It’s Friday, the end of the work week for many of us. It’s also a seismic news day as the US Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade and federally protected abortion rights.
This is also a big celebration weekend in Seattle for the LGBTQ community with annual Pride events and the first full arts weekend of the summer. So, like most Fridays, we looked for recommendations for arts and culture events in the Puget Sound area. This week, KUOW’s Paige Browning spoke to her External staff author Jas Keimig.
Supernova is a new nightclub that opened in SODO last year. Fruit Bowl will be hosted by Seattle drag legend Mona Real and co-presented by BeautyBoiz. It’s a fashion contest. It’s a dance party. It’s drag night. And the winner will be crowned tonight. I think it will be a lot of fun.
I think one of the most important things I’m going to do is go to Pride Fest, which takes up almost all of Broadway. And they have so many different things to do.
Dyke March is one of my favorite parts of Pride. It begins in front of Seattle Central College with a 5-7 p.m. rally. I can’t say what exactly they will be touching at the rally but I do know that with the news that Roe v. Wade, there will definitely be a lot to debate when it comes to how this affects queer and trans rights. The march starts at 7.
I would definitely recommend waking up on Sunday morning and heading downtown where the really big Pride parade will be taking place. It starts at 11:00 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 p.m. As this is the first full-fledged Pride in three years, I think everyone will be really excited to come out and be in the community and be proud of who we are.
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