PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Preliminary competition on Tuesday, June 2, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., leading to final event on June 23. Proceeds benefit Seattle Pride®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com.
CENTRALIA COLLEGE GSA
SPONSORS 3RD ANNUAL
PRIDE EVENT IN CENTRALIA
On Friday, June 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the Central College Gay-Straight Alliance hosts their 3rd annual GLBTQ Pride Event at Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA. Adrian Ryan, The Royal Knights and various entertainers from the community will attend. For more information, email email@example.com.
VOICES RISING PRESENTS
HIP HOP, SPOKEN WORD,
AT RICHARD HUGO HOUSE
On Saturday, June 6, join Voices Rising, Seattles only showcase dedicated solely to LGBTQ artists of color, for a celebration of pride: from hiphop to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Performers include Mami Watu, Emiko Sugiyama, THEESatisfaction, Dakota Camacho, Mikeya Jackson-Harper, Landon Longhill, Crystal Ybarra and Storme Webber. The event will be held at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $10-$25 sliding scale. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/voicesrising. Advance tickets will be available at brownpapertickets.com.
STRIKE OUT WITH PRIDE
AND UNLIMITED BILLIARDS
On Sunday, June 7, from 7-11 p.m., at ACME Bowl, 100 Andover Park W., Tukwila, join Seattle Pride 09 at the private and super comfy Seven10 bowling lounge at ACME Bowl. This ultra-modern, swanky lounge will provide Seattle Pride bowlers with an intimate, upscale bowling experience. Enjoy food and beverage from the ACME Bowl restaurant and lounge on comfortable couches and view 150 projection screens at the end of each pair of lanes. Also enjoy unlimited billiards. Tickets: $30 includes open bowling, shoes, Seattle Pride T-Shirt, goodies and an opportunity to enter Seattle Prides first progressive raffle for a chance to win international airfare, hotel accommodations, gift certificates, etc. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69091.
PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Preliminary competition on Tuesday, June 9, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., leading to final event on June 23. Proceeds benefit Seattle Pride®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com.
STAND UP WITH PRIDE
On Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 11, 12 & 13, enjoy the Stand Up With Pride Comedy Fest at the Parlor Live Comedy Club, Lincoln Square. 3rd Floor, 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. The Gay Stand Up Tour features Jason Dudley, Jen Kober and ANT. Thursday show at 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $25, $20 & $15. Enter the word PRIDE for 20% off tickets. www.parlorlive.com. An official Seattle Pride 09 special event.
A FABULOUS WINE TASTING
HOSTED BY GAY CITY
On Friday, June 12, Gay City presents their 4th annual wine tasting extravaganza featuring the wines of the Click Wine Group. This years focus will be on the wines of Italy accompanied by fine Italian comestibles at the Steve Jensen Studio, 1424 10th Ave. Doors at 5:30 p.m., tasting begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 in advance; $40 at the door. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.gaycity.org. All proceeds benefit the programs and services at Gay City Health Project.
BAT N ROUGE:
DRAG QUEENS VS. THE DYKES
A SOFTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA
On Saturday, June 13, from 5-8 p.m., at Cal Anderson Park/Bobby Morris Playfield, entrance off 11th Ave. north of E. Pine St., come cheer on the players, enjoy a softball game like no other and support the Capitol Hill Alano Club at this hilariously fun annual LGBT Pride event. $5 suggested donation. Bat N Rouge is a fundraising event for CHAC. CHAC is a non-profit group hosting nearly 60 twelve-step meeting each week. CHAC is now in its 27th year of service in providing the Seattle LGBT Community with recovery support for drug and alcohol addiction. For more information, visit www.chacseattle.org or call 206-860-9560.
RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE
On Sunday, June 14, Seattle Frontrunners presents their 26th Annual Run and Walk With Pride featuring a fun 4K run, 10K run, or 4K walk at Seward Park, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Day of race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the Run and Walk begins at 10 a.m. All abilities are welcome. This USATF sanctioned event will feature Chip timing. There will be medals for overall winners and ribbons for gender and age division winners. All finishers will receive an event T-shirt and entry for fabulous raffle prizes. Fees are $20 for online registration; $25 day of race registration; $10 student/low income rate available. For more information and to pre-register for this event, visit www.seattlefrontrunners.org. Seattle Frontrunners is Seattles running and walking club for Gay men, Lesbians and friends.
PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Preliminary competition (Wild Card Round) on Tuesday, June 16, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., leading to final event on June 23. Proceeds benefit Seattle Pride®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com
40 YEARS AFTER STONEWALL:
OF OUR MOVEMENT
PRIDE AT WORK AFL-CIO
On Wednesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m., local LGBT activists will speak on Marriage Equality, LGBT Homelessness, LGBT Immigrants, Transgender Workers and ENDA, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," at a forum sponsored by Pride at Work AFL-CIO, at Labor Temple Hall 8, 2800 1st Ave. 206-261-8110; OutFront.PrideAtWork@gmail.com.
AN EVENING OF PRIDE
AT HALF PRICE BOOKS
HONORING 40 YRS
On Friday, June 19, from 6-9 p.m., Half Price Books on Capitol Hill, 115 Belmont Ave. E., welcomes a selection of honored guest speakers providing a unique perspective on the LGBT experience since Stonewall. FREE. Sponsored by Half Price Books and Seattle Out and Proud.
DIFFAS 4TH ANNUAL
OUT OF THE CLOSET
On Saturday, June 20, join the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA/Seattle), at W Seattle, 1112 4th Ave., for a great evening of hot mens and womens fashions, cool cocktails, music and a rousing celebration of diversity. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8-10 p.m. Tickets: $20 includes no host bar and complimentary appetizers; VIP Party (limited availability) $50 includes 2 complimentary cocktails, appetizers and goodie swag bag. Purchase tickets from Brown Paper Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/pbmufy. www.brownpapertickets.com/events/67814.
WHAT RIGHT WITH GAYS
On Sunday, June 21, at 1 p.m., Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present Whats Right with Gays these Days??, a GCTV Short Film by Lonnie Tristan Renteria, at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. We hear a lot about the challenges facing our community, and the problems that many Gay men face. But sometimes we dwell too much on the negative! This film and following discussion will look at the positive aspects of the Gay community and how we as Gay men make the world a better place, with a few laughs along the way! FREE admission and free popcorn. www.gaycity.org; www.seattlequeerfilm.org.
FOR MY WIFE
SCREENING AND FUNDRAISER
On Sunday, June 21, at 4 p.m., Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., will be screening for my wife& (www.formywife.info), an award winning documentary film that humanizes the struggle for full LGBT marriage equality through the story of Kate Fleming & Charlene Strong. $10 admission.
At 7 p.m., the Wildrose Tavern, 1021 E. Pike St., will be hosting a fundraising event in support of the documentary for my wife& Charlene Strong, who will be one of the Seattle Pride Parades Grand Marshalls this year, will be in attendance to perform with her new band, Velvet Fingers. Also on the bill will be Desperado with their tribute to Linda Ronstadt. $6 donation to the film at the door.
If you attend the screening at the Northwest Film Forum, you will receive a wrist band that will get you into the fundraiser at the Wildrose Tavern for FREE.
LAUGH OUT LOUD
COMEDY NIGHT FOR
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
On Tuesday, June 23, the Safe Schools Coalition presents Laugh OUT Loud, a night of comedy to benefit the Safe Schools Coalition. The event will be held at the Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., doors at 7:30 p.m., show from 8:30-10:30 p.m. This event is all-ages, meaning that alcohol is served, everyone is carded and only adults may purchase or drink alcohol. That does NOT mean the comedy is necessarily without profanity. Non-profit Comedy, the group of volunteer comedians who provide the show, says, Thoughtful, political-ish comedy can still be foul-mouthed and potentially offensive. Parents/guardians should use their own judgment. Tickets: $10 general advance, $12 at door; $5 youth advance, $6 at door. www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Pride Idol Finals competition on Tuesday, June 23, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St. Proceeds benefit Seattle Pride®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com
FOR PRIDE FEST
On Friday, June 26, eat at participating PrideFeast restaurants and a portion of your purchase will benefit The Pride Project (sponsoring organizing of entertainment and beer garden at Pride Fest at Seattle Center following the Pride Parade), Gay City Health Project, and Seattle Counseling Service. Visit www.pridefeast.com for details and participating restaurants.
DUNSHEE HOUSE HOSTS
3RD ANNUAL PRIDE BARBECUE
On Friday, June 26, beginning at 5 p.m., Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. (at E. Thomas St.), invites you to join them for their 3rd Annual Pride Barbecue. There will be lots of burgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages for your enjoyment in addition to live music from special guests and a fabulous raffle. The cost is a $10 suggested donation and $20 with your choice of bottomless beers on tap. All proceeds benefit Dunshee House. www.dunsheehouse.org; 206-322-2584.
PRIDE SHABBAT 2009
On Friday, June 26, join the greater Seattle Jewish Community for Pride Shabbat 2009. The family-friendly service will be held at Congregation Kol HaNeshamah at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds St., starting at 6 p.m., followed by an oneg reception (dietary laws observed). Pride Shabbat is a project of Bashert, the LGBTQ initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and their generous co-sponsors. For more information or to become an event co-sponsor, contact Jessica at 206-774-2251 or email Bashert@JewishInSeattle.org.
FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY
FORUM TO DISCUSS
GAY RIGHTS AND THE
On Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party hosts a forum at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., on Gay Rights and the Democratic Party. $3 door donation; enjoy $6 tasty snack plates. For rides, childcare or work exchanges, please call three days in advance. Bring nonperishable food donations for the local food bank. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its third year, Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET) is an educational outreach program giving voice and artistry to LGBT youth in the Seattle community. Teens works with WET ensemble members to explore their perspectives onstage in the creation of a new play. Watch for The Ensemble in Seattles Pride Parade. Details are not currently available. http://washingtonensemble.org
PRIDE WEEK BREAKFAST
On Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m.-noon, Dignity/Seattle will host their annual Pride Week Breakfast at Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave. For $7 per person, enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, melon, orange juice, coffee and tea. Also purchase raffle tickets 5 for $5 to win goods, gift certificates and services from local GLBT-friendly merchants and donors. Dignity/Seattle is also collecting old cell phones and used inkjet cartridges at the event. Proceeds, after expenses, will benefit Bailey-Boushay House, Multifaith Works and Dignity/Seattle. www.dignityseattle.org; 206-325-7314.
SEATTLE PRIDE CRUISE
On Saturday, June 27, join Seattle Pride party-goers for Seattles hottest floating T-dance on a 4 hour Argosy Cruise aboard the MV Spirit of Seattle with light meal, hot DJd music and drag entertainment. Boarding at 5 p.m. at Argosy Cruises, Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, cruise from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $50 until June 1, $60 after June 1, $65 dockside (if available). www.cruiseyT.com; 604-551-BOAT. Proceeds benefit Seattle Out and Proud.
CAPITOL HILL PRIDE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Capitol Hill Community Council presents the new Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2009 on Broadway between E. John St. and E. Harrison St. Enjoy non-profit and vendor booths, entertainment, music and history. www.capitolhillcommunitycouncil.org.
On Saturday, June 27, celebrate Stonewalls 40th Anniversary at Volunteer Park Amphitheater, 14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St. Starting at 2 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of music and performance. Seattle Stonewall 40th Celebration is celebrating the past, present, and rallying for the future by paying tribute to past leaders of the LGBT community.
SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
On Saturday, June 27, rally from 5-7 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College, Broadway & E. Pine St., march steps off at 7 p.m.
SEATTLE PRIDE BRUNCH
On Sunday, June 28, from 8-11:30 a.m., enjoy a special plated Pride Brunch for hungry Pride Parade-goers. Proceeds from each Pride Brunch sold will go directly to Seattle Pride®, a local organization supporting unity and diversity in our community . Cost is $25. For a list of participating restaurants and brunch menus, visit www.seattlepride.org. and scroll down the events menu. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud and Groupdyne.com.
SEATTLE PRIDE® PARADE
& VIP VILLAGE
On Sunday, June 28, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., join Seattles LGBT community and visiting friends starting at 4th Ave. & Union St. for Seattles mega Pride Parade traveling north on 4th Ave. to Denny Way celebrating Peace, Love and Equality and the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. FREE. www.seattlepride.org.
If you would like to enjoy an ice cold beer or a glass of wine while watching the parade, check out the VIP Village for $5 (or show your official Seattle Pride® button for free entry) at 4th Ave. & Bell St. You must be 21+ to enter the VIP Village ID required. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud and Groupdyne.com. www.seattlepride.org.
2009 SEATTLE PRIDEFEST
AT SEATTLE CENTER
On Sunday, June 28 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m., celebrate Pride at the Seattle PrideFest.
Enjoy local and national talent, community nonprofit and vendor booths, beer gardens, DJd music and dancing at the International Fountain. www.seattlepridefest.com.
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
On Sunday, June 28, Club Motor, 1950 1st Ave. S. presents the songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch in a live performance with band. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/63495.
Fourth Corner Pride (Bellingham) Sunday, July 12. Watch for more details.
Kitsap Pride (Bremerton) Saturday, July 18. Watch for more details. http://kitsappride.org
Lewis County Pride (Centralia) Friday, June 5. At Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd., from 11 a.m-4 p.m. email@example.com
Capitol City Pride (Olympia) Sunday, June 21. Parade starts at noon from the Capitol Steps, heads north on Capitol Way, right onto 4th Ave., right onto Washington St and ends at Sylvester Park. Enjoy music, entertainment, and community vendors at Pride Festival in Sylvester Park. www.capitalcitypride.net.
Mid-Columbia Pride (Pasco) Sunday, July 19. Watch for more details.
Spokane Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival 2009 Saturday, June 13. Assemble at 11 a.m. on Wall Street between Spokane Falls Boulevard and Main Ave. Parade steps off at noon. See website for parade route. Rainbow Festival at Gondola Meadows, Riverfront Park, noon-5:30 p.m. www.outspokane.com
Out in the Park (Tacoma) Saturday, July 11. Wright Park, noon-7 p.m. 253-383-2318; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rainbowcntr.org.
Saturday in the Park (Vancouver, WA) Saturday, July 11. Esther Short Park, noon-6 p.m. www.myspace.com/sitp2008
Yakima Pride Fest 2009 Saturday, June 13. Franklin Park on Tieton Drive, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Celebration at Club 54 in Union Gap. email@example.com
Portland Pride 2009 Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14. Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park Saturday, noon-11 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Pride Parade steps off from NW Park and NW Davis on Sunday, June 14 at 11 a.m. via NW Davis, then right onto NW Broadway, left onto SW Taylor, left onto Naito Parkway to SW Pine to Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. www.pridenw.org.
Vancouver, BC Pride Saturday, August 1. 2009 Vancouver Dyke March and Festival. Watch for more details. www.vancouverdykemarch.com
Vancouver, BC Pride Sunday, August 2. Pride Parade begins at noon from Robson and Thurlow and heads west down the hill to Denman, then follows Denman to Pacific and Beach, finishing at the Sunset Beach Festival which begins at 11 a.m. www.vancouverpride.ca
Victoria, BC Pride Sunday, July 5. Pride Parade steps off from Government and Pandora at noon; Pride Festival at Fisherman's Wharf Park begins at 1 p.m. www.victoriapridesociety.org