Each June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s resilience. Take a look at some of the many Pride events and programs taking place in our community below.
The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway
920 E Barbara Bailey Way, Seattle, WA 98122
The AMP uses public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection, shares stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis and provides a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination. The space features art by Christopher Paul Jordan, Civilization, Horatio Hung‑Yan Law, and Storme Webber.
They recently launched their AMP augmented reality (AR) app, which includes narratives, 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”
Ongoing: On view through 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 feminine power, transgender transformation, fertility, and self-determination. Both exhibitions are on view May 5 through July 7, 2022.
Beneath the Streets: The Queer (Underground) Tour
Ongoing: Select Wednesdays and Thursdays
Beneath the Streets presents The Queer (Underground) Tour, a guided exploration into the history of pioneer Square’s underground nightlife and how Seattle became a queer cultural mecca.
Molly Vaughan: Safety in Numbers
Ongoing: On view through July 2
MadArt (325 Westlake Ave N, #101, Seattle, WA)
On view at MadArt, Safety in Numbers is an installation and performance created by artist Molly Vaughan. The exhibition includes functional elements of a salon that are intentionally set to stage the performance. Segmenting the space into areas for activation and secondary programming, Vaughan utilizes large abstract panels with designs based on places of personal importance. In Safety in Numbers she relies on her belief in the potency 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 the Juneteenth The Lituation, a night of dancing with music by DJ Bop. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go towards PNW Black Pride scholarships.
Taking Black Pride: Seachella
June 25, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre
Free, Donations Welcome
Taking Black Pride returns for a day of music, performances from BIPOC trans and queer artists, and community. Organizers of this event ask that allies and supporters respect who is being centered in this Pride Space and donate to the sustainability of this truly one-of-a-kind Pride event.
June 25, 3 – 7 p.m.
Overflow with Indigiqueer Joy! Presented as a part of the Indigiqueer Joy Campaign, the Indigiqueer Festival is curated by the Quileute drag queen Hailey Tayathy. Enjoy food, music, drag and more while coming together with the Queer Indigenous community.
PrideFest Capitol Hill & Seattle Center
June 25: 12 – 8 p.m. in Capitol Hill
June 26: 12 – 8 p.m. at Seattle Center
PrideFest returns with its Pride weekend events, PrideFest Capitol Hill and PrideFest Seattle Center, taking place on June 25 and 26 respectively. This year’s theme, “We’re Still Here,” celebrates the resiliency of the LGBTQIA+ community and reaffirms our communities’ fight for a more equitable and inclusive world.
11th Ave. Between Pike & Pine St.
Queer/Pride Festival returns to Capitol Hill for a three-day festival featuring musical performances by Kim Petras, Iggy Azalea, Princess Nokia, Adore Delano, Crystal Methyd, Laganja Estranja, and Queer/Bar’s very own Bosco.
Gender Justice League: Trans Pride Seattle
September 2, 5:45 – 9 p.m.
Trans Pride Seattle returns for an in-person celebration on September 2 (location TBD). Presented by Gender Justice League, Trans Pride Seattle (TPS) aims to increase the strength of the trans and gender diverse community and our allies—both within and beyond Seattle—through increased visibility, connection, love, and the celebration of our lives
They are currently accepting performer applications for the festival. You can apply here.
Coco Vanderbilt says
Im thinking. Im thinking of our gender diverse community. For Gay Pride, 2023, the conceptual theme could be,called: ” Live Forever” Can you feel its Pulse around the Gay World,darling? I wrote musically on a yamaha mx-49, the Algorithmic Electrical Pulsation of LIVE FOREVER.