CHS Pics | Hot-for-Seattle Saturday fills Broadway with Pride — Plus, Pride Rugby

(Images: Jim Simandl for CHS)

(Images: Jim Simandl for CHS)

Say what you will about the Capitol Hill Pride Festival — on a hot, sticky Seattle summer day, it’s a force to be reckoned with. Part street festival and excuse to wander up and down a sunny Broadway, part expansion of the avenue’s restaurants and merchants into outdoor cafes and beer gardens, the annual event appeared to be on its way to record attendance Saturday afternoon. Now in its fifth year, the festival has matured into a staple of Seattle Pride weekend — heck, even the vendors were hawking legit gay-themed merch for a change. CHS spotted rainbow-colored cowboy hats, sno cones, underwear, yarmulkes, roach clips and camera straps. Pictures of the day including some award-winning pets from the look-alike doggy drag contest, below. We’ll also have more from the first ever Family Day in Cal Anderson and the annual Pride rugby match, soon. For more, check out our CHS Pride 2013 coverage.


(Image: Seattle Dyke March via Facebook)

(Image: Seattle Dyke March via Facebook)

UPDATE: Our coverage of this year’s Dyke March wasn’t what we wanted — sorry no pictures from the march! Fortunately, the Seattle Dyke March Facebook page has images from the night’s rally:

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UPDATE: Here are images from the 2013 Pride Rugby match at Cal Anderson’s Bobby Morris playfield. We don’t (yet) know who won but there were hookers and scrums. And some uniform swapping. Good game!

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7 thoughts on “CHS Pics | Hot-for-Seattle Saturday fills Broadway with Pride — Plus, Pride Rugby

  1. It was an absolutely wonderful day on Broadway, BUT, it’s after 10 PM, few left on the street,the vendors have gone home….and for us who live on the street and side streets the fucking LOUD SHIT music continues…give us a fucking break!

  2. Thank you to the queer community and the Seattle Police Department for making me feel super safe for pride this year. There were tons of people and I didn’t see any fights or harassment or anything that made me feel uncomfortable.

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