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posted Friday, June 5, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 23
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2015 PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

Compiled by Rick McKinnon
SGN Staff Writer

FRIDAY, JUNE 12
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. 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.). Registration: $195 – http://www.outandequalseattle.org/

FRIDAY, JUNE 12
Seattle U Lavender Graduation
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is honored to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ and ally community at Seattle U. All LGBTQ+ undergraduate, graduate, and law students, as well as faculty, staff and alumni, are encouraged to attend this memorable event from 2-4 p.m., in Casey Commons (5th Floor of Casey Building). Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Pre-registration requested to accommodate space, food and resources: 206-296-6374; SA-heltonb@seattleu.edu.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12
The Seattle Boylesque Festival Main Event
Hosted by RuPaul Drag Race favorite BenDeLaCreme, the festival features two performances at The Triple Door (216 Union St.) this evening featuring a stellar line up of international, national and local superstars, including Mr. Gorgeous (NYC), Waxie Moon (Seattle), Lou Henry Hoover (Seattle), Tito Bonito (Los Angeles), Russell Bruner (Portland), Eddie Van Glam (Seattle), Mod Carousel (Seattle), Serge Violland (France), The Luminous Pariah (Seattle), Jonny Porkpie (NYC), Trojan Original (Seattle), Paris Original (Seattle), Gilbert De Moccos (Japan), and more. Door at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. (17+); door at 10 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m. (21+). Tickets: $25 advance general admission; $40 advance VIP; $5 more at the door. www.thetripledoor.com. (See Thursday, June 11 for Teaser Party.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Family: An Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ Gathering
Everyone is invited to this free all-day conference geared toward LGBTQ Asian/Pacific Islander youth, their families and allies from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at North Seattle College (9600 College Way N.) Registration at http://apifamilyevent.com or at the door. Workshops offered for both LGBTQ youth/adults, as well as allies, will include Trans 101, Social Media/Cyberbullying, Healthy Relationships, Religion, Multiracial LGBTQ Issues, Immigration, and sessions that provide more information about PFLAG and how students can start their own Gay-Straight Alliances (or reinvigorate existing ones). Sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League, Pride Foundation, as well as PFLAG, Tadima, API Chaya, Asian Counseling and Referral Services and more.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Seattle Pride Picnic
Join us for the 6th 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. $1 picnic meal includes hot dog, delicious side dishes, refreshments and dessert. All proceeds benefit YouthCare. www.seattlepride.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Portland Pride Festival
Tom McCall Waterfront Park (S.W. Naito Pkwy. and Pine St.), from noon-6 p.m. www.pridenw.org. (Also Sunday following the Pride Parade.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Spokane Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival
www.outspokane.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Lifelong’s Gayest Gay Bingo EVER
Are you ready for the Gayest Gay Bingo EVER? Timed perfectly to celebrate Seattle Pride, Lifelong’s titillating bingo event promises an evening where glitz, glamour and gaiety abound! Packed with a plethora of fabulous special guests, mind-blowing prizes and rainbow-radiant décor (from top to bottom), this event delivers an experience you’ll never forget! Plus proceeds benefit Lifelong, a community health organization that provides food, housing and health services to people living with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.
Get ready for a HOT, HOT, HOT evening!
Fabulous, cheeky, wildly popular – Lifelong created this event over 20 years ago and it sparked the craze across the nation! Gay Bingo is a community fundraiser that has become a beloved Seattle institution. This 21 and over shindig is unbridled fun, complete with ridiculous musical numbers, hilarious drag queen antics, chances to win wonderful prizes, and much more! From 5-10 p.m. at Fremont Studio (155 N. 35th St.). Tickets: $50 general admission; $69 Queen for a Day. www.llaa.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 14
South Park Gay Pride Picnic
The picnic returns with many familiar faces such as DJ Luis V from Neighbours nightclub’s Noche Latina, the South Park Arts Council will feature a kids art table, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be sparkly as ever! The inaugural Queen of the River amateur drag contest at 2:30 p.m. will feature drag queens, drag kings, all-gender drag, everyone welcome. $50 cash 1st place prize; $25 cash 2nd & 3rd place prizes. Winners chosen by crowd applause. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m., at Duwamish Waterway Park (7900 10th Ave. S. at S. Elmgrove St.) on the river and there will be free beef hot dogs and Field Roast veggie dogs for the first 200 people, along with chips and bottled water. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch. For more info, contact Randy at gaypridesouthpark@hotmail.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 14
Portland Pride Parade & Festival
Parade steps off from W. Burnside St. and N.W. Park Ave. at 11 a.m. Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park (S.W. Naito Pkwy. and Pine St.) from noon-6 p.m. www.pridenw.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 15
ACLU Community Forum – Where Freedom Stands: The State of Civil Liberties at the Supreme Court
A public conversation on the Freedom to Marry, Government Surveillance, the Hobby Lobby Decision, Voting Rights, the Criminal Justice System, and much more. 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St. $5. RSVP: ACLU-WA.org/freedom.

MONDAY, JUNE 15
PBS Independent Lens - Limited Partnership
Limited Partnership chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado, Richard and Tony were one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the world. Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. Richard received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Services stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged at the tone, tenor, and politics of the letter, and to prevent Tony’s impending deportation, the couple decided to sue the U.S. government, initiating the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history. A film by Thomas G. Miller, Limited Partnership premieres on Independent Len, Monday, June 15, 10 p.m.-11 p.m. on PBS.
During a lifetime filled with health issues, money woes, and legal challenges, Richard and Tony never wavered in their love, lost their senses of humor, or gave up their quest for justice. Their personal trajectory parallels the history of the LGBT marriage and immigration equality movements, from their 1971 meeting at an L.A. Gay bar call “The Closet,” to the 1975 signing of the marriage license in Colorado, through the era of AIDS, to the historic U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Gay marriage in June 2013. A poignant love story, Limited Partnership celebrates Richard and Tony’s long path as they redefined traditional concepts of “spouse” and “family.”

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
GSBA Luncheon – Travel & Tourism
Are LGBT specific cruises, resorts and tours still sought after vacations for the LGBT community? With changing laws and an evolving world, are members of the LGBT community shifting their vacation choices to mainstream cruises and resort areas? How has the marketing of and messaging around these types of vacations changed to reach new audiences? GSBA and Visit Seattle are pleased to welcome Judy Dlugacz, President & Founder of Olivia Travel, to discuss the state of the current LGBT specific travel movement and how her company has not only stayed relevant over the decades, but also successful with innovative products, partnerships and a deep understanding of the consumer.
Arrive early to meet our hospitality and tourism members at the showcase and be one of the first to get your hands on the 2015-2016 GSBA Guide & Directory. Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way. Time: 11 a.m. - registration and showcase opens; program begins at noon. Cost: $45 members; $50 nonmembers; walk-ins $5 more at the door. www.thegsba.org or 206-363-9188.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
Imperial Court of Seattle’s 2nd Annual Mr., Ms. and Miss Teen Pride Pageant
Door at 7:30 p.m., pageant from 8:30-10:30 p.m., at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway; entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard Ave. off E. Pike St. Hosted by the biggest supporters in the Gay youth community Drew and Jessica Paradisco. Theme: Taste the Rainbow. Pageant contestants: ages 18-20 only. Categories: Theme Wear, Talent, and Formal Wear. $7 to watch the pageant; $10 to compete in the pageant. Alcoholic drinks for 21+ served on the upper level. For more information about the event or competing in the event, contact Aaron-Kayden Bradshow at Akbradshaw12@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18 - SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Seattle Pride Comedy Series – Gena Yashere (6/18-6/20) and Heather McDonald (6/19-6/20 only)
Seattle Pride and Comedy Live Seattle present Gena Yashere from “Live at the Apollo” and “Mock The Week.” Originally from the UK, Gena broke into the American comedy scene with her appearances on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” where she made it to the final 10. She has been seen in feature films such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr. In Between, as well as on TV shows such as “The Tonight Show,” TBS’ “Are We There Yet,” E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” ABC’s “Comics Unleashed.” Gina has a one hour Comedy Special on Showtime, “Skinny B*tch” and recently released her DVD “Laughing to America.” Heather McDonald (6/19-6/20 only) is a comedian, actress, story producer, and best-selling author best known for her roundtable appearances on E!’s top rated show “Chelsea Lately.” Shows on Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Friday: 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m., Saturday: 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. Parlor Live Comedy Club (Seattle) (1522 6th Ave. at Pine St.). Two item minimum purchase. 21+ (18+ Thursday.) Tickets: $20/$30. 206-602-1441. www.parlorlive.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18
Divas Take the Hill 2015 – a Benefit for Seattle’s Homeless Youth
At 7 p.m., 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave.) In advance of Seattle PrideFest 2015, Team Diva Real Estate and partners host their 5th annual Divas Take the Hill party. This year’s celebration continues its goal of supporting local nonprofits and small businesses by raising funds for PSKS (Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets), a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) serving homeless and at-risk youth and young adults. Performers include: Donna Tella Howe, Miss Kitty Baby Burlesque, Sylvia O’Stayformore, Deja Nouveau, and more! General admission: $15 advance, $20 at the door; VIP admission: $25; Student: $10. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1597130 More information: http://teamdivarealestate.com/save-the-date-divas-take-the-hill-6-18-2015/; www.PSKS.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 18
“Rainbow City Orchestra Uncorked”
At 7 p.m. at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center (4272 Fremont Ave. N.). Like last year’s hit concert, the orchestra will be pairing music with wines, offering audience members a chance to learn a little about the music and the wine while enjoying the company of friends and a few nibbles to complement the wine. This year’s event will feature jazz classics. Purple Passion Jazz Combo will open the event as guests arrive and are seated, and Rainbow City Orchestra will present its music pairings for the wines as they are poured. New this year is a VIP option with preferred seating, a special dessert, and surprise perks. Tickets: $30 advance tickets; $50 VIP, or a limited number of no drinker tickets at $10. Details at www.rainbowcityband.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 18
Queer Vision 20/20 – Black Lizard (1968)
Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) celebrate Queer cinema and their 20th anniversaries with a special series this month. Happy Hour at 7 p.m., screening at 8 p.m. Tickets at the door: $11 general, $8 youth & senior, $6 member. www.threedollarbillcinema.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 19
2015 Pride Shabbat Service
Preneg 5 p.m.; service 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Temple de Hirsch Sinai (1511 E. Pike St.). After the service stay for Shabbat dinner. An ASL interpreter will be available for the evening. Pride Shabbat is an opportunity that provides a way for our community to come together and share joyous and meaningful prayer in an inclusive environment that welcomes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Jews, their friends and families. Last year there was a fabulous turn out of more than 300 participants at the Pride Shabbat service. Pride Shabbat has the endorsement of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and other groups including Congregation Tikvah Chadashah and Kolenu. Its attendance grew when it was a project of Bashert: the LGBT initiative of the Jewish Federation. It has been a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning Jews, friends, allies and families. 2015 is the seventh year that Pride Shabbat has been endorsed by the full membership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. We’ve come a long way! It is inspiring to pray for liberation and freedom together. Pride Shabbat 2008 marked a step forward in the embracing of all LGBTQ Jews of our community. In the past rejection by congregations and exclusion from full participation in Jewish life were common and were part of the founding of CTC. Since 2008 Pride Shabbat has demonstrated that the majority of congregations today in our community are welcoming and inclusive. Please register in advance by June 14 – http://www.jconnectseattle.org/events/pride-shabbat-2015/

FRIDAY, JUNE 19
Seattle Women’s Pride
The second annual Seattle Women’s Pride is THE Pride party for Lesbians (and their friends) in Seattle! From 6-10 p.m. at Q Nightclub (1426 Broadway). Headlining the event is none other than Bravo’s Julie Goldman (“The Mindy Project,” “The People’s Couch,” “Faking It,” “Big Gay Sketch Show”). DJ Wildfire of Hot Flash Inferno fame will provide music. Tickets for Seattle Women’s Pride at www.strangertickets.com/events/23535956. Reservations highly encouraged. The $20 price point guarantees entry and a raffle ticket for one of the many prizes that will be given away during the evening. The $35 price point guarantees everything above as well as a Meet and Greet with Goldman post-show. A discount to groups of 10 or more is available and interested parties should contact info@theseattlelesbian.com to reserve. Sponsored by The Seattle Lesbian – http://theseattlelesbian.com/ – www.facebook.com/events/1583515175268500/

FRIDAY, JUNE 19
Seattle Pride Comedy Series – Gena Yashere and Heather McDonald
(See Thursday listing for details.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Habitat for Humanity’s PRIDE BUILD
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is hosting Pride Build on June 20, bringing together members and friends of the LGBTQ community to sponsor a day of building at La Fortuna, a development of 41 townhomes in the Benson Heights neighborhood in Renton. For more information and to sign-up contact Lauren Petersen-Green at lauren.petersengreen@habitatskc.org or call at (206) 855-3997. www.habitatskc.org/pridebuild

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
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 (Capital City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 21 at 1 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Mid-Columbia Pride 2015 – “Can’t Stop the Beat”
Parade at 11 a.m. followed by Celebration in John Dam Plaza, Richland WA. www.midcolumbiapride.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
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 20
Seattle Pride Comedy Series – Gena Yashere and Heather McDonald
(See Thursday listing for details.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Mr., Miss & Ms. Fireball Contest
C.C. Attle’s (1701 E. Olive Way) hosts this liquor title contest at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com and on Facebook.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Seattle Men's Chorus – “Queen”
“We Will Rock You.” “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “Another One Bites the Dust.” Get ready to experience the full spectrum of songs from this legendary band, produced with the flair of Seattle Men’s Chorus. From chart-toppers and anthems, to the greatest Queen songs you’ve never heard, this masterpiece of a concert will take you on a wild ride through rock and pop history. Introducing Frederick Hagreen as Freddie Mercury. McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.) 8 p.m. Tickets: $28, $44, $53, $68, $78. www.seattlemenschorus.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 21
Seattle Frontrunners 2014 Run & Walk with Pride
Run and Walk With Pride is an annual community event open to all. Meets Sunday, June 21 in Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S.) for a fun 4K run, 10K run, or 4K walk. Registration at 8 a.m. Event starts at 9 a.m. www.rwwp.org; http://www.seattlefrontrunners.org/

SUNDAY, JUNE 21
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 (Capital City Pride Festival also on Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 21
Seattle Men's Chorus – “Queen”
“We Will Rock You.” “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “Another One Bites the Dust.” Get ready to experience the full spectrum of songs from this legendary band, produced with the flair of Seattle Men’s Chorus. From chart-toppers and anthems, to the greatest Queen songs you’ve never heard, this masterpiece of a concert will take you on a wild ride through rock and pop history. Introducing Frederick Hagreen as Freddie Mercury. McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.) 2 p.m. Tickets: $28, $44, $53, $68, $78. www.seattlemenschorus.org

MONDAY, JUNE 22
QLaw Pride Kick-Off Event
In our second celebration together, QLaw and King County Superior Court are presenting a CLE program followed by a wine and appetizer reception in the Jury Room at Seattle Municipal Court. Judges from King County and other jurisdictions are expected to attend. The event is open to everyone, including attorneys and other professionals that encounter LGBTQ issues, as well as LGBTQ legal professionals and their allies.
In keeping with the call from Justice Mary Yu at this year’s QLaw annual banquet, Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.), Founding President and CEO of Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ), and Nicholas Oakley, Project Manager for equality, will provide an overview of the first comprehensive research designed to study the experiences of Washington’s LGBTQ youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. CCYJ has gathered first-hand accounts from LGBTQ system alumni, collected observations of system professionals and community-based providers about their experiences working with the LGBTQ youth and conducted extensive reviews of existing laws, policies, research and practices relevant to system-involved LGBTQ youth. This research will provide all of the stakeholders with the necessary information to best serve our LGBTQ youth.
The reception will begin immediately following the presentation.
The event is co-sponsored by both QLaw and King County Superior Court. We thank King County Superior Court for including this program as part of their community outreach initiatives.
RSVP to http://q-law.org/event-1960556.

MONDAY, JUNE 22
PBS, “POV” and KCTS-Channel 9 present Out in the Night at 10 p.m.
In 2006, under the neon lights of a Gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American Lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of “Killer Lesbians” and a “Wolf Pack.” Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four – Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain – maintained their innocence. The award-winning Out in the Night examines the sensational case and the women’s uphill battle, revealing the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system. www.pbs.org/pov/

MONDAY, JUNE 22 - SATURDAY, JUNE 28
Queer Rock Camp – Seattle 2015
Campers ages 12-21. www.queerrockcamp.org

TUESDAY, JUNE 23
Pride Mindfulness Gathering
Join us in a spirit of mindful celebration and presence. A gathering of LGBT community members with interest in mindfulness practice. Offering a talk and meditation to share reflections within Eastern philosophy and spiritual practices. Held in the Tateuchi Room at the Seattle Japanese Garden within the Washington Park Arboretum (1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.) Optional garden tour at 6 p.m. ($6 fee). Dharma talk at 7 p.m. (admission fee not required). Tea social at 8 p.m. RSVP to info@dharmabuddies.org. Hosted by Lotus Sisters and Dharma Buddies, Seattle area meditation groups.

TUESDAY, JUNE 23 - SATURDAY, JUNE 27
PrideFest Film Festival
Tuesday 6/23 Pride 7 p.m. $3 at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave.) with free after party @ 9 p.m. at 95 Slide (722 E. Pike St.); Wednesday 6/24 Edie & Thea, Case Against 8 6:30 p.m. $3 at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.); Thursday 6/25 Tranvisible with Bamby Q&A 6:30 p.m. $3 at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.); Thursday 6/25 Born in Flames 8 p.m. $11 at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.); Friday 6/26 Paris is Burning midnight $12 at SIFF Egyptian Theatre (805 E. Pine St.); Saturday 6/27 Lazer Gayzer Light Show 6:30 p.m. $10 at Pacific Science Center (Seattle Center); Saturday 6/27 Hairspray midnight $12 at SIFF Egyptian Theatre (805 E. Pine St.); Sunday 6/28 Lazer Gayzer Light Show 6:30 p.m. $10 at Pacific Science Center (Seattle Center). www.PrideFest.org/filmfest.

TUESDAY, JUNE 23
Out & In: A Pride Comedy Showcase with James Adomian – hosted by Nick Sahoyah; featuring Elicia Sanchez
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen – but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten! James was a finalist on the 2010 season of “Last Comic Standing,” and his many insane characters appear as celebrated guests all over the podcast-o-sphere. He is a staple on “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and guest stars on the new season of “Children’s Hospital.” Catch James live performing standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, Gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events. His debut standup comedy album, Low Hangin Fruit, was released in 2012 via Earwolf to rave reviews – so don’t be the last one to hear it. Set phasers to chill! The Neptune Theatre (1303 NE 45th St.). Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance general admission; $16.50 day of show (not including fees). 1-877-784-4849; www.stgpresents.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
PrideFest Film Festival
Edie & Thea, Case Against 8 6:30 p.m. $3 at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
All the Letters in the Rainbow: LGBTQI Writers Pride Month Showcase
Readings by Sarah Galvin, Matthew Schnirman, Anastacia Tolbert, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. David Schmader emcees. Books by the writers will be on sale. Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.) at 7 p.m. FREE, all ages. www.hugohouse.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
The Totally Gay Sing Along!
We celebrate Pride with a brand new Sing Along that features divas, camp classics, new tunes, hunks, foot stompers, rump shakers and every video is certified TOTALLY GAY! Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave.) at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 advance; $14 at the door. www.centralcinema.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
PrideFest Film Festival
Tranvisible with Bamby Q&A 6:30 p.m. $3 at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.)

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Seattle Storm Pride Kickoff Game against Minnesota Lynx
7 p.m. at Seattle Center’s Key Arena (1st Ave. N. & Harrison St.). Tickets at www.wnba.com/storm/tickets/

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Queer Vision 20/20 – Born in Flames (1983)
Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) celebrate Queer cinema and their 20th anniversaries with a special series this month. Happy Hour at 7 p.m., screening at 8 p.m. Tickets at the door: $11 general, $8 youth & senior, $6 member. www.threedollarbillcinema.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
GENDER*FIERCE: Youthopolis Edition Queer Youth Variety Show & Awards Ceremony PLUS C85.5 Young Pride Kick-Off Dance Party!
Join HEYO and C89.5 for their second annual GENDER*FIERCE Queer Youth Variety Show, Awards Ceremony, and Dance Party! Kick off Seattle Pride right as they recognize the hard work Queer young people are doing in our community with their Youthopolis awards ceremony that will feature some amazing Queer youth performances. C89.5’s Young Pride Kick-Off Dance Party will take place after and feature amazing C89.5 DJs including performances by Team HeartBreak and Oscillator X! 7 p.m.-12 midnight at 12th Avenue Arts Main Stage (1620 12th Ave.) Don’t miss out! Brought to you by #EndAIDSWA. www.facebook.com/LifelongHEYO; michaelb@llaa.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Trans* Pride
Annual celebration of the Seattle-area Transgender community. Assemble at the courtyard north of Seattle Central College (1701 Broadway) at 5 p.m.; march to nearby Cal Anderson Park at 6 p.m.; festivities at Cal Anderson Park from 6:45-10 p.m. Trans* Pride Seattle is proud to curate a diverse and powerful group of speakers and performers from around the United States. A few speakers from select local organizations will also be taking the stage to discuss their work and the services and opportunities they offer. In addition, there will be an information and resource fair with a wide variety of community groups and organizations doing outreach. There will also be food trucks and our beloved community out in full force!  Organized by Gender Justice League in association with local organizations who support the Seattle-area Trans* and gender non-conforming community. Details at www.transprideseattle.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
GLSEN 5th Annual Youth Pride Dance
A night for LGBTQ Youth, Friends & Allies up to 21 years. Music, food and fun! Hosted by Donna Tella Howe, Face painting by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Creative, beach theme dress encouraged. 7-11 p.m. Belltown Community Center (415 Bell St.) Pre-registration required: Facebook.com/GLSENWA .

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Diverse Harmony – “Turn Back the Dial”
Diverse Harmony celebrates PRIDE on June 26 and June 27 with their “Turn Back the Dial” concert. The concert will be a mix of the throwbacks from the ‘70s and ‘80s and will focus on the day in the life of a student. The concerts will be held at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway at E. Pine St.) at 7:30 p.m. on both nights and will end in time to celebrate PRIDE with your family and friends. Tickets are FREE for youth 22 years old and younger; $20 general admission. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1659051. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first queer-straight alliance youth chorus. Based in Seattle, Washington, the 58-member chorus presents music that opens the hearts and minds of communities and provides a safe environment for youth of diverse backgrounds to share their love of music and be accepted for who they are. www.diverseharmony.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 26 - SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Georgia Ragsdale in Follow You Everywhere – A Memoir: Growing Up and Coming Out in Texas
Comedian Georgia Ragsdale explores her Texas roots in a quirky, poignant childhood to coming-of-age theatrical memoir. Set in suburban Houston in the 1960s and 1970s, short slide shows using family photos prove she is not making this up as she travels though a world of unusual characters and events. Illuminated with to-the-point stories and movement pieces set to the sound track of the times, the cast includes Seattle dance and actor talents: Lodi McClellan, Lisa Ravenholt, Jack Lush and Eric Pitzenbarger. Georgia Ragsdale, comedian, director and playwright brings her story to life with humor and grace. A simple story, elegantly and economically told in an intimate, theatrical setting – from the heart, direct, truthful and compelling. Tickets: $30 general; $10 students and seniors. Friday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m. at 12th Avenue Arts Main Stage (1620 12th Ave.) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1332092 Georgia Ragsdale, creator of Seattle favorite Boxiana: The Women's Flyweight Championship of the World, has since toured nationally as a stand-up comedian for 14 years, including numerous comedic film and television roles. This memoir is her first piece after a nine-year hiatus. She is the former recipient of numerous grants including an NEA Individual Artist Grant.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
PrideFest Film Festival
Paris is Burning midnight $12 at SIFF Egyptian Theatre (805 E. Pine St.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
2015 SVC Pride Quads Grass Tournament
Seattle Volleyball Club is hosting its 6th Annual Quads Pride Grass tournament to celebrate Seattle Pride 2015. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Judkins Park (2150 S. Norman St.). Cost: $25/player. In the spirit of Pride a BBQ lunch will be available for purchase.  For complete information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/456208574536279/

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Dignity/Seattle 27th Annual Pride Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.-noon at Central Lutheran Church Social Hall (1710 11th Ave.) across from Cal Anderson Park. $7 donation. Raffle prizes. Proceeds go to CareTeams, a program of Samaritan Center; Plymouth Healing Communities; Dignity/Seattle.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally
“Never Forget” 1969 Stonewall civic march from Seattle Central College (1701 Broadway) to Main Stage at Broadway & E. Harrison St. steps off at 10 a.m. Celebrate Pride in Seattle’s Gayborhood at this annual street fair on Broadway E. from E. John St. to E. Roy St, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Live local music, food, and more than 100 booths featuring nonprofits, artists, and commercial vendors. Six blocks on Broadway – featuring Revisit Steppenwolf 8-10 p.m. on Main Stage. www.capitolhillpridefestival.info.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
17th Annual Rainbow Health Fair
From 12 noon-4 p.m. at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E. at E. Republican St.) Seattle/King & Snohomish County YWCA Women’s Health Outreach presents the 17th Annual Rainbow Health Fair. Creating a safe space where people of all genders and sexualities are served by LBTQ-friendly health providers and treated with respect. Free mammograms for uninsured people 40+. Free pap tests for all. Insurance welcome. To make an appointment, call 206-461-4493. For more information and volunteer opportunities: jen.boi.peters@gmail.com. Visit us at ywcaworks.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
PrideFest Family Day
Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave & E. Howell St.). SPD Picnic: noon-1 p.m., free hot dogs; 1-3 p.m., free popcorn and ice cream, K-9 unit, horses, more. Family & Kids: 1-4 p.m. with drag queen storytime, the NOT-ITS, talented dancing kids, bounce houses. All Ages/Teens: 4-7 p.m. with Massive Monkees dance workshop & performances, Diverse Harmony, more!. Adult Fun Time (11th Ave. just north of E. Pine St. next to Cal Anderson Park): 1-8 p.m., food trucks, live performances, DJs, beer garden, drag queens. Prom Dress (Quake) Rugby in Bobby Morris Playfield. www.seattlepridefest.org/family/.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
PRIDE 2015 Interfaith Celebration Service
Many faiths join together to celebrate PRIDE: the spirit of Love and the Acceptance of all people. This year there will be participants from the Buddhist, Christian, Sufi, Muslim and Jewish faith communities. Come just as you are to sing, pray, chant, and made Sacred Community. 2 p.m. at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E. at E. Republican St.).

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
2015 Pride Cruise / Seattle Pride Boat Party on the Islander Yacht
Hang on to your jock strap (or someone elses...), the epic daytime boat party returns! Join us on The Islander Champagne Cruises for an afternoon out on the water, cruising all around Seattle and dancing in the sunshine. We welcome very special guest DJs Won Love (aka Riz Rollins and Rob Green) and James Cerne (LAX), love and woofs all around boys. Hosted by NARK (Kevin Kauer) & co-hostess Sheila Dubaii. 2 p.m. boarding; 3-6 p.m cruise. The Islander Yacht, 1611 Fairview Ave. E. Tickets: $25. http://www.strangertickets.com/events/23937945/2015-pride-cruise. (Continue the party Saturday night at The Big Building – see NarkMagazine.com for more info.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 - MATINEE
Georgia Ragsdale in Follow You Everywhere – A Memoir: Growing Up and Coming Out in Texas
(See Friday 6/26 listing at 7:30 p.m. for details.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
2015 Seattle Dyke March
The 2015 Seattle Dyke March is on Saturday, June 27. Rally from 5-7 p.m. at the Seattle Central 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. We create space on our stage to highlight and honor the experiences, pleasures, activism and identities of queer women and dyke-identified people across the gender spectrum, a space that recharges us and allows us to survive and thrive. We welcome and encourage people of all genders and identities to join us in celebration at the rally and on our march. www.seattledykemarch.com/

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
PrideFest Film Festival
Lazer Gayzer Light Show 6:30 p.m. $10 at Pacific Science Center (Seattle Center)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Diverse Harmony – “Turn Back the Dial”
Diverse Harmony celebrates PRIDE on June 26 and June 27 with their “Turn Back the Dial” concert. The concert will be a mix of the throwbacks from the ‘70s and ‘80s and will focus on the day in the life of a student. The concerts will be held at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway at E. Pine St.) at 7:30 p.m. on both nights and will end in time to celebrate PRIDE with your family and friends. Tickets are FREE for youth 22 years old and younger; $20 general admission. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1659051. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first queer-straight alliance youth chorus. Based in Seattle, Washington, the 58-member chorus presents music that opens the hearts and minds of communities and provides a safe environment for youth of diverse backgrounds to share their love of music and be accepted for who they are. www.diverseharmony.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Georgia Ragsdale in Follow You Everywhere – A Memoir: Growing Up and Coming Out in Texas
(See Friday 6/26 listing at 7:30 p.m. for details.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
PrideFest Film Festival
Hairspray midnight $12 at SIFF Egyptian Theatre (805 E. Pine St.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Seattle Pride Brunch
9 a.m. Parlor Live Seattle (1522 6th Ave.) A fabulous meal to start the most fabulous day of the year! Join us for a morning of delicious food, great company, and general merriment before heading over to watch the Seattle Pride Parade. Tickets: $45; $65 includes VIP seating at Westlake Park. www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade/pride-brunch/

SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Seattle Pride Parade
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 28
Seattle PrideFest
Seattle PrideFest 2015 “Share Your Love” 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
PrideFest Film Festival
Lazer Gayzer Light Show 6:30 p.m. $10 at Pacific Science Center (Seattle Center).

SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Georgia Ragsdale in Follow You Everywhere – A Memoir: Growing Up and Coming Out in Texas
(See Friday 6/26 listing at 7:30 p.m. for details.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 - SUNDAY, JULY 5
Victoria, BC Pride
A week of events and activities culminating in the annual Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, July 5. www.victoriapridesociety.org

THURSDAY, JULY 2
A Night of Queer Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction
Gay City and Gay Romance Northwest are partnering together for a special Gay City Meet the Author event, which will boldly explore star systems and fantasy realms while spotlighting LGBTQ main characters and relationships. Join us at 7 p.m. at the Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) for an out-and-proud and out-of-this-world evening of readings by writers Astrid Amara, Matthew Buscemi, Kim Fielding, Laylah Hunter and Nisi Shawl. From Lambda Literary-nominated fantasies to powerful and thought-provoking science fiction stories, each author takes the reader on an exciting, imaginative journey. www.gaycity.org/arts

THURSDAY, JULY 2 - SUNDAY, JULY 5
DignityUSA Convention in Seattle
www.dignityusa.org

FRIDAY, JULY 3 - SUNDAY, JULY 5
Seattle Tennis Alliance - 2015 Seattle Classic
www.seattletennisalliance.org (See details under EVENTS menu)

SATURDAY, JULY 4 - SUNDAY, JULY 5
Emerald City Softball Association – 2015 Emerald City Classic
www.emeraldcitysoftball.org (See details under TOURNAMENT menu)

FRIDAY, JULY 10 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 1
Wizzer Pizzer: Getting Over the Rainbow
Theatre22 Summer Pride Series at 12th Avenue Arts presents Wizzer Pizzer: Getting Over the Rainbow by Amy Wheeler.
Somewhere over the rainbow, Gays are checking themselves into Dr. Nora's Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-Gay, ex-Lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in after losing the amateur drag contest. So does Jack (a rugged, straight guy who bears a striking resemblance to Adrian's best girlfriend Kandi). When Jack finds love at the clinic with the poster girl for cured Lesbians, all Oz breaks loose. Wizzer Pizzer is a wild, outrageous, modern ride back out the Yellow Brick Road. Tickets: $25 general; $14 senior, military, student. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/907129
"In its world-premiere production at 7 Stages, Wizzer Pizzer revels in the comic possibilities of its timely subject, turns gender politics topsy-turvy and offers something sexy for every orientation."
Atlanta's Creative Loafing

SATURDAY, JULY 11
Out in the Park – Tacoma’s annual LGBTQA Pride Celebration
Noon-5 p.m., Broadway between 9th and 11th streets. Tacoma’s Official PRIDE celebration takes place as an outdoor street festival in downtown Tacoma at the Pierce Transit Park. Out in the Park is a family friendly festival that includes street side vendor booths and live performances by musical groups, drag acts, dignitaries and speakers on the Main Stage. A secondary stage features performances for both the young and the young at heart. www.rainbowcntr.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 11
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 11
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 Celebration to follow. www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

SATURDAY, JULY 11
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 12
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 12
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. Come join the fun! www.bhampride.org/events.shtml

SATURDAY, JULY 18
Kitsap Pride
Kitsap Pride’s annual celebration, noon to 5 p.m., at Evergreen Park (1500 Park Ave.) in downtown Bremerton. www.kitsappride.org. (Kitsap Pride moves from Sunday to Saturday this year. Information about time and location based on previous year’s events.)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
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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