Each June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising and celebrate the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. Take a look below at some of the many Pride events and programs happening in our community.
The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway
920E Barbara Bailey Way, Seattle, WA 98122
The AMP uses public art to create a physical place of remembrance and reflection, telling stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis, and calling for action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination. The room features art by Christopher Paul Jordan, Civilization, Horatio Hung-Yan Law, and Storme Webber.
They recently started theirs AMP Augmented Reality (AR) appwhich includes narration, images and interactive experiences around each of the physical artworks as well as a virtual tour.
ART at King Street Station: “Hanako O’Leary: Izanami and Yomi” and “Molly Vaughan: Her Body and After Boucher”
Ongoing: On view until July 7th
ART at King Street Station (303 South Jackson Street top floor, Seattle, WA)
Hanako O’Leary: Izanami and Yomi and Molly Vaughan: Her Body and According to Boucher explore themes such as female power, transgender transformation, fertility and self-determination. Both exhibitions can be seen from May 5 to July 7, 2022.
Under the Streets: The Queer (Underground) Tour
Continuous: Choose Wednesdays and Thursdays
Beneath the Streets presents The Queer (Underground) Tour, a guided exploration of the history of Pioneer Square’s underground nightlife and how Seattle became a queer cultural mecca.
Molly Vaughan: Safety in Numbers
Ongoing: On view until July 2nd
MadArt (325 Westlake Avenue N, #101, Seattle, WA)
Featured at MadArt, Security in numbers is an installation and performance by artist Molly Vaughan. The exhibition includes functional elements of a salon that are deliberately used to stage the performance. Vaughan divides the space into areas for activation and secondary programming and uses large abstract panels with designs based on places of personal significance. in the Security in numbers She relies on her belief in the power of hair to function as both a vehicle for social justice and aesthetic beauty.
Pacific Northwest Black Pride: Juneteenth – The Lituation
June 18, 10 p.m
19309 68th Avenue South, R103, Kent, WA
Free before 11pm
Pacific Northwest Black Pride presents Juneteenth The Lituation, a dance night to music by DJ Bop. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to PNW Black Pride Scholarships.
Taking Black Pride: Seachella
June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m
Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater
Free, donations welcome
Taking Black Pride returns for a day of music, performances by BIPOC trans and queer artists and community. The organizers of this event are asking allies and supporters to respect who is concentrating in this Pride Space and donate to the sustainability of this truly unique Pride event.
Pride Fest Capitol Hill & Seattle Center
June 25: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Capitol Hill
June 26: 12pm – 8pm at the 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 resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community and affirms our communities’ fight for a more just and inclusive world.
11th Avenue between Pike & Pine St.
Queer/Pride Festival returns to Capitol Hill for a three-day festival featuring musical performances by Queer/Bar’s Kim Petras, Iggy Azalea, Princess Nokia, Adore Delano, Crystal Methyd, Laganja Estranja and Bosco.
League for Gender Justice: Trans Pride Seattle
September 2, 5:45 p.m. – 9 p.m
Trans Pride Seattle returns for an in-person celebration on September 2nd (location to be announced). Presented by the Gender Justice League, Trans Pride Seattle (TPS) aims to increase the strength of the trans and gender-balanced community and our allies – both inside and outside of Seattle – through increased visibility, connection, love and the celebration of our lives
They are currently accepting artist applications for the festival. You can apply here.