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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

GAY PRIDE MONTH
SAM REMIX
AND FILM SCREENINGS
AT SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
On Friday, June 5, 6-10 p.m., celebrate Gay Pride month with DJs Colby b and crew at Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. at University St. Catch special film screenings selected by Three Dollar Bill Cinema. Experience performances by Tam Gina, The Can Can Castaways and burlesque superstars Lucky Penny and Nessa Lashes. Hosted by the fabulous Ade. FREE with suggested $15 museum admission. For more info and tickets, visit seattleartmuseum.org.

"INDIVIDUAL DEMOGRAPHICS"
AT GREG KUCERA GALLERY
For the month of June, the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., presents work by a dozen plus artists of international standing addressing Gay political issues, issues of race and gender, and gender identity issues. Included in the show are works by Tom of Finland, John Waters, Fergus Greer and Deborah Oropallo. The show runs through Saturday, June 27. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.gregkucera.com/individual_demographics.htm

VOICES RISING PRESENTS
HIP HOP, SPOKEN WORD,
BREAKIN' AND DRAG PERFORMANCE
AT RICHARD HUGO HOUSE
On Saturday, June 6, join Voices Rising, Seattles only showcase dedicated solely to LGBTQ artists of color, for a celebration of pride: from hiphop to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Performers include Mami Watu, Emiko Sugiyama, THEESatisfaction, Dakota Camacho, Mikeya Jackson-Harper, Landon Longhill, Crystal Ybarra and Storme Webber. The event will be held at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $10-$25 sliding scale. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/voicesrising. Advance tickets will be available at brownpapertickets.com.

"STRIKE OUT WITH PRIDE"
BOWLING TOURNAMENT
AND UNLIMITED BILLIARDS
On Sunday, June 7, from 7-11 p.m., at ACME Bowl, 100 Andover Park W., Tukwila, join Seattle Pride 09 at the private and super comfy Seven10 bowling lounge at ACME Bowl. This ultra-modern, swanky lounge will provide Seattle Pride bowlers with an intimate, upscale bowling experience. Enjoy food and beverage from the ACME Bowl restaurant and lounge on comfortable couches and view 150 projection screens at the end of each pair of lanes. Also enjoy unlimited billiards. Tickets: $30 includes open bowling, shoes, Seattle Pride T-Shirt, goodies and an opportunity to enter Seattle Prides first progressive raffle for a chance to win international airfare, hotel accommodations, gift certificates, etc. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69091.

PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Preliminary competition on Tuesday, June 9, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., leading to final event on June 23. Proceeds benefit Seattle Pride®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com.

UW LAVENDAR GRADUATION
On Wednesday, June 10, at 6 p.m., the UW Q Center and the UW GLBT Commission will host the University of Washington's 8th Annual Lavendar Graduation at the Don James Center (at Husky Stadium), on Montlake Blvd NE and NE Pacific Pl. This year's ceremony features a keynote address by Dr. Karina Walters (Choctaw) and a surprise student speaker as well as the musical stylings of the Seattle Men's Chorus ensemble Captain Smartypants. The Q Center and the GLBT Commission continue their tradition of honoring one ally, student, staff member, faculty member, and alum with the Q Visionary Awards. Award recipients were nominated by their peers and were selected by previous Q Visionaries. In addition, student artists and performers will be displaying their many talents. If you are graduating and wish to participate, please follow the links to the graduate information form on the Q Center website: www.qcenter.washington.edu. This event is open to the public.

STAND UP WITH PRIDE
COMEDY FEST
On Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 11, 12 & 13, enjoy the Stand Up With Pride Comedy Fest at the Parlor Live Comedy Club, Lincoln Square. 3rd Floor, 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. The Gay Stand Up Tour features Jason Dudley, Jen Kober and ANT. Thursday show at 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $25, $20 & $15. Enter the word PRIDE for 20% off tickets. www.parlorlive.com. An official Seattle Pride '09 special event.

UNCORKED!
A FABULOUS WINE TASTING
HOSTED BY GAY CITY
On Friday, June 12, Gay City presents their 4th annual wine tasting extravaganza featuring the wines of the Click Wine Group. This year's focus will be on the wines of Italy accompanied by fine Italian comestibles at the Steve Jensen Studio, 1424 10th Ave. Doors at 5:30 p.m., tasting begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 in advance; $40 at the door. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.gaycity.org. All proceeds benefit the programs and services at Gay City Health Project.

GAY PRIDE MONTH
FILM PROGRAM AT
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
In collaboration with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three films by Derek Jarman. On Friday, June 12, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., SAM, 1300 First Ave. at University St., presents Caravaggio in the Plestcheeff Auditorium. For complete details, visit www.seattleartmuseum.org. Tickets are $7 at the door. Advance tickets for the 3-film series are $19-general or $17-SAM and Three Dollar Bill Cinema members. 206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org.

BAT N ROUGE:
DRAG QUEENS VS. THE DYKES
A SOFTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA
On Saturday, June 13, from 5-8 p.m., at Cal Anderson Park/Bobby Morris Playfield, entrance off 11th Ave. north of E. Pine St., come cheer on the players, enjoy a softball game like no other and support the Capitol Hill Alano Club at this hilariously fun annual LGBT Pride event. $5 suggested donation. Bat N' Rouge is a fundraising event for CHAC. CHAC is a non-profit group hosting nearly 60 twelve-step meeting each week. CHAC is now in its 27th year of service in providing the Seattle LGBT Community with recovery support for drug and alcohol addiction. For more information, visit www.chacseattle.org or call 206-860-9560.

SEATTLE FRONTRUNNERS
RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE
On Sunday, June 14, Seattle Frontrunners presents their 26th Annual Run and Walk With Pride featuring a fun 4K run, 10K run, or 4K walk at Seward Park, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Day of race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the Run and Walk begins at 10 a.m. All abilities are welcome. This USATF sanctioned event will feature Chip timing. There will be medals for overall winners and ribbons for gender and age division winners. All finishers will receive an event T-shirt and entry for fabulous raffle prizes. Fees are $20 for online registration; $25 day of race registration; $10 student/low income rate available. For more information and to pre-register for this event, visit www.seattlefrontrunners.org. Seattle Frontrunners is Seattle's running and walking club for Gay men, Lesbians and friends.

PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Preliminary competition (Wild Card Round) on Tuesday, June 16, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., leading to final event on June 23. Proceeds benefit Seattle Pride®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com.

40 YEARS AFTER STONEWALL:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
OF OUR MOVEMENT
PRIDE AT WORK AFL-CIO
On Wednesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m., local LGBT activists will speak on Marriage Equality, LGBT Homelessness, LGBT Immigrants, Transgender Workers and ENDA, and Don't Ask, Don't Tell, at a forum sponsored by Pride at Work AFL-CIO, at the Labor Temple, Hall 8, 2800 1st Ave. 206-261-8110; OutFront.PrideAtWork@gmail.com.

"AN EVENING OF PRIDE"
AT HALF PRICE BOOKS
HONORING 40 YRS SINCE STONEWALL!
On Friday, June 19, from 6-9 p.m., Half Price Books on Capitol Hill, 115 Belmont Ave. E., welcomes a selection of honored guest speakers providing a unique perspective on the LGBT experience since Stonewall. FREE. Sponsored by Half Price Books and Seattle Out and Proud.

FROLIC AND
OUTDANCING AT
CENTURY BALLROOM
On Friday, June 19, come frolic with the sassy, classy cabaret artists of Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St. Enjoy dinner starting at 6 p.m. and a Gay evening of dance, drag and striptease (see website for details) from 7:30-9 p.m., followed by Dustbowl OUTDancing Gay Night (two-step, swing and waltz), lesson at 9 p.m., dance from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 21+. Cost $60-dinner and cabaret; $25-cabaret; $5 Dustbowl OUTDancing. 206-324-7263; www.centuryballroom.com; 1-800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/70025.

GAY PRIDE MONTH
FILM PROGRAM AT
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
In collaboration with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three films by Derek Jarman. On Friday, June 19, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., SAM, 1300 First Ave. at University St., presents Wittgenstein in the Plestcheeff Auditorium. For complete details, visit www.seattleartmuseum.org. Tickets are $7 at the door. Advance tickets for the 3-film series are $19-general or $17-SAM and Three Dollar Bill Cinema members. 206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org.

DIFFA'S 4TH ANNUAL
OUT OF THE CLOSET
FASHION EVENT
On Saturday, June 20, join the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA/Seattle), at W Seattle, 1112 4th Ave., for a great evening of hot men's and women's fashions, cool cocktails, music and a rousing celebration of diversity. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8-10 p.m. Tickets: $20 includes no host bar and complimentary appetizers; VIP Party (limited availability) $50 includes 2 complimentary cocktails, appetizers and goodie swag bag. Purchase tickets from Brown Paper Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/pbmufy. www.brownpapertickets.com/events/67814.

"WHAT'S RIGHT WITH GAYS
THESE DAYS??"
On Sunday, June 21, at 1 p.m., Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present What's Right with Gays these Days??, a GCTV Short Film by Lonnie Tristan Renteria, at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. We hear a lot about the challenges facing our community, and the problems that many Gay men face. But sometimes we dwell too much on the negative! This film and following discussion will look at the positive aspects of the Gay community and how we as Gay men make the world a better place, with a few laughs along the way! FREE admission and free popcorn. www.gaycity.org; www.seattlequeerfilm.org.

"FOR MY WIFE"
SCREENING AND FUNDRAISER
On Sunday, June 21, at 4 p.m., Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., will be screening for my wife& (www.formywife.info), an award winning documentary film that humanizes the struggle for full LGBT marriage equality through the story of Kate Fleming and Charlene Strong. Admission is $10.
At 7 p.m., the Wildrose Tavern, 1021 E. Pike St., will be hosting a fundraising event in support of the documentary for my wife& Charlene Strong, who will be one of the Seattle Pride Parade's Grand Marshals this year, will be in attendance to perform with her new band, Velvet Fingers. Also on the bill will be Desperado with their tribute to Linda Ronstadt. $6 donation to the film at the door.
If you attend the screening at the Northwest Film Forum, you will receive a wrist band that will get you into the fundraiser at the Wildrose Tavern for FREE.

LAUGH OUT LOUD
COMEDY NIGHT FOR
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
On Tuesday, June 23, the Safe Schools Coalition presents Laugh OUT Loud, a night of comedy to benefit the Safe Schools Coalition. The event will be held at the Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., doors at 7:30 p.m., show from 8:30-10:30 p.m. This event is all-ages, meaning that alcohol is served, everyone is carded and only adults may purchase or drink alcohol. That does NOT mean the comedy is necessarily without profanity. Non-profit Comedy, the group of volunteer comedians who provide the show, says, Thoughtful, political-ish comedy can still be foul-mouthed and potentially offensive. Parents/guardians should use their own judgment. Tickets: $10 general advance, $12 at door; $5 youth advance, $6 at door. www.safeschoolscoalition.org.

PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Pride Idol Finals competition on Tuesday, June 23, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St. Proceeds benefit Seattle Pride®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com.

2ND ANNUAL
PRIDEFEAST BENEFIT
FOR PRIDE FEST
On Friday, June 26, eat at participating PrideFeast restaurants and a portion of your purchase will benefit The Pride Project (sponsoring organizing of entertainment and beer garden at Pride Fest at Seattle Center following the Pride Parade), Gay City Health Project, and Seattle Counseling Service. Visit www.pridefeast.com for details and participating restaurants.

DUNSHEE HOUSE HOSTS
3RD ANNUAL PRIDE BARBECUE
On Friday, June 26, beginning at 5 p.m., Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. (at E. Thomas St.), invites you to join them for their 3rd Annual Pride Barbecue. There will be lots of burgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages for your enjoyment in addition to live music from special guests and a fabulous raffle. The cost is a $10 suggested donation and $20 with your choice of bottomless beers on tap. All proceeds benefit Dunshee House. www.dunsheehouse.org; 206-322-2584.

FROLIC AND
OUTDANCING AT
CENTURY BALLROOM
On Friday, June 26, come frolic with the sassy, classy cabaret artists of Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St. Enjoy dinner starting at 6 p.m. and a Gay evening of dance, drag and striptease (see website for details) from 7:30-9 p.m., followed by OUTDancing Gay Night (salsa, swing and dance favorites), lesson at 9:15 p.m., dance from 9:45 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 21+. Cost $60-dinner and cabaret; $25-cabaret; $10 OUTDancing. 206-324-7263; www.centuryballroom.com; 1-800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/70025.

PRIDE SHABBAT 2009
On Friday, June 26, join the greater Seattle Jewish Community for Pride Shabbat 2009. The family-friendly service will be held at Congregation Kol HaNeshamah at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds St., starting at 6 p.m., followed by an oneg reception (dietary laws observed). Pride Shabbat is a project of Bashert, the LGBTQ initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and their generous co-sponsors. For more information or to become an event co-sponsor, contact Jessica at 206-774-2251 or email Bashert@JewishInSeattle.org.

SHIFT PEER RECOVERY
NETWORK BBQ
AT MULTIFAITH WORKS
On Friday, June 26, from 6-10 p.m., join SHIFT for a Pride weekend kick-off with food, fun and friends. The BBQ will be held at Multifaith Works, 115 16th Ave. at E. Fir St. FREE. For more information, email Chris@gaycity.org. SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network is a multi-agency collaboration that provides administrative, emotional, and supervisory support for LGBTQ volunteers and clients in the Seattle/King County area who are struggling with drug/alcohol abuse and addiction issues. www.multifaith.org.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY
FORUM TO DISCUSS
GAY RIGHTS AND THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
On Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party hosts a forum at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., on Gay Rights and the Democratic Party. $3 door donation; enjoy $6 tasty snack plates. For rides, childcare or work exchanges, please call three days in advance. Bring nonperishable food donations for the local food bank. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email fspseattle@mindspring.com.

GAY PRIDE MONTH
FILM PROGRAM AT
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
In collaboration with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three films by Derek Jarman. On Friday, June 26, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., SAM, 1300 First Ave. at University St., presents The Angelic Conversation in the Plestcheeff Auditorium. For complete details, visit www.seattleartmuseum.org. Tickets are $7 at the door. Advance tickets for the 3-film series are $19-general or $17-SAM and Three Dollar Bill Cinema members. 206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org.

QUEER TEEN ENSEMBLE THEATRE
JUNE 26-29
Now in its third year, Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET) is an educational outreach program giving voice and artistry to LGBT youth in the Seattle community. Teens works with WET ensemble members to explore their perspectives onstage in the creation of a new play. Watch for The Ensemble in Seattle's Pride Parade. Watch for more details. http://washingtonensemble.org

DIGNITY SEATTLE'S
21ST ANNUAL
PRIDE WEEK BREAKFAST
On Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m.-noon, Dignity/Seattle will host their annual Pride Week Breakfast at Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave. For $7 per person, enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, melon, orange juice, coffee and tea. Also purchase raffle tickets - 5 for $5 - to win goods, gift certificates and services from local GLBT-friendly merchants and donors. Dignity/Seattle is also collecting old cell phones and used inkjet cartridges at the event. Proceeds, after expenses, will benefit Bailey-Boushay House, Multifaith Works and Dignity/Seattle. Volunteers needed for Friday evening set-up and cooks, dishwashers and clean-up crews on Saturday. www.dignityseattle.org; 206-325-7314.

LAMBERT HOUSE
"SUMMER OF LOVE"
PRIDE CELEBRATION
On Saturday, June 27, from noon-midnight, Lambert House, Greater Seattle's Community Center for LGBTQ Youth, ages 11-22, 1818 15th Ave., will be hosting events and various happenings throughout the day - including live band performances, a BBQ, and dancing - plus a sleepover on Saturday night (permission forms required for sleepover) with breakfast Sunday morning from 8-10 a.m. 206-322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org.

SEATTLE PRIDE CRUISE
On Saturday, June 27, join Seattle Pride party-goers for Seattle's hottest floating T-dance on a 4 hour Argosy Cruise aboard the MV Spirit of Seattle with light meal, hot DJ'd music and drag entertainment. Boarding at 5 p.m. at Argosy Cruises, Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, cruise from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $50 until June 1, $60 after June 1, $65 dockside (if available). www.cruiseyT.com; 604-551-BOAT. Proceeds benefit Seattle Out and Proud.

CAPITOL HILL PRIDE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Capitol Hill Community Council presents the new Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2009 on Broadway between E. John St. and E. Harrison St. Enjoy non-profit and vendor booths, entertainment, music and history. www.capitolhillcommunitycouncil.org.

SEATTLE STONEWALL
40TH CELEBRATION
On Saturday, June 27, celebrate Stonewall's 40th Anniversary at Volunteer Park Amphitheater, 14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St. Starting at 2 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of music and performance. Seattle Stonewall 40th Celebration is celebrating the past, present, and rallying for the future by paying tribute to past leaders of the LGBT community.

SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
On Saturday, June 27, rally from 5-7 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College, Broadway & E. Pine St., march steps off at 7 p.m.

COUNTRY WESTERN
PRIDE DANCE WITH
RAIN COUNTRY DANCE
On Saturday, June 27, from 6-8 p.m., Rain Country Dance will host a Country Western Pride Dance on the dance floor at Seattle Center's Center House. A mixer dance with be taught. FREE. www.raincountrydance.org.

SHIFT PEER RECOVERY
NETWORK PRIDE PARTY
On Saturday, June 27, from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., join SHIFT and Gay City for a substance-free Pride party. Enjoy DJ'd music, dancing, and plenty of fun at a location to be determined! For more information, email Chris@gaycity.org. SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network is a multi-agency collaboration that provides administrative, emotional, and supervisory support for LGBTQ volunteers and clients in the Seattle/King County area who are struggling with drug/alcohol abuse and addiction issues. www.multifaith.org.

LAMBERT HOUSE
"BREAKFAST OF LOVE" &
PRE-PRIDE GET-TOGETHER
On Sunday, June 28, from 8-10 a.m., Lambert House, Greater Seattle's Community Center for LGBTQ Youth, ages 11-22, 1818 15th Ave., will be hosting breakfast and pre-Pride Parade get-together, leaving at 10 a.m. for the parade. 206-322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org.

SEATTLE PRIDE BRUNCH
On Sunday, June 28, from 8-11:30 a.m., enjoy a special plated Pride Brunch for hungry Pride Parade-goers. Proceeds from each Pride Brunch sold will go directly to Seattle Pride®, a local organization supporting unity and diversity in our community . Cost is $25. For a list of participating restaurants and brunch menus, visit www.seattlepride.org. and scroll down the events menu. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud and Groupdyne.com.

2009 OFFICIAL
SEATTLE PRIDE® PARADE &
VIP VILLAGE BEER/WINE GARDEN
On Sunday, June 28, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., join Seattle's LGBT community and visiting friends starting at 4th Ave. & Union St. for Seattle's mega Pride Parade traveling north on 4th Ave. to Denny Way celebrating "Peace, Love and Equality" and the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. FREE. www.seattlepride.org.
If you would like to enjoy an ice cold beer or a glass of wine while watching the parade, check out the VIP Village for $5 (or show your official Seattle Pride® button for free entry) at 4th Ave. & Bell St. You must be 21+ to enter the VIP Village - ID required. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud and Groupdyne.com. www.seattlepride.org.

2009 SEATTLE PRIDEFEST
AT SEATTLE CENTER
On Sunday, June 28 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m., celebrate Pride at the Seattle PrideFest.
Enjoy local and national talent, community nonprofit and vendor booths, beer gardens, DJ'd music and dancing at the International Fountain. www.seattlepridefest.com.

HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
TO BENEFIT
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
On Sunday, June 28, Club Motor, 1950 1st Ave. S. presents the songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch in a live performance with band. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/63495.

THE GAY GAY CABARET
AT RE-BAR
On Sunday, June 28, at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St., 7 p.m. door, 8 p.m. show, Paula the Swedish Housewife presents an evening of Gay cabaret starring Scotty The Blue Bunny with Waxie Moon, Boi/y's Club and Lesbian stripper Miss Indigo Blue! What could be gayer than a grown man in a skintight Blue Bunny suit, platform shoes, stubble and attitude as high as his ears? Advance tickets: $20 at 1-800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69977.

KCTS-TV BROADCASTS
IN THE LIFE TV'S
"SUMMER OF STONEWALL"
In The Life, the only national public television program documenting the people and issues shaping the Gay experience, kicks off June Pride with Summer of Stonewall, a summer-long three-part mini-series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Exploring the history of the movement from a variety of angles, the June special takes a look at the proliferation of LGBT social justice organizations, the cost of coming out young, and Queer communication from flyers to blog. KCTS-TV will broadcast Summer of Stonewall on Sunday, June 28, at midnight. The program can also be viewed online at your convenience at www.inthelifetv.org.

***PRIDE AROUND
WASHINGTON STATE

Bellingham Pride Weekend - Friday, July 10. The Betty Pages (Bellingham's alternative lifestyle tabloid) 6th anniversary party kicks off Pride weekend at 8 p.m. at Rumors cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. On Saturday, July 11 the Betty Pages Family Picnic will be held at Whatcom Falls Park, from 12-4 p.m. (use entrance on Silver Beach Road off Lakeway Drive). On Saturday, from 6-10 p.m., The Royal, 208 E. Holly St., will host a community party sponsored by 4 Women Events. Also on Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Evergreen Empire will host an Absolutely Fabulous drag show at Rumors. Following the drag show, Rumors will host the official pride party from 9 p.m. to closing. $3 cover after 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, July 12, The Royal will host the official pride breakfast, from 8-10:30 a.m., cost of breakfast to be determined. At 11 a.m., the 3rd Annual Pride Parade steps off from Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. via Cornwall Ave. to Depot Market Square, 1200 Railroad Ave. (across from Rumors), Pride Festival follows at Depot Market Square from noon-6 p.m., party continues into the evening at Rumors.

Kitsap Pride (Bremerton) - Saturday, July 18. Watch for more details. http://kitsappride.org

Lewis County Pride (Centralia) - Friday, June 5. Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, 11.a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Centralia College GSA. centraliacollegegsa@gmail.com

Capital City Pride (Olympia) - Sunday, June 21. Parade starts at noon from the Capitol steps, heads north on Capitol Way, right onto 4th Ave., right onto Washington St. and ends at Sylvester Park. Enjoy music, entertainment, and community vendors at Pride Festival in Sylvester Park. www.capitalcitypride.

Mid-Columbia Pride (Pasco) - Sunday, July 19. Watch for more details.

Spokane Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival 2009 - Saturday, June 13. Assemble at 11 a.m. on Wall St. between Spokane Falls Blvd. and Main Ave. Parade steps off at noon. See website for parade route. Rainbow Festival at Gondola Meadows, Riverfront Park, noon-5:30 p.m. www.outspokane.com

Out in the Park (Tacoma) - Saturday, July 11. Wright Park. noon-7 p.m. 253-383-2318; outintacoma@rainbowcntr.org; www.rainbowcntr.org.

Saturday in the Park (Vancouver, WA) - Saturday, July 11. Esther Short Park. noon-6 p.m. www.myspace.com/sitp2008

Yakima Pride Fest 2009 - Saturday, June 13. Rainbow Pride Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight at Rainbow Cathedral Metropolitan Community Church, 225 N. 2nd St. (in the Unitarian Universalist Church) - $8 donation. Sunday, June 14. Central Washington Diversity Coalition Pride Family Barbeque and Shindig, noon-midnight at Club 54, 2014 S. First St. - $5 donation for BBQ; $12 donation for dance ($10 with two non-perishable food items). FREE for ages 60+. Open Wedding at 2 p.m. centralwashdiversitycoalition@yahoo.com. Sunday, June 14. Worship service at Rainbow Cathedral MCC at 6:30 p.m.

***PORTLAND &
BRITISH COLUMBIA PRIDE

Portland Pride 2009 - Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14. Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Saturday, noon-11 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Pride Parade on Sunday, June 14 steps off at 11 a.m. from NW Park and NW Davis via NW Davis to NW Broadway, right onto NW Broadway, left onto SW Taylor, left onto SW Naito Parkway to SW Pine to Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. www.pridenw.org. www.pridenorthwest.

Vancouver, BC Dyke March and Festival - Saturday, August 1. Watch for more details. www.vancouverdykemarch.com.

Vancouver, BC Pride Parade & Sunset Beach Festival - Sunday, August 2. Pride Parade begins at noon from Robson and Thurlow and heads west down the hill to Denman, then follows Denman to Pacific and Beach, ending at the Sunset Beach Festival which begins at 11 a.m. www.vancouverpride.ca.

Victoria, BC Pride Sunday, July 5. Pride Parade steps off from Government and Pandora at noon; Pride Festival at Fisherman's Wharf Park begins at 1 p.m. www.victoriapridesociety.org.

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SAM REMIX
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