community promoted event celebrating diversity and
community pride, remembering
Stonewall and local history.
- Capitol Hill Pride March around Cal
Noon - 12:30pm - Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest
12:30-4pm - Speakers, Live Music and Artists
The Capitol Hill Pride - Bite of Pride June Pride Month
Open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone of any background.
non-profits, speakers and artists.
the nine year annual event has grown to become the Northwest’s largest
Pride street event and Capitol Hill’s largest, we are dedicated to
promoting local non-profits in what is recognized as a
Constitutionally protected annual event for Pride weekend.
We also have confidence in the many supporting restaurants, businesses non-profits and artists in promoting the LGBTQAI cause whether it’s through their art, business or personal expression and support of the community.
Capitol Hill wide promotion underlines the “Bite of
Sat. June 23, 2018 thru the month of June - Pride Month.
– March step off Broadway South to- Pine St. North onto 12th
to John St. and back to Seattle Central College.
|11:00 - Welcome
MC Asukaa Jaxx - LGBTQAI community Intersex Representative
Speaker Bo Odyssey on the history of Stonewall and the LGBT community in Seattle
|Noon - 12:30 Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Singer Mac High
2:00 – 3:00 - TBA
The focus of Capitol Hill Pride this year will be “Cause over Commerce” as we continue organizing the Northwest’s largest Pride street gathering for its ninth year in the heart of Seattle and we hope you will join us with your attendance to support the LGBTQAI community!
- New Organization and Logo
The Directors are encouraged that this year's permitting will go smoother as the last two years saw permitting denial for a second day and severe restrictions which resulted in a decreased attendance at the 2017 festival under former Mayor Ed Murray favoring other Pride events during his re-election campaign.
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival has grown to become the Northwest’s largest Pride street festival since 2009 and Capitol Hill’s largest Constitutionally protected annual event since 2013.
Development on events, registration and stage schedule will be announced on the website.
The new Capitol Hill Pride logo is a black/white unicorn reflecting the colors of the Pride flag including pink representing the large diversity of the community.
Capitol Hill Pride is confident in the many restaurants, businesses non-profits and artists in promoting the LGBTQAI cause whether it’s through their art, business or personal expression and support of the community all year long.
Thank You to our Sponsors!
BBOA, Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore
Thank You for Standing Strong!
non-profits, Capitol Hill Businesses, BBOA - Broadway Business Owners
and Supporters will present the ninth annual Capitol Hill Pride event
MORE Photos from Past Years 2014...
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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