Pride parade on Broadway, 1993 (Image: City of Seattle)
Pride may already have passed but you can celebrate the city’s push against the Defense of Marriage Act, a new Approve 74 “Action Center” and Capitol Hill’s place in Seattle gay history with a tour this Saturday exploring the neighborhood from an LGBTQ point of view. Crusty old timers are also invited to treat the tour as a kind of trail of tears for the way things used to be. It will cost you $20 so get your money’s worth. Information on the MOHAI There Goes the Gayborhood tour is below.
Capitol Hill and the Emergence of a Visible LGBTQ CommunityMore Information: For a list of all MOHAI neighborhood history tours, visit seattlehistory.orgSaturday July 14th10 am – noonThe fountain in Cal Anderson Park (near the intersection of Broadway and Howell)As the LGBTQ rights movement in Seattle gained ground in the 1970s, Capitol Hill supplanted Pioneer Square as the most visible place where LGBTQ people congregated and created a community. On this tour, MOHAI’s Curt Fischer will guide you through the places of Gay Liberation, the AIDS crises and the continued fight for LGBTQ rights on Capitol Hill from the 1970s until today.
All ticket sales are final, and advanced registration is recommended. All tours are offered rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate attire, including comfortable shoes.
Day-of tickets are subject to availability and an additional $5 charge. All day-of tickets must be purchased with a credit or debit card.
Meet at the fountain in Cal Anderson Park (near the intersection of Broadway and Howell). maps.google.com
This tour is also offered on Wednesday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm.Cost: MOHAI Members $15; General $20Tickets/Registration: To buy a ticket through MOHAI’s ticketing site, click here: https://3365.blackbaudhosting.com
Another scene from Pride ’93 (Image: City of Seattle)