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posted Friday, June 8, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 23
Pride Events Calendar
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Pride Events Calendar

PORTRAITURE EXHIBIT @ TAM
Now showing at Tacoma Art Museum through June 10, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture is the first major exhibit to address how gender identity and sexual orientation have shaped the creation of modern American portraiture. The exhibit includes more than 100 works spanning nearly 150 years. Tacoma Art Museum is located at 1701 Pacific Ave., and is open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

DIVERSE HARMONY: HUMAN NATURE
On Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, celebrate the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with Diverse Harmony, a Seattle-area Gay/straight ally youth vocal ensemble celebrating its 10th year. 'Human Nature' takes place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (104 17th Ave. S.) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/247045 and at the door. (Free for ages 21 and under.)

GET ENGAGED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY!
On Saturday, June 9, Washington United for Marriage and Equal Rights Washington invite you to 'Get Engaged' to defend marriage equality. The sixth annual gala fundraiser takes place at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center (800 Pike St.), starting at 6 p.m., and benefits the Approve Referendum 74 campaign. Tickets are $174, or $1,740 to reserve a table for 10. E-mail nicole@washingtonunited.org for reservations. For more information, visit www.washingtonunitedformarriage.org/gala.

CAPITAL CITY PRIDE
On Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, celebrate community and defend equality at Olympia's annual pride event. Capital City Pride takes place in Sylvester Park (Capitol Way S. and Legion Way S.W.) with entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Featured performers include Brian Kent, Kim Archer, and Saul Tannenbaum. The parade steps off Sunday at noon. For more information visit www.capitalcitypride.net.

SPOKANE PRIDE
On Saturday, June 9, Spokane celebrates Pride with the theme 'Stand Up! Speak Out! Spark Change!' The parade steps off at noon on Wall Street at Main Street downtown and is followed by the Rainbow Festival at Gondola Meadows in the southwest corner of Riverfront Park. Details at www.outspokane.com.

SOUTH PARK PRIDE PICNIC
On Sunday, June 10, come to the 2nd annual South Park Neighborhood Gay Pride Picnic. This free event takes place at Duwamish Waterway Park (7900 10th Ave. S.), from 1 to 4 p.m. and features food, music, family-friendly fun, and a kids' art table. All are welcome.

PRIDE IDOL GRAND FINALE
On Sunday, June 10, be an eyewitness to history at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), when this year's Pride Idol is crowned. Judges Shaun Knittel of SGN, Domine Trix of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and actress Kitty Kitty Bang Bang will choose 2012's Idol from among all the winners of this spring's series of Pride Idol singing contests. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the contest starts at 8. The Grand Finale winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and will perform aboard the SO&P float in this year's Pride Parade, June 24.

ARTISTS' CALL: PORTRAITS OF PRIDE
Sunday, June 10, is the deadline to apply for inclusion in the Portraits of Pride 2012 art exhibit. What does our creative community look like? How do you see yourself when you close your eyes? Portraits of Pride 2012 is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the world through your choice of artistic medium. To apply, send your bio or artist statement (including phone number, e-mail, and mailing address) along with one to three images (jpeg format) of your work, giving title and dimensions of each, to codyblomberg@gmail.com. Applicants must be 18 or older. The deadline for art delivery is Wednesday, June 20. If a work is purchased during the show, Gay City requests a 30% commission donation to benefit Project BuildOUT. The exhibit will run from June 23 to July 22 (see below).

POZ SEATTLE PRIDE SOCIAL
On Wednesday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., join POZ Seattle at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. and E. Pine St.) for their annual Pride Social. Meet on the back patio for BBQ, 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. Information at www.pozseattle.org.

'UNICORNS VS. UNIFORMS' PRIDE LAUNCH PARTY
On Thursday, June 14, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Producers Collective presents 'Pride Launch Party: Unicorns vs. Uniforms' at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), featuring performances by Ruby Rouge, Luscious LadyPop, Max Pride, Violet deVille, and more, with MC Toby Noon. Tickets are $20 ($15 with donation of a bath towel).

DIVAS TAKE THE HILL: PRIDE KICK-OFF PARTY
On Thursday, June 14, door at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m., at Velocity Dance Center (1621 12th Ave.), Team Diva presents 'Divas Take The Hill: Pride Kick-Off Party' featuring local libations, tasty treats, and a fabulous drag and variety show to raise money to defend marriage equality. Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at the door. $5 drinks. $5 raffle tickets for local goodies. www.divastakethehill.com.

PORTLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE
From Friday, June 15, to Sunday, June 17, Portland is Pride Central in the Northwest. This year's parade begins at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 17, at Park Avenue and Burnside Street downtown. Marchers will proceed through historic Old Town/Chinatown to the Willamette River and then head down to Waterfront Park, where the three-day Pride Festival takes place. Mainstage performers include RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sharon Needles, plus Colton Ford, Kim English, Bobby Jo Valentine, DJs Tony Moran and Nina Sky, and the Portland Lesbian and Gay Men's Choruses. Details at http://pridenw.org.

SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL
From Saturday, June 16, to Sunday, June 24, Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th St.) hosts the 10th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival. This year's event includes many Pride and LGBTQ-focused offerings, including performances by Tigger! and Waxie Moon; Queer Pride: Best of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; a Pride Party; HomoPhoto Art: A 60-Year rEvolution, celebrating the history of Gay erotic art; and a series of Pride Art Tours hosted by local LGBTQ artists and collectors. Festival organizers say about half of each year's attendees identify as LGBTQ. More information at www.seattleerotic.org.

SEATTLE PRIDE PICNIC
On Saturday, June 16, come out and declare with pride, 'We Are Family' at SO&P's annual Pride Picnic, catered by Spud.com. A buffet featuring hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, fresh fruit, salads, and beverages will be offered for just $1 per person from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. E. and E. Galer St.). Information at SO&P's website, www.seattlepride.org/official-events.html.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS PREVIEW PERFORMANCE
On Saturday, June 16, the Seattle Men's Chorus presents a Friends and Family Preview, at which audiences can see and hear the chorus fine-tune its songs and staging for its Pride weekend show (June 22-23, see below). The preview will be held at the IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton (400 S. 2nd St.) starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the box office or by calling (206) 388-1400.

RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE
On Sunday, June 17, Seattle FrontRunners holds its annual Run and Walk With Pride fundraiser. This year's event benefits the It Gets Better Project and takes place at Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S.) beginning at 10 a.m. There is an entry fee of $25 for adults, $15 for youth/students. Participants choose between a 10k run, a 4k run, and a 4k walk, and can register individually or as a team. All finishers will be eligible for fabulous raffle prizes! Register or donate online at http://www.active.com/running/seattle-wa/run-and-walk-with-pride-2012. Registration closes June 15.

SOUNDERS FC PRIDE FOUNDATION NIGHT
On Wednesday, June 20, the Seattle Sounders celebrate Pride Foundation Night at CenturyLink Field, as they take on Sporting Kansas City beginning at 7 p.m. Last year's event featured the premiere of the 'It Gets Better' campaign video made by the Sounders in partnership with the Seattle Storm, Mariners, and Seahawks. Pride Foundation supporters will sit together in the North End Zone Hawks Nest and Section 214. Tickets may still be available at www.pridefoundation.org/events/event/seatte-wa-sounder-fc-pride-foundation-night/. Proceeds benefit the work of the Pride Foundation throughout the Northwest.

QUEER TEEN ENSEMBLE THEATRE
This year's QTET performance runs from Thursday, June 21, to Monday, June 25, curtain 7:30 p.m. QTET is a unique program giving voice and artistry to LGBTQ youth in the Seattle area, produced with the support of Washington Ensemble Theatre. The group performs at the Little Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E. Details of this year's show had not been announced at press time. Information will be posted to http://qtet.org as it becomes available.

PRIDE SHABBAT
On Friday, June 22, join the Seattle Jewish community for Pride Shabbat 2012! This annual event is open to the entire community and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning Jews, friends, allies, and families. It takes place at Temple De Hirsch Sinai (1511 E. Pike St.), starting with pre-service appetizers at 5:30 p.m. A light dinner and desserts will be served after the service. This event is ASL-interpreted. For more information, e-mail joshf@hilleluw.org.

SING OUT! WITH SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS
On Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, the Seattle Men's Chorus presents 'Sing Out!' - a concert of songs chosen by SMC subscribers and ticket buyers in an online vote. The program also features a 'Chorus Idol' talent show, featuring the winners of several Seattle-area singing competitions. Curtain time both evenings is 8 p.m. at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.). Tickets at https://tickets.flyinghouse.org/public/ or (206) 388-1400.

EMERALD CITY MCC CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
On Friday, June 22, help Emerald City MCC Seattle celebrate 40 years of ministry to the LGBT Christian community. An anniversary banquet will be held at University Congregational Church (4515 16th Ave. N.E.) beginning at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Metropolitan Community Church founder Elder Troy Perry will speak and greet attendees afterward. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/251887 or at MCC Seattle, 1415 N.E. 43rd St.

GLSEN YOUTH PRIDE DANCE
On Friday, June 22, LGBT and allied youth age 20 and under are invited to celebrate Pride at GLSEN Washington's annual Youth Pride Dance at Yesler Community Center (917 E. Yesler Way) from 8 to 11 p.m. with Guest DJ Alex! Tickets are $5 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/253313, or $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/370981499628630/.

SEATTLE STORM PRIDE FOUNDATION NIGHT
On Friday, June 22, the WNBA Seattle Storm take on the San Antonio Silver Stars at Key Arena, with special Section 125 tickets available to benefit the Pride Foundation. For information and tickets, go to www.pridefoundation.org or call (206) 323-3318. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

'HEY TRANNY, IT'S TRANNY!'
On Friday, June 22, Nark magazine presents its 3rd annual Pride weekend show at Neumos (916 E. Pine St.), beginning at 8 p.m. Hosted by Ben DeLaCreme, the evening's featured performers include RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sharon Needles, SSION, Hi Fashion, and JD Samson. Proceeds benefit Gay City Health Project, and tickets are available at www.gaycity.org/pride/ or at Moe Bar.

PRIDE WEEK BREAKFAST
On Saturday, June 23, Dignity/Seattle (an LGBT-positive Catholic organization) hosts its 24th annual Pride Week Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at Central Lutheran Church (1710 11th Ave.). Proceeds benefit Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, Bailey-Boushay House, and Dignity/Seattle's Convention Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.dignityseattle.org, or call (206) 659-5519. Dignity/Seattle will march with the Catholics for Marriage Equality contingent in the June 24 Pride Parade.

CAPITOL HILL PRIDE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, June 23, celebrate Pride in Seattle's premier Gayborhood at the 4th annual Capitol Hill Pride Festival on Broadway (between E. John St. and E. Roy St.) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring food, live music, and other entertainment on three stages, with performers including Marcel, Bryn King, Devolution Aries, and Bomo Cho. Returning this year is the popular Doggie Drag Costume Contest from noon to 1 p.m., benefiting the Seattle Humane Society's Pet Project, which helps people with AIDS care for their pets. The event website is http://www.seattlechatclub.org/CapitolHillPrideFestival.html.

PORTRAITS OF PRIDE EXHIBIT
From Saturday, June 23, to Sunday, July 22, Gay City hosts Portraits of Pride 2012, an art show that brings together the many faces of the LGBTQ community in celebration of local pride. The exhibit opens with an artists' reception June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.). A portion of each purchase will benefit Gay City's Project BuildOUT.

PRIDE ASIA
On Saturday, June 23, join host Aleksa Manila for the first annual Pride ASIA, a celebration of the Seattle area's LGBT Asian community, at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's International District, from noon to 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore, this event features music, theater, and other entertainment celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander diversity and culture. For more information visit http://groups.google.com/group/PrideASIA.

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
On Saturday, June 23, all are welcome to attend the annual Pride Interfaith Community Worship Service at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), beginning at 1 p.m. Giving this year's sermon will be the Rev. Elder Troy Perry, founder of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC). Founded in 1968, MCC is the first denomination created specifically to minister to LGBT Christians who were rejected by other churches.

RAINBOW HEALTH FAIR
On Saturday, June 23, YMCA Women's Health Outreach presents its 14th annual Rainbow Health Fair at Seattle Central Community College (1701 Broadway), from 1 to 5 p.m. Free health tests and services will be offered, including acupuncture, massage, energy healing, Zumba, HIV testing, cholesterol checks, naturopathic consultation, and mental health education. In addition, mammogram and pap tests will be offered at no charge to women 40 and over with limited income. To schedule a mammogram and Pap test, call Marilyn Calbert at (206) 461-4489.

SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
On Saturday, June 23, the 2012 Seattle Dyke March kicks off with a rally from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College Plaza (Broadway and E. Pine St.). The march begins at 7 p.m. and makes a loop around Capitol Hill. More information at www.seattledykemarch.com or www.facebook.com/SeattleDykeMarch.

SING OUT! WITH SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS
On Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, the Seattle Men's Chorus presents 'Sing Out!' - a concert of songs chosen by SMC subscribers and ticket buyers in an online vote. The program also features a 'Chorus Idol' talent show, featuring the winners of several Seattle-area singing competitions. Curtain time both evenings is 8 p.m. at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.). Tickets at https://tickets.flyinghouse.org/public/ or (206) 388-1400.

THE CHOCOLATE REVOLUTION
On Saturday, June 23, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Nubian Pride Productions presents 'The Chocolate Revolution' at Highline Bar (210 Broadway E.). Come celebrate Seattle Pride with DJ T-Bone and some of the area's best entertainers of color. $10 suggested donation. Open to all people of color and those who love us, 21 and over.

'RED' MEN'S PARTY AT NEUMOS
On Saturday, June 23, join DJs Brian Gorr of Seattle and Phil B of SF for Red, the annual men's Pride Festival party at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are $25, or buy a VIP Pass for $45 that gets you VIP room access plus a backstage meet-and-greet with Phil B at the DJ Stage during Sunday's PrideFest. The promoter is donating 20% of all sales/cover charges to Washington United for Marriage. For tickets, visit http://seattlepridefest.org/red/index.html.

'RED' WOMEN'S PARTY AT THE BALTIC ROOM
On Saturday, June 23, join DJs Tina T, Roy G. Biv, and Mr. Charming for Red, the annual women's Pride Festival party at the Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.) from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are $20, or buy a VIP Pass for $40 that gets you VIP room access plus backstage access to the DJ Stage during Sunday's PrideFest. The promoter is donating 20% of all sales/cover charges to Washington United for Marriage. For tickets, visit http://seattlepridefest.org/red/index.html.

2012 SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE: THE MANY FACES OF PRIDE
On Sunday, June 24, there's just no other place to be than downtown Seattle for the city's annual Pride Parade, produced by Seattle Out & Proud. This year's parade theme is 'The Many Faces of Pride,' celebrating the vast diversity of the Seattle area's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and allied community. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 4th Avenue and Union Street and proceeds north along 4th Avenue to Denny Way. Information is available at SO&P's website, www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade.html.

SEATTLE PRIDEFEST 2012
On Sunday, June 24, don't miss the biggest and best LGBTQ party in the Northwest! This year's Seattle PrideFest features more than 100 music acts (including headliners Cazwell, Debby Holiday, DJ Phil B, Peppermint, and Vockah Redu & The Cru), along with hundreds of community groups and vendors. Seattle PrideFest takes place at Seattle Center from noon to 8 p.m., immediately following the Pride Parade. As always, admission is free! For more details, visit www.seattlepridefest.org.

HONORING AUDRE LORD
On Saturday, July 7, Sistah Sinema presents two films celebrating the legacy of African-American Lesbian author and activist Audre Lord. Litany of Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lord starts at 9 p.m., followed by Audre Lord: The Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992. Both films screen at Chao Bistro (1200 E. Pike St.). Tickets are $10 in advance at www.sistahsinema.com ($15 at door, if available).

BELLINGHAM PRIDE
From Wednesday, July 11, to Sunday, July 15, B Proud hosts a series of Pride events in Bellingham, including film screenings, parties, dances, a drag show, and more. The parade begins at noon on July 15 at Bellingham High School, ending at Depot Market Square. A Pride Festival will be held the same day until 5 p.m. at Bellingham Farmers Market. More information at www.bhampride.org.

TACOMA PRIDE FESTIVAL
From Friday, July 13, to Saturday, July 21, celebrate nine whole days of Pride in Tacoma. The highlight is the annual Out in the Park event, Saturday, July 14, from noon to 6 p.m. on Broadway in the city's historic downtown theater district. Other events include three days of LGBT films at the Grand Cinema and a staged reading of Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Details are still being finalized. For more information visit www.rainbowctr.org.

VANCOUVER (WA) SATURDAY IN THE PARK
Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Vancouver, Washington's 18th annual LGBT Pride event, Saturday in the Park. This year's theme is 'Gateway to Equality,' celebrating the passage of Washington's marriage equality law. The family-friendly event takes place at Esther Short Park downtown and features music and cultural performances, community groups, games, and other activities for all ages. The day will begin with 'Lyle's Miles,' a 5K run/walk fundraiser for the Cascade AIDS Project. Details at www.gayvancouverwa.org.

KITSAP PRIDE IN BREMERTON
On Sunday, July 22, Kitsap Pride holds its annual celebration at Evergreen Park in downtown Bremerton beginning at noon. This year's theme is 'Pride Links Us Together.' Details are still being finalized and will be posted at www.kitsappride.org.

VANCOUVER (BC) PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL
This year's Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival is scheduled for Sunday, August 5. Watch for more information in future issues of SGN, or visit www.vancouverpride.ca.

PORTRAITURE EXHIBIT @ TAM
Now showing at Tacoma Art Museum through June 10, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture is the first major exhibit to address how gender identity and sexual orientation have shaped the creation of modern American portraiture. The exhibit includes more than 100 works spanning nearly 150 years. Tacoma Art Museum is located at 1701 Pacific Ave., and is open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

DIVERSE HARMONY: HUMAN NATURE
On Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, celebrate the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with Diverse Harmony, a Seattle-area Gay/straight ally youth vocal ensemble celebrating its 10th year. 'Human Nature' takes place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (104 17th Ave. S.) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/247045 and at the door. (Free for ages 21 and under.)

GET ENGAGED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY!
On Saturday, June 9, Washington United for Marriage and Equal Rights Washington invite you to 'Get Engaged' to defend marriage equality. The sixth annual gala fundraiser takes place at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center (800 Pike St.), starting at 6 p.m., and benefits the Approve Referendum 74 campaign. Tickets are $174, or $1,740 to reserve a table for 10. E-mail nicole@washingtonunited.org for reservations. For more information, visit www.washingtonunitedformarriage.org/gala.

CAPITAL CITY PRIDE
On Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, celebrate community and defend equality at Olympia's annual pride event. Capital City Pride takes place in Sylvester Park (Capitol Way S. and Legion Way S.W.) with entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Featured performers include Brian Kent, Kim Archer, and Saul Tannenbaum. The parade steps off Sunday at noon. For more information visit www.capitalcitypride.net.

SPOKANE PRIDE
On Saturday, June 9, Spokane celebrates Pride with the theme 'Stand Up! Speak Out! Spark Change!' The parade steps off at noon on Wall Street at Main Street downtown and is followed by the Rainbow Festival at Gondola Meadows in the southwest corner of Riverfront Park. Details at www.outspokane.com.

RAINBOW CITY BAND FUNDRAISER
On Sunday, June 10, it's Gay Paris at the Renaissance Seattle hotel, and you're invited! This year's benefit for the RCB includes a brunch with cocktails, a sidewalk art auction, live music, and other entertainment. The Rainbow City Band steps out for its 15th season this summer, performing in the Seattle, Bellingham, and Vancouver, B.C., Pride parades as well as numerous street fairs and holiday celebrations. Information and tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/239544.

SOUTH PARK PRIDE PICNIC
On Sunday, June 10, come to the 2nd annual South Park Neighborhood Gay Pride Picnic. This free event takes place at Duwamish Waterway Park (7900 10th Ave. S.), from 1 to 4 p.m. and features food, music, family-friendly fun, and a kids' art table. All are welcome.

PRIDE IDOL GRAND FINALE
On Sunday, June 10, be an eyewitness to history at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), when this year's Pride Idol is crowned. Judges Shaun Knittel of SGN, Domine Trix of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and actress Kitty Kitty Bang Bang will choose 2012's Idol from among all the winners of this spring's series of Pride Idol singing contests. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the contest starts at 8. The Grand Finale winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and will perform aboard the SO&P float in this year's Pride Parade, June 24.

ARTISTS' CALL: PORTRAITS OF PRIDE
Sunday, June 10, is the deadline to apply for inclusion in the Portraits of Pride 2012 art exhibit. What does our creative community look like? How do you see yourself when you close your eyes? Portraits of Pride 2012 is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the world through your choice of artistic medium. To apply, send your bio or artist statement (including phone number, e-mail, and mailing address) along with one to three images (jpeg format) of your work, giving title and dimensions of each, to codyblomberg@gmail.com. Applicants must be 18 or older. The deadline for art delivery is Wednesday, June 20. If a work is purchased during the show, Gay City requests a 30% commission donation to benefit Project BuildOUT. The exhibit will run from June 23 to July 22 (see below).

POZ SEATTLE PRIDE SOCIAL
On Wednesday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., join POZ Seattle at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. and E. Pine St.) for their annual Pride Social. Meet on the back patio for BBQ, 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. Information at www.pozseattle.org.

'UNICORNS VS. UNIFORMS' PRIDE LAUNCH PARTY
On Thursday, June 14, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Producers Collective presents 'Pride Launch Party: Unicorns vs. Uniforms' at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), featuring performances by Ruby Rouge, Luscious LadyPop, Max Pride, Violet deVille, and more, with MC Toby Noon. Tickets are $20 ($15 with donation of a bath towel).

PORTLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE
From Friday, June 15, to Sunday, June 17, Portland is Pride Central in the Northwest. This year's parade begins at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 17, at Park Avenue and Burnside Street downtown. Marchers will proceed through historic Old Town/Chinatown to the Willamette River and then head down to Waterfront Park, where the three-day Pride Festival takes place. Mainstage performers include RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sharon Needles, plus Colton Ford, Kim English, Bobby Jo Valentine, DJs Tony Moran and Nina Sky, and the Portland Lesbian and Gay Men's Choruses. Details at http://pridenw.org.

SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL
From Saturday, June 16, to Sunday, June 24, Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th St.) hosts the 10th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival. This year's event includes many Pride and LGBTQ-focused offerings, including performances by Tigger! and Waxie Moon; Queer Pride: Best of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; a Pride Party; HomoPhoto Art: A 60-Year rEvolution, celebrating the history of Gay erotic art; and a series of Pride Art Tours hosted by local LGBTQ artists and collectors. Festival organizers say about half of each year's attendees identify as LGBTQ. More information at www.seattleerotic.org.

SEATTLE PRIDE PICNIC
On Saturday, June 16, come out and declare with pride, 'We Are Family' at SO&P's annual Pride Picnic, catered by Spud.com. A buffet featuring hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, fresh fruit, salads, and beverages will be offered for just $1 per person from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. E. and E. Galer St.). Information at SO&P's website, www.seattlepride.org/official-events.html.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS PREVIEW PERFORMANCE
On Saturday, June 16, the Seattle Men's Chorus presents a Friends and Family Preview, at which audiences can see and hear the chorus fine-tune its songs and staging for its Pride weekend show (June 22-23, see below). The preview will be held at the IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton (400 S. 2nd St.) starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the box office or by calling (206) 388-1400.

RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE
On Sunday, June 17, Seattle FrontRunners holds its annual Run and Walk With Pride fundraiser. This year's event benefits the It Gets Better Project and takes place at Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S.) beginning at 10 a.m. There is an entry fee of $25 for adults, $15 for youth/students. Participants choose between a 10k run, a 4k run, and a 4k walk, and can register individually or as a team. All finishers will be eligible for fabulous raffle prizes! Register or donate online at http://www.active.com/running/seattle-wa/run-and-walk-with-pride-2012. Registration closes June 15.

SOUNDERS FC PRIDE FOUNDATION NIGHT
On Wednesday, June 20, the Seattle Sounders celebrate Pride Foundation Night at CenturyLink Field, as they take on Sporting Kansas City beginning at 7 p.m. Last year's event featured the premiere of the 'It Gets Better' campaign video made by the Sounders in partnership with the Seattle Storm, Mariners, and Seahawks. Pride Foundation supporters will sit together in the North End Zone Hawks Nest and Section 214. Tickets may still be available at www.pridefoundation.org/events/event/seatte-wa-sounder-fc-pride-foundation-night/. Proceeds benefit the work of the Pride Foundation throughout the Northwest.

QUEER TEEN ENSEMBLE THEATRE
This year's QTET performance runs from Thursday, June 21, to Monday, June 25, curtain 7:30 p.m. QTET is a unique program giving voice and artistry to LGBTQ youth in the Seattle area, produced with the support of Washington Ensemble Theatre. The group performs at the Little Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E. Details of this year's show had not been announced at press time. Information will be posted to http://qtet.org as it becomes available.

PRIDE SHABBAT
On Friday, June 22, join the Seattle Jewish community for Pride Shabbat 2012! This annual event is open to the entire community and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning Jews, friends, allies, and families. It takes place at Temple De Hirsch Sinai (1511 E. Pike St.), starting with pre-service appetizers at 5:30 p.m. A light dinner and desserts will be served after the service. This event is ASL-interpreted. For more information, e-mail joshf@hilleluw.org.

SING OUT! WITH SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS
On Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, the Seattle Men's Chorus presents 'Sing Out!' - a concert of songs chosen by SMC subscribers and ticket buyers in an online vote. The program also features a 'Chorus Idol' talent show, featuring the winners of several Seattle-area singing competitions. Curtain time both evenings is 8 p.m. at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.). Tickets at https://tickets.flyinghouse.org/public/ or (206) 388-1400.

EMERALD CITY MCC CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
On Friday, June 22, help Emerald City MCC Seattle celebrate 40 years of ministry to the LGBT Christian community. An anniversary banquet will be held at University Congregational Church (4515 16th Ave. N.E.) beginning at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Metropolitan Community Church founder Elder Troy Perry will speak and greet attendees afterward. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/251887 or at MCC Seattle, 1415 N.E. 43rd St.

GLSEN YOUTH PRIDE DANCE
On Friday, June 22, LGBT and allied youth age 20 and under are invited to celebrate Pride at GLSEN Washington's annual Youth Pride Dance at Yesler Community Center (917 E. Yesler Way) from 8 to 11 p.m. with Guest DJ Alex! Tickets are $5 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/253313, or $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/370981499628630/.

SEATTLE STORM PRIDE FOUNDATION NIGHT
On Friday, June 22, the WNBA Seattle Storm take on the San Antonio Silver Stars at Key Arena, with special Section 125 tickets available to benefit the Pride Foundation. For information and tickets, go to www.pridefoundation.org or call (206) 323-3318. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

'HEY TRANNY, IT'S TRANNY!'
On Friday, June 22, Nark magazine presents its 3rd annual Pride weekend show at Neumos (916 E. Pine St.), beginning at 8 p.m. Hosted by Ben DeLaCreme, the evening's featured performers include RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sharon Needles, SSION, Hi Fashion, and JD Samson. Proceeds benefit Gay City Health Project, and tickets are available at www.gaycity.org/pride/ or at Moe Bar.

PRIDE WEEK BREAKFAST On Saturday, June 23, Dignity/Seattle (an LGBT-positive Catholic organization) hosts its 24th annual Pride Week Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at Central Lutheran Church (1710 11th Ave.). Proceeds benefit Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, Bailey-Boushay House, and Dignity/Seattle's Convention Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.dignityseattle.org, or call (206) 659-5519. Dignity/Seattle will march with the Catholics for Marriage Equality contingent in the June 24 Pride Parade.

CAPITOL HILL PRIDE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, June 23, celebrate Pride in Seattle's premier Gayborhood at the 4th annual Capitol Hill Pride Festival on Broadway (between E. John St. and E. Roy St.) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring food, live music, and other entertainment on three stages, with performers including Marcel, Bryn King, Devolution Aries, and Bomo Cho. Returning this year is the popular Doggie Drag Costume Contest from noon to 1 p.m., benefiting the Seattle Humane Society's Pet Project, which helps people with AIDS care for their pets. The event website is http://www.seattlechatclub.org/CapitolHillPrideFestival.html.

PORTRAITS OF PRIDE EXHIBIT
From Saturday, June 23, to Sunday, July 22, Gay City hosts Portraits of Pride 2012, an art show that brings together the many faces of the LGBTQ community in celebration of local pride. The exhibit opens with an artists' reception June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.). A portion of each purchase will benefit Gay City's Project BuildOUT.

PRIDE ASIA
On Saturday, June 23, join host Aleksa Manila for the first annual Pride ASIA, a celebration of the Seattle area's LGBT Asian community, at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's International District, from noon to 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore, this event features music, theater, and other entertainment celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander diversity and culture. For more information visit http://groups.google.com/group/PrideASIA.

INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICE
On Saturday, June 23, all are welcome to attend the annual Pride Interfaith Community Worship Service at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), beginning at 1 p.m. Giving this year's sermon will be the Rev. Elder Troy Perry, founder of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC). Founded in 1968, MCC is the first denomination created specifically to minister to LGBT Christians who were rejected by other churches.

RAINBOW HEALTH FAIR
On Saturday, June 23, YMCA Women's Health Outreach presents its 14th annual Rainbow Health Fair at Seattle Central Community College (1701 Broadway), from 1 to 5 p.m. Free health tests and services will be offered, including acupuncture, massage, energy healing, Zumba, HIV testing, cholesterol checks, naturopathic consultation, and mental health education. In addition, mammogram and pap tests will be offered at no charge to women 40 and over with limited income. To schedule a mammogram and Pap test, call Marilyn Calbert at (206) 461-4489.

SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
On Saturday, June 23, the 2012 Seattle Dyke March kicks off with a rally from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College Plaza (Broadway and E. Pine St.). The march begins at 7 p.m. and makes a loop around Capitol Hill. More information at www.seattledykemarch.com or www.facebook.com/SeattleDykeMarch.

THE CHOCOLATE REVOLUTION
On Saturday, June 23, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Nubian Pride Productions presents 'The Chocolate Revolution' at Highline Bar (210 Broadway E.). Come celebrate Seattle Pride with DJ T-Bone and some of the area's best entertainers of color. $10 suggested donation. Open to all people of color and those who love us, 21 and over.

'RED' MEN'S PARTY AT NEUMOS
On Saturday, June 23, join DJs Brian Gorr of Seattle and Phil B of SF for Red, the annual men's Pride Festival party at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are $25, or buy a VIP Pass for $45 that gets you VIP room access plus a backstage meet-and-greet with Phil B at the DJ Stage during Sunday's PrideFest. The promoter is donating 20% of all sales/cover charges to Washington United for Marriage. For tickets, visit http://seattlepridefest.org/red/index.html.

'RED' WOMEN'S PARTY AT THE BALTIC ROOM
On Saturday, June 23, join DJs Tina T, Roy G. Biv, and Mr. Charming for Red, the annual women's Pride Festival party at the Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.) from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are $20, or buy a VIP Pass for $40 that gets you VIP room access plus backstage access to the DJ Stage during Sunday's PrideFest. The promoter is donating 20% of all sales/cover charges to Washington United for Marriage. For tickets, visit http://seattlepridefest.org/red/index.html.

2012 SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE: THE MANY FACES OF PRIDE
On Sunday, June 24, there's just no other place to be than downtown Seattle for the city's annual Pride Parade, produced by Seattle Out & Proud. This year's parade theme is 'The Many Faces of Pride,' celebrating the vast diversity of the Seattle area's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and allied community. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 4th Avenue and Union Street and proceeds north along 4th Avenue to Denny Way. Information is available at SO&P's website, www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade.html.

SEATTLE PRIDEFEST 2012
On Sunday, June 24, don't miss the biggest and best LGBTQ party in the Northwest! This year's Seattle PrideFest features more than 100 music acts (including headliners Cazwell, Debby Holiday, DJ Phil B, Peppermint, and Vockah Redu & The Cru), along with hundreds of community groups and vendors. Seattle PrideFest takes place at Seattle Center from noon to 8 p.m., immediately following the Pride Parade. As always, admission is free! For more details, visit www.seattlepridefest.org.

HONORING AUDRE LORD
On Saturday, July 7, Sistah Sinema presents two films celebrating the legacy of African-American Lesbian author and activist Audre Lord. Litany of Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lord starts at 9 p.m., followed by Audre Lord: The Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992. Both films screen at Chao Bistro (1200 E. Pike St.). Tickets are $10 in advance at www.sistahsinema.com ($15 at door, if available).

BELLINGHAM PRIDE
From Wednesday, July 11, to Sunday, July 15, B Proud hosts a series of Pride events in Bellingham, including film screenings, parties, dances, a drag show, and more. The parade begins at noon on July 15 at Bellingham High School, ending at Depot Market Square. A Pride Festival will be held the same day until 5 p.m. at Bellingham Farmers Market. More information at www.bhampride.org.

TACOMA PRIDE FESTIVAL
From Friday, July 13, to Saturday, July 21, celebrate nine whole days of Pride in Tacoma. The highlight is the annual Out in the Park event, Saturday, July 14, from noon to 6 p.m. on Broadway in the city's historic downtown theater district. Other events include three days of LGBT films at the Grand Cinema and a staged reading of Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Details are still being finalized. For more information visit www.rainbowctr.org.

VANCOUVER (WA) SATURDAY IN THE PARK
Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Vancouver, Washington's 18th annual LGBT Pride event, Saturday in the Park. This year's theme is 'Gateway to Equality,' celebrating the passage of Washington's marriage equality law. The family-friendly event takes place at Esther Short Park downtown and features music and cultural performances, community groups, games, and other activities for all ages. The day will begin with 'Lyle's Miles,' a 5K run/walk fundraiser for the Cascade AIDS Project. Details at www.gayvancouverwa.org.

KITSAP PRIDE IN BREMERTON
On Sunday, July 22, Kitsap Pride holds its annual celebration at Evergreen Park in downtown Bremerton beginning at noon. This year's theme is 'Pride Links Us Together.' Details are still being finalized and will be posted at www.kitsappride.org.

VANCOUVER (BC) PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL
This year's Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival is scheduled for Sunday, August 5. Watch for more information in future issues of SGN, or visit www.vancouverpride.ca.

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