2010 SOAP PRIDE IDOL
Every Sunday from now until June 20, join Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) at the 2010 Pride Idol competition at R Place (619 E. Pine St.). Doors open at 7 p.m., shows start at 8 p.m. This year, Pride Idol offers all of the undiscovered talent in the LGBT community an opportunity to shine in competition for cash and fabulous prizes! The Wildcard Round will be held on June 13 and the Finals will be held on June 20. Winners will ride in the official Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride® Parade.
For more information, visit idol.seattlepride.org.
SECOND ANNUAL QUEER TV SHOW
WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE '80s
On Thursday, June 10 at 9 p.m. at Julia's on Broadway (300 Broadway E.), Diva le Deviant will host The Second Annual Queer TV Show: We Are All Children of the '80s. Be prepared to see the most entertaining, campiest, ridiculously '80s show of the year, featuring performances by Team Gina, Tamara the Trapeze Lady, Aleksa Manila, Pidgeon Von Tramp, Ms. Luscious Ladypop, Vivian Rose, Randy Andy, Renten, Jayla D. Foxx, Miss Cherry Tart, David Coppa Feel, Johnny Crash, Mai Li, Marina Wiesenbach, Marita Isabel, Sebastian Velour, Mr. D., and hostess Diva le Deviant. Presented by the Producer's Collective. Tickets are $12 in advance, prices increase at the door.
For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com.
UNCORKED GAY WINE TASTING
AND LAUNCH PARTY FOR GAY CITY VOLUME 3
On Friday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m., join hosts Roy Schaefer and Randy Shields on the
Garden Terrace at Continental Place (2125 First Ave., 5th floor) for Uncorked, the 5th annual Gay City wine tasting extravaganza, featuring the wines of Winebow. This year highlights the wines of Italy, accompanied by fine comestibles. This event also marks the debut of Gay City Volume 3: Re-Pulped. Enjoy selections from the third collection of fiction, poetry, comic art, and photography, and meet some of the writers and artists. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
For more information, visit www.gaycity.org.
RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE
On Sunday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S), the Seattle Frontrunners will host Run and Walk With Pride. With over 300 members, Seattle Frontrunners is one of the largest running & walking clubs in the northwest, and welcome all abilities.
To register or donate, visit www.seattlefrontrunners.org/register.
SEATTLE OUT AND PROUDS
SEATTLE PRIDE FAMILY PICNIC
On Sunday, June 13, the Seattle Pride Family Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. and E. Prospect St.) at the amphitheater lawn. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle Pride® Parade, the picnic welcomes the LGBT community and allied families. Enjoy live entertainment and a $1 buffet catered by Whole Foods and Popchips. In addition to an Esurance photo booth, kids between 7 and 11 years old will enjoy a soap box car installation. Proceeds will be donated to Food LifeLine.
For more information about the Seattle Pride® Parade or the Family Picnic, visit www.seattlepride.org.
RADICAL WOMEN SCREENS
On Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave S.), Radical Women will screen a special Pride showing of Latino Beginnings. This moving documentary follows three young Latina/o Queers as they confront and overcome barriers to acceptance in their communities. Profiled are: Jesse, an openly Gay college student in New Mexico; Marisol, an ex-soldier worried about coming out to her mother in Los Angeles; and Gustavo, a performer in the Miami drag scene. The 45-minute film, released in 2005, explores a number of issues associated with being Gay, being Latino, and being unashamed of being different. Add your views and experiences in discussion! A $2 donation is requested for movie. Supper, with vegan option, is served at 6:30 p.m. for a $7.50 donation.
For more information, visit www.radicalwomen.org/seattle.html.
GLITTORUS! A FUNDRAISER FOR
On Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m., Glittorus! will be staged at The Rendezvous/Jewel Box Theatre (2322 2nd Avenue). Experience two amazing nights of a spectacular mix of burlesque, boylesque, cabaret, comedy, and bellydancing, all to benefit Lambert House. This a variety show not to be missed, and a cause not to be ignored. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112038. www.lamberthouse.org.
BAT N ROUGE
THE DYKES VS DRAG QUEENS
On Saturday, June 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Bobby Morris Playfield in Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. and E. Howell St.), The Capitol Hill Alano Club presents The Dykes vs Drag Queens at Bat N Rouges pride kickoff game. Bat N Rouge is a fundraising event to benefit Capitol Hill Alano Club, which has an ongoing mission of drug and alcohol recovery. CHAC is a nonprofit organization now in its 27th year of service in the Seattle LGBT community.
For more information, visit www.chacseattle.org.
LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS
PEOPLE IN PARKS: CAL ANDERSON
On Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. in Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. and E. Howell St.), near the water feature at the north end, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center and Power of Place Youth will present a short performance highlighting the life of Cal Anderson. Washingtons first openly Gay legislator, Anderson was a decorated Vietnam veteran who worked for inclusion, fairness, and participation in the democratic process until his death from AIDS in 1995. The event is free and open to the public.
For information about the Cal Anderson event, e-mail email@example.com. For more information about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit www.seattle.gov/parks.
QUEER TEEN ENSEMBLE THEATRE
On the evenings of June 24, 25, and 26, Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Queer Teen Ensemble, led by co-artistic director Jessica Hatlo. The performances will be the end result of the Ensembles model for ensemble-generated new works, where students collaboratively produce a piece of theatre based on their own experiences surrounding identity, love, and Queerness. The month-long intensive began with directed free-writing that was eventually shared with the group and was later used to generate something new. This phase continued until there was a sense of cohesion, and texts were then molded into a working script.
Watch for more details regarding performance time and ticket price or visit www.washingtonensemble.org.
FEED YOUR PRIDE AT
On Thursday, June 24, at participating restaurants, join One Degree Events in celebrating the third annual PrideFeast benefit. Get your Pride weekend started early by helping to raise funds for LGBT health and wellness nonprofits.
For details and a list of participating restaurants, visit www.pridefeast.org.
PRIDE SHABBAT AT
TEMPLE DE HIRSCH SINAI
On Friday, June 25, Temple De Hirsch Sinai (1511 E. Pike St.) will hold its Pride Shabbat. Pre-service appetizers will be at 7 p.m., and the service will begin at 7:30 p.m. This is shaping up to be one of the most successful Pride Shabbats yet.
SEATTLE MENS CHORUS AND SEATTLE WOMENS CHORUS
PRESENT GLITTER AND BE GAY
On Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m., Seattle Mens Chorus and Seattle Womens Chorus join forces for the first time ever in an extravaganza called Glitter and Be Gay at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.). The concert is a tribute to two great American composers: Leonard Bernstein, a prodigy renowned for his energy and talents as both a confuctor and composer, and Stephen Sondheim, the undisputed master of the modern Broadway musical. The concert will feature music from Bernstein and Sondheims collaborations, as well as their individual careers. Expect to be transported to musical heaven when artistic director Dennis Coleman pulls out all the stops and more than 400 voices take the stage to perform music from such Broadway classics as West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Wonderful Town, Sweeney Todd, Candide, and A Little Night Music. Glitter and Be Gay is destined to be a show to remember for decades to come, and the perfect ending to the Seattle Mens Chorus 30th anniversary season.
For details and ticket information, visit www.flyinghouse.org/smc/gabg or call the box office at (206) 388-1400.
SHOWCASES QUEER ARTISTS
From Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27, the Queer activist collective Bend-It will showcase local Queer artists at the Bend-It Extravaganza. Visit BendItBandits.org to get involved.
As part of the 8th annual event, Queer zinesters will be given a table where they can pass out their zines for free. Everyone who contributes will receive free photocopies for work sent in by the June 11 deadline.
For more information, contact Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit benditbandits.org or www.myspace.com/bend_it
DIGNITY/SEATTLE HOLDS 22ND
PRIDE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
On Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, Dignity/Seattle will hold its 22nd annual Pride Pancake Breakfast at Central Lutheran Church Social Hall (1710 11th Ave.). $7 donation. Proceeds go to Multifaith Works, Bailey-Boushay House, and Dignity/Seattle. Raffle prizes will be drawn. A recycling dropoff will be provided for cell phones and empty ink cartridges. Dignity/Seattle has been a faith community of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics and their families and friends in Seattle since 1973.
For more information, visit www.dignityseattle.org.
CAPITOL HILL PRIDE FESTIVAL 2010
On Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the second annual Capitol Hill Pride Festival will be held on Broadway, between E. John and E. Roy Sts. This is a free, all-ages festival celebrating diversity and community pride. The festival is open to everyone LGBT or straight from any background. The five-block festival will feature four public stages, a Kids Zone, Faerie Circle stage, and over 200 booths and vendors. Attractions include live entertainment, music, singing, face/body painting, and a Doggie Drag Costume Contest.
For the festivals second year, attendance is expected to be 7,000-10,000.
For a full list of entertainment, performers, vendors, and participants, visit capitolhillpridefestival.net.
INTERFAITH PRIDE WORSHIP SERVICE
On Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m., an Interfaith Pride worship service will be held at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.). Presentations will be made by members of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities, with more faiths being added.
For more information, visit www.mccseattle.org.
SEATTLE DYKE MARCH AND RALLY
On Saturday, June 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College Plaza (Broadway Ave. E. and E. Pine St.), join the Seattle Dyke March Rally: Connecting to the International Community Dyke, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, and Queer. Performers confirmed to date: Emcee Lamar Van Dyke, singer Alicia Healy, Spokane's Giant Ass Drum Corps, Seattle's Queer Tango Dancers, 7 Star Women's Kung Fu, and more. At 7 p.m., the Seattle Dyke March steps off to circle Capitol Hill. T-shirts are now available for $15. If you order now, there is a $5 charge for delivery. E-mail email@example.com for details.
For more information, visit www.seattledykemarch.com.
SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
On Sunday, June 27, at 11 a.m., the Seattle Pride Parade will begin at Westlake Park (400 Pine St.) and travel down 4th Ave. to PrideFest 2010 at the Seattle Center. Remember when Dorothy opens the door to Oz? Her whole world transforms from black and white to vibrant color. Thats kind of like the Seattle Pride Parade. This year, the Emerald City goes Over The Rainbow Be Seen, Be Heard, Be There and over the top to support our LGBT community. Expect a dazzling spectacle of floats, outlandish costumes and dancing in the streets. The Parade, produced by Seattle Out and Proud, is an exuberant, high-energy celebration of diversity, community and unity. The Parade also celebrates the passage of Referendum 71, upholding Washington state's "everything-but-marriage" domestic partnership legislation.
Visit www.seattlepride.org for more information.
SEATTLE PRIDEFEST 2010
On Sunday, June 27, the Pride parade will end at Seattle Center, and PrideFest 2010 will begin. Tens of thousands of revelers pack the Seattle Center to dance, drink, eat, shop, and party. Every year the event gets bigger (both in attendees, caliber of performers, and size of event footprint), and every year this event gets better. Please join us in 2010 as we take up more of the Seattle Center grounds with more vendors, bigger stages, and better entertainment than ever before! This years headlining star is singer Kimberley Locke, and comic Julie Goldman will join the festivities at the largest LGBTQ gathering in the Pacific Northwest. New events are still being scheduled.
For more information, visit seattlepridefest.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
" PRIDE AROUND WASHINGTON STATE
LEWIS COUNTY PRIDE
On Friday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Centralia College Campus (600 Centralia College Boulevard, Centralia, WA) will host the fourth annual Lewis County Pride. There will be plenty of entertainment, including a bull riding machine, bouncy house, kiddy games, drag king and queen performances, $1 spaghetti, and a raffle, as well as crownings for Mr. and Ms. Gay Lewis County.
For more information, visit events.myspace.com/Event/1276282/Lewis-County-Pride.
On Saturday, June 12, from noon to 5:30 p.m., Spokane will hold their annual Pride event, OutSpokane, at Wall Street (between Spokane Falls Blvd. and Main St.) in Spokane, WA. 2010 brings many changes to Spokanes Annual Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival. This years theme is Pride in Our Community. Use this theme to guide your Pride parade expression in float design, signs, and parade dress! Lets have lots of color and fabulousness! Be OUT and PROUD!
For more information, visit www.outspokane.com.
OLYMPIA PRIDE FESTIVAL
CAPITAL CITY PRIDE 2010
Olympias Capital City Pride 2010 will run from Saturday, June 12, to Sunday, June 13, when it culminates in a noon parade through downtown Olympia. The Olympia Pride Festival promises More pride. More to love. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Sylvester Park (at the corner of Capitol Way S. and Legion Way S.E.), with music, food, film screenings, and an 8 p.m. masquerade ball. Sundays parade starts at the State Capitol steps, then travels northbound on Capital Way to 5th Avenue, then winds back toward Sylvester Park via Washington St.
For a full schedule of events and times, visit capitalcitypride.net.
From Wednesday, July 7, to Sunday, July 11, Bellingham will hold the B Proud Pride festival in Bellingham, WA. Bellingham Pride began 10 years ago under the direction of Whatcom PFLAG, as an event with roughly a half-dozen tables in Fairhaven Park on a Sunday afternoon in June. It has been in its current location of Depot Market Square (Home of the Bellingham Farmers Market) for four years, and this will be the third year in which the festival has had a parade. While most pride festivals tend to take place in June (National Gay & Lesbian Month), we recognize that we can offer a festival during July when Bellingham weather is nicer and no other prides are generally taking place. This is our 10th Anniversary of pride and we strive to be a festival everyone can be proud of. We offer events that cater to all aspects of our LGBTQQI2A community. We look forward to a fantastic pride this year.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or would like to help, sponsor or be a vendor, visit www.bhampride.org.
MID-COLUMBIA PRIDE 2010
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 16-18, Mid-Columbia Pride 2010 will be held at Memorial Park (1520 W. Shoshone) in Pasco, WA. This years theme is Cirque du Q. The event expects 2,500+ visitors throughout weekend, with 55% coming from the Tri-Cities area and other attendees from Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Canada.
For more information, visit www.midcolumbiapride.com.
KITSAP PRIDE 2010
Planning is underway for the Kitsap Pride celebration, to be held on Saturday, July 17 in Bremerton's Evergreen Park (1500 Park Ave.). This year's theme is One World, One Heart, One Pride, and is the international theme adopted by Interpride. Vendor applications are available and have been coming in steadily. Volunteers are being recruited to help plan and more will be needed the day of the event.
For more information, visit www.kitsappride.org.
" PORTLAND AND BRITISH COLUMBIA
PORTLAND PRIDE 2010
On Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, Pride Northwest will hold Portland Pride 2010. The parade steps off on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Burnside St. and NW 13th Ave. The theme of this years festivities is Power to the People!
For a full list of entertainers, vendors, and details, visit www.pridenw.org.
VICTORIA, BC PRIDE 2010
From Sunday, June 27 to Sunday, July 4, Victoria, BC will hold Victoria Pride 2010. A festival and parade will be held on July 4 at MacDonald Park in James Bay.
For more information, visit www.victoriapridesociety.org.
VANCOUVER, BC PRIDE 2010
On Sunday, August 1, Vancouver, BC will begin its Pride 2010 festivities. Spanning 20 blocks and attracting an audience of over 600,000 in 2009, the Pride Parade is Vancouver's premier celebration of culture and diversity. The Vancouver Pride Society adopted a three-year theme of Educate, Liberate, Celebrate, focusing on one of the three elements each year. In 2010, we focus on Liberate, and what it means to be free. In parts of the world and even in our own country, Pride is still a movement to liberate. Pride is a vehicle to educate, liberate and celebrate and every summer, that's what we do here in Vancouver.
For more information, visit www.vancouverpride.ca.