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Its On!

The 12th Annual

Capitol Hill Pride March and Rally!

Sat. & Sun. June 26-27, 2021
Cal Anderson Park

Bobby Morris Playfield
Seattle, WA

Another Summer of Love!
March at Noon-1pm
Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest at 1pm
Council and Mayoral Candidate Debate 2-3pm
Live Music and Entertainment!

pride 2020

Support your local Pride and Community!

Come join us as in remembering Stonewall
Advocating Police Reform, Social Justice and Equality!

Invitation to everyone, LGBTQ and anyone of any orientation, color, background, race, nationality and
non-profit organizations to march in support of diversity and equality!

Following and recommending all currently remaining
social distancing and COVID guidelines

Call for Speakers, Artists, Entertainers and Volunteers!

A call for speakers, organizations, musicians, artists and especially volunteers focusing on police reform and equality. Capitol Hill Pride will focus on remembering the anniversary of Stonewall - when the LGBTQ community stood up to police harassment and continue the vision of a community free from police excessive force in a second summer of love.

We hope you will join us in the March, speak on equality, share your organizational information with a table or just support Capitol Hill Pride with your attendance.
Please contact us at: capitolhillfestival@gmail.com

Sincerely, with Pride,
Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
Directors, Capitol Hill Pride 

For the latest in schedule please visit and sign up on our event listing on facebook!

Want to Table at the Capitol Hill Pride?
March & Rally on June 26-27, 2021?

Advertise on the Capitol Hill Pride website?
Please click HERE for a vendor application
Contact us whether your an artist, non-profit or business supporter.
Questions? please e-mail:

We invite you to hang your Pride flag and post the Capitol Hill Pride unicorn logo on your
organization’s door and website as a show of support.

Developing Schedule
(So check back often)

Saturday June 26, 2021

10am Welcome!

Directors of Capitol Hill Pride and Capitol Hill Pride Festival since 2009 -  Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
Remembering Stonewall's 52nd Anniversary

Philip Charlette
Philip Lipson, Leon Hendrix and Charlette LeFevre - Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2010.

Jamil Suleman
10:30-Noon Speakers

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   
March 2020
Noon - 1pm  March- Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally

Stella bat girl winner 2019
1pm 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!

Colleen Echohawk

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).

Colleen is an enrolled member of the Kithehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation and a member of the Upper Athabascan people of Mentasta Lake. Colleen and her family have been proud to call Seattle home for over two decades. In her spare time, she loves to read, sing karaoke, take her dog Rizzo for a walk, listen to National Public Radio, and cook delicious food for her friends and family.

She has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the 21 Leaders to watch in 2021 by Seattle Magazine, the King County Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service (2020), Seattle’s most influential people by Seattle Magazine (November 2019), one of Seattle Met Magazine’s 50 most influential women (2018), the Adeline Garcia Community Service Award (2018), Antioch University’s Public Service Award (2018), and Crosscut Media’s Courage Award for Public Service (2016).


Another Contender! 

Teresa Mosqueda

Teresa Mosqueda is an incumbent Seattle City Council member serving since 2017.

“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.

With your continued support, we can help our neighbors recover stronger from COVID, re-energize our local economy, and continue to build a Seattle that is inclusive and equitable for all.

More at www.teamteresa.org


Sara Nelson
In the ring!
Sara Nelson

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 policy.
Progressive and pragmatic: Sara’s the only candidate in this race with experience in both public service and the private sector. She leads with the values shared by the vast majority of Seattleites and she gets things done.
Environmentalist: Sara’s a lifelong environmentalist with a track record to prove it from getting recycling and zero waste legislation passed on Council.


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
A Contender!
Nikkita Oliver
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

Lance Randall
The first 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

Brianna Thomas

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.

More at People for Brianna

4pm 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

Sunday June 27, 2021

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?

Please support your local community restaurants and businesses!

Tin Table

Visit Capitol Hill's Tin Table
915 E. Pine St inside the Oddfellows Building across from Cal Anderson Park
Footprint Wine's
1222 E Madison St Suite C
Pride Special:
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.

Obama? Community Center

Please consider signing a petition to re-purpose the
East Precinct on Capitol Hill into a Community Center.

Capitol Hill Pride stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and is requesting the building be run by a consortium of non-profit organizations that invest back into the community including black youth and social outreach.
A change.org petition has been started for support signatures.
Close to a historical location, the East Precinct is just several blocks from where a young baby by the name of Barack Obama in his first year grew up while his mother attended the University of Washington.
In remembering George Floyd, Native American John T. Williams, Che Taylor and Charleena Llyes and those that have lost their lives due to police violence, the East Precinct would make a fitting example of restorative justice.
From Teri Rogers Kemp – defense attorney and co-chair of NAACP Seattle King County’s police accountability committee:

“This is an exceptional idea. This is indeed a Cornerstone where The Black Community can once again have a solid foothold in the CD that was gentrified. Thank you for this Petition!”

Member Interpride.


Come take a bite of Seattle's Capitol Hill!
Activism at its finest!

Thank 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!

As 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 weekend.
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

Photos from Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally 2019

10th Annual Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest
stella    stella

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).

Thank you Artists and non-profits!
Capitol Hill Pride
Los Agaves
Castle Megastore
Downtown Emergency Services
NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
Dawn Celeste Intuitive Readings
Thank You for Participating!
Castle Megastore
Footprint Winde
Pat Murakami
Cody Blomberg
Crisis Connections
Rat City Roller Derby

Speakers: Jay Westwind Wolf Hollingsworth – Six year Commissioner of Seattle Community Police Commission on police accountability
Vightingale and her Harmonium Melodica
The Untold Story - a new musical which draws from L. Frank Baum’s original novels

Michael Cagle – Singer, Vegas stage performer and National Recording Artist 

Philip Lipson
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.






tupu  Hamilton

8-9pm Michael Cagle

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
Thank you to all the volunteers and Karaoke Singers!

Karaoke  Sprinkles

Want to Table at the Capitol Hill Pride
March & Rally on June 26-27, 2021?

Advertise on the Capitol Hill Pride website?
Please click HERE for a vendor application
Contact us whether your an artist, non-profit or business supporter.
Questions? please e-mail:

We invite you to hang your Pride flag and post the Capitol Hill Pride unicorn logo on your
organization’s door and website as a show of support.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Supporters!
 BBOA, Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore, Castle and Trading Musician

Thank You for Standing Strong!

LGBTQAI non-profits, Capitol Hill Businesses, BBOA - Broadway Business Owners Association,  Volunteers, and Supporters will present the tenth annual Capitol Hill Pride event

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Stonewall, Never Forget

Stonewall Riots, June 28, 1969

 Photo from The New York Daily News, Sunday, June 29, 1969

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 gays and youth stood up against harassing police raids and arrests for being gay which were common at the time.

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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Safety Announcement
Following protective Measures Guide for the U.S. Outdoor Venues, the organizers of the Capitol Hill Pride Festival will be coordinating
communicating, operating, training and establishing a detailed safety plan for its event.
We ask business owners and attendees to watch for strong suspicious activity and to help protect your community festival.
Guns and nauthorized sales and soliciting will not be allowed inside event area.

Information, Announcement and Signage

“For your safety, please do not bring in backpacks and large bags.  If you see something, say something”

Any strong suspicious activity observed or perceived should be reported immediately to 9-1-1 and then the directors.
Issues or concerns should be immediate relayed to:
Event Directors:
Charlette 206-523-6348, Philip Lipson 206-465-9601

We want to assure that every step is taken to assure the safety of businesses and attendees during one
of  Capitol Hill's largest events so we can celebrate this social justice equality festival.

Contact Information:



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