ+ activist Lisa Marie. She has painting other famous rainbow murals in DC, including one in Blagden Alley a few blocks away from Capital One Arena. This Capitals mural is located on 18th Street Northwest. Brandi even planned her outfit and wore a matching rainbow shirt.
The couple often support the LBGTQ+ community, continuously marching in the Capital Pride Parade year after year. Braden has spoken at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, received a DC Pride Ally Award for work in LGBTQ visibility in hockey, nominated as the Capitals’ LGBTQ-inclusion ambassador, and declined a visit to the White House citing a need to stay true to his values.
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