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posted Friday, May 30 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 22

2014 PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

Compiled by Doug Hamilton
SGN Contributing Writer
and by Rick McKinnon
SGN Staff Writer

ONGOING (thru JULY 6)
Revealing Queer
MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry) proudly presents Revealing Queer, a landmark exhibit exploring how the Puget Sound LGBTQ community has grown, changed, become more visible, and worked towards equality. Informed throughout by the lived experiences of this incredibly diverse population, the exhibit traces its history from an emerging underground group in the years before the Stonewall Riots of 1969, to the large and politically active community that helped make marriage equality law in Washington State in 2012. MOHAI (860 Terry Ave.) Tickets: $14-adults; $12 students/seniors/military. First Thursday is FREE. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m. www.mohai.org

Friday, MAY 30 - Sunday, JUNE 1
Lez Stand Up
Lez Stand Up is a Portland based, Lesbian comedy troupe with a rotating cast of local comics. Lez Stand Up will be joining forces with some of Seattle’s best queer comics! The show is hosted by Kirsten Kuppenbender, who performs along with regulars: Jes Rega, Diane Gasperin, Brittaney Taylor and Bob Kendrick, all of whom are doing their best not to eat bananas in public. 90 minutes of pure joy, featuring sketch comedy AND stand up! Joining the regular line up of Lez Stand Up will be local comics Elicia Sanchez, Danielle Radford, Abbey Drake, and Sadie Blake. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. at Calamus Auditorium, Gay City (517 E. Pike St.). Tickets are $12 at www.gaycity.org or http://www.strangertickets.com

Saturday, MAY 31
Pride ASIA Rice Ball
The Official Pride ASIA coalition presents RICE BALL in celebration of National Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month through a diverse perspective. Hosted by Seattle Pride Idol 2012 Chase Silva and Miss UTOPIA Atasha Manila. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway). Tickets: $20-advance via riceball2014.bpt.me, $25 at the door. 21+. www.facebook.com/events/667522536646587/

Saturday, MAY 31
Lez Stand Up (See May 30 for details.)

Sunday, JUNE 1
City of Seattle Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
With Mayor Ed Murray and guest speaker Col. Grethe Cammermeyer (Ret.), along with members of the City Council and Seattle LGBT Commission. 11 a.m. at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave. The event will be held outside on the 4th Avenue side of City Hall. The event is open to the public.

Sunday, JUNE 1
Timberline Revisited
The long missed Timberline is coming back! Timberline Revisited is the Official Kickoff to Seattle Pride month and will feature DJ Dana Dub and DJ Pavone playing the best dance mixes from 4-9 on Sunday, June 1st, in what promises to be a thrilling Sunday funday tea dance. Original Timberline (2015 Boren Ave.) www.facebook.com/events/512308755540625

Sunday, JUNE 1
Lez Stand Up (See May 30 for details.)

Sunday, JUNE 1
Seattle Pride Idol Contest: Wild Card
Come watch Seattle Pride Idol’s 10 runners-up compete for an opportunity to advance to the Finale on June 8th. Doors 7 p.m., contest 8 p.m. Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway). Big prizes for contestants and audience giveaways! FREE admission. 21+. www.seattlepride.org

Tuesday, JUNE 3
Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of Equal Rights Washington
5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave. (Enter on 5th Ave. side.) Tickets $20 online at http://erwtenth.brownpapertickets.com/

Wednesday, JUNE 4
Pride Skate: The Evolution of Madonna
9-11 p.m. at Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th Ave. S.W.). Meets monthly the first Wednesday of each month with different theme each month. www.southgaterollerrink.com

Thursday, JUNE 5
“Love with Pride: A Celebration of LGBT Romance Fiction” – A Reading and Book Signing
Kick off Pride Month with a special reading and book signing of LGBTQ love stories by Northwest writers Jove Belle, Kade Boehme, Nick DiMartino and J. Tullos Hennig at 7 p.m. University Book Store (4326 University Way NE). Whether they explore romance in modern or medieval times, each author shines a spotlight on LGBTQ relationships and the universality of love. FREE admission.

Friday, JUNE 6
The Seattle University LGBTQ Network Q-BBQ
An LGBTQ BBQ for SU students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni. The Second Annual Lavender Alumni Award will be presented at the Q-BBQ. 4:30-6:30 p.m. at SU International Student Center (901 12th Ave.) More info at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/q-bbq-lgbtq-barbecue-with-oma-registration-11509702831?aff=es2&rank=25

Friday, JUNE 6
A Rare Screening of The Celluloid Closet
What That's Entertainment did for movie musicals, The Celluloid Closet does for Hollywood homosexuality, as this exuberant, eye-opening movie serves up a dazzling hundred-year history of the role of Gay men and Lesbians on the silver screen. Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, Harvey Fierstein and Gore Vidal are just a few of the many actors, writers and commentators who provide funny and insightful anecdotes. Based on Vito Russo's groundbreaking book on the history of the GLBT community's portrayal in the movies. One showing only at 7 p.m., Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike St.) Admission is free. All attendees are invited to a discussion of the film after the screening.

Friday, JUNE 6 - Saturday, JUNE 28
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata by Terrence McNally
Theatre22’s First Annual Summer Pride Series production runs Thursdays through Saturdays, with industry night performance Monday, June 23, at 8 p.m. and two matinees Saturdays June 21 & June 28 at 2:30 p.m., at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.). Tickets $22 general; $14 student/senior/military; $10 TPS, with $10 minimum pay-what-you-can industry night tickets on Thursdays and Monday, June 23. www.theatre22.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/575647.

Saturday, JUNE 7
Word Play: A Spoken Word Poetry Festival
Join Gay City for the third annual Word Play festival, a one-day spoken word festival from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) including two workshops, a performance, and an artists reception. Word Play is a collaborative effort to explore recovery from a Queer perspective. The workshop leaders will share their expertise and encourage participants to explore their own recovery experiences through spoken word. Seven poets from different recovery backgrounds will take the mic to speak truth about bottoming out, getting back up and moving on. Consi, Dorothy Frances Kent, Kristina Armenakis, Okanomode, Stephanie Van Streefkerk, Tara Hardy, and That SeattleGuy will perform at 7 p.m., followed by an artists’ reception. FREE. Complete details and poet biographies at www.gaycity.org/wordplay.

Saturday, JUNE 7
SEAMEC Volunteer Interviewer Orientation
Join the crew who will be interviewing this election cycle’s crop of candidates to find out just how LGBT-friendly they are. At the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Open to Public). For more info email seamec2014@gmail.com or leave message at 206-666-8058

Saturday, JUNE 7
Lambert House's Pink Prom
The youth-originated alternative prom for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender-Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Questioning, Cross-Dressing, and Allied youth from Seattle, King County, the Greater Northwest, the world, our galaxy, the universe, and other places – for youth, ages 13 through 22. Festive dress encouraged; formal wear welcome and not required. Dates welcome and definitely not required. Lambert House will provide soft drinks and hearty snacks. Come dance and hang out with your same-sex friends, other-sex friends, no-sex friends, any-sex friends, and all-gender friends in a safe environment. No Drugs, No Alcohol, No Hate. 8 p.m. to midnight. $5 to $20 free-will donation. Location: All Pilgrim’s Church, 500 Broadway E. in Seattle.

Saturday, JUNE 7
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Sunday, JUNE 8
Seattle Gay Day of Service – Capitol Hill Clean Sweep
Want to help your community and have fun at the same time? This year, PrideFest's Gay Day of Service and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's Clean Sweep join together for a big clean-up of Capitol Hill streets. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House (11th Ave. and E. Olive St.) Breakfast and coffee provided by Starbucks and lunch by local Capitol Hill eateries will be served to volunteers. Entertainment will be provided and every volunteer will receive a T-shirt to commemorate the event. All cleaning supplies provided. You just need to show up! www.caphillchamber.org; www.eventbrite.com/e/capitol-hill-clean-sweep-tickets-11246210719

Sunday, JUNE 8
South Park Gay Pride Picnic
From 1-4 p.m., at Duwamish Waterway Park (7900 10th Ave. S. at S. Elmgrove St.) on the river, there will be free hot dogs and veggie dogs for the first 200 people. Performers include local South Park Queer/Punk/Rock/Blues/Surf band “Gnarlene and the Frisky Pigs” who will play songs from their new album, Party on Uranus, followed by the sultry Latin styles of Alma y Azucar, from bossa nova to salsa to tango. The last hour will feature DJ Luis V from the popular Noche Latina at Neighbours playing for several performers: Isabella and Jennifer will dazzle us with their passion and drag attire, Chucho will mesmerize us with his belly dance moves, and White Center native Sarey Savy will have us on our feet with his original pop/dance songs. South Park Arts Council will have a kid-friendly arts and crafts table, and the South Park Branch library will feature books on LGBTQ issues in English and Spanish. We are partnering again with Entre Hermanos, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that has been such a great supporter of the picnic, and our sponsors include: Entre Hermano, Burdick Brewing, Central Co-op/Madison Market, City of Seattle Arts and Culture, ForSalby’s, Jeff Hayes/Drummer-Boy.org, Little Rae’s Bakery, RT Brokerage, the Rose Street Garden Club, and Seattle Gay News. www.facebook.com/events/280392392121121 or email Randy at gaypridesouthpark@hotmail.com

Sunday, JUNE 8
Seattle Pride Idol – Finale
After 10 weeks of competition the finalists compete for the title of 2014 Seattle Pride Idol! Come watch Seattle's hottest singers take the stage at Neighbours Nightclub and sing their hearts out! Doors 7 p.m., contest 8 p.m. Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway). Big prizes for contestants and lots of audience giveaways! FREE admission. 21+. www.seattlepride.org

Sunday, JUNE 8
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Monday, JUNE 9
Lambda Legal Presents Just Gender
Lambda Legal is pleased to partner with Buddha Dog Productions and Kino Lorber EDU to present the Seattle screening of the documentary feature, Just Gender, narrated by Tony and Emmy-award winning actress Bebe Neuwirth at the Varsity Theatre (4329 University Way NE), 6:30-9 p.m. Space is limited. RSVPs to this FREE community film event at www.facebook.com/events/721730741212572

Tuesday, JUNE 10
Lavender Graduation: Be Your Own Queen!
The University of Washington Q Center hosts the UW’s annual LGBTQ-friendly Lavender graduation ceremony for all students eligible to graduate during the 2013-14 academic year (including fall 2014). Keynote speech & performance by Aleska Manila. All welcome. UW Tower (4333 Brooklyn Ave. N.E.), Mezzanine Level Lounge, 6-8:30 p.m. (Ceremony participants are asked to arrive by 5:15 p.m.) For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/qcenter/wordpress/lavender-graduation/

Wednesday, JUNE 11
POZ Seattle Pride Month Social
Social gathering of POZ and POZ-friendly people meets 2nd Wednesday each month at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.), 6-8 p.m. www.pozseattle.org.

Thursday, JUNE 12
Trans*Parency All Ages Dance Party
7-11 p.m. at The Vera Project (Seattle Center north of Key Arena in the Northwest Rooms near SIFF offices). House styles of Kid Amiga will kick us off, followed by the talented Miss Shelrawka for a night of dancing! This is a fundraising party for Gender Justice League, and the 2014 Trans Pride!! http://seattle.gaycities.com/events/357529-trans-parency

Thursday, JUNE 12
Divas Take the Hill – Ride the Soul Train all night long!
A benefit for the Inspire Youth Project to support at-risk youth, specifically those affected by HIV/AIDS. Put on your bell-bottom pants and prepare for the Pride Kickoff event of the season with drinks, dancing, and drag queens galore! 7:30 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. performances. Velocity Dance Center (1621 12th Ave.). www.facebook.com/events/140556506114758/

Thursday, JUNE 12
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Friday, JUNE 13
Out & Equal Northwest Regional Summit
Drawing participants from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC the Northwest Regional Summit will bring together hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) professionals and straight allies to share innovative strategies to enhance workplace inclusion, visibility, and diversity. Attendees will participate in workshops and hear from business leaders who pioneered welcoming workplaces for diverse professionals. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.). www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-out-and-equal-northwest-regional-summit-registration-11241968029?aff=eivtefrnd

Friday, JUNE 13
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Saturday, JUNE 14
Seattle Pride Picnic
Join us for The 5th Annual Seattle Pride Picnic! The Seattle Pride Picnic is a chance for family and friends to come together in one of Seattle's iconic parks and celebrate our amazing community. All the fun begins at 11 a.m. at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. & E. Prospect St.) in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. www.seattlepride.org

Saturday, JUNE 14
Portland Pride Festival
Tom McCall Waterfront Park (S.W. Naito Pkwy. and Pine St.), beginning at noon. www.pridenw.org. (Also Sunday following the Pride Parade.)

Saturday, JUNE 14
Spokane Pride Parade And Rainbow Festival
www.outspokane.com

Saturday, JUNE 14
Seattle Men's Chorus – “Falling in Love Again – Deutschland”
For one night only at The Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St.), Seattle Men's Chorus presents Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's For a Look or a Touch, a powerful story about the relatively untouched and unknown subject of Gay persecution during the Holocaust, an original work commissioned by Seattle’s Music of Remembrance. Act II will feature a few selections of American Jazz and other music of celebration to help put you in the spirit of Pride.
8 p.m. Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55. www.seattlemenschorus.org

Saturday, JUNE 14
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Sunday, JUNE 15
Portland Pride Parade & Festival
Parade steps off from Burnside St. and N.W. Park Ave. at 11 a.m. Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park (S.W. Naito Pkwy. and Pine St.) begins at noon. www.pridenw.org.

Wednesday, JUNE 18
GSBA Luncheon – Travel & Tourism
In partnership with Visit Seattle, this month’s luncheon will focus on travel and tourism. In addition to a dynamic pair of expert speakers on LGBT travel, the luncheon will present a unique opportunity for members and guests to interact with Seattle’s tourism industry with a pre-luncheon showcase. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Sheraton Seattle Hotel (1400 6th Ave.). Speakers for the luncheon are Merryn Johns, Editor in Chief, Curve Magazine and Ed Salvato, Editor in Chief, Man About World. The luncheon is sponsored by Holland America Lines. Registration: $40 members, $40 nonmembers, walk-ins $5 more at the door. www.thegsba.org or 206-363-9188.

Thursday, JUNE 19
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Friday, JUNE 20
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Friday, JUNE 20
PBS/Independent Lens Presents The New Black
KCTS-TV, Channel 9, at 9 p.m., broadcasts The New Black, a groundbreaking documentary about the conversation on same-sex marriage in the African American community during Maryland’s fight for marriage equality in 2012. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

Saturday, JUNE 21
Pride ASIA
Founded in 2012, Pride ASIA's mission is to celebrate, empower and nurture the multi-cultural diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally communities through the Asian-Pacific Islander American lens. Hosted by Aleksa Manila. Noon-4 p.m. at Hing Hay Park (423 Maynard Ave. S.) in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. FREE all ages event. www.prideasia.org

Saturday, JUNE 21
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Saturday, JUNE 21
Capital City Pride Festival
Olympia’s Pride Festival starts at 11 a.m. in Sylvester Park at Legion & Capital Way. Regional entertainers, food, arts & crafts, booths. www.capitalcitypride.net

Sunday, JUNE 22
Seattle Frontrunners 2014 Run & Walk with Pride
Run and Walk With Pride is an annual community event open to all, presented by Seattle Frontrunners, an LGBT running club. Join us on Sunday, June 22 in Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S.) for a fun 4K run, 10K run, or 4K walk. Event starts at 9 a.m. www.rwwp.org; seattle-frontrunners-3zjf.squarespace.com

Sunday, JUNE 22
Seattle Storm Pride Kickoff Game against the Washington Mystics
The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a free T-shirt. The Seattle Storm has invited Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Scholars to attend the game in recognition of their achievements. 6 p.m. at Key Arena (Seattle Center, 1st Ave. N. & Harrison St.). Tickets at www.wnba.com/storm/tickets/

Sunday, JUNE 22
Capital City Pride Parade & Festival
Olympia’s Pride Parade starts at noon at the State Capitol Building / Festival in the Park starts at 1 pm in Sylvester Park at Legion & Capitol Way. Regional entertainers, food, arts & crafts, booths. www.capitalcitypride.net

Tuesday, JUNE 24
Celebrating Queer Bodies with Drs. Linda Bacon & Lucy Aphramor
Meet Drs. Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor, Queer activists and thought leaders in the Health at EverySize/Body Respect movement, as they help opal: Food & Body Wisdom (1100 NE 45th St., Ste 600) celebrate Seattle Pride. Bacon & Aphramor give you a rare behind the scenes look at their personal journeys and political path to affirming diverse embodiment. Expect a combo of story telling and performance poetry, where narrative, the erotic and memory collide and coalesce. This is a unique opportunity to join with other advocates and thought-leaders in a vibrant discussion of where we’re at, and where next, in advancing body respect for all in the LGBTQ community. Food and drink provided.

Thursday, JUNE 26
Rainbow City Band Summer Concert
Come out for an evening of music with our own Rainbow City Orchestra under the direction of Jerilynn Harris-Kilgore. 7 p.m. at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center (4272 Fremont Ave. N.). FREE (donations accepted). Details at www.rainbowcityband.com

Thursday, JUNE 26
Gender Blender: A Queer Revolt and Benefit
All night party at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), 8 p.m.-4 a.m. with Ben DeLaCreme, Le1f, Josyln Fox, New York & MORE! Ticket sales benefit Gay City Health Project and the Gender Justice League. Sponsored by Nark Magazine. www.narkmagazine.com

Thursday, JUNE 26
Youth Pride Variety Show & Dance Party
Produced by Lifelong’s HEYO with collaborative partner, C89.5 radio station, Seattle's HOTTEST music! At Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave. E.). www.facebook.com/LifelongHEYO; michaelb@llaa.org.

Thursday, JUNE 26
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Friday, JUNE 27
Trans Pride
Annual celebration of the Seattle-area Transgender community. Assemble in front of Seattle Central Community College (1701 Broadway) at 5 p.m.; march to nearby Cal Anderson Park at 6 p.m.; speakers and music 7-10 p.m., featuring a schedule of nationally-renowned speakers from the Trans* community, a performance by The Nasty Habits, and an information & resource fair with organizations that serve and support Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming people. Details at www.transprideseattle.org.

Friday, JUNE 27
Open Seattle Pride Weekend with the Storm
Seattle welcomes the reigning WNBA Champions Minnesota Lynx to KeyArena (Seattle Center, 1st Ave. N. & Harrison St.). 7 p.m. The first 3,000 fans will receive Storm Rainbow beads and guest DJ Ricki Leigh will be in the bowl performing before and during the game. Tickets at www.wnba.com/storm/tickets/

Friday, JUNE 27
GLSEN Youth Pride Dance
A night for the 21 and younger crowd the GLSEN Youth Pride Dance promises to be a fun night! Music by DJ Puerto Roc, emcee by Regine Dynasty and Nubian Pride, make-up table by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Crazy hat theme with hat-making party the week before the dance! (TBA). Doors 7 p.m., music 8-11 p.m. Belltown Community Center (415 Bell St.) www.facebook.com/events/1386942978213647

Friday, JUNE 27
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Friday, JUNE 27
T-Shack Seattle Pride Edition
San Francisco's world famous party, TrannyShack, comes to Seattle! Join Hostess Heklina as she leads the all-star SF Cast, including Holotta Tymes, Turleen TailSpin, Sasha Stephane and Ginger Snap, in a night of performances you won't want to miss! $5.00 cover at The Unicorn/Narwhal (1118 E. Pike St.) Doors at 8 p.m., show at 10 p.m., 21+. www.facebook.com/events/1438624926386524

Saturday, JUNE 28
2014 SVC Pride Quads Grass Tournament
Seattle Volleyball Club is hosting its 5th Annual Quads Pride Grass tournament to celebrate Seattle Pride 2014. Proceeds of this annual event will benefit Kraken VC, a youth volleyball program based on Capitol Hill. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Judkins Park (2150 S. Norman St.).

Saturday, JUNE 28
MOHAI Family Pride Day
Celebrate your family pride at MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N.) with Seattle Pride! Check out the Revealing Queer exhibit along with all-day activities, including special performances by Seattle Pride Idol winners, bingo with Lunch Lady Mama, family portraits, make-your-own flair for the 40th Annual Seattle Pride Parade, and more! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $14-adults; $12 students/seniors/military. www.mohai.org/exhibits/item/2620-revealing-queer

Saturday, JUNE 28
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Celebrate Pride in Seattle’s Gayborhood at this annual street fair on Broadway from E. John St. to E. Roy St, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Live local music, food, and more than 100 booths featuring nonprofits, artists, and commercial vendors. www.capitolhillpridefestival.info.

Saturday, JUNE 28
PrideFest Family Day
Annual event sponsored by Seattle PrideFest, in Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Howell St.), noon-5 p.m., Lots of child-friendly activities including magic shows, bouncy houses, storytelling, free ice cream, and a concert with Recess Monkey. www.seattlepridefest.org/family/.

Saturday, JUNE 28
16th Annual Rainbow Health Fair
From 1-5 p.m. at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E. at E. Republican St.) Seattle/King & Snohomish County YWCA Women’s Health Outreach presents free mammograms for eligible people 40+ and free pap tests for all. Massage, nutrition, mammograms, safer sex. Insurance welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 206-461-4489. For more information and volunteer opportunities: lbtqhealth-ywca.blogspot.com.

Saturday, JUNE 28
PrideFest Cyndi/Cher Welcome Party featuring Heklina
3-8 p.m. at the Seattle PrideFest Mainstage (Seattle Center, International Fountain). More info at www.facebook.com/events/1453170404928167/

Saturday, JUNE 28
2014 Seattle Dyke March
Rally from 5-7 p.m. at the Seattle Central Community College Plaza at Broadway and E. Pine St. The March steps off at 7 p.m. to go around Capitol Hill and back to the Plaza. www.seattledykemarch.com/

Saturday, JUNE 28
CHER Dressed to Kill Tour Pre Function Benefiting Inspire Youth Project
Come and pre func to benefit Inspire Youth Project (formally Rise 'n Shine). Lots of fun and entertainment including an appearance by a CHER impersonator! Admission will include a ride on our CHER Shuttle to and from KeyArena so you don't have to worry about fighting traffic and finding parking. 5-7:30 p.m. at R Place (619 E. Pine St.) on the 3rd Floor. More info at http://seattle.gaycities.com/events/359421-cher-dressed-to-kill-tour-pre-function-benefiting-inspire-youth-project

Saturday, JUNE 28
Maxim's Unity Ball: Tuxedos and Gowns
Celebrate Pride at Maxim’s (5608 Rainier Ave. S.). Featuring BOYeurism with Isaiah Tillman 6 p.m. Tickets: $10-general; $25 VIP. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/660849

Saturday, JUNE 28
Cher: Dressed To Kill Tour
ErMerGerd! It's Cher & Cyndi Lauper! 'Nuff said.
8-11 p.m. at Key Arena (Seattle Center, 1st Ave. N. & Harrison St.) Tickets at:
http://arena-wa.com/Tickets-Active.php?eventID=2185598&venueID=229

Saturday, JUNE 28
Theatre22 Presents The Lisbon Traviata (See June 6 for details.)

Saturday, JUNE 28
10th Annual "ALL WHITE" Affair Boat Cruise Party, the “Masquerade Edition”
Enjoy a spectacular evening on the water as we take you across the globe with music, fun & excitement. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. on The Islander Yacht. http://seattle.gaycities.com/events/353648-10th-annual-all-white-affair-boat-cruise-party

Saturday, JUNE 28
Seattle PrideFest Presents X
9:00 pm at Neumo’s (925 E. Pike St.). DJ Brian Gorr + DJ Bret Law. Tickets at https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1807900

Sunday, JUNE 29
Seattle Pride Brunch with George Takei
A fabulous meal at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom (2100 5th Ave.) at 8:30 a.m. to start the most fabulous day of the year! Join Celebrity Grand Marshal George Takei for a morning of delicious food, great company, and general merriment before heading over to watch the Seattle Pride Parade from VIP seating. Tickets: $57.50. www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade/pride-brunch/

Sunday, JUNE 29
Seattle Pride Parade
George Takei will be the Celebrity Grand Marshall for the 40th Annual Pride Parade themed “Generations of Pride.” And recently appointed Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will be a special guest. Starting at 11 a.m., the parade kicks off at 4th Avenue & Union St., and will proceed north down 4th Avenue to Denny Way. It will last approximately two and a half hours and will be held rain or shine. www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade/

Sunday, JUNE 29
Seattle PrideFest
Seattle PrideFest 2014 “United We Pride” will be more bedazzling than ever. Four stages, events over four days, dozens of artists, men's and women's parties, and over 130,000 attendees. www.seattlepridefest.org/

Sunday, JUNE 29
Cuff Street Party
Featuring DJ/performers at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). www.cuffcomplex.com.

Sunday, JUNE 29
PrideFest Closing Concert: Steve Grand & Chely Wright
Steve is a (quickly) rising singer-songwriter and Chely is a well-established country star. Both are out artists and we are thrilled to host them for our closing concert for Pride weekend at the Delta Stage at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre. 100% of proceeds to benefit marriage equality non-profits. ALL AGES SHOW. Doors: 7:30 p.m., Steve Grand: 7:45 p.m., Chely Wright: 8:30 p.m.. Pre-sale: $25, at the door: $30. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/688293 Info and VIP at: www.seattlepridefest.org/concert

Sunday, JUNE 29 - Sunday, JULY 6
Victoria, BC Pride
A week of events and activities culminating in the annual Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, July 6. www.victoriapridesociety.org

Saturday, JULY 12
Out in the Park – Tacoma’s annual LGBTQA Pride Celebration
Noon-5 p.m., Broadway between 9th and 11th streets. Entertainment, food, fun, and community at this family-friendly event. Watch for more info at www.rainbowcntr.org or http://tacomapride.org/out_in_the_park_2014

Saturday, JULY 12
Bellingham Pride Family Picnic
Come enjoy a picnic at noon in Bloedel Donovan Park (2214 Electric Ave.) with the entire Bellingham Pride family (that includes you!). Donations gratefully accepted to cover the cost of food. www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

Saturday, JULY 12
Bellingham Annual ISCEE Pride Drag Show (21+)
Doors 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Rumors Cabaret (1119 Railroad Ave.) $5 cover.
Annual Rumor's Pride Party to follow. www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

Saturday, JULY 12
Bellingham All Ages B-Proud Dance
8:00-11:00 p.m., Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building (2214 Electric Ave.) $3.00 admission, proceeds benefit Pride. All ages welcome! www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

Saturday, JULY 12
Bellingham Rumors Pride Celebration (21+)
10 p.m.-2 a.m. (close), Rumors Cabaret (1119 Railroad Ave.), cover. www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

Sunday, JULY 13
Bellingham Pride Parade
Noon. Starts at Ohio & Cornwall, travels along Cornwall Ave., ends at Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave.). More info at http://www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

Sunday, JULY 13
Bellingham Pride Festival
Until 4:00 p.m., Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave.).
Features various vendors, children’s activities, appearances by local and state dignitaries. $2 suggested donation. Pride Party to follow at Rumors Cabaret (1119 Railroad Ave.). www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

Sunday, JULY 20
Kitsap Pride
“Reflection of Pride” is this year’s theme for Kitsap Pride’s annual celebration, noon to 5 p.m., at Evergreen Park (1500 Park Ave.) in downtown Bremerton. www.kitsappride.org.

Sunday, AUGUST 3
Vancouver (B.C.) Pride Parade & Festival
Parade begins at noon in Vancouver’s downtown/West End at Robson and Thurlow streets and proceeds via Denman to festival site at Sunset Beach. Sponsored by Vancouver Pride Society. www.vancouverpride.ca.

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