The 12th Annual
Call for Speakers, Artists,
Entertainers and Volunteers!
Want to Table at the Capitol Hill Pride?
Advertise on the Capitol Hill Pride website?
Directors of Capitol Hill Pride and Capitol Hill Pride Festival
since 2009 - Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
Jamil Suleman is a storyteller, musical artist and community organizer based in South Seattle. He uses satire, humor, and parody to shine light on the World's many challenges in hopes that we can all lighten up a little and help one another in our time of need.
He has been featured in everything from The Guardian to the ReWA Afterschool Newsletter. You can find out more by following him on social media at: @JamilSuleman
|Noon - 1pm March- Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally|
Stella bat girl winner 2019
Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest. Will Cruella show up?
More info coming!
|Debate Boxing Match with Question Rounds!
(cue up Rocky music)
|2-3pm Council and Mayoral Candidate Debate Boxing
Match! Meet your representatives! Voters will choose
the winner at the polls!
All candidates have been fairly invited by e-mail by May 1, 2021 and will be listed alphabetically.
Now Entering the Ring!
Over the past two decades, Colleen Echohawk has served the most marginalized people living in the Greater Seattle community. As the head of Chief Seattle Club, a non-profit dedicated to the rapid re-housing of urban Natives, Colleen led the effort to create nearly $100 million in new affordable housing in Seattle. Under Colleen’s leadership, Chief Seattle Club has received recognition from the Puget Sound Sage Visionary for Justice Award (2018), the Neighborhood ]Builder Award (2017), and the Municipal League of King County’s Organization of the Year (2016).
Mosqueda is an incumbent Seattle City Council member serving
“I’ve dedicated my career to making sure no one is left out or left behind. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, am a third-generation Mexican-American, a Chicana, the daughter of educators and social justice activists. My little sister and I grew up going to rallies and making our own handmade signs supporting peace and calls for justice. I am so proud of what we have accomplished, but there is more to do to address homelessness and affordable housing, create more educational and childcare opportunities, create good living wage jobs, and invest in our health, transportation, and infrastructure. This is what creates healthy communities, and investing in the social determinants of health is what drives me.
|In the ring!
Neighborhood small business owner: In
2009, Sara and her husband, Matt Lincecum, co-founded Fremont
Brewing, one of Seattle’s most successful neighborhood small
businesses. Experienced policymaker: For almost ten years,
Sara worked as a policy advisor for a Seattle City
Councilmember, where she advanced landmark legislation on
environmental, transportation, and economic development
Crisis brings opportunity. My campaign
rests on three cornerstone issues. If you want a Seattle that
focuses on stronger neighborhoods and keeping our promises, I
am proud to be your candidate.
More at saraforcitycouncil.com
Nikkita Oliver (they/them) is a Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, professors at Seattle University Law School, and attorney. Working at the intersections of arts, law, education, and community organizing Nikkita strives to create experiences which draw us closer to our humanity and invites us to imagine what we hope to see in the future.
As Executive Director of Creative Justice, Nikkita helps lead an innovative, arts-based restorative justice program that keeps at-risk youth from becoming part of the school-to-prison pipeline and provides healing-engaged arts spaces that encourage youth to create the change they need to see in their communities.
More info at nikkitaoliver.com
contender to join the ring is:
Lance Randall - Mayoral Candidate 20
I want to leverage Seattle’s creativity and ingenuity to model a city where everyone can live freely, create, and prosper.
I have pulled together a platform explaining my plan to address topics including dignity for the homelessness, economic rebound, revitalizing our music scene, rebuilding our infrastructure, public safety, and climate. This platform invests in our people, our culture, and our future.
More at Lancerandall2021.com
Second contender to join the ring for District 9:
Brianna Thomas and I am running for Seattle City Council because I am ready to lead on the policies necessary to move our city forward.
Seattle has set the bar nationally for workers’ rights, livable wages, and police accountability, and I am proud to have led on these efforts from inside City Hall and in the community as an advocate and organizer.
During my time at City Hall, I have led negotiations for Police Accountability legislation, the Surveillance Ordinance in collaboration with ACLU-WA, and the Secure Scheduling Ordinance, providing greater worker protections for employees in restaurants and retail. I established and stood up the City’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to ensure fairness and integrity in our law enforcement system. I have advanced solutions to our most pressing issues from a place of empathy and in pursuit of justice.
Ronnie Senlo - Author "Dear Anita Bryant"
Author, LGBT historian, and playwright Dr. Ronni Sanlo began writing plays in just the past few years. Her second play Dear Anita Bryant received the Robert J. Pickering Excellence in Playwriting award. The play follows Dr. Sanlo’s life when she lost custody of her children in 1979 in Florida when she came out as a lesbian. That pivotal event was influenced by the work of Anita Bryant as the story weaves its way around LGBTQ history.
Now retired, Dr. Sanlo directed the UCLA LGBT Center and was a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education. Prior to her work in Higher Education, Ronni was an HIV epidemiologist in Florida from 1987 to 1994. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Florida, and a masters and doctorate in education from the University of North Florida.
Her new work is the four-volume compilation titled This Day in LGBTQ History (2021).
Ronni and her wife Kelly Watson live in Palm Springs, CA and Sequim, WA where they spend time on their boat Strait Knot.
|3-10pm Live Music and Entertainment|
|10am Welcome! Speakers and Entertainers|
|Noon-2pm All ages Capitol Hill Pride Talent Show. Anything goes! More info to be posted soon.|
|2-8pm Live Music and Entertainment. Dating Game?|
Visit Capitol Hill's Tin Table
1222 E Madison St Suite C
Happy Hour and HH pricing (10% off all food, and $2 off all wine on tap pours, and flights) all weekend long, Friday Jun 26 - Sun 28.
Please consider signing a petition to re-purpose the
Come take a bite of Seattle's Capitol Hill!
You Seattle Trading Musician!
Official AV gear of the 2018 and 2019 Capitol Hill Pride
The Trading Musician Is A Full-Line Music Store, Offering A Wide Variety Of New, Used,
& Vintage Musical Equipment. Open Seven Days A Week From 11 To 7.
5908 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
Thank You Castle Megastore!
the twelve year annual event has grown to become one of the
Northwest’s largest Pride events and Capitol Hill’s largest, we are
dedicated to creating awareness of the LGBTQAI community in what is
recognized as a Constitutionally protected annual event for Pride
We also have confidence in the many supporting restaurants, businesse
s non-profits and artists in promoting the LGBTQAI cause whether it’s through their art, business or personal expression and support of the
|10th Annual Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest|
Stella Bat Girl wins Best in Show!
Judges concurred it was the cookie dance, greeting other dogs and the subtle purple sparkle with her crime fighting bat wings that won the show.
First Runner up was Pat Murkami's neice Miko!
Gentle and a great host, Miko greeted visiting dogs.
Rat City Roller Derby, Dennis Saxman - Capitol Hill Community Leader who helped start Capitol Hill Pride
Lies In Dust in 2018
Lies in Dust – In 2014 Lies in Dust started spreading their dark interpretations of their favorite 80’s and 90’s songs all across Seattle. Chad Hultgren (guitar/ vocals/programming) and Lola Vast (vocals and founding member) have a diverse list of musical influences such as Patsy Cline, Madonna, Depeche Mode, Alice in Chains, Celldweller, Ministry, The Ramones, Nine Inch Nails, and Pink Floyd (just to name a few).
Jay Westwind Wolf Hollingsworth
Jay Westwind Wolf Hollingsworth has served on Seattle’s Community Police Commission for six years. Hollingsworth helped develop the Citizen Commission, the Office of Inspector General for Public Safety and also helped legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA).
A Civil Engineering Designer Drafter in Seattle, Hollingsworth is a member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut.
Vightingale and her Harmonium Melodica!
Vightingale is a genderqueer, genre-bending siffleur (whistler) and multi-instrumentalist. She is known around Pike Place Market for her unique instrumentation, including harmonium, melodica, kazoo, trombone, and toy piano, mixed with shakers, tambourines, and bells she wears around her ankles to keep the beat. She loves to choose diverse music to cover, including Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Tim McGraw, and more. She has her MFA in Fine Art and Sculpture from Pratt Institute and incorporates her mastery over the three-dimensional world into the way she visualizes music. This performance is a big step for her, from performing for friends at parties, to her own wedding, to busking in public, to performing on stage for you!
Madeline Rush as Dorothy,
Brian Ditmore as the Cowardly Lion
William Vesch as Nick Chopper Tin Woodman
David Nguyen Le as Scarecrow.
Kris Keppler as Locosta,
Carol Monaham as Malica West Witch. Carol is Aunt Em. Dave Howell as the Prime Minister
Mark Toxel as Uncle Henry and the Guard of the Gates.
Ann Trigg as Nimmee.
Cloud as Toto.
Music Director Phillip Peterson and Dave Howell.
Directing Dave Howell Music and lyrics Dave Howell. Arrangements plus additional music and lyrics by
Phillip and Mike Levie.
Clouds Handler is owner Liam J. Kaplan.
Costumes by Judith Marie Smith, Adrena Smith, Margaret Orgean-Kean.
Oz: The Untold Story
On June 1st, “Wizard of Oz” fans and Pride Festival attendees got a sneak peak at an ambitious new take on the classic tale. “Oz: The Untold Story” is a new musical which draws from L. Frank Baum’s original novels to reveal new depths to the characters that people all over the world have adored for over a century.
The creators have combined story lines pulled straight from Baum’s original texts with all-new material for characters like the Wizard and the Cowardly Lion to bring a rich history and depth to familiar faces.
While the full show includes encounters with the Kalidahs, the inhabitants of China Country, and the deadly Spider, the Seattle Pride sneak peek will focus on the most iconic characters: Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, with guest appearances by the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North.
Seattle's sexiest voice!
National Recording Artist and Theater/Showroom Headliner for 11 Years in Las Vegas sings with powerful vocals and passionate interpretations.
Michael has received numerous requests to sing Queen songs this year.
A Strong Supporter of Equal Rights, Michael Cagle has sung at numerous Gay Pride events all over the country.
" A Powerful Vocalist who can hit notes so big and long, you could drive a truck on them." - Ed McMahon
"WOW! You have got some kind of voice on you." - Country Diva Reba McEntire
"Patti LaBelle Meets Nathan Lane" - FOX TV
Michael has opened for or appeared with: Reba McEntire, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Eddie Rabbit, The Drifters, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Diamond Rio, The Kingsmen, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sheena Easton and many more.
Come see why Michael Cagle is being called Seattle's sexiest voice!
Wisdom Words and 4 year old Ari
Sophie? singing Valerie
you to all the volunteers and Karaoke Singers!
Thank You to our Sponsors and Supporters!
BBOA, Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore, Castle and Trading Musician
Thank You for Standing Strong!
non-profits, Capitol Hill Businesses, BBOA - Broadway Business Owners
and Supporters will present the tenth annual Capitol Hill Pride event
Stonewall, Never Forget
The Stonewall riots were a historical
turning point in LGBT rights. Often compared to the civil rights
turning point of Rosa Parks, the riots took place on June 28,
1969, at the Stonewall
Inn in New York City when
and youth stood up against harassing police raids and arrests
for being gay which were common at the time. Photo
from The New York
Photo from The New York Daily News,Sunday, June 29, 1969
Legend has it that the raid was started by a simple penny being thrown at a police officer.
Today, Pride marches and parades are held around the world at the end of June commemorating the anniversary of the riots. Communities such as Capitol Hill in Seattle have become neighborhoods where bars, restaurants and businesses have become safe places for gays and lesbians to be open about their sexual orientation without fear of being arrested or harassed.
In modern times ongoing inequality, basic human rights and international persecution underlines the need for persons and businesses to demonstrate their support for the LGBT community and today what has become known as Pride.
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