Time flies when you’re having fun. 2012 marks the fourth year of the Capitol Hill Pride Festival. The event drew praise in 2011 for growing from a shaky first two years into a relatively well-organized and robust day of fun on Broadway. It’s been a long time since the big parade moved downtown. The festival and the street parties planned for this weekend make it clear that Pride is still strong on Capitol Hill. Here’s a look at the weekend on Capitol Hill. We’ll have more on the plans — brunch anyone — through the week. If you know of something we missed, let us know in comments or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Pride 2012.
- The Capitol Hill Pride Festival — Saturday — 11a to 10p — Broadway — capitolhillpridefestival.info
Main “Electric Tea Candle” Stage (Other stages here)
Capitol Hill Pride Festival Main Stage Schedule -confirmed to date
Subject to Change
Schedule Electric Tea Light Main Stage
DJ Kenneth Hylbak 1-8pm
DJ John Judge 8- 10pm
MC Mark “Mom” Finley 11-7:15pm
10:00 Stage and AV testing
11:00 Rainbow City Band – Opening, Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
11:15 George Bakan, SGN Editor
11:30 Rev. Troy Perry, Introduced by MCC Michelle Carmody
11:45 Charlene Strong, Equal Rights Activist
Natl. Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Joshua Freides, Equal Rights Washington
Silk of United for Marriage WA
Letter from Jay Inslee
Rep. Jaime Pedersen (Grand Marshall)
Sen. Ed Murray (invited Grand Marshall)
12:30 Doggie Drag costume contest Parade
1:00 Winner Announced
1:30 Marcel Frederick,R&B, Hip Hop
2:00 Takeshia,Seward R&B and Pop
2:30 Bryn King, Hip Hop
3:00 Unibroz – Named one of the top newest up and coming Hip Hop groups
3:30 Fab5 Fitness “Shake it with Cher: Get moving with LAB5!
5:00 Gold’s Gym
7:00 Julia Belly Dancing
7:15 Street cleared for Dyke March – Broadway South of Mercer
8:00 Join us for the Electric Tea Light Stage Jazz theme with DJ John Judge and more
10:00 Closing and Thank you – Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore
Seattle Dyke March — Saturday — 5p — Broadway — seattledykemarch.com
The Seattle Dyke March happens the Saturday evening of Pride weekend. The 2012 event will be on June 23, 2012. At 5:00 p.m., we will rally at Seattle Central Community College. At about 7:00, we will set off to march through Capitol Hill.
- Wildrose Pride 2012 — Friday to Sunday — Pike/Pine
The Wildrose, Seattle’s premier Lesbian destination venue for over a quarter of a century, is gearing up for their annual Pride Weekend Block Party. This year, they carry on the folly of The Bush Gardens. For years now The Wildrose and their annual Pride Weekend Block Party has been a jewel in the crown of Capitol Hill’s rampant Pride festivities, a destination for LGBT locals as well as those traveling to Seattle’s Pride Weekend from all over the globe. It has also developed a reputation for attracting top notch talent. Past years have included appearances by such incredible national talent as Big Freedia, Helle’s Belles, DJ Lisa Pittman, Glass Candy, DJ Tina T, Leslie & The Lys – and too many more to mention.
- Julia’s Pride Block Party — Saturday — Broadway — 12p-10p
Featuring performances from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nina Flowers, Shannel, and Ongina! Along with performances by the Le Faux cast, and other special guests. Live music by Smoking Bill, with DJ Bret Law keeping you dancing through out the day!
The D-Factor finale along with a Hot Jock Contest!
Only a $5 Cover!
ALL AGES EVENT – 21+ TO DRINK
The Seattle Squadron Softball team is a non-profit team in the Emerald City Softball Association. The focus of the ECSA is to provide a softball league that includes GLBT and non GLBT members and creates a unique community of excellence, sportsmanship & acceptance for playing softball.
- Cuff Pride Day Celebration — Sunday — Pike/Pine — noon to 8p — $15
- Purr Pride Block Party — Saturday Pike/Pine — noon — $20
- Anti-Capitalist Dance Party and Drag Show — Friday – 9:30p – 11:3p
Where: Waid’s Restaurant & Lounge (1212 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122)
Description: Are you sick of the corporate spectacle that Gay Pride has become in Seattle? Do you reject the way local bars jack up their prices to try to make a profit off what is supposed to be a weekend of celebration and unity? Well so are we!!!
GLITUR would like to invite you to our Anti-Capitalist Dance Party and Drag Show at Waid’s the Friday night of Pride. It will be a night of boozing, dancing and performances filled with glitter and unicorns! We come together to strike back against popular assimilationist models of mainstream gay rights. We know that our work does not begin and end with the attainment of a gay marriage bill in WA State or with a begrudging presidential endorsement of it that seems more like a political strategy than real progress. And as long as ADAP is being cut, CeCe is behind bars for defending herself and anyone has to experience homophobia, sexism or racism from the state or this capitalist society we will RESIST!!!
It will be $5 to get in with most of the proceeds going to Lifelong Aids Alliance, because Pride is about coming together and giving back, NOT MAKING MONEY!
- Beyond Boxes — Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre — Thursday-Monday
The 5th Annual Production by Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET)BEYOND BOXESFind the answers to these life questions and more in this world premiere Queer Teen Production: BEYOND BOXES.Thursday, June 21st – Monday, June 25th at 7:30pm
Washington Ensemble Theatre608 19th Ave E
Click here to buy tickets! $5-10
*Saturday, June 23* Lifelong Sponsored *Free Youth Night* Youth under 25 get in FREEIt’s the last week of school and big decisions loom large. Who am I taking to prom? What do I perform in the talent show? Where do I go to college? When will my family accept me? Why does the world shove me into boxes?!?