Out2Paddle Dragonboat Team

Out2Paddle, affiliated with Asian Pacific Queers United for Action (AQUADC), made waves as the first officially gay team in the annual Washington D.C. Dragon Boat Festival. This two-day cultural festival is held in DC’s Anacostia River on the banks of Georgetown and comprises of around 70 teams competing from around the world, each boat holding a 20-person crew. The identity done for the team’s uniforms unites the form of a dragon with the number ’2′ in Out2Paddle. The texture of this dragon is derived from the logo of its parent organization, AQUADC, which features Asian-inspired waves, which, when inlayed with the dragon in Out2Paddle’s logo, assumes a scale-like texture.

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