CHS Pics | The (newly expanded) Pride flag once again flies over Seattle — Plus, Capitol Hill Pride events

Seattle is marking Pride’s radical roots this year as it remembers the 50th anniversary of Stonewall when “a member of the #LGBTQ community threw the first brick to fight against police brutality.”

Celebrants attending Seattle City Hall’s annual raising of the Pride flag were encouraged to bring a brick to the ceremony. Mayor Jenny Durkan led the ceremony with support from Marsha Botser of Ingersoll Gender Center and representatives from the Indian Health Board. Thursday, Durkan also celebrated Pride with the Amazon LGBTQ affinity group, Glamazon.


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No brick were thrown in anger, of course, on the sunny Friday afternoon and the new, expanded Pride flag now flies over the city through June.

On Capitol Hill, Pride got off to a bittersweet start with the annual Clean Sweep neighborhood clean-up at Cal Anderson Park. The event typically draws around 300 volunteers annually and was the final official event before the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce shut down operations this week due to funding issues.

Capitol Hill Pride moves onto happier times this weekend with the Volunteer Park Pride Festival which has grown into one of the Seattle’s best days of free music.

The full CHS calendar of Capitol Hill Pride events is below. You can add more here.

Also stop by the Capitol Hill Station construction fence in June for preview works from the AIDS Memorial Parkway.

LGBTQI pride forum @ New Freeway Hall
Jun 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
7:00 PM
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion by hearing about the role of LGBTQI activists in organizing against the far right in the past and current day. Tasty supper at 6:30p for $10.00 donation. Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm New … Continue reading
Jun 24 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Pride Pop-Up Dinner: Southern BBQ Deluxe @ The Tin Table
5:00 PM
Southern BBQ Deluxe! “What is the meaning of Pride? It is described as confidence and self-respect as expressed by members of a group, typically one that has been socially marginalized, on the basis of their shared identity, culture, and experience. … Continue reading
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
12:00 AM
Join The Wildrose and KEXP at our 3 Day outdoor event with live music, DJ’s, dance contest, and games! 5 Bars, 3 Beer stations, and food from PettiRosso! Advance weekend passes available at the bar.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Jun 28 @ 5:00 PM
Trans Pride Seattle 2019 @ Cal Anderson
5:00 PM
2019 SCHEDULE Trans Pride Seattle 2019 March Schedule 5:00pm – Lineup for march. 6:00pm – Step into street, and March! 6:30pm – Arrive at Cal Anderson Park 7:00pm – Celebrate Trans Pride Seattle! Trans Pride Seattle 2019 will (tentatively) be taking … Continue reading
Jun 28 @ 6:00 PM – Jun 30 @ 10:00 PM
Queer/Pride Festival @ queer/bar
6:00 PM
Queer/Pride Festival is an annual 3-day queer music and performance festival during Seattle Pride Weekend in the heart of Capitol Hill on June 28 – 30. The outdoor street party will have a main stage, dance floors, bars and a … Continue reading
Jun 28 @ 8:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Seattle Dyke March Fundraiser Dance @ Century Ballroom
8:30 PM
8:30pm-10:30pm OutDancing w/MC Koop 10:30pm-1:00am Just Dancing w/Nudie OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the LGBTQ social dance community in the Pacific Northwest and certainly the largest floor to spin around on. Century Ballroom owner, Hallie Kuperman, … Continue reading
PrideFest Capitol Hill @ Cal Anderson and Broadway
Jun 29 @ 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PrideFest Capitol Hill @ Cal Anderson and Broadway
12:00 PM
The biggest festival day on Capitol Hill all year long! Return to the place where Pride was held for decades, now a 5-block festival with food, vendors, 5 stages of entertainment, and the most diverse crowd you’ll see all year … Continue reading
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