2010 SOAP PRIDE IDOL
Every Sunday from now until June 20, join Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) at the 2010 Pride Idol competition at R Place (619 E. Pine St.). Doors open at 7 p.m., shows start at 8 p.m. This year, Pride Idol offers all of the undiscovered talent in the LGBT community an opportunity to shine in competition for cash and fabulous prizes! The Wildcard Round will be held on June 13 and the Finals will be held on June 20. Winners will ride in the official Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride® Parade.
For more information, visit idol.seattlepride.org.
POZSEATTLE PRIDE SOCIAL
On Wednesday, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. at The Cuff (13th Ave. and Pine St.), join the POZSeattle Pride Social. This month's theme is “Pride.” Meet up on the outside patio for grilled burgers and dogs (we will have veggie fare, too) and all the fixings, socializing, catching up with old friends, making new ones, and a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages), and is for all HIV-positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size, or color. Please spread the word about us!
For more information, visit www.pozseattle.com.
THE 9TH ANNUAL
On Thursday, June 10, at 6 p.m. at the Don James Center (Husky Stadium, Mountlake Ave. and NE Pacific Place), come be a part of the 9th annual Lavender Graduation. This year's ceremony features a keynote address by Dr. Shirley Yee (Women Studies) and a surprise student speaker, as well as the musical stylings of Team Gina. The Q Center and the GBLTC continue their tradition of honoring one ally, student, staff member, faculty member, and alum with the Q Visionary Awards. In addition, student artists will be displaying their many talents. Every year this proves to be an awesome, emotional, and ultimately raucous event.
For more information, call (206) 897-1430.
QUEER TV SHOW
WE ARE ALL CHILDREN
OF THE ‘80s
On Thursday, June 10 at 9 p.m. at Julia's on Broadway (300 Broadway E.), Diva le Deviant will host The Second Annual Queer TV Show: We Are All Children of the ‘80s. Be prepared to see the most entertaining, campiest, ridiculously ‘80s show of the year, featuring performances by Team Gina, Tamara the Trapeze Lady, Aleksa Manila, Pidgeon Von Tramp, Ms. Luscious Ladypop, Vivian Rose, Randy Andy, Renten, Jayla D. Foxx, Miss Cherry Tart, David Coppa Feel, Johnny Crash, Mai Li, Marina Wiesenbach, Marita Isabel, Sebastian Velour, Mr. D., and hostess Diva le Deviant. Presented by the Producer's Collective. Tickets are $12 in advance, prices increase at the door.
For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com.
UNCORKED GAY WINE TASTING
AND LAUNCH PARTY
FOR GAY CITY VOLUME 3
On Friday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m., join hosts Roy Schaefer and Randy Shields on the Garden Terrace at Continental Place (2125 First Ave., 5th floor) for Uncorked, the 5th annual Gay City wine tasting extravaganza, featuring the wines of Winebow. This year highlights the wines of Italy, accompanied by fine comestibles. This event also marks the debut of Gay City Volume 3: Re-Pulped. Enjoy selections from the third collection of fiction, poetry, comic art, and photography, and meet some of the writers and artists. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
For more information, visit www.gaycity.org.
UNDERWEAR FASHION SHOW
On Saturday, June 12, at 9:30 p.m. at R Place (619 E. Pine St.), the Seattle Frontrunners will present an underwear fashion show fundraiser.
RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE
On Sunday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S), the Seattle Frontrunners will host Run and Walk With Pride. With over 300 members, Seattle Frontrunners is one of the largest running & walking clubs in the northwest, and welcome all abilities.
To register or donate, visit www.seattlefrontrunners.org/register.
SEATTLE OUT AND PROUD'S
SEATTLE PRIDE FAMILY PICNIC
On Sunday, June 13, the Seattle Pride Family Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. and E. Prospect St.) at the amphitheater lawn. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle Pride® Parade, the picnic welcomes the LGBT community and allied families. Enjoy live entertainment and a $1 buffet catered by Whole Foods and Popchips. In addition to an Esurance photo booth, kids between 7 and 11 years old will enjoy a soap box car installation. Proceeds will be donated to Food LifeLine.
For more information about the Seattle Pride® Parade or the Family Picnic, visit www.seattlepride.org.
QUEERS TAKE OVER JOESEPPI'S
On Monday, June 14, between 4 and 8 p.m. at Joeseppi's Italian Ristorante (2207 N. Pearl St., Tacoma), join friends of the Rainbow Center for a “Queer takeover.” Dine with friends, and a percentage of your dinner bill will go directly to the Rainbow Center. By coming for a scrumptious meal at Joe Sortini's treasure of a restaurant, you will be helping the Rainbow Center achieve their mission to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
To make a reservation, call (253) 761-5555.
RADICAL WOMEN SCREEN
On Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave S.), Radical Women will screen a special Pride showing of Latino Beginnings. This moving documentary follows three young Latina/o Queers as they confront and overcome barriers to acceptance in their communities. Profiled are: Jesse, an openly Gay college student in New Mexico; Marisol, an ex-soldier worried about coming out to her mother in Los Angeles; and Gustavo, a performer in the Miami drag scene. The 45-minute film, released in 2005, explores a number of issues associated with being Gay, being Latino, and being unashamed of being different. Add your views and experiences in discussion! A $2 donation is requested for movie. Supper, with vegan option, is served at 6:30 p.m. for a $7.50 donation.
For more information, visit www.radicalwomen.org/seattle.html.
GLITTORUS! A FUNDRAISER FOR
On Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m., Glittorus! will be staged at The Rendezvous/Jewel Box Theatre (2322 2nd Avenue). Experience two amazing nights of a spectacular mix of burlesque, boylesque, cabaret, comedy, and bellydancing, all to benefit Lambert House. This a variety show not to be missed, and a cause not to be ignored. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112038.
BAT N' ROUGE
THE DYKES VS DRAG QUEENS
On Saturday, June 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Bobby Morris Playfield in Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. and E. Howell St.), The Capitol Hill Alano Club presents The Dykes vs Drag Queens at Bat N' Rouge's pride kickoff game. Bat N' Rouge is a fundraising event to benefit Capitol Hill Alano Club, which has an ongoing mission of drug and alcohol recovery. CHAC is a nonprofit organization now in its 27th year of service in the Seattle LGBT community.
For more information, visit www.chacseattle.org.
LIFE OF CAL ANDERSON
TO BE CELEBRATED
IN PERFORMANCE AT
CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. in Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., near the fountain at the north end, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Seattle Parks and Recreation and POWER of PLACE Youth will present a short performance highlighting the life of Cal Anderson to coincide with LGBTQ Pride month activities.
Washington's first openly Gay legislator, Cal Anderson was a decorated Vietnam veteran who worked for inclusion, fairness, and participation in the democratic process until his death from AIDS in 1995. He was widely admired for his integrity, courage, and compassion.
Presented in collaboration with the Cal Anderson Park Alliance, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be approximately 30 minutes in length and Parks officials will be in attendance.
For more information about the Cal Anderson event, e-mail email@example.com. For more information about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit www.seattle.gov/parks.
On the evenings of June 24, 25, and 26, Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Queer Teen Ensemble, led by co-artistic director Jessica Hatlo. The performances will be the end result of the Ensemble's model for ensemble-generated new works, where students collaboratively produce a piece of theatre based on their own experiences surrounding identity, love, and Queerness. The month-long intensive began with directed free-writing that was eventually shared with the group and was later used to generate something new. This phase continued until there was a sense of cohesion, and texts were then molded into a working script.
Watch for more details regarding performance time and ticket price or visit www.washingtonensemble.org.
FEED YOUR PRIDE AT
On Thursday, June 24, at participating restaurants, join One Degree Events in celebrating the third annual PrideFeast benefit. Get your Pride weekend started early by helping to raise funds for LGBT health and wellness nonprofits.
For details and a list of participating restaurants, visit www.pridefeast.org.
RALLY: A SHIFT PRIDE BBQ
On Friday, June 25, from 6-9 p.m., join Gay City to kick off the Pride weekend with food, fun, and friends at Multifaith Works (123 16th Ave.). Surprise guest appearances. This event is free. SHIFT is a peer recovery network supporting dynamic recovery paths by uniting our LGBTQ community to experience freedom through empowerment. Learn more about SHIFT at www.shiftrecovery.org. for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROM DRESS RUGBY
On Friday, June 25, from 7-10 p.m., come see the first annual Prom Dress Rugby Exhibition Match at the Bobby Morris Playfield in Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. and E. Howell St.). Seattle Quake RFC – wearing dresses – will take on the Seattle RFC Women's team, The Breakers. This event is similar in style to the annual Dykes vs. Drag Queens softball game. Tickets will be sold for admission to the sideline (for $5) and players will work the crowd to sell penalties, conversions, scrums, line-outs, meters, and tries. Proceeds from the event will be split with Lambert House, the center for LGBT youth that encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social and life skills. www.quakerugby.org.
PRIDE SHABBAT AT
TEMPLE DE HIRSCH
On Friday, June 25, Temple De Hirsch Sinai (1511 E. Pike St.) will host Seattle's 2010 Pride Shabbat. Pre-service appetizers will be at 7 p.m., and the service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Organized by Bashert, the LGBT Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Seattle and other community sponsors, including Temple Beth Am, Kolenu, Congregation Tikvah Chadashah, Jewish Family Service, Bet Aleph Meditative Synagogue, Anti-Defamation League, NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai, this is shaping up to be one of the most successful Pride Shabbats yet. www.jewishseattle.org/news-events/events/pride-shabbat-2010.
SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS AND
SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS
PRESENT GLITTER AND BE GAY
On Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m., Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus join forces for the first time ever in an extravaganza called Glitter and Be Gay at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.). The concert is a tribute to two great American composers: Leonard Bernstein, a prodigy renowned for his energy and talents as both a confuctor and composer, and Stephen Sondheim, the undisputed master of the modern Broadway musical. The concert will feature music from Bernstein and Sondheim's collaborations, as well as their individual careers. Expect to be transported to musical heaven when artistic director Dennis Coleman pulls out all the stops and more than 400 voices take the stage to perform music from such Broadway classics as West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Wonderful Town, Sweeney Todd, Candide, and A Little Night Music. Glitter and Be Gay is destined to be a show to remember for decades to come, and the perfect ending to the Seattle Men's Chorus' 30th anniversary season.
For details and ticket information, visit www.flyinghouse.org/smc/gabg or call the box office at (206) 388-1400.
SHOWCASES QUEER ARTISTS
From Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27, the Queer activist collective Bend-It will showcase local Queer artists at the Bend-It Extravaganza. Visit BendItBandits.org to get involved. As part of the 8th annual event, Queer zinesters will be given a table where they can pass out their zines for free. Everyone who contributes will receive free photocopies for work sent in by the June 11 deadline.
For more information, contact Quinn at email@example.com or visit benditbandits.org or www.myspace.com/bend_it
SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
On Saturday, June 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College Plaza (Broadway Ave. E. and E. Pine St.), join the Seattle Dyke March Rally: “Connecting to the International Community – Dyke, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, and Queer.” Performers confirmed to date: Emcee Lamar Van Dyke, singer Alicia Healy, Spokane's Giant Ass Drum Corps, Seattle's Queer Tango Dancers, 7 Star Women's Kung Fu, and more. At 7 p.m., the Seattle Dyke March steps off to circle Capitol Hill. T-shirts are now available for $15. If you order now, there is a $5 charge for delivery. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For more information, visit www.seattledykemarch.com.
DIGNITY/SEATTLE HOLDS 22ND
PRIDE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
On Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, Dignity/Seattle will hold its 22nd annual Pride Pancake Breakfast at Central Lutheran Church Social Hall (1710 11th Ave.). $7 donation. Proceeds go to Multifaith Works, Bailey-Boushay House, and Dignity/Seattle. Raffle prizes will be drawn. A recycling dropoff will be provided for cell phones and empty ink cartridges. Dignity/Seattle has been a faith community of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics and their families and friends in Seattle since 1973.
For more information, visit www.dignityseattle.org.
PRIDE FESTIVAL 2010
On Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the second annual Capitol Hill Pride Festival will be held on Broadway, between E. John and E. Roy Sts. This is a free, all-ages festival celebrating diversity and community pride. The festival is open to everyone – LGBT or straight – from any background. The five-block festival will feature four public stages, a Kids' Zone, Faerie Circle stage, and over 200 booths and vendors. Attractions include live entertainment, music, singing, face/body painting, and a Doggie Drag Costume Contest.
For the festival's second year, attendance is expected to be 7,000-10,000.
For a full list of entertainment, performers, vendors, and participants, visit capitolhillpridefestival.net.
On Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m., an Interfaith Pride worship service will be held at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.). Presentations will be made by members of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities, with more faiths being added.
For more information, visit www.mccseattle.org.
LIBERATE: A SHIFT PRIDE PARTY
On Saturday, June 26, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the West Hall in Century Ballroom (915 E. Pine St.), join Gay City for Liberate: A Pride Party. Dance your ass off – sober! SHIFT brings you their annual substance-free Pride Party, with DJ Joe King. SHIFT is a peer recovery network supporting dynamic recovery paths by uniting our LGBTQ community to experience freedom through empowerment. Learn more about SHIFT at www.shiftrecovery.org. for more information, contact email@example.com.
SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
On Sunday, June 27, at 11 a.m., the Seattle Pride Parade will begin at Westlake Park (400 Pine St.) and travel down 4th Ave. to PrideFest 2010 at the Seattle Center. Remember when Dorothy opens the door to Oz? Her whole world transforms from black and white to vibrant color. That's kind of like the Seattle Pride Parade. This year, the Emerald City goes “Over The Rainbow” and over the top to support our LGBT community. Expect a dazzling spectacle of floats, outlandish costumes and dancing in the streets. The Parade, produced by Seattle Out and Proud, is an exuberant, high-energy celebration of diversity,
community and unity.
Visit www.seattlepride.org for more information.
SEATTLE PRIDEFEST 2010
On Sunday, June 27, the Pride parade will end at Seattle Center, and PrideFest 2010 will begin. Tens of thousands of revelers pack the Seattle Center to dance, drink, eat, shop, and party. Every year the event gets bigger (both in attendees, caliber of performers, and size of event footprint), and every year this event gets better. Please join us in 2010 as we take up more of the Seattle Center grounds with more vendors, bigger stages, and better entertainment than ever before! This year's headlining star is singer Kimberley Locke, and comic Julie Goldman will join the festivities at the largest LGBTQ gathering in the Pacific Northwest. New events are still being scheduled.
For more information, visit seattlepridefest.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• PRIDE AROUND
On Saturday, June 12, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Wall Street (between Spokane Falls Blvd. and Main St.) in Spokane, WA, Spokane will hold their Pride festival, OutSpokane. 2010 brings many changes to Spokane's Annual Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival. This year's theme is “Pride in Our Community.” Use this theme to guide your Pride parade expression in float design, signs, and parade dress! Let's have lots of color and fabulousness! Be OUT and PROUD!
For more information, visit www.outspokane.com.
OLYMPIA PRIDE FESTIVAL
CAPITAL CITY PRIDE 2010
Olympia's Capital City Pride 2010 will run from Saturday, June 12, to Sunday, June 13, when it culminates in a noon parade through downtown Olympia. The Olympia Pride Festival promises “More pride. More to love.” The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Sylvester Park (at the corner of Capitol Way S. and Legion Way S.E.), with music, food, film screenings, and an 8 p.m. masquerade ball. Sunday's parade starts at the State Capitol steps, then travels northbound on Capital Way to 5th Avenue, then winds back toward Sylvester Park via Washington St.
For a full schedule of events and times, visit capitalcitypride.net.
From Wednesday, July 7, to Sunday, July 11, Bellingham will hold the B Proud Pride festival in Bellingham, WA. Bellingham Pride began 10 years ago under the direction of Whatcom PFLAG, as an event with roughly a half-dozen tables in Fairhaven Park on a Sunday afternoon in June. It has been in its current location of Depot Market Square (Home of the Bellingham Farmers Market) for four years, and this will be the third year in which the festival has had a parade. While most pride festivals tend to take place in June (National Gay & Lesbian Month), we recognize that we can offer a festival during July when Bellingham weather is nicer and no other prides are generally taking place. This is our 10th Anniversary of pride and we strive to be a festival everyone can be proud of. We offer events that cater to all aspects of our LGBTQQI2A community. We look forward to a fantastic pride this year.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or would like to help, sponsor or be a vendor, visit www.bhampride.org.
OUT IN THE PARK 2010
TACOMA/PIERCE COUNTY PRIDE
On Saturday, July 10, from noon to 7 p.m. at Wright Park (6th Ave., between I and G Sts.), celebrate Tacoma Pride with Out in the Park 2010. The event will feature a food court with a new coffee drink vendor, kids' corner with a free raffle for kids and a bounce house, assorted vendors/community organizations and groups, as well as the main stage with a mixed lineup of familiar faces as well as new and exciting performers. Applications are still being taken for vendor/participants as well as entertainers. Out in Tacoma is still seeking an Asian-style food vendor for the food court.
For more information and applications, please visit www.rainbowcntr.org or www.outintacoma.com.
MID-COLUMBIA PRIDE 2010
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 16-18, Mid-Columbia Pride 2010 will be held at Memorial Park (1520 W. Shoshone) in Pasco, WA. This year's theme is “Cirque du Q.” The event expects 2,500+ visitors throughout weekend, with 55% coming from the Tri-Cities area and other attendees from Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Canada.
For more information, visit www.midcolumbiapride.com.
KITSAP PRIDE 2010
Planning is underway for the Kitsap Pride celebration, to be held on Saturday, July 17 in Bremerton's Evergreen Park (1500 Park Ave.). This year's theme is “One World, One Heart, One Pride,” and is the international theme adopted by Interpride. Vendor applications are available and have been coming in steadily. Volunteers are being recruited to help plan and more will be needed the day of the event.
For more information, visit www.kitsappride.org.
• PORTLAND AND
PORTLAND PRIDE 2010
On Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, Pride Northwest will hold Portland Pride 2010. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Burnside St. and NW 13th Ave. The theme of this year's festivities is “Power to the People!”
For a full list of entertainers, vendors, and details, visit www.pridenw.org.
VICTORIA, BC PRIDE 2010
From Sunday, June 27 to Sunday, July 4, Victoria, BC will hold Victoria Pride 2010. A festival and parade will be held on July 4 at MacDonald Park in James Bay.
For more information, visit www.victoriapridesociety.org.
VANCOUVER, BC PRIDE 2010
On Sunday, August 1, Vancouver, BC will begin its Pride 2010 festivities. Spanning 20 blocks and attracting an audience of over 600,000 in 2009, the Pride Parade is Vancouver's premier celebration of culture and diversity. The Vancouver Pride Society adopted a three-year theme of “Educate, Liberate, Celebrate,” focusing on one of the three elements each year. In 2010, we focus on Liberate, and what it means to be free. In parts of the world and even in our own country, Pride is still a movement to liberate. Pride is a vehicle to educate, liberate and celebrate and every summer, that's what we do here in Vancouver.
For more information, visit www.vancouverpride.ca.