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Capitol Hill Pride

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Capitol Hill Pride Festival
March & Rally

Sat. June 23, 2018
10am - 3pm & 8-10pm

Seattle Central College Campus

A community promoted event celebrating diversity and community pride, remembering
Stonewall and local history.

Your Invited!

10am - Capitol Hill Pride March around Cal Anderson Park
Noon -
Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest 
12:30 Cupcake Decorating Contest
8-10pm Music Concert
Speakers, Live Music and Artists

Open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone of any background.
non-profits, speakers and artists.
Member Interpride.

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

As the nine year annual event has grown to become the Northwest’s largest Pride event 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, 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. 

The Capitol Hill wide promotion underlines the “Bite of Pride”  for 
thru the month of June - Pride Month.

Join us for the March & Rally, information and taking a Bite of Pride in the Heart of the LGBTQAI community - Capitol Hill!

Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally and Music Concert!

10am – March step off Broadway South to- Pine St. North onto 12th to John St. and back to Seattle Central College.
New Route

11:00 - Welcome
MC Asukaa Jaxx - Intersex Justice Organization. LGBTQAI community Intersex Representative. A well known activist in the Capitol Hill community.

Teri Kemp
11:10  Speaker Teri Rogers Kemp

Teri Rogers Kemp is an attorney and has practiced criminal law in WA state since 1995.  Attorney Kemp is active in the effort to modify RCW 9A.16.040, regarding police use of deadly force and will be talking on the history of Stonewall and its relation to the defense of Black Lives Matter Activists.

Erik Williams
11:15 Erik Williams - Native American Carver and brother of John T. Williams.

The Gender Sensei- Diversity Educator
Radio Show Host of the "You Can Make A Difference Show

Public Speaker, Activist, Author, Ordained Minister
11:30 Mac McGregor
Mac McGregor was Seattle City Commissioner in 2011 - 2016. Mac is the transgender and gender non-conforming outreach director for Social Outreach Seattle and a former board member for Seattle Counseling Center. He is on the Seattle Police Department LGBT advisory board.  And continuously speaks on panels and solo at numerous colleges, non-profit groups and state and city government on gender & sexuality. Mac recently worked on a small team to help Seattle Police Department develop policy and training around working with the transgender community. Mac donates his time as the head instructor for Social Outreach Seattle's Self-Defense Academy, teaching self-defense to empower all people, regardless of income.

Mac has been a keynote speaker at many events including the University of Washington, Mayo Clinic, numerous colleges, organizations and conferences . Mac has appeared on Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, the 700 Club, on UniVision and been featured in People Magazine and many more.


Noon - 12:30 Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Bring your best to the ninth annual Doggie Drag Costume Contest.
Register with any donation at the Information desk by noon.

2018 Judges
Winner 2011

Judge: Charlette LeFevre - Director, Capitol Hill Pride

Judge:  Mac McGregor - Community Leader

Judge: Kevin Haywood - Jet City Animal Clinic

Cupcake Pride
Capitol Hill Cupcake Decorating Contest!

In response to the Supreme Court ruling of a Baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same sex couple - we are baking cakes!
Come enter your cupcake by Noon on Sat. June 23rd!
One Entry per Restaurant, Bakery or approved kitchen organization.
Cupcakes must be packaged in a clear container, deli tray or clear clamshell.
Or sign up to decorate plain cupcakes in the 5 minute cupcake challenge!

Stay for the bakesale!

1:00-2:00 Maurice Crowlie...more coming soon.

Returning again is one of the Northwest's best entertainers and Michael Jackson impersonators both in song and dance!

Maurice performs at all types of social occasions such as weddings, birthdays, company functions, clubs, casinos, as well as personal appearances.

Maurice Crowlie has the unique ability to mimic Michael Jackson by weigh of Appearance, song and dance. With 27 Years of experience in freestyle dancing, and singing, the stage is his second home. Maurice has performed at Muckleshoot Casino, St. Louis, Ghana, Africa as well as in Seattle and the Northwest. Michael Jackson has always been Maurice Crowlie’s number one influence in entertainment and life.



Maurice Crowlie

Lies in Dust
Capitol Hill Pride Music Concert
8-10pm  Lies in Dust with Ghost Hand

In 2014 Lies in Dust started spreading their dark interpretations of their favorite 70's, 80’s and 90’s songs all across Seattle.
Fish Jones (bass), 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, Pink Floyd  and Ministry.
They are looking forward to bring the original music they are working on to a stage near you soon!

A sampling of songs to be performed:
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Metro - Berlin
Like a Prayer - Madonna
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
...and More!

Ghost Hand
Ghost Hand

Bruce Beerman has been composing music electronically since 1997. Originally under the moniker Fusion Faktor up until 2017and now goes under the name of Ghost Hand. Ghost Hand is influenced by being New Wave, Dark Wave, Synth wave music. ,the music being created meant to bring you back to a nostalgic moment in time.


Want to Table at the Event, advertise or Participate or Volunteer?
Please contact us for a vendor application whether your an artist, non-profit or business supporter.
Space is still available but limited so please call: 206-465--9601
Be a part of the community event listing whether its to participate in the march or to speak, to provide table information outreach or to volunteer.

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.


ANNOUNCEMENT - New Organization and Logo
Feb. 6, 2018

Capitol Hill Pride is proud to announce itself as a new non-profit organization and Trademark name established by the organizers of The Capitol Hill Pride Festival and a Board of Directors which is looking forward to its 9th year on Broadway.

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.

Developing Board
Charlette LeFevre
Philip Lipson
David Kennedy
Asukaa Jaxx

Thank You to our Sponsors!
 BBOA, Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore

Thank You for Standing Strong!

LGBTQAI non-profits, Capitol Hill Businesses, BBOA - Broadway Business Owners Association,  Volunteers, and Supporters will present the ninth 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.
Unauthorized sales and soliciting will not be allowed inside festival 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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CLICK HERE for Capitol Hill Pride Festival Report
Budget on file for 2010 festival with Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods.
Dept. of Neighborhoods

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The name "Capitol Hill Pride",  "Capitol Hill Pride Festival" is a registered trademark and tradename within the State of Washington.
The name "Pride Asia" is a registered trademark and tradename within the State of Washington.
No persons or organization are authorized to use the name, logo or to solicite on behalf of the events without explicit, prior authorization in writing.
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