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posted Friday, June 7, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 23
2019 PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

2019 PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

Compiled by SGN Staff
           
HAPPY LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH FROM SEATTLE GAY NEWS!

            FRIDAY, JUNE 7
            Exhibit Opening: “In and Out: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island”
            6-9pm (opening reception). Vashon Heritage Museum (10105 SW Bank Rd, Vashon). Interactive, collaborative exhibit and series of programs that examine and celebrate the long, quiet history of LGBTQ+ people on Vashon-Maury Island, which has the largest per-capita LGBTQ population in Washington State. Curated by Ellen Kritzman and Stephen Silha. Exhibit on display thru March 2020. Info: https://vashonheritagemuseum.org/exhibition/lgbtq-vashon. (Watch this site for news of special events tied to the exhibit.)

            FRIDAY, JUNE 7
            Exhibit Opening: “Queer Clay” at Pottery Northwest
            6-8pm (opening reception). Pottery Northwest (226 1st Ave N). What makes a “home” becomes increasingly convoluted post-adolescence, particularly for Queer folx: if you’re Queer, “homemaking” often means forging a family from scratch. This exhibition brings together artists working in the Pacific Northwest to address themes of home and belonging. These artists represent a geographical range from Seattle and Portland all the way to Montana and Alaska, and they include a mix of ceramic artists and artists from other disciplines who were willing to take on clay. Exhibit on display thru June 28. Info: https://potterynw.org/portfolio-item/june-2019-queer-clay/.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 7
            GenPRIDE Inaugural Fundraiser
            6-9pm. The Sanctuary at Admiral (2656 42nd Ave SW). Join GenPRIDE (Generations Aging With Pride) in celebrating the generations of our community from Stonewall to Marriage Equality and beyond. Aleksa Manila and other fabulous entertainers will make it a night to remember! Dinner included. Tickets ($50 single, $25 senior) and more info at https://gapseattle.org or call (206) 393-3400.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 8
            Trans Health Fair
            10am-3pm. MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center (3201 E Republican St). Meet Medical Providers who know Trans issues! Meet agencies staffed by and for Trans People! Do you know if your medical exam is appropriate? Answer questions like these: What if I face homelessness? How do I change my name? Why should I care about HIV? How do I access health care with no insurance? Speakers include: Queerdoc.com's Dr. Crystal Beal; Gender Justice League; Lambda Legal; Tribalmed.com's Janna Cuneo, ARNP. "A resiliency space." Advocate for your health! Sponsored by Lifelong.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 8
            Panel Discussion: “There Goes the Gayborhood”
            10:30am-12 noon. Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium (1000 4th Ave, 1st floor). Join Historic Seattle and Vanishing Seattle for a discussion on the history of LGBTQIA spaces and the changing nature of our city. In the face of rapid redevelopment, how do we save the places that anchor Seattle’s LGBTQIA communities but may lack the architectural significance typically required for landmarking? A panel of preservationists, small business owners and activists will discuss important community places and the challenges we face in making preservation more inclusive. Panelists include Rich Freitas, Kevin McKenna, Sylvia O’Stayformore, Jeff Henness, Steve Bennett, and Martha Manning. Free. Info/RSVP: https://historicseattle.org/event/there-goes-the-gayborhood-panel-discussion/.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 8
            Volunteer Park Pride Festival
            12 noon-7pm. Volunteer Park (1247 15th Ave E). The Volunteer Park Pride Festival is a chance for family and friends to come together in one of Seattle’s iconic parks and celebrate Queer arts, music, performance and culture. Features beer garden, live music, food trucks, craft fair & informational booths. Free, all ages. Music lineup includes Thunderpussy, J GRGRY, Whitney Monge, Sassyblack, Left At London, Betty Wetter, Marco Collins and DJ KIRK. More info at www.seattlepride.org/festival.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 8
            Youth Pride Skate
            5:30-9:30pm. Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17 Ave S). A benefit for Lambert House. Sponsored by Southgate Roller Rink, Girl Scout Troop #44284, and Southside Revolution Coed Jr. Roller Derby. Hosted by DJ McLovin. $10 at door with free skate rental and 21+ bar. Info: www.facebook.com/events/463435874473650/.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 8
            Blue Moon Pride Show & Benefit for Pizza Klatch
            9pm. Blue Moon Tavern (712 NE 45th St). Live music from local Queer artists Creature Hole, Seaside Tryst, and After Party. Proceeds benefit Olympia’s Pizza Klatch. $10 cover, 21+. Info: www.facebook.com/events/534043733795341.

            SUNDAY, JUNE 9
            Kitsap Pride Picnic
            12:30-4pm. Pilgrim Firs Conference Center (3318 SW Lake Flora Rd, Port Orchard). Annual family-friendly event on beautiful Lake Flora. Pilgrim Firs provides lunch including a vegetarian option. Bring your own beverages, lawn chairs and umbrellas. Music, a children's craft project, lawn games, volleyball, and you can enjoy walks in the woods including trails around the lake and a contemplative labyrinth. This event is by donation, everyone is welcome. Picnic will be held indoors in case of rain. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2061263750839458/     

            TUESDAY, JUNE 11
            UW Lavender Graduation
            6-9pm. Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court NE). A special ceremony for LGBTQ graduating students hosted by Aleksa Manila and featuring local Trans/Queer poet, educator and youth advocate J Mase III. (Check him out at https://jmaseiii.com/.) Sponsored by the UW’s Q Center. All are welcome to attend, but participation requires pre-registration at www.eventbrite.com/e/lavender-graduation-2019-tickets-61912892127/amp.

            WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
            GSBA Pride Business Luncheon: “Stonewall Forward”
            11am (expo), 12 noon (luncheon program). Embassy Suites by Hilton (255 S King St). Join GSBA in recognizing 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising with LGBTQ activists discussing the early years of the movement, its successes, challenges and the work still to be done. Sally Clark of the University of Washington will moderate a panel consisting of Judge Anne Levinson (ret.), Monserrat Padilla (Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network), State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, Thatcher Bailey (Seattle Parks Foundation), and Marsha Botzer, a founding member of Equality Washington. This event features a Small Business Expo, showcasing businesses in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. The GSBA’s 2019-20 annual guide will also be revealed. Tickets $70 members; $80 nonmembers. Visit www.thegsba.org or call (206) 363-9188.

            THURSDAY, JUNE 13
            Capitol Hill Art Walk – Queer Edition
            5-9pm. Various locations. Seattle PrideFest cosponsors this month's event with Capitol Hill Art Walk. Just like the regular monthly art walk, but more Queer! An easy, gentle June stroll through some of the best art the Queer community has to offer. Map of participating venues available for download a week before the event. For details, visit www.facebook.com/events/532255640619560/.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 15
            Seattle Frontrunners Annual Run/Walk with Pride 4K/10K
            9am. Seward Park (5900 Lake Washington Blvd S). This year’s beneficiary is Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG). Registration fee $35 adult, $20 student/youth for both 4K and 10K events. Register at www.raceentry.com/races/run-walk-with-pride/2019/register. Info at www.runwalkwithpride.org.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 15
            Tukwila Pride Street Fair
            10am-8pm. East Marginal Way S from S 128th to S 130th Street. Help make history by being a part of Tukwila’s first-ever Pride event! Featuring a huge lineup of entertainers including Athena, Lala Amish, Kristie Champagne, Africa Violeta, Sage Rose, and many other musicians, drag performers and DJs, plus food trucks, beer garden and much more. Children’s activities include reading by “Grandmother Fish” author Jonathan Tweet. Free, hosted by PFLAG, Friendz Café, and NB Garden and Lawn Care. Info: www.tukwilapride.org.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 15
            Reign FC Pride Match
            7pm. Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma. Celebrate Pride with the Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League as they take on the Washington (DC) Spirit. Tickets $17-$30 at www1.ticketmaster.com/reign-fc-vs-washington-spirit/event/0F00565BF1EF7F2D or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

            TUESDAY, JUNE 18
            PBS presents “The Lavender Scare”
            9-10pm. KCTS-TV. In 1953, President Eisenhower declared Gay men and Lesbians to be a threat to national security and therefore unfit for government service. In doing so, he triggered the longest “witch hunt” in American history. Over the next four decades, tens of thousands of government workers lost their jobs and careers solely over their sexual orientation. But this injustice had an unintended effect: it helped ignite the LGBT rights movement. This new documentary is narrated by Glenn Close and Frank Kameny (the man who dared to fight back). For a complete schedule listing other LGBT-themed programming during June, visit https://kcts.org.

            THURSDAY, JUNE 20 – SATURDAY, JUNE 22
            Northwest Film Forum presents “Queens”
            6pm (VIP pre-show wine & cupcake tasting), 8pm (screening). Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave). Drawing inspiration from the strategic drama of chess, Simone Pin Productions presents a sexy, thought-provoking burlesque centering two opulent, opposed queens. Gaze upon the staggering beauty of rooks, knights, and two primal Queens facing off on the chessboard! Powerful female figures, love, and the battles experienced by women of color all take center stage in this stimulating burlesque. The Queen’s Court features Adra Boo, Caela Bailey, TAQUEET$!, Elise, Shay Simone and Annya Pin, with choreography by Shay Simone that fuses burlesque and technical dance to scintillating effect. Tickets: $40 general, $50 VIP (includes reserved seating, wine, cupcake, signed poster, meet-and-greet with cast), at https://nwfilmforum.org/events/simone-pin-productions-queens/.

            THURSDAY, JUNE 20
            Radical Women/Freedom Socialist LGBTQ Pride Forum
            7pm. New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave S). Panel discussion focused on the fight against the far right (it didn’t start with Trump). Featuring SGN publisher George Bakan and other local leaders in the struggle. Watch for details at www.radicalwomen.org.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 21
            Pride Shabbat 2019
            5:30pm (pre-Oneg with appetizers), 6:30pm (Service), 7:30 (dessert Oneg). Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. Pride Shabbat 2019 is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Jews, friends, families and allies of all ages. Free, ADA accessible, ASL interpreted, dietary laws observed. Co-sponsored by Temple De Hirsch Sinai and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Pre-registration encouraged at www.jewishinseattle.org/investments-in-jewish-life/pop-up-events/pride-shabbat-2019/.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 21 – SATURDAY, JUNE 22
            Seattle Men’s Chorus: “Summer of ’69”
            8pm (Fri), 2pm (Sat). Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave & University St). Let SMC transport you back to that vibrant year of culture-defining music. Featuring hits by Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night, Sly & the Family Stone, the Fifth Dimension and many others. Plus: the premiere of “Quiet No More,” an inspiring new musical theater work that tells the stories of the Stonewall riots and the birth of the struggle to live life out loud. Info and tickets: www.seattlechoruses.org.
           
            SATURDAY, JUNE 22
            Seattle Women’s Pride 2019
            6-10pm. The Riveter (1517 12th Ave). This year’s theme: “The Year of the Woman.” Awards presentation (8pm) honorees include Greta Cammermeyer, Mitzi Johanknecht, and Kim Bogucki. Comedy show (9pm) features Monisa Brown, Val Nigro and Tambre Massman. Also food, non-host bar, silent auction, raffle, VIP lounge. Come as you are! Tickets $40 general, $55 VIP (plus fees). Sponsored by The Seattle Lesbian. Info: www.seattlewomenspride.com.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 22
            Pride All-Gender Swim at Rainier Beach Pool
            6-8pm. Rainier Beach Pool (8825 Rainier Ave S). Amenities include water slide, diving board, sauna, leisure pool, hot tub and 25-yard lap pool. (Access stairs and ADA lift available for leisure pool, lap pool and hot tub.) All welcome – changing rooms will be gender-neutral with five family/private changing rooms available. Special rate of $2 (children under one year free with adult). Info: www.seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/rainier-beach-pool.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 22
            Houselpuff at Blue Moon
            8pm. Blue Moon Tavern (712 NE 45th St). A Harry Potter themed dance party, featuring the talents of DJ Eff, Kid Amiga, Kzar, Shitbox, and Flintlock3r. $5 cover, 21+. Info: www.facebook.com/events/3397409100052121/.

            SUNDAY, JUNE 23
            Capital City Pride Parade and Festival (Olympia)
            Parade at noon. Festival 1-5pm. Heritage Park (5th Ave SE & Water St SE – SW corner – Olympia) www.capitalcitypride.net; www.facebook.com/capcitypride.

            SUNDAY, JUNE 23 – FRIDAY, JUNE 28
            Northwest Film Forum presents “Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community”
            5 & 8pm 6/23; 3pm 6/24-25; 8:30pm 6/26-28. Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave). Newly restored print of classic 1984 documentary of the LGBT movement in the decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots. Narrated by iconic author Rita Mae Brown and featuring groundbreaking interviews with Ann Bannon, Martin Duberman, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Gittings, Harry Hay, Mabel Hampton, Dr. Evelyn Hooker, Frank Kameny, Audre Lorde, Richard Bruce Nugent, Jose Sarria, and many more. Tickets and info at https://nwfilmforum.org/.

            THURSDAY, JUNE 27 – SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Introvert Pride Festival
            5-10pm. Copious Love Productions, 2220 NW Market St. We’re here, we’re Queer, we’re quiet. Cuddle up with a good book, listen to some amazing music geared toward inner calm and personal productivity, and celebrate Pride in a new way. Bring some friends and chill out with other cool introverts. Free. Info: www.copious.art.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 28
            Trans Pride Seattle March
            5pm (assembly), 6pm (march), 7pm (party). Assemble at Broadway & Thomas St, march south on Broadway to Pike, east on Pike to 11th, and north on 11th to Cal Anderson Park for Trans Pride celebration. For more info or to volunteer, visit www.transprideseattle.org.
 
            FRIDAY, JUNE 28
            Butt Dial at the W
            6-8pm. Hotel W Seattle (1112 4th Ave). Mix and mingle with Mama Tits while jumping on the Butt Dial Express with live music on the W Stage. No cover charge. Happy Hour 4-8pm daily. Info: www.evensi.us/amp/love-loud-weekend-hotel/310431783.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            GLTA Seattle Classic
            11am (Friday’s first match). UW Nordstrom Tennis Center (3833 Walla Walla Rd) indoor and outdoor courts. Annual open tournament sponsored by Seattle Tennis Alliance. Registration deadline: June 14 at 11:59pm. To register or for more information, visit www.seattletennisalliance.org.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            Queer/Pride Festival 2019
            6pm-12 midnight Fri; 2pm-12 midnight Sat; 2pm-10pm Sun. Queer/Bar (1518 11th Ave) and outdoors on 11th btwn Pike & Pine. Queer/Pride Festival is an annual three-day street festival during Seattle Pride Weekend in the heart of Capitol Hill. We are here to be a safe, fun space for our LGBTQIA+ community so that we can honor our history and diversity, while celebrating our Queer culture together. Enjoy nightly performances on two stages of the hottest in drag and LGBTQIA+ talent from all over the country, dance your glitter off all day long with DJs and Go-Gos, and meet the stars at our Meet & Greet events! VIPs party in the ultra-exclusive VIP lounge with a private stage, premium bar, and drop-ins with “Ru Paul's Drag Race” queens. Tickets: $30 (single-day pass); $75 (3-day pass); $199 (VIP Experience). Meet-and-greet packages also available ($50 addl). Info: www.strangertickets.com/events/92033887/queerpride-festival-2019.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 28 - SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            Wildrose Block Party
            15,000 square feet outdoor beer garden with rotating schedule of DJs throughout the weekend at The Wildrose (1021 E Pike St). Games, photobooth, booty shaking contest. Watch for details at www.thewildrosebar.com

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Seattle Pride Quads Grass Volleyball Tournament
            8am-7pm. Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St. Fundraiser for Kraken VC Scholarship Fund, which brings club volleyball to inner-city youth. Tournament includes men’s and women’s divisions. Entry fee $120 for team of 4; $30 each additional player. Info and registration (deadline: June 22) at www.seattlepridequads.com.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            LGBTQ Youth Pride Dance: “Hollywood, Gays & Glam”
            7-11pm. MoPOP, 325 5th Ave N. Featuring great music, lighting, media display, and youth drag performances. Co-sponsored by the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Lambert House. Ages 13-22. More info coming soon at www.lamberthouse.org. Volunteers are needed; email brandon@lamberthouse.org.

            FRIDAY, JUNE 28
            OutDancing: A Fundraiser for the Dyke March
            8:30pm-1am. Century Ballroom (915 E Pine St, 2nd floor). Dance party featuring MC Koop and DJ Nudie. Tickets ($10 advance and day-of bef. 10pm; $15 aft. 10pm) at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4250594.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Pride Pancake Breakfast
            9am-12 noon. Central Lutheran Church Social Hall (1710 11th Ave). Fuel up for Capitol Hill’s Pride celebrations while helping support Samaritan Center’s CareTeams, Food Lifeline and the Dignity/Seattle Scholarship Fund. This event is a Seattle tradition now in its 31st year! Donation of $7 includes food and prize raffle. Dignity/Seattle is a faith community of LGBTQ Catholics, families and friends that has been in existence since 1973. Info at http://dignityseattle.org/node/198.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally
            11am (Doggie Drag Costume Contest), 12 noon-1pm (parade). More info coming soon at www.capitolhillpridefestival.info.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            PrideFest Capitol Hill
            12 noon-9pm. Broadway E from John St. to Roy St. The biggest festival day on Capitol Hill all year long! Return to the place where Pride was held for decades, now a five-block festival with food, vendors, five stages of entertainment, and the most diverse crowd you’ll see all year long. Best of all, it’s free. Info: www.seattlepridefest.org/schedule/2019/6/29/pridefest-capitol-hill

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29 & SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            Cuff Pride Street Party
            4pm-3am (Sat), 12 noon-3am (Sun). The Cuff Complex, 1533 E 13th St. Details to come; watch for updates at www.cuffcomplex.com or call (206) 323-1525.

 

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Seattle Dyke March
            5pm (rally), 7pm (march). Seattle Central College Plaza, 1701 Broadway. March goes around Capitol Hill and back to the Plaza. People of all genders and identities are welcome to join in celebration at the rally and on the march. See the Seattle Dyke March Facebook page for more info.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Seattle Sounders Pride Match
            7pm. Century Link Field (800 Occidental Ave). “We stand for Pride, we march for Pride, we play for Pride!” The Sounders host the Vancouver Whitecaps in the annual Pride Match, with additional events centered around Pride and the celebration of equality. Tickets and more info at www.soundersfc.com/tickets/themematches.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Pride-lesque at the W
            8-10pm. W Seattle (1112 4th Ave). Kick off the night with feathers and fierceness as W Seattle welcomes five of the city’s hottest burlesque dancers who will steal the scene with their shimmy and shake while you prefunk with your besties. Featured performers on the W Stage include Waxie Moon, J Von Stratton, Moscato Extatique, Ruby Mimosa and Faggedy Randy. No cover. Info: www.evensi.us/amp/love-loud-weekend-hotel/310431783.

 

            SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            Mimosas with Mama Tits Pride Brunch at the W
            8am-2pm (Mama Tits performance 9am-11am). W Seattle (1112 4th Ave). Soak in the Pride celebration (and soak up that Hill hangover) with the brunch of all brunches in the W Seattle Living Room. W Seattle sits right on the parade route so you won’t miss a thing. Buffet brunch $29, full menu to come at www.evensi.us/amp/love-loud-weekend-hotel/310431783.

            SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            Seattle Pride Parade 2019
            11am-4pm. Downtown Seattle, 4th Ave at Union St. The 45th annual Seattle Pride Parade includes more than 200 participating groups and 60,000 individuals marching in support of LGBTQ pride. This year the parade will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, which became a national movement and eventually led to marches around the country, including the first Seattle Pride march in 1974 – which has been held in late June ever since to commemorate the June 28th Stonewall Riots. The 2019 Grand Marshals include Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, drag performer/actor/singer/comedian Jinkx Monsoon, and four organizations – Bailey-Boushay House, Camp Ten Trees, Seattle Children's Gender Clinic, and U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle. The parade is a fun, community-wide celebration advancing awareness of LGBTQ issues and promoting mutual respect and equal human rights for all. Free, all ages. Updates and more info: www.seattlepride.org/parade.

            SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            PrideFest Seattle
            12 noon-8pm. Seattle Center. Seattle’s official Pride Festival celebrates 50 years since the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, ignited by the Stonewall riots in New York City. Come one, come all, to this free celebration, to honor the events where Pride began. Music, food, information booths, and much more. Free admission. For updates see www.facebook.com/events/386290931942076/.

            SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            Seattle Storm Pride Game
            4pm. Alaska Airlines Arena (3870 Montlake Blvd NE). The Storm host the Phoenix Mercury with Section 9 ticket sales benefiting Equal Rights Washington. Tickets ($25) at https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/2019-seattle-storm-pride-game. (These specially priced tickets can only be purchased at this site.)

            SUNDAY, JUNE 30
            Spec Script at Blue Moon
            7:30pm. Blue Moon Tavern (712 NE 45th St). A reading of a TV show episode written by someone who has never actually seen the show! For tonight’s edition, the show is “Transparent” (Amazon) written by a Trans person and featuring an all-Trans cast of readers. Suggested donation $7, 21+. Info: www.facebook.com/SpecScriptShow/.

           
            FRIDAY, JULY 5
            Seattle Mariners Pride Night
            7:10pm (first pitch). T-Mobile Park (1250 1st Ave S). The Mariners take on the Oakland A’s at this year’s Pride Night. Attendees receive an exclusive Mariners Pride hat plus entry to a special pregame Pride event with light appetizers and cash bar. Purchase tickets by noon on July 5 using promo code PRIDE at www.mlb.com/mariners/tickets/specials/pride.

            SATURDAY, JULY 13
            Port Townsend Pride in the Park
            11am-5pm. Pope Marine Park (Waterfront Plaza). Celebrating Stonewall’s 50th anniversary with variety show and vendors. Donations fund a local youth center for LGBTQ teens and allies. Sponsored by Jefferson County Pride. Info: www.facebook.com/events/pope-marine-park/pride-in-the-park-2019/373265339930572/.

 

            SATURDAY, JULY 13
            Tacoma Pride
            12 noon-6pm. Pacific Avenue between South 7th and 9th streets. Tacoma Pride is bursting with activities, fun, and engagement with the resilient and brave LGBTQ community from Tacoma and the surrounding Pierce County area. Entertainment, booths from local organizations and businesses, food trucks and stalls, beer garden, youth dance tent, and much more! Free, family-friendly event hosted by the Rainbow Center (www.rainbowcntr.org). Visit www.facebook.com/events/399061404026350/ for more info.

            SUNDAY, JULY 14
            Gay Day at Wild Waves
            11am-7pm. Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, Cascades Picnic Grove (36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way). Party at Wild Waves with the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle! A specially reserved area will feature entertainment, food vendors, beer garden and more with proceeds benefiting local charities. Sponsored by the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire (info: www.imperialcourtofseattle.org). All ages welcome; advance tickets strongly recommended (park will be open to general public, but only Gay Day ticketholders will be admitted to the party grounds). Don’t miss out – get yours at www.strangertickets.com/events/95327232/gay-day-at-wild-waves-2019.

            SUNDAY, JULY 14
            Bellingham Pride Parade and Festival
            12 noon (parade), 12 noon-6pm (festival). Parade assembles at corner of Halleck and Ohio streets and proceeds through downtown to Pride Festival at Market Depot Square (1100 Railroad Ave). More info: www.bellinghampride.org.

            SATURDAY, JULY 20
            Rainbow Health Fair
            10am-5pm. Gay City (517 E Pike St). 21st annual event offering free health services for Trans women, Trans men, non-binary people, and Lesbian/Bi/Queer women, including massage, acupuncture, mammograms, HIV/STI testing, informed-consent clinic, reflexology and cuddle therapy. Gender-affirming hormone therapy also available (insurance or self-pay required). More info at www.facebook.com/events/759346554460032/.

            SATURDAY, JULY 20
            Kitsap Pride 2019 – “Stonewall 50”
            11am-5pm. Evergreen Park (1500 Park Ave, Bremerton). Kitsap Pride is a festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Kitsap County. This year’s festival will feature two stages of entertainment including live music, a beer/cocktail garden, food vendors, 50 local exhibitors, Olympic College art project, and kids activities. Our location is beautiful Evergreen Park which has plenty of room for you to lay out a beach blanket and picnic on the grass. Visit http://kitsappride.org/kitsap-pride-2019/ for more info.

            THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
            Everett AquaSox Pride Night
            7:05pm. Funko Field (3900 Broadway, Everett). Join the AquaSox for a night of minor league baseball vs. the Spokane Indians. Special $30 Pride Night package includes AquaSox Pride T-shirt and upper box ticket (purchase before June 28 to assure your correct size). Enjoy $2.50 hot dogs, sodas, popcorn and 12-oz Coors Light. Tickets and info at www.milb.com/everett/tickets/theme-nights/.

            THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
            Pacific Northwest Black Pride
            PNW Black Pride celebrates, inspires and advances equality for all. TRANSFORMING | TRANSITIONING | TRANSCENDING. A weekend of special events. More details to come. For more information and to volunteer on the NW Black Pride Planning Committee, please contact Autry Bell at Autry@nwblackpride.com. Pacific Northwest Black Pride is a division of POCAAN of Seattle.

 

            BEYOND THE SOUND
           
            SATURDAY, JUNE 8
            OutSpokane Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival
            12 noon -1pm (parade); 12 noon-10pm (festival). W Spokane Falls Blvd & N Stevens St. (staging begins at 10:45am). This year’s theme: “To Thrive, Not Just Survive.” Since 1992, Spokane has seen the LGBTQ+ community come together to honor those brave individuals that fought back against the police raids in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. We will continue the legacy of marching around downtown Spokane in memory of those who have fought for us to exist and to celebrate to beauty of our future! Parade will be followed by the Rainbow Festival at Riverfront Park, Lilac Meadows. A fireworks display caps the festivities at 10pm. Visit https://outspokane.org for updates.

            SATURDAY, JUNE 15 & SUNDAY, JUNE 16
            Portland Pride Waterfront Festival
            12 noon-8pm (Sat), 11:30am-6pm (Sun). Tom McCall Waterfront Park (98 SW Naito Pkwy). Two-day event features music, comedy, community activists, food, beer garden, and much more. Watch for updated info at www.pridenw.org/portlandpride.

            SUNDAY, JUNE 16
            Portland Pride Parade
            11am. North Park Blocks (NW Park Ave btwn W Burnside & NW Glisan St). Portland’s 25th annual Pride parade travels through Northwest Portland and along SW Naito Parkway to end at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, site of the Portland Pride Festival. Info and updates at www.pridenw.org/portlandpride.

            SUNDAY, JULY 7
            Victoria (BC) Pride Festival 2019
            12 noon-6pm. MacDonald Park at James Bay (212 Niagara St). Multifaceted festival featuring two entertainment stages, beer garden, food court, vendor area, and youth pride/kids’ camp area. Free, all-ages event sponsored by the Victoria Pride Society and co-hosted by the GVNCS Two-Spirit Collective. Info: https://victoriapridesociety.org.

            SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
            Vancouver (BC) Pride Parade and Festival
            11am-6pm. This year’s theme: “50 Years and Still Fighting.” Sponsored by Vancouver Pride Society. Watch for updates at www.vancouverpride.ca.

 

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