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posted Friday, June 28, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 26
Endorsements roll in for Murray - Nine prominent former Burgess backers announce their support
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FRIDAY, JUNE 28
Trans Pride – Annual celebration of the Seattle-area Transgender community. Assemble in front of Seattle Central Community College on Broadway at 5 p.m.; march to Cal Anderson Park at 6 p.m.; speakers and music 7-10 p.m., featuring keynote address by Julia Serano, comedy by Ian Harvie, and music by Rae Spoon. Details at www.transprideseattle.org.
Workplace Equality Conference – Out & Equal sponsors day-long summit featuring informative and educational workshops and talks on fostering LGBT equality in business, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Hyatt at Olive 8 Hotel (1635 8th Ave.). Scheduled speakers include Alaska Airlines VP Glenn Johnson and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates CEO Selisse Berry. Advance registration required at http://nwrs.outandequalseattle.org.
Pride Shabbat – A traditional Jewish celebration “where everyone can feel proud,” at Hillel UW (4745 17th Ave. N.E.), 6:30 p.m. (doors at 6), people of all faiths welcome. Co-sponsored by Seattle Gay News. Info at www.jconnectseattle.org.
Seattle Storm Pride Night – The Storm takes on New York and the first 3,000 fans get a free Storm Rainbow Koozie! Buy three tickets, get a fourth one free. KeyArena, 7 p.m., tickets at www.stormbasketball.com.
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre – Bad@$$es: Are We Queer Enough for You? – This year’s production by QTET asks:  “When the hero you’re dreaming of never shows up, can you become your own superhero? Small-town oppression won’t stand a chance against these Queer youth bad@$$es!” Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike St.), 7:30 p.m. Info and tickets at http://qtet.org. (Also, June 29-30.)
GLSEN Youth Pride Dance – Music by Galvanized, Sarey Savy, and other special guests, sponsored by GLSEN-WA, for ages 20 and under (free). All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), 8-11 p.m.
Gender Blender: A Queer Revolt and Benefit – All-night party at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, Seattle), 8 p.m.-4 a.m., featuring Jinkx Monsoon, Mykki Blanco, Honey Mahogany, Alaska Thunderfuck, Amoania, Ben Delacreme, Aleksa Manila, and many more. Benefits Gay City Health Project and Siobhan’s (Rusty Nails) medical recovery. Sponsored by Nark Magazine. Info at www.narkmagazine.com.
Cuff Pride Weekend – Featuring DJ/performer Lady Bunny (NYC), Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). Info at www.cuffcomplex.com.
Q Pride 2013: Seattle Pride Redefined – Q Capitol Hill (1426 Broadway) with special weekend guest hostess Gaysha Starr presents Rosabel, Wayne G, Mike Cruz, and DJ Escape, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Tickets at www.purplepass.com. (See also June 29-30.)
R Place Pride Weekend - Featuring Wendy Ho (6/27-28), Jujubee (6/27-29), Latrice Royale (6/28-29). R Place (619 E. Pine St.), 9 p.m. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/399226.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Dignity Seattle Pride Pancake Breakfast – Start your Pride weekend off the way mama said you should, at this 25th annual event at the Central Lutheran Church social hall (1710 11th Ave., across from Cal Anderson Park), 8 a.m.-noon. All you can eat for a $7 donation, plus raffle prizes and recycling drop-off for unwanted small electronics (cell phones, etc.). Benefits Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, Bailey-Boushay House, and Dignity Seattle. Info at www.dignityseattle.org.
Capitol Hill Pride Festival – Celebrate Pride in Seattle’s Gayborhood at this annual street fair on Broadway from E. John St. to E. Roy St, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Live local music, food, and more than 100 booths featuring nonprofits, artists, and commercial vendors. Visit www.capitolhillpridefestival.info for details.
Julia’s Off Broadway Day O’ Drag Gay Pride Block Party – A full day and evening of entertainment, from noon-10 p.m., outside Julia’s (300 Broadway E. at E. Thomas St.), hosted by Kristie Champagne and Mama Tits, featuring the cast of “Le Faux,” Seattle’s premier drag performers, the contestants from D-Factor & The Face, aerial performances by Tamara the Trapeze Lady and others, with special guests Jinkx Monsoon and Ongina, and DJ Brett Law.
PrideFest Family Day – Annual event sponsored by Seattle PrideFest, in Cal Anderson Park, noon-5 p.m., with lots of child-friendly activities including magic shows, bouncy houses, storytelling, free ice cream, and a concert with Recess Monkey. More information, when available, will be posted at www.seattlepridefest.org/family/.
Rainbow Women’s Health Fair – Sponsored by the YWCA and Swedish Hospital, this event features massage, nutrition education, mammograms (age 40+), pap tests, and safer-sex info. All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), noon-4 p.m. Tests given by appointment: (206) 461-4489. For info and volunteer opportunities, visit www.lbtqhealth-ywca.blogspot.com. Purr Pride Block Party – Featuring DJ Pavone, DJ Skiddle, and the Perry Twins from L.A., noon-2 a.m., $20 cover, at Purr (1518 11th Ave.). Info at www.purrseattle.com.
Seattle Gay Social Events Pride Cruise – A sun-soaked (we hope) afternoon Pride party aboard an Argosy Cruises vessel (1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55), boarding at noon, docking at 4 p.m. Join DonnaTella Howe and an entourage of Seattle’s finest queens who will christen the ship with just the right amount of sass in a series of scandalous drag shows. Featuring DJ Tony Burns and special guests Olivia LaGrace, Alessandra Hunt, Drew Paradisco, and Atasha Manila. Free prizes, cash bar. Info at www.facebook.com/SeattleGaySocialEvents.
Pride Celebration Service – Join the Rev. Kari Lipke and the Diverse Harmony youth chorus in a multifaith church service “strengthening the commitment to love,” Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave.), 1 p.m. Free parking, all welcome.
Wildrose Block Party – Featuring DJ Ricki Leigh, Don’t Talk to the Cops, Glitterbang, Wishbeard, and more to be announced. The Wildrose (1021 E. Pike St.), 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Watch for more info at www.seattlepridefest.org or www.thewildrosebar.com.
Prom Dress Rugby – Exhibition match between the Seattle Quake RFC (in drag) and the Breakers women’s team, benefiting the People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN). Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St.), 2 p.m., free (donations will be solicited).
Men at Sea Brunch Boat Cruise – Featuring Robbie “Queen of the Sea” Turner, Brian Maier, and Freddy King of Pants, brunch provided by Kitchen Sink Project. Board the Islander (1611 Fairview Ave. E.) at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Nark Magazine. Info at www.narkmagazine.com.
Seattle Dyke March – Annual Lesbian/feminist rally and march event begins at 5 p.m. in the Seattle Central Community College courtyard (march steps off at 7). Information at www.seattledykemarch.com or on Facebook.
GLITUR Dance Party – Sponsored by Grand Legion of Incendiary and Tenacious Unicorn Revolutionaries, at Full Tilt Columbia City (5041 Rainier Ave. S.), 6:30 p.m. Info at www.glitur.org.
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre – Bad@$$es: Are We Queer Enough for You? – This year’s production by QTET asks:  “When the hero you’re dreaming of never shows up, can you become your own superhero? Small-town oppression won’t stand a chance against these Queer youth bad@$$es!” Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike St.), 7:30 p.m. Info and tickets at http://qtet.org. (Also, June 29-30.)
Black Light Party – With DJs Bret Law and Richard J. Dalton, hosted by Drew Paradisco; also Pride Drag Show. Highline (210 Broadway E.), 8-10 p.m. $10 at the door.
Queer Carnival Circus Burlesque – Stunts and shows by Ivy Winters, featuring Artstar, Cherdonna & Cher Cher Can Can Castaways, aerialists and more, at Fred Wildlife (127 Boylston Ave. E.), 9 p.m. Sponsored by Nark Magazine. Info at www.narkmagazine.com.
Big Red – Annual men’s party sponsored by Seattle PrideFest, featuring music by Tony Moran and Phil B, and live performance by Abigail, at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.), 9 p.m.-5 a.m. tickets available online at www.seattlepridefest.org or at UnderU4Men (709 Broadway E.).
Gay Pride Summer Soulstice – All-night party with DJ General Meow spinning soul and R&B faves from the ’60s and ’70s, with cocktails inspired by the era. The BottleNeck Lounge (2328 E. Madison St.), 9 p.m. on, no cover.
Cuff Pride Weekend – Featuring DJ/producer John LePage (SF), Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). Info at www.cuffcomplex.com.
Neighbours Nightclub Jessica Sutta, multi-platinum pussycat doll, Billboard dance chart topper and glamour icon with your fabulous Pride Weekend hostess Aleksa Manila, with Randy Blue models Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights.
Q Pride 2013: Seattle Pride Redefined – Q Capitol Hill (1426 Broadway) with special weekend guest hostess Gaysha Starr presents Rosbel, Wayne G., Mike Cruz, and DJ Escape, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Tickets at www.purplepass.com. (See also June 28 & 30.)
R Place Pride Weekend - Featuring Wendy Ho (6/27-28), Jujubee (6/27-29), Latrice Royale (6/28-29). R Place (619 E. Pine St.), 9 p.m. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/399226.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Seattle Pride Brunch – Fuel up for the big day at the Palace Ballroom (2100 5th Ave.), starting at 8:30 a.m., $35 adults/$20 children. Tickets and info at www.seattlepride.org.
Pride Service – Trinity Parish, an Open & Affirming congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, invites you to worship and then march with them in the Pride Parade. 609 8th Ave., 10:30 a.m.
Seattle Pride Parade – “Equality: Passed, Present & Future” is the theme of this year’s parade, featuring grand marshals Jane Lighty, Pete-e Petersen, Sarah Toce, Zach Silk, Lacey All, and Guatam Raghavan. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at 4th Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle, proceeding north along 4th to Denny Way and ending at Seattle Center, home of PrideFest. Visit www.seattlepride.org for information.
Seattle PrideFest – Live entertainment on four stages, food, vendor booths, arts & crafts, hands-on activities, lots of family fun. Seattle Center, noon-8 p.m. Info at www.seattlepridefest.org.
Pride Karaoke Party – Sing your favorites and sip specially priced Bacardi daiquiris at the Hula Hula Lounge (106 1st Ave. N.), starting at noon (lounge opens at 11).
Cuff Street Party – Guest host Lady Bunny, featuring Crystal Waters, Stacey Q, and DJ Dominic Pacifico, with special performance by The Sea & The Stars, Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.), noon-8 p.m. Info at www.cufffcomplex.com.
Post-Pride Movie Marathon – Mommie Dearest (5 p.m.), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (7 p.m.), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (10 p.m.), with martinis and black-truffle popcorn. The BottleNeck Lounge (2328 E. Madison St.), no cover.
Purr Pride Party – Celebrate on the Hill at Purr’s annual no-cover event (1518 11th Ave.). Info at www.purrseattle.com.
Q Pride 2013: Seattle Pride Redefined – Q Capitol Hill (1426 Broadway) with special weekend guest hostess Gaysha Starr presents Rosbel, Wayne G., Mike Cruz, and DJ Escape, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets at www.purplepass.com. (See also June 28 & 29.)
All Ages! Variety Show & Dance Party @ The Vera Project – 6 p.m. at Seattle Center @ Warren Ave. N. & Republican St. north of Key Arena. Co-hosted by Queer Youth Space, Proud Out Wonderful, and The Vera Project.
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre – Bad@$$es: Are We Queer Enough for You? – This year’s production by QTET asks:  “When the hero you’re dreaming of never shows up, can you become your own superhero? Small-town oppression won’t stand a chance against these Queer youth bad@$$es!” Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike St.), 7:30 p.m. Info and tickets at http://qtet.org. (Also, June 29-30.)
R Place Pride Weekend - Featuring Wendy Ho (6/27-28), Jujubee (6/27-29), Latrice Royale (6/28-29). R Place (619 E. Pine St.), 9 p.m. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/399226.

TUESDAY, JULY 2
David & Jonathan: A Modern Day Retelling of the Biblical Story Kathya Alexander and Brownbox Theatre present a new interpretation of the relationship between David and Jonathan detailed in the books of Samuel, set in a contemporary African-American church. Neptune Theatre (1303 N.E. 45th St.). Free. Part of the Nights at the Neptune: A People’s Theater Joint series, sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group. More info at www.stgpresents.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 13
Out in the Park – Tacoma’s annual LGBTQA Pride Celebration, noon-5 p.m., Broadway between 9th and 11th streets. Entertainment, food, fun, and community at this family-friendly event. Watch for more info at www.rainbowcntr.org or http://tacomapride.org/out-in-the-park.

SUNDAY, JULY 21
Kitsap Pride – “Pride 360” is this year’s theme for annual celebration in downtown Bremerton, noon to 5 p.m., Evergreen Park. Info at www.kitsappride.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
Vancouver (B.C.) Pride Parade and Festival – Parade beings at Robson and Thurlow streets downtown at noon, proceeds to festival site at Sunset Beach. Sponsored by Vancouver Pride Society. Info at www.vancouverpride.ca.

ONGOING
Portraits of Pride 2013Gay City’s annual visual arts installation, featuring self-portraits by local LGBT artists in a variety of media. Gay City is at 517 E. Pike St.
Bearing Witness From Another Place: James Baldwin in TurkeyThe Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) honors the late Gay author with a photograph exhibit by Sedat Pakay that opens a private window into the life of Baldwin, whose influence still resonates 25 years after his death. Exhibit runs through Sept. 29. NAAM is at 2300 S. Massachusetts St., info at www.naamnw.org or (206) 518-6000.

 

 

 

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