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Celebrate Pride with arts and cultural events near you

Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month to honor the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and celebrate the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. Take a look at some of the many Pride events and programs happening in our community below.

AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway

In progress
920 E Barbara Bailey Way, Seattle, WA 98122

AMP uses public art to create a physical place of memory and reflection, shares stories about the epidemic and diverse community responses to the crisis, and issues a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, to stigma and discrimination. The space features works by Christopher Paul Jordan, Civilization, Horatio Hung-Yan Law and Storme Webber.

They recently launched their augmented reality (AR) app AMP, which includes stories, images, and interactive experiences around each of the physical artworks, as well as a virtual tour.

ARTS at King Street Station: “Hanako O’Leary: Izanami and Yomi” and “Molly Vaughan: Her Body and After Boucher”

Photo by Chloe Collyer

Ongoing: on view until July 7
ARTS at King Street Station (303 South Jackson Street, Top Floor, Seattle, WA)

Hanako O’Leary: Izanami and Yomi and Molly Vaughan: her body and after Boucher explore themes of female power, transgender transformation, fertility and self-determination. Both exhibitions are presented from May 5 to July 7, 2022.

Beneath the Streets: The Queer Tour (Subway)

Ongoing: Some Wednesdays and Thursdays
Program with ticket

Beneath the Streets presents The Queer (Underground) Tour, a guided exploration of pioneering Square’s underground nightlife history and how Seattle became a mecca for queer culture.

Molly Vaughan: safety in numbers

Ongoing: on view until July 2
MadArt (325 Westlake Ave N, #101, Seattle, WA)

On display at MadArt, Safety in numbers is an installation and performance created by artist Molly Vaughan. The exhibit includes functional elements of a living room that are intentionally staged to stage the performance. Segmenting the space into zones of activation and secondary programming, Vaughan uses large abstract panels with designs based on places of personal significance. In Safety in numbers she relies on her belief in the power of hair to act as a vehicle for social justice, as well as aesthetic beauty.

Pacific Northwest Black Pride: Juneteenth – The Lituation

June 18, 10 p.m.
19309 68th Avenue South, R103, Kent, WA
Free before 11 p.m.

Pacific Northwest Black Pride presents Juneteenth The Lituation, a night of dancing with music from DJ Bop. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the PNW Black Pride Scholarships.

Take Black Pride: Seachella

June 25, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater
Free, donations welcome

Taking Black Pride returns for a day of music, performances by trans and queer artists from BIPOC and the community. The organizers of this event are asking allies and supporters to respect who is centered in this Pride space and to donate towards the sustainability of this truly one-of-a-kind Pride event.

PrideFest Capitol Hill and Seattle Center

June 25: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Capitol Hill
June 26: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Seattle Center

PrideFest returns with its Pride weekend events, PrideFest Capitol Hill and PrideFest Seattle Center, taking place June 25 and 26, respectively. This year’s theme, “We Are Still Here,” celebrates the resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community and reaffirms our communities’ struggle for a more equitable and inclusive world.

Queer/Pride Festival

June 24-26
11th Ave. Between Pike and Pine St.
Paid event

Queer/Pride Festival returns to Capitol Hill for a three-day festival featuring musical performances from Kim Petras, Iggy Azalea, Princess Nokia, Adore Delano, Crystal Methyd, Laganja Estranja and Queer/Bar’s own Bosco.

Gender Justice League: Trans Pride Seattle

September 2, 5:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location to be determined

Trans Pride Seattle returns for an in-person celebration on September 2 (location TBD). Presented by the Gender Justice League, Trans Pride Seattle (TPS) aims to increase the strength of the transgender and diverse community and our allies, inside and outside of Seattle, through visibility, connection, a love and a celebration of our increased lives.

They are currently accepting artist applications for the festival. You can apply here.

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