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compiled by Rick McKinnon

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INDIVIDUAL DEMOGRAPHICS
AT GREG KUCERA GALLERY
For the month of June, the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., presents work by a dozen plus artists of international standing addressing Gay political issues, issues of race and gender, and gender identity issues. Included in the show are works by Tom of Finland, John Waters, Fergus Greer and Deborah Oropallo. The show runs through Saturday, June 27. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.gregkucera.com/individual_demographics.htm

AN EVENING OF PRIDE
AT HALF PRICE BOOKS
HONORING 40 YRS SINCE STONEWALL!
On Friday, June 19, from 6-9 p.m., Half Price Books on Capitol Hill, 115 Belmont Ave. E., welcomes Anne Melle, honorary Grand Marshal of this years Pride Parade, and other special guests to discuss the LGBT experience since Stonewall. Anne Melle, Seattle PFLAG Treasurer, is dedicated to the advocacy of better living for the LGBT community. FREE. Sponsored by Half Price Books and Seattle Out and Proud.

EYE CONTACT: VISUAL DIALOGUES
ON IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY 
A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BLENDING
ART AND WORDS BY QUEER YOUTH
On Friday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m., members of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) GLBTQ Youth Peace & Social Justice Program will host an opening reception at Kaladi Bros. Coffee, 511 E. Pike St., for this photography exhibit blending art and words by Queer youth. The exhibit runs through July 17.

FROLIC AND
OUTDANCING AT
CENTURY BALLROOM
On Friday, June 19, come frolic with the sassy, classy cabaret artists of Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St. Enjoy dinner starting at 6 p.m. and a Gay evening of dance, drag and striptease (see website for details) from 7:30-9 p.m., followed by Dustbowl OUTDancing Gay Night (two-step, swing and waltz), lesson at 9 p.m., dance from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 21+. Cost $60-dinner and cabaret; $25-cabaret; $5 Dustbowl OUTDancing. 206-324-7263; www.centuryballroom.com; 1-800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/70025.

GAY PRIDE MONTH
FILM PROGRAM AT
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
In collaboration with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three films by Derek Jarman. On Friday, June 19, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., SAM, 1300 First Ave. at University St., presents Wittgenstein in the Plestcheeff Auditorium. For complete details, visit www.seattleartmuseum.org. Tickets are $7 at the door. Advance tickets for the 3-film series are $19-general or $17-SAM and Three Dollar Bill Cinema members. 206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FAGTASTIC  A QUEER CABARET
On Friday, June 19, at 8 p.m., EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! presents FAGTASTIC  A Queer Cabaret, a pre-pride night of Boylesque, Drag, and music, at Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave. The evening will feature original music by EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!, drag genius Ben De La Crème, Sensational Boylesque by Ultra, The Luminous Pariah, artStar. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Sponsored by Lovers Lair. Must be 21+. Tickets $15. Door opens at 7:30 p.m.

SEATTLE MENS CHORUS
UNPLUGGED CONCERT WITH M-PACT
Seattle Mens Chorus presents an all a cappella concert at the UWs Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Joining the SMC at Meany Hall will be the vocally stunning a cappella sextet m-pact. Hear Sondheim and Schubert blend beautifully with Mendelssohn and Montoya. The repertoire for SMC Unplugged will cover lots of musical ground: from African anthems to barbershop, and beyond. m-pacts pop-jazz vocals and unique sound make a perfect pairing of two extraordinary vocal groups appealing to anyone who loves music. The SMC will also present their concert sans m-pact on Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, WA. Tickets for Meany Hall performances are on sale at www.flyinghouse.org or 206-388-1400. Ticket prices range from $20-$55. Tickets for the Mount Vernon concert are available at ticketing.mcintyrehall.org or 360-416-7727.

LGBT PRIDE DANCE IN OLYMPIA
On Friday, June 19, Hot Flash Olympia hosts their first LGBT Pride Dance in Olympia, from 9 p.m. to closing, at The Vault, 425 Franklyn St. SE. Picture a dance floor packed with sexy women groovin to the sound of Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, and Blondie. Do you see a 70s club? Think again! Youll also hear Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the newest from Madonna. HOT FLASH: Where friendships are re-ignited, dates are made, business networks are formed, and an entire community of women comes together with laughter, joy and love.

QUEER ALLY COALITION
PRESENTS EQUALITY ROCKS
BENEFIT CONCERT
On Friday, June 19, doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m., Queer Ally Coalition presents Equality Rocks, a benefit concert for the Marriage Equality Contingent at the Seattle Pride Parade and for ongoing community work. The concert featuring Canary Sing, applekicker, Amber Flame, will be held at 2000 S. Jackson St. This is an all-ages event. Admission: $5-$10. For more information, call 206-905-9814.

THE WIZ: A QUEER
MULTICULTURAL TRIBUTE
On Saturday, June 20, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., Oh Snapz! Productions presents The Wiz: A Queer Multicultural Tribute at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 107 17th Ave. S., starring local favorites: Sahara Dunes, Jacqueline Hyde, EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!, Charlotte Truse, Femnomena, and Miz Ginger Snapz, as well as an array of up-and-coming talent. Hosted by the fiercest of the fierce, Aleksa Manila, The Wiz is the burlesque show of the summer. Oh Snapz! Productions is committed to creating art and entertainment which values the contributions of all performers regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, age, class, or body size AND we put on a damn good show! Tickets $20. Must be 18+ with ID. www.brownpapertickets.com?event/60312 and at the door.

DIFFAS 4TH ANNUAL
OUT OF THE CLOSET
FASHION EVENT
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 hosted by Sylvia OStayformore. 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. Proceeds benefit DIFFA/Seattle.

THE SO GAY CABARET!
On Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m., the Columbia City Cabaret, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., presents The So Gay Cabaret! featuring Miss Indigo Blue, Fannie Beaverhausen, the Naked Folksinger, Boylesque star Luminous Pariah, Beverly Rose, Zita the Aerialist and Tamara the Trapeze Lady. Tickets: $20 at www.brownpapertickets.com and $25 cash only at the door. Enjoy a cocktail and check out the sexy merchandise at the Naughty Crafts Fair before the show starting at 7 p.m. www.trapezelady.com.

CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH
AT SEATTLE FIRST BAPTIST
Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. at E. Seneca St., is hosting 3 more Pride related events in June. Join them for special Pride-related services on Sundays, June 21 and 28 at 11 a.m. Join them for a dinner and discussion on Washington States new domestic partnership law on Wednesday, June 24, from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $10. RSVP online at www.SeattleFirstBaptist.org or send a check to the church office. Or watch for the Seattle First Baptist Church contingent in the June 28 Pride Parade.

PRIDE WORSHIP SERVICE
AT MCC SEATTLE
On Sunday, June 21, at 12:30 p.m., MCC Seattle hosts their annual pride worship service in the Chapel at Temple de Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. (between E. Pike & E. Union Sts.). State Senator Fred Jarrett (D-Mercer Island) who is campaigning for King County Executive will speak briefly at the service and join the congregation for a potluck dinner afterwards. Join us to celebrate Gods Love for all persons are our annual Pride Worship Service. MCC is open to visits by all politicians and civil servants who share the concerns of the LGBT community. www.mccseattle.org.

WHATS RIGHT WITH GAYS
THESE DAYS??
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 and Charlene Strong. Admission is $10.
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 Marshals 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.

PRIDE EUCHARIST & AFTER PARTY
AT ST. MARKS CATHEDRAL
On Sunday, June 21, from 7-10:30 p.m., the Commission for Emerging Mission of the Episcopal Church, Integrity and St. Marks Cathedral invite persons of faith, non-faith and questioning faith to kick off Pride Week with a Pride Eucharist and After Party. To believe or not to believe is to oversimplify the question. The service and party (bring ID for drinks) hosted by DJ Pony Boy, will be held in Skinner Hall at St. Marks Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E. This liturgy and party are being planned by GLBT and straight allied young adults in their 20s and 30s. This is not intended to be a religious service that is simply welcoming of Queers. It is an invitation to all Queers, especially those who feel marginalized by the church, to speak and be heard by the church. You are invited to give voice to what the church is, and express hope in an uplifting community for what it can become. Gods voice is bigger than the loudest, screaming fundamentalist can fathom.

TRIKONE NORTHWEST
PRESENTS BOLLYQ 
A FUNDRAISER FEATURING
DJ ANJALI & PERFORMANCES
BY RHYTHMS OF INDIA
On Sunday, June 21, from 8 p.m. to close, at R-Place, 619 E. Pine St., kick off your Pride celebrations with Trikone Northwest at their biggest party of the year with Bollywood and Bhangra sounds by DJ Anjali, the Northwests hottest Desi DJ whos been rocking Portland for five dhamakedaar years! Dont miss a special live performance by dance troupe Rhythms of India, a bachelor/bachelorette auction for the date of your dreams, and a costume contest for Best South Asian Outfit! Not sure about your Bollywood dance moves? No worries, weve got Bolly 101  instruction from the pros. Get there early! We will be givng out CDs chock full of Bollywood hits to the early birds. $12 cover. Must be 21+, ID required.
Trikone Northwest is a non-profit organization that provides a supportive, empowering and affirming community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) South Asians in the Pacific Northwest. All proceeds from this benefit will support Trikone Northwests initiatives.

ARNALDO!
DRAG CHANTEUSE
PRESENTS
CEST SI BON! 
A PRIDE CABARET
TRIBUTE TO EARTHA KITT
On Sunday, June 21, Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, Julias on Broadway, 300 Broadway E., presents 2008 New York Bistro Cabaret Award Winner Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse in Cest si Bon!  a Pride cabaret tribute to Eartha Kitt, with musical direction by Bob Bruneau and Kenny Coulter on percussion. Dinner seating is a 6 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. $15 cover with 2 drink minimum without dinner. Reservations at 206-334-0513; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69113.

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.

12TH ANNUAL
PRIDE WEEK BATHHOUSE
SAFER SEX EVENT
On Wednesday, June 24, from 8-11 p.m., join homohealth.org and Lifelong AIDS Alliance at Club Z, 1117 Pike St (between Boren and Melrose Aves.) , for a fun, entertaining and informative evening. Enjoy first ever Mr. Club Z 2009 amateur contest, erotic massages, safer sex demonstrations, door prizes, with special appearances by porn star Austin Grant and Mr. Nude Seattle 2009. www.theZclub.com. $10 locker; no membership required. 18+, ID required.

MPOWERMENT PRESENTS
PRIDE LAUNCH 2009 
A QUEER YOUTH DANCE PARTY
On Thursday, June 25, from 8 p.m.-midnight, MPowerment presents a FREE Pride dance party for Queer youth, ages 22 and under, at The Sole Repair Shop, 1001 E. Pike St. (across from Neumos). Enjoy dancing and refreshments. Free HIV testing and information will be available. For more information, visit www.lifelongaidsalliance.org/mpowerment; wwwyouthmpower.org.

2ND ANNUAL
PRIDEFEAST BENEFIT
FOR SEATTLE PRIDEFEST
On Friday, June 26, eat at participating PrideFeast restaurants and a portion of your purchase will benefit The Pride Project. Seattle PrideFest, the post Pride Parade festival at Seattle Center, is produced by One Degree Events with help from the Pride Project. Visit www.pridefeast.com for details and participating restaurants.

DUNSHEE HOUSE HOSTS
3RD ANNUAL PRIDE BARBECUE
On Friday, June 26, from 5-10 p.m., Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. (at E. Thomas St.), invites the LGBT community and friends to their 3rd Annual Pride Barbecue featuring the music of Purty Mouth, Renegaydes and DJ Soda Pop. There will be lots of traditional barbecue faves  burgers, hot dogs, salads, beer and other beverages  for your enjoyment. 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.

QLAW PRIDE KICKOFF SOCIAL
On Friday, June 26, QLaw, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington State, will be holding their Pride Kickoff Social at BluWater Bistro on Lake Union, 1001 Fairview Ave. N. A huge thanks to Spencer Anderson & Buhr, PLLC for sponsoiring the Pride Kickoff Social. www.q-law.org.

FROLIC AND
OUTDANCING AT
CENTURY BALLROOM
On Friday, June 26, come frolic with the sassy, classy cabaret artists of Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St. Enjoy dinner starting at 6 p.m. and a Gay evening of dance, drag and striptease (see website for details) from 7:30-9 p.m., followed by OUTDancing Gay Night (salsa, swing and dance favorites), lesson at 9:15 p.m., dance from 9:45 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 21+. Cost $60-dinner and cabaret; $25-cabaret; $10 OUTDancing. 206-324-7263; www.centuryballroom.com; 1-800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/70025.

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.

SHIFT PEER RECOVERY
NETWORK BBQ
AT MULTIFAITH WORKS
On Friday, June 26, from 6-10 p.m., join SHIFT for a Pride weekend kick-off with food, fun and friends. The BBQ will be held at Multifaith Works, 115 16th Ave. at E. Fir St. FREE. For more information, email Chris@gaycity.org. SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network is a multi-agency collaboration that provides administrative, emotional, and supervisory support for LGBTQ volunteers and clients in the Seattle/King County area who are struggling with drug/alcohol abuse and addiction issues. www.multifaith.org.

40 YEARS AFTER STONEWALL 
QUEER LIBERATION: WHATS NEXT?
On Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party hosts a multi-racial, intergenerational panel of LGBT activists to discuss this topic. Leading the discussion will be NaaSira Adeeba, former co-chair of Sistah 2 Sistah, Wen Liu & Jane Mee Wong, UW student activists with Democracy Insurgent, Jordana Sardo, veteran campaigner against anti-Gay ballot initiatives in Oregon, and Eli Steffen, co-founder of the Queer Ally Coalition. The forum will be held at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Door donation is $3. Snack plates will be served for a $6 donation. (Sliding scale and work exchanges available for low income and unemployed.) 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 FSPseattle@mindspring.com.

GAY PRIDE MONTH
FILM PROGRAM AT
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
In collaboration with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three films by Derek Jarman. On Friday, June 26, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., SAM, 1300 First Ave. at University St., presents The Angelic Conversation in the Plestcheeff Auditorium. For complete details, visit www.seattleartmuseum.org. Tickets are $7 at the door. Advance tickets for the 3-film series are $19-general or $17-SAM and Three Dollar Bill Cinema members. 206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org.

THE BOTTLENECK LOUNGE
KICKS OFF GAY PRIDE WITH
THIRD ANNUAL TRADITIONAL
HOT DOG BLESSING
On Friday, June 26, at 10 p.m., kick of Gay Pride with Gina Bling from Team Gina at the Third Annual Traditional Hot Dog Blessing at The BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E. Madison St. (between E. John St. & 23rd Ave. E. Chow down!

DIGNITY SEATTLES
21ST ANNUAL
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. Volunteers needed for Friday evening set-up and cooks, dishwashers and clean-up crews on Saturday. www.dignityseattle.org; 206-325-7314.

EQUALITYOGA EVENT
AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
In the shadow of Stonewalls 40th anniversary, yogis, yoginia and yoga studios across Seattle will unite in advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality by participating in the largest outdoor yoga class Seattle has ever seen. Equaliyoga on June 27, will use the flow of yoga and energy of community to create positive social change. The event, the first of its kind, will take place at Cal Anderson Park and will be led by instructors Troy Lucero, Maygen McGrew and Matt Meko. Check in begins at 9 a.m. and the hour-and-a-half class begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 suggested donation. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Steve Gold and Gina Sala. It will be a unique experience for the LGBT movement as the heterosexual community is coming out in full force to support the rights of the LGBT minority. Proceeds raised will directly benefit organizations that are advancing the equality movement: Lambda Legal, Equal Rights Washington and Gay City Health Project. Equalityoga is produced by StonewallForty, a group dedicated to ensuring that LGBT people receive the same rights guaranteed to everyone else.

RAINBOW WOMENS
HEALTH FAIR
AT GILDAS CLUB
WITH FREE MAMMOGRAMS
On Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gildas Club Seattle and the YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish will co-host the 11th annual Rainbow Womens Health Fair at Gildas Club Seattle, 1400 Broadway at E. Union St., to address the health needs of Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender women. The health fair will feature educational speakers, free health services, and community organizations sharing a range of health information from early detection of breast cancer to overall health. Topics and services will include acupuncture, massage, naturopathy, osteoporosis check, laughter, movement, exercise training, breast cancer survivor services, spirituality, heart health, sleep disorder consultation, breast health information and education. A video presentation, What is killing dykes& will be showing continuously throughout the day.
The YWCA Womens Health Outreach Program will be offering FREE mammograms at the health fair for un- and underinsured income-eligible people over 40. For an appointment, call 206-436-8623 or email lbthealth@ywcaworks.org. www.ywcaworks.org/womenshealthoutreach.

LAMBERT HOUSE
SUMMER OF LOVE
PRIDE CELEBRATION
On Saturday, June 27, from noon-midnight, Lambert House, Greater Seattles Community Center for LGBTQ Youth, ages 11-22, 1818 15th Ave., will be hosting events and various happenings throughout the day  including live band performances, a BBQ, and dancing  plus a sleepover on Saturday night (permission forms required for sleepover) with breakfast Sunday morning from 8-10 a.m. 206-322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org.

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 Seattle Museum of Mysteries presents the new Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2009 on Broadway between E. John St. and E. Harrison St. Enjoy music, entertainment, history, vendor and non-profit booths. www.capitolhillpridefestival.net

SEATTLE STONEWALL
40TH CELEBRATION
AT VOLUNTEER PARK
ON SATURDAY, JUNE 27,
HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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.

PRIDE HOT FLASH
On Saturday, June 27, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Hot Flash hosts TWO Hot Flash dance parties at 1) Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, with DJ Stacey, and at 2) The War Room, Harvard Ave. & E. Pike St., with DJ WildFire from Portland, OR. With both clubs running Hot Flash at the same time, theres room for approximately 1300 partiers. And, because so many of you bring your out-of=state Gay brothers to Pride Hot Flash, were opening our doors to men when they are accompanied by women, for this dance only. Cost for this 2-for-1 dance is $10 at the door.

COUNTRY WESTERN
PRIDE DANCE WITH
RAIN COUNTRY DANCE
On Saturday, June 27, from 6-8 p.m., Rain Country Dance will host a Country Western Pride Dance on the dance floor at Seattle Centers Center House. A mixer dance will be taught. FREE. www.raincountrydance.org.

ANNUAL PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
FUNDRAISER SHOW AT THE CRESCENT
On Saturday, June 27, from 6-9 p.m., join Pennie Princess VI, 2008-2009, Sahara Dior D., at the Crescent Tavern, 1413 E. Olive Way, for an evening of fine drag entertainment and fundraising.

SHIFT PEER RECOVERY
NETWORK PRIDE PARTY
On Saturday, June 27, from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., join SHIFT and Gay City for a FREE substance-free Pride party at the Velocity Dance Studio in the Oddfellows Hall Building, 10th Ave. & E. Pine St.. Must be 18 or older. Enjoy DJd music by Joe King, performances by Lady Chablis and surprise guests, dancing, and plenty of fun! For more information, email Chris@gaycity.org. SHIFT: A Peer Recovery Network is a multi-agency collaboration that provides administrative, emotional, and supervisory support for LGBTQ volunteers and clients in the Seattle/King County area who are struggling with drug/alcohol abuse and addiction issues. www.multifaith.org.

LAMBERT HOUSE
BREAKFAST OF LOVE
AND PRE-PRIDE GET-TOGETHER
On Sunday, June 28, from 8-10 a.m., Lambert House, Greater Seattles Community Center for LGBTQ Youth, ages 11-22, 1818 15th Ave., will be hosting breakfast and pre-Pride Parade get-together, leaving at 10 a.m. for the parade. 206-322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org.

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 to Seattle Out & Proud, sponsors of the Pride Parade. 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.

KWANCHAI PRIDE BRUNCH
On Sunday, June 28, from 10-11 a.m., Kwanchai  The Jonathan Matthews Design Group will host their annual Pride Brunch at their interior design office space in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Enjoy brunch bites and specialty cocktails in preparation for the parade festivities. For more information and to RSVP, call 206-262-2022, email christina@kwanchai.net or visit www.kwanchai.net.

2009 OFFICIAL
SEATTLE PRIDE® PARADE
& VIP VILLAGE
BEER/WINE GARDEN
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 LGBT Pride Day 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
TO BENEFIT
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.

THE GAY GAY CABARET
AT RE-BAR
On Sunday, June 28, at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St., 7 p.m. door, 8 p.m. show, Paula the Swedish Housewife presents an evening of Gay cabaret starring Scotty The Blue Bunny with Waxie Moon, Boi/ys Club and Lesbian stripper Miss Indigo Blue! What could be gayer than a grown man in a skintight Blue Bunny suit, platform shoes, stubble and attitude as high as his ears? Advance tickets: $20 at 1-800-838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69977.

KCTS-TV BROADCASTS
IN THE LIFE TVS
SUMMER OF STONEWALL
In The Life, the only national public television program documenting the people and issues shaping the Gay experience, kicks off June Pride with Summer of Stonewall, a summer-long three-part mini-series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Exploring the history of the movement from a variety of angles, the June special takes a look at the proliferation of LGBT social justice organizations, the cost of coming out young, and Queer communication from flyers to blog. KCTS-TV will broadcast Summer of Stonewall on Sunday, June 28, at midnight. The program can also be viewed online at your convenience at www.inthelifetv.org.

***PRIDE AROUND
WASHINGTON STATE

Bellingham Pride Weekend  Friday, July 10. The Betty Pages (Bellinghams alternative lifestyle tabloid) 6th anniversary party kicks off Pride weekend at 8 p.m. at Rumors cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. On Saturday, July 11 the Betty Pages Family Picnic will be held at Whatcom Falls Park, from 12-4 p.m. (use entrance on Silver Beach Road off Lakeway Drive; or you can use the entrane on Electric Ave. that has more parking and walk down to the picnic area). On Saturday, from 6-10 p.m., The Royal, 208 E. Holly St., will host a community party sponsored by 4 Women Events. Also on Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Evergreen Empire will host an Absolutely Fabulous drag show at Rumors. Following the drag show, Rumors will host the official pride party from 9 p.m. to closing. On Sunday, July 12, The Royal will host the official pride breakfast, from 8-10:30 a.m., cost of breakfast to be determined. At 11 a.m., the 3rd Annual Pride Parade steps off from Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. via Cornwall Ave. to Depot Market Square, 1200 Railroad Ave. (across from Rumors), Pride Festival follows at Depot Market Square from noon-6 p.m., party continues into the evening at Rumors.

Kitsap Pride (Bremerton)  Saturday, July 18. Watch for more details. http://kitsappride.org

Lewis County Pride (Centralia)  Friday, June 5. Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, 11.a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Centralia College GSA. centraliacollegegsa@gmail.com

Capital 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.

Mid-Columbia Coming Home with PRIDE Parade and Festival (Pasco)  On Saturday, July 18, starting at 11 a.m., enjoy the Womens Softball Expo at Memorial Park, 1520 W. Shoshone. A Woman 4 Woman Social will be held at Out & About, 327 W. Lewis St. starting at 4 p.m. From 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Out & About will host the Miss Gay Columbia Basin Pageant 2009. On Sunday, July 19, the parade steps off from Out & About at 10 a.m., and travels via Clark St. to Memorial Park. www.vistayouthcenter.org. The festival at Memorial Park follows from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The weekend celebration continues with The Pink Party at Out & About from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Spokane Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival 2009  Saturday, June 13. Assemble at 11 a.m. on Wall St. between Spokane Falls Blvd. 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; outintacoma@rainbowcntr.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 (REVISED 6/5/09)  Saturday, June 13. Rainbow Pride Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight at Rainbow Cathedral Metropolitan Community Church, 225 N. 2nd St. (in the Unitarian Universalist Church) - $8 donation. Sunday, June 14. Central Washington Diversity Coalition Pride Family Barbeque and Shindig, noon-midnight at Club 54, 2014 S. First St. - $5 donation for BBQ; $12 donation for dance ($10 with two non-perishable food items). FREE for ages 60+. Open Wedding at 2 p.m. centralwashdiversitycoalition@yahoo.com. Sunday, June 14. Worship service at Rainbow Cathedral MCC, 225 N. 2nd St. at 6:30 p.m.

***PORTLAND &
BRITISH COLUMBIA PRIDE

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 on Sunday, June 14 steps off at 11 a.m. from NW Park and NW Davis via NW Davis to NW Broadway, right onto NW Broadway, left onto SW Taylor, left onto SW Naito Parkway to SW Pine to Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. www.pridenw.org. www.pridenorthwest.

Vancouver, BC Dyke March and Festival  Saturday, August 1. Watch for more details. www.vancouverdykemarch.com.

Vancouver, BC Pride Parade & Sunset Beach Festival  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, ending 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 Fishermans Wharf Park begins at 1 p.m. www.victoriapridesociety.org.

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