Parties, Marches, Art Shows, and more Parties--Places We Are Definitely Wanted This Week
- Always Migrants, Now Refugees
- Recent Refugees: Six Gay Men and Lesbians Who Found a Refuge in Seattle
- Virtual Refugees: For Thousands of Gay and Lesbian Teenagers All Over the World, Cyberspace Is the First Refuge
- Oh, Oklahoma: Growing up in the heartland was less traumatic 20 years ago than it is today. Go west, young homos. Or east. But get out.
- Virginia Is for Haters: Despite the passage of the most restrictive, appallingly bigoted anti-gay law in the country, this newly minted Virginian plans to stay and fight.
- Give Federalism a Chance: Instead of pushing for a national solution on issues like gay marriage, American gays and lesbians should accept that some states will be better places for us than others--at least for now.
- Schmader's March: A Militant Gay Humanist Outlines a Path of Instructive Destruction Through a Nation Divided
- Advice for Recent Arrivals: Welcome, Young Lady, and Good Luck
- Reverse Migration: Want to change the debate over gay rights? Leave the Big City and Go Rural, Young Queers.
- Things Could Be Worse: If you're feeling oppressed you're not paying attention. A little perspective for ñpersecuted" American queers.
- Pride Listings: Parties, Marches, Art Shows, and more Parties--Places We Are Definitely Wanted This Week
QUEEN BEES BURLESQUE
The Queen Bees perform with DJ Miss A for Pride Week. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 8 pm.
GAY PRIDE COUNTRY JAMBOREE
Timberline Spirits hosts the First Annual Gay Pride Country Jamboree with country dancing and a cabaret Pride show. You can also meet the folks from your gay rodeo. Timberline Spirits, 1828 Yale Ave, 883-0242, 7 pm, $5.
PRIDE SHABBAT 2004
Pride Shabbat is a celebration for GLBT Jews and their families and friends. The reception starts at 5:45 pm, with Shabbat Service at 6:15 pm, and dinner at 7:30 pm. Israeli dancing follows at 8:30 pm. Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th Ave, 525-0915, $10 adult/$5 child.
JEANNE McCANN BOOK SIGNING
Local lesbian romance writer is appearing at West Seattle's Guppy's for a book signing presented by "Bumper" Mennen from Prudential NW Realty. Guppy's, 4752 California Ave SW, 932-6996, 8 pm, free.
OUT ON BROADWAY
Seattle Men's Chorus presents Out on Broadway, a salute to the Great White Way featuring songs from Avenue Q, the Producers, La Cage aux Folles, Chicago, and others. Performances Fri June 25 and Sat June 26. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 323-2992, www.seattlemenschorus.org, 8 pm, $14.50-$52.
MY BIG FAT GAY WEDDING
The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus presents a musical tribute to LGBT relationships. ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339, 7:30 pm, $15.
Neighbours presents Toni James and special guest Shannel for a Pride celebration on Friday and Saturday. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway Ave, 324-5358, 10 pm, $5.
QUEER AS KOOK
Snacktray Studios celebrates Gay Pride at 911 Media Arts with a retrospective of KOOKtv Cinema's queerest moments between 1993 and now. Produced by Sulo Turner and Mike Stegmann, Queer as Kook promises to be "a trashy tour of dyke-a-licious drama, torrid tranny tales, and fag-tastic fluff." 911 Media Arts Center, 117 Yale Ave N, 682-6552, 8 pm, $6 for 911/TPS members, $8 for general public.
QUEER EYES: AN EXHIBIT OF GAY PHOTOGRAPHERS
Image Collective, a local group of professional and amateur photographers, displays photographs that examine what it means to be queer in today's world, with classic studies of the male nude to documentary images of recent rallies for gay marriage. Opening reception Fri June 25, 7-11 pm. Studio D, 1417 10th Ave, www.imagecollective.org, through Sun June 27, free.
National karaoke champion Tony Cea performs for Pride Week at ArtsWest. ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339, 10:30 pm, $10.
Meet TitPig (AKA Steve Hurly) at the Seattle Eagle's pre-Pride party. Music by DJ Mr. Smith. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, www.seattleeagle.com, 10 pm, $5.
Win cash prizes at the Wildrose's wet T-shirt contest, also featuring DJs Amateur Youth, Master Stan, and Shezahipchick. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 8 pm.
SEATTLE PRIDE FESTIVAL
Volunteer Park hosts an all-day Pride festival featuring live music by Westward Expansion and Laguna, plus guest DJs and speakers. Gay Bingo begins at 6:30 pm, and a screening of Nine to Five (starring Dolly Parton) starts at 9 pm. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, www.seattlepride.org, noon, free.
PRIDE PLAYPEN & BEER GARDEN
The Wildrose's party features live music from the Rotten Apples, Bantam, Storm and Her Balls, the Butchies, No. 13 Baby, Ms. Led, Scream Club, and many more. Beer garden opens at 2 pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 2 pm.
UNDERWEAR PLAYHOUSE '04
TitPig's in the house and the "raunch and roll" is supplied by DJ El Toro. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, www.seattleeagle.com, 9 pm, $10.
WORK IT! PRIDE FILM FEST
This year's second annual Out Front Labor/Pride at Work Pride Film Fest features the films Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay (1 pm), A Swiss Rebel: Annemarie Schwarzenbach (2:15 pm), and From Bedside to Bargaining Table (3:20 pm). The festival is co-produced with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and the screenings are free. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1247 15th Ave E, www.prideatwork.org, 1 pm, free.
SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
The rally--featuring the Queen Bees, Derivative Duo, and special guest speakers including Alma Rosa, Morgan Ahern, and Marla S. Nonken--starts at 5:30 pm at SCCC's South Plaza. The march will begin at 7 pm, with this year's theme being Dykes Building Community Locally, Making Connections Globally. Afterward, the Pride celebration continues with the Sistah2Sistah Gala Dance at the Rainier Yacht Club (9094 Seward Park Ave S) starting at 9 pm. Tickets are $30 each or $55 for couples, and evening attire is requested. SCCC South Plaza, Broadway Ave and E Pine St, 722-6850, www.seattle dykemarch.com, 5:30 pm, free.
GIRL4GIRL PRIDE BASH
The only all-girl Pride party has special guest DJ Niz of Portland and a drag king contest with a $250 grand prize (you must register online to enter, www.girl4girlseattle.com). Catwalk, 172 S Washington, 622-1863, 9 pm, $15.
UNITY & PRIDE PARTY
Celebrate Pride Week and the Comedy Central premiere of the Graham Norton Effect at Manray with costumes, toys, "strange acts," and drink specials. Manray, 514 E Pine St, 568-0750, 10 pm, free.
Celebrate Pride Week Comeback style with MC Chompers, Colby B, DJ Porq, and DJ Fucking in the Streets. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm, free before 10 pm, $5 after.
KIKI & HERB
On the Boards presents the 25th Anniversary Gala featuring New York's Kiki & Herb. Sarah Rudinoff and Nick Garrison will open the show and there will be food, drinks, and a live DJ. Also June 24-25 at 8 pm. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888, 8 pm, $75 for single, $100 for couple.
SEATTLE PRIDE MARCH 2004
This year's Pride March begins at 11 am at the corner of Broadway Ave and E Pike St and will end at Volunteer Park for the rally and festival. Sunday's festival schedule includes music by Crystal Waters, and guest speaker Cheryl Jacques. A complete Pride schedule is available at www.seattle pride.org. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, noon, free.
Timberline Spirits hosts a Super Sunday T-Dance with DJs Dana Dub and Bryan Pfeifer. Party starts after the parade and rally. Timberline Spirits, 1828 Yale Ave, 883-0242, www.timberlinespirits.com, $30 for two-day express pass.
PRIDE STREET PARTY
Jeanie Tracy, DJ Chris Cox, Jonny McGovern, Lonnie Gordon, Wayne Shepherd, and local favorites DJ Rob Hall and MC Miss Meme celebrate Pride Week at the Cuff's annual street party. All-day barbecue and drink specials. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, noon, free.
Seattle Eagle opens at noon with DJs KC, Tactile, and guests spinning all day. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, www.seattleeagle.com, noon, free.
PRIDE PLAYPEN & BEER GARDEN
Celebrate Pride Week with live music by the Amazombies, the Queen Bees, the Catch, March Lions, and guest DJs. Beer garden opens at 1 pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 1 pm, free.
QUEERS ON STEERS
Claiming to be the "wildest Gay Pride event the Northwest gay and lesbian community has ever seen," Queers on Steers promises hot bar-dancing, guest DJs, Toys in Babeland door prizes, and of course Cowgirls Inc.'s infamous mechanical bull. All proceeds from the bull rides will benefit the Seattle LGBT Community Center. Cowgirls Inc., 421 First Ave S, 340-0777, 7 pm, $10.
R BIG FAT GAY WEDDING AND RECEPTION
Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) is the guest priest/MC at R Place's Big Fat Gay Wedding and Reception street party! Mark "Mom" Finley co-hosts the event, which features music by the Afrodisiacs, DJ Skribble, and DJ Henry Hacking. R Place, 619 E Pine St, 322-8828, 2 pm, $12.
Kiss My Ass presents Fuck It!, a party featuring DJs Barbeau, Julie Herrera, and Colby B, for "filthy dirty queer-ass people!" Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm, $5.
The Wet & Wild Pride Party, presented by Mpowerment Productions, features DJs, dancing, and more. Club Atlantis, 509 10th Ave E, 6 pm, free.
HAPPY GAY PRIDE!
To celebrate Pride Day, Full Circle Bar & Grill is giving away a trip for two to Reno, Nevada. The drawing is at 6 pm and you must be present to win. Full Circle Bar & Grill, 1413 14th Ave, 323-2158, 6 pm, free.
DOROTHY'S QUEER ROCK PARTY
Seattle's own Ms. Led (featuring Leslie Wood) play with 669 and Butch Cavity. Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St, 323-9853, 9 pm, $5.
BACARDI PRIDE PARTY
After the Pride Parade, Manray hosts the Bacardi Pride Party with drink specials, $1 Bud Light drafts, Bacardi giveaways and more. Manray, 514 E Pine St, 568-0750.
PASS FOR STRAIGHT PARTY
Need to get away from your "GLBTQI brothers and sisters"? Gonna hurl if you hear one more dance track? Sick of seeing strung-out tweakers roasting in the sun and shirtless fifty year-old men with pumped up titties and tormented, distended nipples? Then this party is for you. It's not an offical pride event, mind you, just some unsuspecting tavern in Kent that we picked at random from the phone book. Go, drink, decompress, pass for straight. It's good to get away. Poppa's Pub, 510 Washington Ave N in Kent, 253-850-2812. 6 pm, no cover.
A CELEBRATION OF TRANSGENDER PRIDE
Everyone is welcome to the Transgender Resource Center to celebrate transgender pride. A buffet dinner is provided. The Transgender Resource Center, 1002 E Seneca St, 957-1742.