SEATTLE MUFFIN TOPS
AND SEATTLE FATCATS
EXHIBITION SOFTBALL GAME
TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE
On Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. (the field opens at 1 p.m.) at the Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave. at E. Olive St.), the Seattle Muffin Tops and Seattle FatCats present their third annual exhibition game against the youth, volunteers and staff of Lambert House to benefit Lambert House, Seattle's GLBTQ youth community resource center. The goal of the game is to have fun, introduce youth to Gay sports, and raise money for Lambert House through donations at the game.
SISTAH SINEMA PRESENTS
On Saturday, June 4, at 3 p.m., at Hula Hula (106 1st Ave. N.), in celebration of the start of the Women's National Basketball Association's season, Sistah Sinema will screen Training Rules which documents the discrimination experienced by Lesbian basketball players at Penn State University for nearly three decades under Coach Renee Portland. The lead protagonist is Jen Harris, an African American star basketball player. Watch trailer at www.trainingrules.com/trailer.html. Tickets are $5 in advance at www.sistahsinema.webs.com and $10 at the door. There will be ticket giveaways to upcoming WNBA games. A moderated discussion will follow. (For more information about Sistah Sinema, see May 28 listing above.)
SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS'
IN LANGLEY, WA
On Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center (5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA), the Seattle Men's Chorus presents Heartthrobs. Get ready to scream and faint with excitement as Seattle Men's Chorus thrills fans of all generations with a musical look at America's singing heartthrobs - the boy bands! This high-energy program pays tribute to six decades of male singing groups, from the Ink Spots to the Jonas Brothers, with a host of other swoon-worthy acts - like the Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Menudo, the Backstreet Boys, and N Sync - sandwiched in between. A benefit for Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA). Tickets: $25. 360-675-7057 and at numerous outlets around the island.
IN CONCERT -
DOUBLE SHOTS AND
On Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m., at Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway at E. Pine St.), Diverse Harmony presents Double Shots and Forget-Me-Nots, an original musical written by Diverse Harmony members Kat Miller and Adam Quillian.
Welcome to the Double Shot Cafe, where more is brewing than just the coffee. Jake, the shop's junior manager, wants to start a Queer community center in his town. But Jake is a dreamer, not a doer, so he pushes all the work onto others, especially his gal pal, Rebecca, who buries herself in the project as a means of escaping her problems. As the grand opening for the center draws near, the group faces a rise in anti-Gay sentiment in their community that challenges them personally and threatens their efforts to create a safe and accepting environment. Set against the backdrop of a fantastical coffee shop, the show explores themes of acceptance and self-worth while dealing with the contemporary issues of homophobia, transphobia, bullying and youth suicide. So pull up a chair and grab a drink. You're always welcome here!
Tickets: $15 at the door (22 and under admitted FREE).
Diverse Harmony is a Gay/straight alliance youth chorus for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and straight youth (ages 13-22). We use our passion and the power of music to inspire the celebration of differences in our homes, community and world. www.diverseharmony.org.
CAPTAIN SMARTY PANTS
AND SENSIBLE SHOES
AT TOWN HALL
The Seattle Men's Chorus' small ensemble, Captain Smarty Pants, performs Eat, Pray, Pant on Fridays and Saturdays, June 3 and 10 at 8 p.m. and June 4 and 11 at 9 p.m., at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St.).
Whether it's The Velveteen Rabbit, The Valley of the Dolls, or The Shining, we all have our favorite books. Captain Smartypants brings ten of their all-time favorite books to musical life as only these snappy boys can. In Eat, Pray, Pant Captain Smarty Pants sings and dances their way through Yertle the Turtle, Twilight, The Wizard of Oz, Frankenstein, The Joy of Gay Sex, Alice in Wonderland, and The Odyssey among others. Classics like Wuthering Heights and Dante's Inferno get the 30-second threatment, Mario Puzo tries his hand at writing kid's books and Shakespeare gets updated a la Riverdance. Librarians will be on hand at the show to sign you up for a library card.
The Seattle Women's Chorus' small ensemble, Sensible Shoes, performs Viva La Diva on Saturdays, June 4 and 11 at 7 p.m., at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St.).
This like-minded small ensemble is made up of members of Seattle Women's Chorus who enjoy discovering their inner Diva. From the Girls Groups of the 60s to the Rockers of the 80s and beyond, they will leave no bra unturned as they explore the sassy, sexy world of the female singing groups, including: the Angels, the Ronnettes, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and more. The song list includes Swinging on a Star, Lollipop, Express Yourself, Big Yellow Taxi, Da Doo Ron Ron, One Fine Day, Be My Baby, My Boyfriend's Back, Toxic, Pocketful of Sunshine, We Got the Beat, Walk Like an Egyptian, I Love Rock and Roll and a few of Sensible Shoes' patented parodies.
Both shows are recommended for mature audiences only.
Tickets: $20-$45 advance; $25-$40 at the door; premium table seating is $35-$50 with limited availability. 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org
RAIN CITY SOCCER
On Saturday, June 4, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., at The Lobby (916 E. Pike St.), join Rain City Soccer for their second annual Not Required & But Desired underwear party featuring athletes from the tournament. Enjoy raffle prizes and happy hour prices on drinks with $5 donation. This event is being held in conjunction with the Rain City Soccer's 2011 Friendly Tournament, June 3-5. www.raincitysoccer.org.
2011 SOAP PRIDE IDOL
Every Sunday through June 19, join Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) at the 2011 Pride Idol competition at Neighbours (1509 Broadway - entrance in alley between Harvard and Broadway off E. Pike St.). Doors at 6 p.m., contest at 7 p.m. Wildcard round on June 12; finale on June 19 and the winner will perform on the Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. No cover. www.seattlepride.org.
AGING YOUR WAY -
On Tuesday, June 7, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at The Central (500 30th Ave. S., near S. Jackson St.), join interested and concerned LGBT community members in a conversation about Aging Your Way, a new initiative to bring Baby Boomers and other younger-thinking older adults and their local communities together to plan for their future. Aging Your Way is working with communities in King County to bring together neighbors, service providers and businesses to share their strengths, passion, knowledge and relationships to create supportive places where people can live confidently as they age. This conversation is sponsored by Senior Services and they invite your participation. Their previous seven gatherings have outstripped their expectations, producing inspired visions and ongoing action teams. They look forward to more success at this gathering for LGBT Baby Boomers. Food and beverage will be served. RSVP by June 5 at www.seniorsservices.org and scroll down and click on Aging Your Way or call Sabrina Jones at 206-268-6702.
POZSEATTLE PRIDE SOCIAL
On Wednesday, June 8, from 6-8 p.m. at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St.) join POZSeattle for their annual Pride Social. Meet on the back patio for BBQ, socializing, to catch-up with old friends, to make 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. www.pozseattle.org.
OUT IN AMERICA
ON KCTS 9 TV
On Wednesday, June 8, at 8:30 p.m., KCTS 9 TV will broadcast OUT in America, an uplifting collection of unique, transformative stories and inspiring personal narratives told through the lens of the country's most prominent LGBT figures and pioneers, as well as many average, yet extraordinary, citizens from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The program weaves together diverse stories - from urban and rural America, from the heartland to New England, from San Francisco to Harlem. Deeply moving and often humorous, viewers will get a glimpse of awakenings, first crushes, unlikely soul mates, intimacy and liberation. While separated by circumstance and upbringing, the film's subjects are all united in their shared experiences of self-discovery, coming out, pride and love as well as a triumph over adversity and a true sense of belonging. Against the backdrop of historical events, each also traces their own hopes, struggles, influences and contributions toward advancements in equality and broad social change.
UW'S 10TH ANNUAL
On Wednesday, June 8, from 6-8 p.m., at the Don James Center (Husky Stadium, Montlake Ave. NE, just north of the Montlake Bridge), come be a part of the University of Washington's 10th Annual Lavender Graduation. This year's ceremony features a keynote address by nationally known Seattle author Cheryl Kilodavis Her book, My Princess Boy (wwwmyprincessboy.com), is a nonfiction picture book about acceptance. It tells the tale of a 4-year old boy who happily expresses his authentic self by enjoying traditional girl things like jewelry, sparkles, or anything pink! It is designed to start and continue a dialogue about unconditional friendship. Jennifer Self, director of the UW's Q Center will lead the ceremony. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call (206) 897-1430.
UNDERWEAR FASHION SHOW
On Friday, June 10, at 9 p.m. at R Place (619 E. Pine St. at Boylston Ave.), the Seattle Frontrunners with Lady Chablis will host an underwear fashion show featuring music by Vintage Youth. $5 suggested donation to benefit Seattle Frontrunners Run and Walk with Pride to be held June 19. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
SPOKANE PRIDE PARADE
& RAINBOW FESTIVAL
On Saturday, June 11, at noon, the 20th annual Spokane Pride Parade will step off from Wall Street (between Spokane Falls Blvd. and Main St.) and walk through the downtown business district in a rectangular formation before arriving at Gondola Meadows in Riverfront Park for the Rainbow Festival. This year's theme is Accept All: No Exceptions.
For more information, visit www.outspokane.com.
& PRIDE PARADE
On Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, from noon-5 p.m., Capital City Pride hosts their 20th annual Pride Festival at Sylvester Park (Capitol Way S. and Legion Way SW). The two-day festival is gearing up to be the largest-ever. R&B recording artist and Broadway star Shoshana Bean will headline the weekend. Pop star Xavier Toscano from the Bar Area will also perform during the two full days of entertainment. The line-up will also feature a special 20th anniversary concert by Pacific Northwest musical theatre actors. On Sunday, June 12, at noon, the 20th annual Pride Parade steps off from the State Capitol Building, traveling through downtown Olympia to the festival grounds at Sylvester Park. Food, vendor booths, a kids area and a beer garden will be open both days at the Festival.
For a complete schedule of entertainment, visit capitalcitypride.net.
RADICAL WOMEN PRESENTS
THE RIOT AT COMPTON'S CAFETERIA
On Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), Radical Women presents a video screening of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria. This documentary delves into the little-known story of a 1966 riot in San Francisco when a collective uprising against the social oppression of Queer people took place, three years before the famous Gay riots at New York City's Stonewall Inn. $3-$5 suggested donation. (Dinner, with a vegetarian option, will be available at 6:30 p.m. for $7.50 donation.) For more information, rides or childcare, call 206-722-6057 or 722-2453. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS&
A BENEFIT SHOW FOR
AIDS HOUSING ASSOCIATION
On Friday, June 17, pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., at the Blue Mouse Theater (2611 North Proctor, Tacoma), see the Northwest's best drag queens in a benefit show for AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma (AHAT). Must be 18+. Tickets: $20-includes pre-show reception; $10-general admission; at the door or www.aidshousingtacoma.org. 253-272-5533.
SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
BENEFIT AT TOMMY GUN
On Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m., at Tommy Gun (1703 E. Olive Way, between Boylston Ave. E. and Harvard Ave. E.), join Seattle Dyke March supporters for a fundraising benefit to finance this year's Dyke March.
The Dyke March has been very lucky, because due to the hard work of several folks a few years back we were able to raise enough money to operate for three years with minimal additions needed. But now, we are back on our own and need to meet our budget requirements. So it's time for a party! With fabulous raffle prizes and an excellent DJ. All of your $10 cover will go to support the Dyke March. www.seattledykemarch.com
BAT N' ROUGE XIII
THE DYKES VS DRAG QUEENS
PRIDE WEEK KICKOFF GAME
AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Saturday, June 18, 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 Bat N' Rouge XIII - The Dykes vs. Drag Queens's Pride Week Kickoff Game with your host Gaysha Starr. 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 28th year of service in the Seattle LGBT community.
For more information, visit www.chacseattle.org.
KITSAP PRIDE PRESENTS
SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS'
On Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the Admiral Theatre (515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton), the Seattle Men's Chorus presents Heartthrobs. Get ready to scream and faint with excitement as Seattle Men's Chorus thrills fans of all generations with a musical look at America's singing heartthrobs - the boy bands! This high-energy program pays tribute to six decades of male singing groups, from the Ink Spots to the Jonas Brothers, with a host of other swoon-worthy acts - like the Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Menudo, the Backstreet Boys, and N Sync - sandwiched in between. Tickets: $14, $23, $29. 360-373-6743; www.admiraltheatre.org.
ORCA SWIM TEAM'S
On Saturday, June 18, at 9 p.m., at The Lobby (916 E. Pike St.) join the Orca Swim Team for a fun evening with swimmers in Speedos, go-go boys and girls, Daniel Webster underwear and swimsuit modeling, drink specials, music by DJ Chris Bresemann, and special debut performance by Orca Swim Team drag queen patron Juanita DeFuca - all to benefit the Orca Swim Team's competition scholarship fund. No cover! www.orcaswimteam.org.
RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE
4K WALK & RUN; 10K RUN
On Sunday, June 19, at 10 a.m., at Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S), the Seattle Frontrunners will host Run and Walk with Pride, a 4K walk and run and a 10K run open to all. Registration cost is $20 online, $25 day of race; $10 student/low income online, $15 day of race. All abilities are welcome, so come and join the fun! Chip timing is provided and there will be awards for top finishers. Event t-shirts will be given to all finishers and finishers will be eligible for fabulous raffle prizes. Proceeds to benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema, producers of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Seattle Frontrunners is one of the largest running and walking clubs in the Northwest, and welcomes all abilities. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
SEATTLE OUT AND PROUD'S
SEATTLE PRIDE PICNIC
On Sunday, June 19, the Seattle Pride Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St.). $1 (one dollar) gets you hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers and all the fixings. The picnic welcomes the LGBT community and allied families. Enjoy music, games and revelry. Let's celebrate the family spirit of Pride. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P), producers of Seattle's annual Pride Parade. www.seattlepride.org
PORTLAND PRIDE WEEKEND
The Portland Dyke March will be held on Saturday, June 18, line-up at 5 p.m., step-off at 6 p.m., from N. Park Ave. and W. Burnside St. and follow the Sunday Pride Parade route to Tom McCall Waterfront Park. See website for route map. www.pridenw.com.
Portland Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, on Friday, June 17, from 6-10 p.m. (main stage and snack vendors only), Saturday, June 18, from noon-9 p.m., and Sunday, June 19, from noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday includes a full line-up of speakers and entertainment, community information and vendor and food booths. On Sunday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m., the Pride Parade steps off from NW 13th and W. Burnside and travels through downtown Portland to the Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. See website for route map and more details. www.pridenw.com
SEATTLE FAITH & PRIDE 2011 -
AN EVENING WITH
AT ST. MARK'S CATHEDRAL
On Tuesday, June 21, doors at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m., at St. Mark's Cathedral (1245 10th Ave. E.), join local faith-based LGBT ministries as well as other community organizations serving the LGBT community for an evening with musician Jennifer Knapp. Grammy-nominated musician, Jennifer Knapp, rocked the Christian music world in the last two years by coming out and again taking up her music after a seven-year hiatus. At this special one-night event, Jennifer will tell her courageous story in a Q&A session as well as share her faith, her life, and her art through her incredible voice and folk-alternative stylings. Opening the show for her will be Queer comic Lianna Carrera who will also join in the Q&A. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with local music and a ministry fair at the back of the nave. Faith-based LGBT ministries as well as other community organizations serving the LGBT community are invited to host tables inviting others to join their ministries. Following a performance by Lesbian comic Lianna Carrera, there will be a blessing of the community gathered and of the good work being done to make life better for LGBT persons. Jennifer Knapp's music and her story will follow, celebrating the crazy human ways we experience and express God's love. The concert is FREE to the public. www.jenniferknapp.com; ecww.org.
On Thursday, June 23, Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25, Sunday, June 26, from 6:30-9 p.m., Washington Ensemble Theatre (608 19th Ave. E.) presents Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET), 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 begins with directed free-writing that is eventually shared with the group and is later used to generate something new. This phase continues until there is a sense of cohesion, and texts are then molded into a working script. www.washingtonensemble.org.
A COMEDY/CABARET SHOW
TO BENEFIT THE SISTERS
OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE,
THE ABBEY OF ST. JOAN
On Thursday, June 23, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m., at Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater (2322 2nd Ave.), Breezy Mist Productions presents Summer Soiree: A Comedy/Cabaret Show to Benefit The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan. Summer Soiree is a follow-up to last December's highly successful Holiday Hullabaloo. Breezy Mist Productions (Seattle stand-up comic Rick Taylor and his husband Chris Ferguson) kicks off Pride Weekend with another installment of top notch comedy and cabaret acts to benefit The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, and the good work they do in the community.
Summer Soiree will feature entertainment from DJ Mayhem, Sr. Dinah Doosh, Chris Ferguson, Barbara Sehr, Elicia Sanchez, Matt Baker, Helvetica Phont, JR Berard, Barbara Holm, Rylee Newton, Derek Sheen, Shannon Whaley, Rick Taylor, Emmett Montgomery, and one of the best cabaret acts in Seattle known simply as Kerry & James. The show will include music, stand-up comedy, dance, drag, and even some juggling.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, work hard at benefits for many other organizations in the community. This is a way you can benefit the Sisters and the work they do with their granting fun. Helping is as easy as buying a ticket and enjoying an amazing show. Tickets: $20-advance, $25 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/175808.
AT THE WILDROSE
On Thursday, June 23, at 9 p.m., at the Wildrose (1021 E. Pike St.), Kook Teflon and Seattle International Cabaret Fest present Boogaloo Blitz with Jackie Hell and friends, Lisa Dank, and others.
On Thursday, June 24, get your Pride weekend started early and help raise funds for LGBT health and wellness nonprofits at the fourth annual PrideFeast. For details and a list of participating restaurants, visit www.pridefeast.org.
AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT PANELS
AT SEATTLE CENTER
From June 24 through June 26, 10 panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (south of the International Fountain). The display is sponsored by PrideFest.
PRIDE SHABBAT 2011
On Friday, June 24, from 6-8 p.m., at Temple De Hirsch Sinai (1511 E. Pike St. - enter on 16th Ave. between E. Pike St. and E. Union St.) celebrate Pride Shabbat 2011 with service and celebration, light snacks and desserts. Pride Shabbat is a community-wide event brought to you by Bashert: The Jewish Federation of Seattle's LGBTQ Initiative, Congregation Tikvah Chadashah, Kolenu, Jewish Family Service, Seattle Gay News, Temple Beth Am, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai.
BENT WRITING INSTITUTE -
A PRIDE WORKSHOP
On Friday, June 24, from 6-8 p.m., Bent Writing Institute presents OUTWRITE: A Pride Workshop. OUTWRITE will be facilitated by one of Bent's volunteer teachers and held at their Capitol Hill location - RSVP for details. Bent workshops create a safe and supportive environment for Queers to tell their stories and express themselves through writing. Come celebrate Pride with them at this community-building, substance-free event. All Queer-identified folks are welcome: no previous writing experience is necessary. Cost is pay-what-you-can and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
PROM DRESS RUGBY
On Friday, June 24, from 6-9 p.m., Seattle Quake Rugby will present their 2nd Annual Prom Dress Rugby (at a location still to be determined). Similar to the annual Dykes vs. Drag Queens softball game, admission will be $5 to prime sideline areas and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan, will be selling penalties, conversions, scrums, line-outs, meters, tries and conversions to raise money for Seattle Quake Rugby and their mission. Because members of Seattle Quake Rugby will be wearing dresses, due to those limitations and the overall fun nature of this exhibition match, they will not be playing full tackle rugby. The opponents this year will be the Seattle RFC women's team, The Breakers. Local celebrity announcer/referee will be the ever-fabulous Gaysha Starr. www.quakerugby.org
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO -
On Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m., the documentary For the Bible Tells Me So will be shown at University Christian Church (4731 15th Ave. NE). Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating Gays and Lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families - including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson - we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a Gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, For the Bible Tells Me So offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of Scripture and sexual identity. This FREE screening is sponsored by University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), University District Ecumenical Parish, University Congregational UCC, Emerald City MCC Seattle, and University Baptist Church.
YOUTH PRIDE DANCE
On Friday, June 24, from 7 p.m.-midnight, at Pravda Studios (1406 10th Ave., Ste 200), the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Washington State will be holding at Youth Pride Dance. The event is intended to give the under 21 community of LGBTQ youth and their allies a safe and fun way to participate in Seattle's Pride weekend. The theme of the dance is Born This Way to go along with Seattle Pride's theme of Be You. Be Proud. Express Yourself! The Youth Pride Dance hopes to honor this theme by allowing youth a space to celebrate themselves. An opening act to be determined will be scheduled from 7-8 p.m. From 8 p.m.-midnight a DJ dance party will be held. At 11 p.m. a Lady Gaga look-a-like contest will be held - prizes to be determined. Guests will receive a wristband for free entry to Neighbours after 2 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 suggested donation is requested.
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN works with Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) groups in schools in the Seattle area and around the state as well as other LGBTQ youth centers, groups and organizations.
SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS'
AT MCCAW HALL
On Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m., at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.) the Seattle Men's Chorus presents Heartthrobs. Get ready to scream and faint with excitement as Seattle Men's Chorus thrills fans of all generations with a musical look at America's singing heartthrobs - the boy bands! This high-energy program pays tribute to six decades of male singing groups, from the Ink Spots to the Jonas Brothers, with a host of other swoon-worthy acts - like the Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Menudo, the Backstreet Boys, and N Sync - sandwiched in between. Tickets: $20-$55. 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.
HOLDS 23RD ANNUAL
PRIDE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
On Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m.-noon, Dignity/Seattle hosts their 23rd annual Pride Pancake Breakfast at Central Lutheran Church Social Hall (1710 11th Ave., across from Cal Anderson Park). Includes raffle prizes. Cost is $7 donation. Proceeds go to Multifaith Works, Bailey-Boushay House, and Dignity/Seattle. Bring your old cell phones, empty ink cartridges, laptops, digital cameras, hand-held game systems, GPS devices to recycle. 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.
13TH ANNUAL RAINBOW
LBTQ HEALTH FAIR
On Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Gilda's Club (1400 Broadway at E. Union St.), the YWCA's Women's Health Outreach Program is hosting the 13th Annual Rainbow LBTQ Health Fair. Experience an exciting diversity of peer complimentary health services intended to empower and encourage our community members. Services available at the health fair include acupuncture, massage, Trager, energy healing, personal trainers, tarot readings, safer sex, cholesterol checks and a wonderful laughter session. The Swedish Breast Center Mammography coach partners on-site for low or no-cost mammograms for income eligible individuals 40 and over (insurance is accepted also). For detailed information on the health fair program and additional peer provider services offered, follow the blog at http://lbtqhealth-ywca.blogspot.com/. To schedule a mammogram appointment, please call 206-436-8623.
PRIDE FESTIVAL 2011
On Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., the third annual Capitol Hill Pride Festival will be held on Broadway E., between E. John and E. Roy Sts. This is a free, all-ages community festival celebrating diversity and community pride. The five-block festival will feature three stages and 150 booths and vendors. Attractions include live and DJ'd music, drag and dance performance, artwalk, fashion show, and a Doggie Drag Costume Contest. For a complete list of entertainment, performers, vendors, and other participants, visit capitolhillpridefestival.net.
REPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALUMNI
AT JULIA'S 2011
GAY PRIDE BLOCK PARTY
On Saturday, June 25, from noon-10 p.m., in conjunction with the Capitol Hill Pride Festival, Julia's on Broadway presents their 2011 Gay Pride Block Party (Broadway E. & E. Thomas St.), featuring RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1 contestant and former LeFaux host, Shannel, along with Season 2 alumni, Jessica Wild, and Season 3 alumni, India Ferrah. Join host Mama Tits along with DJ Dana Dub, Seattle's premier drag performers, and the cast of LeFaux and local live bands Smoking Bill, Sex Offender, and the Georgetown Orbits for a party to remember. The Seattle Squadron Softball team will host the food and drink booths, along with providing free prizes. Julia's Gay Pride Block Party is a fundraiser to benefit the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan.
WORSHIP SERVICE -
LIVE PROUD! GOD LOVES YOU!
On Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m., at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E., at E. Republican St.) a Pride Community Worship Service will be held. This year's theme is Live Proud! God Loves You! With guest speaker: Rev. Diane Darling, Pastor Alki United Church of Christ. Join the Community Chorus to sing Seasons of Love from the musical Rent. Rehearsal at All Pilgrims at 11 a.m. Love offering to benefit Lambert House, Seattle's resource center for LGBT youth and young adults. Sponsors include All Pilgrims Christian Church (United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ), Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Seattle, Prospect United Church of Christ, Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle Gay News, University Baptist Church, University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), University District Ecumenical Parish, and University Lutheran Church.
For more information, visit www.mccseattle.org
AT SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
AND W SEATTLE HOTEL
On Saturday, June 25, from 3-4:30 p.m., the Seattle Public Library and Seattle PrideFest welcome best-selling author Armistead Maupin for a special Pride Week reading from his latest novel, Mary Ann in Autumn, and a conversation on the very Gay world of Tales of the City. The reading will be held at the Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium (1000 Fourth Ave.) The event is FREE and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at 800-838-3006. Seating is not guaranteed after 2:45 p.m. www.seattlepridefest.org.
On Saturday, June 25, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., attend a VIP Meet & Greet with Armistead Maupin at the W Seattle Hotel (1112 Fourth Ave.) Enjoy complimentary hors d'ouevres and the opportunity to meet and chat with Armistead Maupin. Cost is $15 - with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Equal Rights Washington. Limited entry; pay at the door. Get $5 off entry with a PrideFest VIP Pass. www.seattlepridefest.org.
SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
On Saturday, June 25, the Seattle Dyke March Rally will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College Plaza (Broadway and E. Pine St.). Confirmed performers include: Emcee Lamar Van Dyke, Laura Robinson and Everything But Marriage, Seven Star Women's Kung Fu, the Northwest Network, and more. The Seattle Dyke March steps off at 7 p.m. to go around Capitol Hill and back to the Plaza.
For more information, visit www.seattledykemarch.com.
CONCERT FOR EQUALITY
WITH CRYSTAL BOWERSOX,
THELMA HOUSTON AND
THE BAND BETTY
On Saturday, June 25, gates at 5 p.m., concert from 6-9:30 p.m., join Crystal Bowersox, Grammy winner Thelma Houston, and the band BETTY, for a night of amazing music, drinks (including 21+ beer garden), food and Pride on the sprawling lawns of the Mural Amphitheatre (just north of the Pacific Science Center and south of Center House). Tickets: $20 advance at www.brownpapertickets.com. www.seattlepridefest.org.
RED - THE BIG PRIDE PARTIES
On Saturday, June 25, Seattle PrideFest presents two big Pride parties.
The RED Men's Pride Party with DJ Brian Gorr will be held from 9 a.m.-5 a.m. at Neumos (10th Ave. and E. Pike St.) Tickets: $20 pre-sale. www.seattlepridefest.org.
The RED Women's Pride Party with DJ Spinderella will be held from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. at Baltic Room (1207 Pine St., near Melrose Ave.) Tickets: $20 pre-sale. www.seattlepridefest.org.
SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
On Sunday, June 26, starting at 9 a.m., the Seattle Pride Parade assembles on 4th Ave. just south of Westlake Park. At 11 a.m. the parade steps off and travels north on 4th Ave.to PrideFest 2011 at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion and International Fountain.
For more information, visit www.seattlepride.org.
SEATTLE PRIDEFEST 2011
On Sunday, June 26, from noon-8 p.m., PrideFest 2011 gears up at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion and International Fountain following the parade. Enjoy 3 stages, national and local artists, community non-profit booths, food and commercial vendors, beer gardens. The International Fountain dance scene will rock.
For more information, visit www.seattlepridefest.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND THE ANGRY INCH
TO BENEFIT THE
IT GETS BETTER PROJECT
On Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m., the Crocodile Café (2200 2nd Ave.) presents the stage musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, to benefit the It Gets Better Project. Tickets: $15 plus $3 service charge. Must be 21+. www.hedwigseattle.com.
CLAIMING THE TITLE:
GAY OLYMPICS ON TRIAL
ON KCTS 9 TV
On the 25th anniversary of its arrival to the U.S. Supreme Court, the historic legal battle over the Gay Olympics will be the subject of a documentary airing on PBS stations around the country beginning June 1. The documentary will be shown in the Seattle market on Sunday, June 26, at 10:30 p.m, on KCTS 9 TV.
San Francisco filmmakers Jonathan Joiner and Robert Martin capture a rich history of events in the LGBT civil rights movement in Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial. The half-hour documentary is both historic and timely - revealing the hidden conflicts behind a lawsuit that many in the community believed to be a risky challenge to a high profile institution.
The film examines the lawsuit that pitted Olympic athlete Tom Waddell and movement legal activist Mary Dunlap against the U.S. Olympics Committee and its ultimate resolution before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was lifted into the news again recently and linked to the same-sex marriage fight due to the ironic role of Vaughn Walker, who was an attorney for the Olympics Committee in their fight to stop the Gay Olympics and in 2010 was the federal judge who declared California's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
IN THE LIFE TV
CELEBRATES GAY PRIDE MONTH
WITH A MESSAGE OF HOPE
ON KCTS 9 TV
On Sunday, June 26, at midnight, KCTS 9 TV broadcasts In the Life TV's June episode, A Message of Hope, featuring a gospel choir raising spirits and awareness about HIV/AIDS. Messengers of Hope is an Oakland-based gospel choir that uses gospel music as a means to go into the church and the community to engage people in conversations about HIV/AIDS. African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic's beginnings.
Maintaining the theme of celebrating one's authentic self, In the Life also features Andre Cooley, a Mississippi Corrections Officer who was fired when his employer discovered he was Gay and Bill Hendrix, Bio Team Leader of Dow AgroSciences in Indiana who has civil protections from 8 a.m-5 p.m. that disappear after leaving the gates of his company. Their personal stories provide a look at employment discrimination and how some corporations provide protections to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees in the absence of a federally accepted Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
For more information and to watch the episode online, visit www.itlmedia.org at your convenience.
PRESENTS TWO SPIRITS
ON KCTS 9 TV
On Monday, June 27, at 10 p.m., Independent Lens presents Two Spirits on KCTS 9 TV. Two Spirits interweaves the story of a mother's tragic loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Powerful and moving, Lydia Nibley's Two Spirits explores the life and death of Fred Martinez and the ancient Native American Two-Spirit tradition.
Fred Martinez told his mother he felt as if he was both a boy and a girl, and she explained that this is a special gift, according to traditional Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, and freedom and fear, lies the truth - the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.
Two Spirits explores issues of national concern including bullying and violence commonly faced by LGBT people, and the epidemic of LGBT teen suicide, and reveals the range of gender expressions that has long been seen as a healthy part of many of the indigenous cultures of North America, and of Navajo culture in particular.
(A free community pre-screening of Two Spirits will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m., at the Ober Park Performance Room on Vashon Island, on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m., at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, and on Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m., at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.)