Welcome to the Official Website of the
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally

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The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore - Organizers and Fiscal Agent of the Festival March & Rally
along with Broadway Businesses, Julia's Block Party, La Cocina Santiago, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Rainbow Women's Health Fair, LGBT organizations, Sponsors, VolunteersSupporters
presented the eighth annual 
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally 2016
Stonewall, Never Forget
The largest Pride Street Festival in the Northwest! Join us on

Sat. June 25, 2016 -
10am-11pm

Theme for 2016: Wizard of Oz - Because there is no place like Home!  Get your Wicked On!
Support Capitol Hill - the Heart of the LGBT community!

Five blocks on Broadway of food, vendors and entertainment

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Standig Strong

Standing Strong

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The Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally joins the rest of the world in mourning of the lives lost in the Orlando Nightclub Shooting and condolences to the families as we keep our thoughts and prayers to those that were injured.
This act of violence is a reminder of how the entire nation must stand together and stand strong against hate, oppression and division. And perhaps another reminder of how we must increase our responsibilities to create safe spaces for our communities to not only gather and remember but to demonstrate equality and support for this generation and future generations.  

We share the statement of Interpride:

“In light of Sunday’s tragedy, the remaining Pride celebrations take on a new and important meaning. We cannot allow the threat of violence to silence us. When possible, we must work even more closely with our Police Departments and security companies to help alleviate public safety concerns. We will work together to ensure that the commitment to Pride is not overshadowed by fear.” - Brett Hayhoe and Sue Doster, Co-Presidents Interpride

Hands Across Broadway Memorial  

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As a memorial and remembrance of the victims of the Orlando shooting, the Capitol Hill Pride Festival will open  with a “Hands Across Broadway” event  with participants holding hands along the length of the festival extending North and South.
Come join us in Unity.
Starting at Main Stage on Broadway and Harrison, extending North and South
11-11:15am

Hands across Broadway

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Stewarded by    Member of Interpride

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Booths and Ad Applications Available for
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally 2016!
Sat. June 25, 2016

Booth space now limited
Reserve as soon as possible
No longer taking food vendors

Click HERE for 2016 PDF Form of Booth and Ad Application
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for Sponsorship Information and Levels

2016 Booth Statistics
42 N. Broadway Businesses
33 Seattle, 33 Food, 26 Non-Profits, 10 Medical, 7 Capitol Hill, 6 Non-Local, 5 Non-Local Food


 

Schedule 2016
(subject to change)

10-10:30am Capitol Hill Pride Festival March, Rainbow City Band

Getting the stage ready in 2015
March from Seattle Central Campus to Main Stage on Harrison. “Never Forget” 1969 Stonewall with speakers and history. 
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival March will be an all ages, all orientations, all gender/transgender civic march with no fees open to the public.
The march has no fees as the Directors of the festival feel an individual should not have to pay a fee to march, demonstrate or show civic and community pride.
Seattle has not had an all gender inclusive LGBT march for 37 years since the Parade split from marches and started charging fees thereby shutting out individuals and low budget organizations.
Marchers are encouraged to bring hand written signs.


10:30 - 11am  Opening SpeakersSpeakers: Graham Taylor – Stonewall: Natl. Parks Conservation Assoc. Nikki Etienne, Marsha Botzer, Monisha Harrell of Equal Rights Washington, Gary Tolman- Activist and member of Freedom Socialist Party, Laura Ingles Wilder representing Intersex gender, Alliance for Gun Responsibility  - Intiative 1941.
Stonewall History in the Making -First National Park for  LGBT 
Graham Taylor
Graham Taylor – Stonewall: Natl. Parks Conservation Assoc.
Graham Taylor is the Northwest Field Representative for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). NPCA advocates on behalf of America's national parks.
Thankfully, with President Obama's designation of a national monument for Stonewall, we can say that our park system now has a site dedicated to telling the LGBT civil rights story!
NPCA is a proud leader in the campaign to designate this site, and thanks our many LGBT friends and allies who worked tirelessly to encourage President Obama to take action and designate the 1st National Park for LGBT Equality!

Nikki Etienne

Nikki Etienne, is a local artist who is the co-creator and Host of a local monthly poetry slam, RingSide, held at the Red Lounge. She is also a vocalist & MC in her band, Holy Pistola. Nikki is currently working on some mini documentary projects that directly effect LGBTQ POC and is aspiring to release those the start of 2017. 

Marsha Botzer
Marsha Botzer has served the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and progressive communities for over 40 years, as a founding member of Equality Washington, and on boards of Pride Foundation, Safe Schools, Lambert House, Seattle Counseling Service and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. 

Marsha Botzer
     A founding member of Equal Rights Washington, a past co-chair of Seattle’s LBGT Commission, Marsha served as co-chair of The National LGBTQ Task Force in 2005-6, 2009-10, and as Chair of the Action Fund in 2015.  She is a founding member of Out In Front Leadership Project, founded Seattle’s internationally known Ingersoll Gender Center, and served as a national co-chair of the 2008 Obama Pride Campaign. 
    In 2009 she served on the Leadership Committee of Equality Across America.  In 2011 Marsha received the Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award and the Washington State GLBT Bar Association Award.  In 2013 she was selected for the Inaugural U.S. Edition of the Trans 100 List, and in 2014 she received the Gay City Health Community Leadership Award.  In 2015 Marsha was elected to the Martin Luther King County Labor Council.  Also in 2015 she received the Distinguished Scholar Award from Antioch University in Seattle and the Backbone Award from the National Secular Students Alliance.

Monisha Harrell

Monisha Harrell is the Board Chair for Equal Rights Washington, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization. She is also a member of the National LGBTQ Task Force and served as Co-Chair for Mayor Ed Murray’s Public Safety Task Force.


Omar Jackson

Omar Jackson
– Field Organizer with The Alliance for gun Responsibility, Yes on I-1491 campaign

The Alliance for Gun Responsibility works to end the gun violence crisis in our community and promote a culture of gun ownership that balances rights with responsibilities. Through collaboration with experts, civic leaders, and citizens, we find evidenced-based solutions, create innovative policy, advocate for changes in laws, and promote community education to reduce gun violence. Learn more at www.gunresponsibility.org  and follow us at @WAGunResponsib. 

Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Initiative Measure No. 1491 empowers families and law enforcement to stop gun violence tragedies. It allows them to prevent loved ones in crisis, exhibiting mental illness, or expressing violent behavior who pose a harm to themselves or others from getting access to firearms. These Extreme Risk Protection Orders are issued by a court and follow the same process as other protection orders. Learn more at http://gunresponsibility.org/extreme-risk-protection-orders/

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11-11:15   Hands Across Broadway Memorial

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Hands Across Broadway Memorial

As a memorial and remembrance of the victims of the Orlando shooting, the Capitol Hill Pride Festival will open  with a “Hands Across Broadway” event  with participants holding hands along the length of the festival extending North and South

Starting at Main Stage on Broadway and Harrison, extending North and South
11-11:15am


11:15am Opening,
Purple Passion - Rainbow City Band, Trent Davis MC
Pruple Passion
Purple Passion Swing Band is a 20-piece band based in Seattle that has been performing for over 15 years.
Rainbow City Band
Rainbow City Band , Trent Davis MC

Purple Passion plays  for a variety of occasions: dances, wedding receptions, fundraisers, holiday celebrations, corporate events, festivals, and community celebrations. They have  performed in dance halls and jazz clubs like the Century Ballroom, Tula’s Jazz Club,  Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Fairmont Olympic Hotel,  Crossroads Bellevue’s Market Stage to Broadway Performance Hall.

Purple Passion's repertoire ranges from jazz and swing standards to Latin and contemporary pieces, featuring both vocal and instrumental work. They have a knack for filling up a dance floor, and fans often note that the band “really swings!” and is “easy to dance to.” 

Find out more about us - or book us for your next event - at swing@rainbowcityband.com.

 

Seven and TrentTrent Davis and Seven

12:00-1:00 Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest





Winner of 2015 Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Doggie Drag Costume Judges
2015 Judges:
DonnaTella Howe, Godiva DeVyne from Portland, Deja Nouveau and Kara Sutra


The Seattle Westminster of Pride!
Sign your dog up before Noon
at Seattle Humane booth near the Main Stage - corner of Broadway and Harrison
Seattle Humane

$5 sugg. donation per dog
to benefit Seattle Humane Society Pet Project
 Nicole Brodeur MC Nicole Brodeur

Judges for 2016: Judges: DonnaTella Howe, Deja Nouveau, Kara Sutra, Vivien Gabor, Cherry Sur Bete and Miss Siren Hung

Main Stage on Harrison
Five Best in Category and of the five, one Best in Show Winner
will be chosen announced right after the judging!
Safely and responsibly dress your dog!

Pet Project - Helping Clients with AIDS  
Pet Project, an offshoot of the Pet Food Bank, provides services to individuals disabled.
Pet Project matches volunteers one-on-one with clients, handling most of their pet care needs on a monthly basis, and enables clients to keep their pets while spending their limited resources on food and other living expenses for themselves. All services and supplies are donated or purchased with donated funds.
Individuals disabled by AIDS should contact Pet Project at (425) 649-7566 to be considered for Pet Project services.

2016 Judges:

DonnaTella Howe is moving and shaking all over Seattle. From Bacon Strip to Rainbow Bingo and eXposed, and playing hostess for DonnaTella Vs Humanity at 500 East and events with Team Diva Real Estate including Divas Take The Hill. She has expanded her appearances and is working the freelance circuit.  Her hosting ability came about while working as assistant for MoM, running her Mother’s Day and birthday tribute shows and the occasional WET night at RPlace. Between the looks her mama gave her, some Atomic Cosmetics, lessons on how to wear it courtesy some of the best queens in the Pacific Northwest and some well-chosen outfits, DonnaTella has become a party girl around town.

Performances range from comedy, to top 40, old school hits and the occasional dramatic ballad. She is always looking to entertain, amuse and start the party off right. No two moments or performances of hers are alike and she is constantly striving to build her numbers into better spectacles while keeping audiences guessing. She is the social butterfly, the flirt and the lover, but also the bitch you don’t wanna cross. She’s got the sexy sass of Katy Perry with the mouth of Elaine Stritch, a new class of queen mixing substance and style and here to make the show memorable. Having completed reigns as Miss Gay Seattle, Imperial Princess & Czarina of Capitol Hill, she was recently crowned Olympia XLV and represents throughout Western Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Canada as Empress of Seattle, making herself available to appear and perform wherever she is needed to support the community.

Kara Sutra is a local, grass-fed, free range, chameleon drag performer living in Seattle. She originates from Denver Colorado. Ms Sutra moved to the PNW in the fall of 2014 to pursue a career in hair, makeup and performance art. When she's not busy with her day job Kara can be found performing around the Seattle area in Bacon Strip, Court of Seattle events, fundraisers and other various gigs.

Follow her on Instagram and face book to stay current with her work and events!

Vivien Gabor is ready for anything. Always the madam, never the whore, this plus-sized diva will get you hot and drop you cold. With a lifetime background of performing and dressing up in thrift-store tutus, she was born for glamor. Be sure to tune into her new show, Street Walking everyFriday on YouTube!

CHERRY SUR BÊTE (FRENCH, FOR “CHERRY ON BEAST”) OBLITERATES GENDER STEREOTYPES IN OUR WORLD WHERE FEMININITY AND MASCULINITY EXIST ONLY IN OPPOSITION.

CHERRY’S PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE RAISING FUNDS FOR SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICES, GAY CITY, CAMP TEN TREES, AND SPEAKING TO BODY DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND TO TRANS AWARENESS AT JAKE TALKS. CHERRY ALSO HOSTED THE 4TH & BELL STAGE AT THE SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE IN 2014 AND 2015 AND IS HOSTING THE MAIN STAGE SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE 2016 ON SUNDAY!

Dragging all the boys to their watery graves, it’s Miss Siren Hung.  She’s the current reigning Duchess of Puget Sound and Princess of Skagit Valley College.  She likes cat-calling at construction workers, and boys who know how to “doggie paddle”.  Find her and her hips that lie today at 2pm on Julia’s stage and tomorrow with the Imperial Court of Seattle float at the Pride parade!

1:00-1:15 Singer Zoe Newton
Zoe Newton
(Photo by Nicole Raine Photography)

Zoe Newton, 8.5 years old, is a student at Lowell Elementary.  

Blind since birth, she’s developed her own unique way of moving through the world. Zoe was born with a rare and fatal genetic disorder known as Malignant Infantile Osteopetrosis (MIOP), and required major surgery and a risky bone marrow transplant by the age of one to save her life. Her medical team was amazed that she survived; she is by all accounts a miracle girl. Zoe started playing the piano and keyboard when she was 3, has perfect pitch, and is entirely self taught.  

Music is her life; playing piano and singing is her first language.  She loves everyone she meets and teaches her parents everyday about unconditional love. She’s so excited to perform at a festival that celebrates love!

 

1:15-1:30       Not This Time, Andre Taylor, Teri Kemp

Andre Taylor

 Not This Time
Washington State non-profit Founder, Speaker and Activist Andre Taylor along with Atty. Teri Kemp will talk about the "Not This Time" campaign and Initiative 873, the "John T. Williams Bill" to bring about police accountability.
1:30-2:00       MC Trent and Friends
Seven and Trent
Info coming soon
2:00-2:30       Confirming QuartetInfo coming soon

2:30-3pm Michael Jackson Tribute Show, Maurice “MoJ.” Crallie

Maurice Crallie

Maurice will pay tribute to Michael Jackson with over 27 years of experience in freestyle dancing and singing.  Maurice has the uncanny ability to mimic Michael Jackson by weigh of appearance, song and dance and considers the stage his second home.
Maurice has played Muckleshoot Casino, St. Louis, Tribute Concerts in Ghana, Africa 2010,  Local Bars, clubs, and private occasions since 2009.
 SHAMONE!!
3-5:30 MC - Emerald Wizard of Seattle
Emerald Wizard

The Emerald Wizard
About The Emerald Wizard...  Wizard...  Gnome.  Santa.  Dan & Elise are fun and entertaining characters and promotional models available for your varied needs ranging from family friendly fun to more mature oriented work.  Professional, tactful, charming and more, the pair work the Pacific Northwest and are available now to help promote your next party or event.

5:30-7:00pm Wizard of Oz A New


Oz a New




Oz a New

Page2Stage Entertainment is proud to present a two day preview of a new musical Operetta, slated for Broadway NYC 2017. 

We have the pleasure to witness all of Act One of our new operetta.  Directed and produced by NYC Festival Award winner, Mike G. 

Introducing:
Kyla Roberts as Dorothy Gale,  
Stephanie Graham as Emily Blue and Locusta the good witch of the North 
Theadeus, is playing the evil Witches agora witch of the West, Gingema the witch of the East, see the old friends and meet some new ones!


Dyke March Logo
7:00-8pm Make way for the Dyke March! 
The Dave O’ Show

Dave Ostronic
8:00-9pm The Dave O’ Show

The Dave O’ Show front man Dave Ostronic (O-straw-nick) is “Keepin’ Cool Alive” with Song and Dance. Dave presents a lively show of Jazz Standards, Pop Covers and Original Music  while providing Live Swing and Ballroom Dancing during his performances. 

Dave hails from Omaha, Nebraska and Fort Worth, Texas where he began his song and dance career. Ostronic studied recordings of popular singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Mel Torme while supplementing his technical training with private vocal lessons. He trained professionally at Arthur Murray Fort Worth where he learned over 20 dances within his first 6 months as a student. Always moving forward, Ostronic took the leap from Texas to Seattle, Washington in hopes of further developing his musical and dance talents. Here he has inserted himself in the local Jazz scene and continued to develop his rich singing voice by leveraging local Jazz Musicians such as Eric Verlinde, Hans Brehmer, Gretta Matassa and Andrew Shaw.

His passion for the style and class of yesteryear are apparent in his delivery, demeanor and style.
Come Out and Enjoy an Energy filled performance from this Young Crooner and His wonderful Band.

Holy Pistola

Holy Pistola

"Holy Pistola is an eight piece band out of Seattle on a mission to move crowds whenever and wherever they play. Drawing inspiration from the diverse musical backgrounds of all 11 members, they blend funk, hip hop and soul with live instrumentation and electronic elements to create a unique sound they like to call 'ElectroSoulHop'. 

Well known for their crowd pleasing, high energy live sets and original compositions. Holy Pistola has played The High Dive, Capitol Cider, The Sunset Tavern and other venues in and around the Seattle area and are poised to take things to the next level with the release of their first EP as well as a number of supporting music videos in the spring of 2016.

Songs: Holy Pistola plays their originals but cover "Ready Or Not" by The Fugees "Rappers Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang.


They are the girls your mother warned you about...and they are definitely not your average girls.  Playing 80's, 90's, punk, glam, and pop covers with edge and energy.

Nasty Habits
10-11pm  Nasty Habits
The Nasty Habits is a mostly 80's dance band covering genres ranging from synthpop to punk.
Featuring Morgan Smith on drums


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Final Map to date as of 6/23/2016
Subject to last minute changes
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Booth Map Final

1111AAA Business Name

Booth#

Affirmation LGBT Mormons

26

Africa Mama

48

Alliance For Gun Responsibility

28

Allyship

145

American Cancer Society-Relay for Life

41

American Metal Works

13

Americana

160

Anglicon

106

Art by Vikram Madan

38

Art of Letters Photography

165

AT&T

90, 92

Athena's Food

182

Babeland

151

Bait Shop

15,17,19

Barriga Llena

163

BECU

78

BEGO

147

Benaroya Research Institute

40

BIA

121

Boom Noodle

177

Broadway African Store

54

Camp Ten Trees

43

Castle Megastore

173

CCC Business Name

Booth#

Charlies On Broadway

164

Colors and Origins

35

Colors and Origins 2

33

Coral Reefs Designs

122

Crossroads Trading Clothes

108

Dancing Love Organic

99a

Dilettante

27

Downtown Dog Lounge

88

Eat Local

60

EEE Business Name

Booth#

Egg Roll Hut

124

Eight to Eight Dental

 

Emerald City MCC Seattle

68

Emerald City Mudhens Women's Rugby Club

127

Enchant Vertical Dance

22

 Face Painting Sara

119

First Security Bank

11

Freely Speaking Toastmasters

31

Friends of Thomas Pitchford

24B

Gay Fathers Association

45

Gender Justice League

152

Generations With Pride

12

Gentle Dental

30

GGG Business Name

Booth#

Glass by Sharona

167

Gold's Gym

74,76

GSBA

7

Hardware Salon

77,79

Helios

42, 58, 183

Henna Tattoo

36

Herb and Bitter

51,53

HHH Business Name

Booth#

Hour Eyes

39

India Imports

184

Initiative 873

14,166

Isaac Meyers-Makeup

100

Jai Thai

135, 137

Jet City Animal Clinic

86

Julia's on Broadway

 

King County Metro

179

Kismet

55

Kiss My Grits

101 A

KKK Business Name

Booth#

La Cocina

67 A

Laughing Buddha Tattoo and Body Piercing

162

LGBT Rainbow Pride Flags

138

Lifelong Aids Alliance

123

Los Agaves

101 B

Lyric,The

140

Mardi Gras Facepainting

113

Meghan's Mehndi

109

Mind-Body Center for Integrative Medicine

25 A

Mishu

115

MMM Business Name

Booth#

Monster Dogs

101 C

Mud Bay

120

Nacho  Barracho

176

Napkin Friends

101

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

59

Native  Creation

94,96

Neighborcare Health-Lake City Medical Clinic

56

Not This Time

83

NW Museum of Legends and Lore / Info

 

Olympic Veterinary Cardiology

142

Orca Wellness

126

Pagliacci

73,75

Pain Removal Services

174

Panache

141.141 A 144,146,148

Partners at Lowell

9

Patrick Beringer Realtor

169

Patrick's Creations

161

Peace Corps

70

Pinto Bistro

99

Pizzeria 88

85,87

PPP Business Name

Booth#

Pride Flags NW

149

QFC

82,84

Radical Women

118

Rainbow City Band

118a

Rite Aid

178

Saffron Drop

114,116

Samurai Noodle

 

Scott J Bailey

175

Seattle Central College

185

Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit

37

Seattle Humane Society

110,112

Seattle Subway

180

Seattle Women In Leather

125

Sephora

171

Skoah

50

Snapshot Collective

47

Social Skins

24

SSS Business Name

Booth#

Teen Link (Crisis Clinic)

52

The Card Café

44

Tibetan Handicrafts

69

T-Mobile

72

Trilogy Chiropractic

34

Urban Animal

143

VA Puget Sound

21

Vaca Loca

150

Visually Speaking

32

Wedgwood II Vegetarian Thai

81

Wells Fargo

64,66

Windermere Real Estate

29

Witness Bar

93,97

You Pic It Picture

139

YWCA-Rainbow health Fair

63,65,67

Zip Cars

111b

Photos from 2015

..Crowd South
Crowd mid-day looking North from the Main Stage on Harrison and South towards John St.



Steppenwolf Revisited performs "Born to be Wild"

 

Revisit Steppenwolf performs Star Spangled Banner at the 2015 Capitol Hill Pride Festival March and Rally,
The guitarist Glen Bui does his own take on Jimi Hendrix's version and was a fitting tribute to the recent ruling by the Supreme Court on marriage equality and the freedom to marry whomever you want in this great nation. Happy Fourth of July!



Seattle Pony Party greets visitors

Getting the stage ready with MC Trent
Trent
MC Trent opening the Main Stage
Doggie Drag Costume Judges
DonnaTella Howe, Godiva DeVyne from Portland, Deja Nouveau and Kara Sutra



Winner of the 2015 Doggie Drag Costume Contest as Lady GaGa Pico and  Amin.
Pico was a rescue dog and competed in 2014 as "Single Lady" Beyonce.
The contest benefits the Seattle Humane Society Pet Project.

A contestant poses on stage with the Judges and MC Trent

Several of the judges review the dogs.

Wells Fargo "Jack the Dog" and contestants

Nikkita Oliver of Ringside Slam talks about Stonewall

The Seattle Dyke March marches strong this year

Imfamous performs Hip Hop 

Director Philip Lipson and the Seattle Emerald Wizard

Enchanted Dancer - Capitol Hill's first pole dance studio

Enchanted Dancer

Isaac Myer's Makeup Eyes
Isaac Myer's Makup

Isaac Myer's Makeup Eyes

Isaac Myer's Makeup
Isaac Myers Makeup
Isaac Myer's Makeup Team
Enchant Dancer Trooper
Enchanted dancers enchants everyone


Contestant in the Doggie Drag Costume Contest gives good face
Einstein Bagel Crew
Einstein Bagle Crew
Two Contestants
Two contestants in the Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Julia's Stage 2015
Crowd around Julia's Stage which showcases the top drag queens in the NW
Ringside Ringside Slam

MORE Photos from Past Years 2014...

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.

2015 Capitol Hill Pride Festival Brought to you by Sponsors and Supporters:


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A community festival march and rally celebrating diversity and community pride, remembering Stonewall and local history.
The festival is open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone of any background.
Live local Music, Food and Entertainment with over 150 booths of restaurants
non-profits, businesses and artists.
Member Interpride.

Come take a bite of Seattle's Capitol Hill!
Activism at its finest!
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Volunteers Needed for 2016!
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Rainbow Health Fair
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Volunteers Needed for 2016!
Email capitolhillfestival@gmail.com with VOLUNTEER in the Subject line

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Booths and Ad Applications Available for
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally 2016!

Booth space is expected to sell out early for 2016 so
Reserve soon for space availability
No longer taking non-local food vendors

Click HERE for 2016 PDF Form of Booth and Ad Application
CLICK HERE
for Sponsorship Information and Levels

Call Philip Lipson at:
206-465-9601

10 x 10 Booth (Space only, Vendor is responsible for their tables/chairs/canopy)

To book booth spaces - e-mail information to: capitolhillfestival@gmail.com  
Questions? Call: Philip Lipson at 206-465-9601 or Charlette LeFevre 206-523-6348 

2015 Vendor Statistics
40 Broadway Business      12 Capitol Hill    52 Seattle    32 Non-profits   
18
Broadway Food    10 Non-local food    5 National business 
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival is proud to register more local businesses and
non-profits than any other Pride festival in the Northwest!  

2014 Vendor Statistics
43 Broadway Business      8 Capitol Hill    26 Seattle    35 Non-profits   
26
Broadway Food    4 Non-local food    6 National business 
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival is proud to register more local businesses and
non-profits than any other Pride festival in the Northwest!  

Visitor attendance in 2015 was estimated at 25,000
2014 was estimated by SPD at 25,000
throughout the day. 


Contact Information:
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Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally Organizers
Charlette LeFevre - Festival and Entertainment Development
Philip Lipson - Booth and Volunteer Coordination
The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore and its Directors are the fiscal agents and organizers of the
Capitol Hill Pride Festival.
The museum as a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit
supporting humanities and has been scheduling events in Seattle since 1998 including events on Capitol Hill, Seattle Center and Volunteer Park.

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 this 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 206-465-9061

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

Festival Development and Media Inquiries contact:
Charlette LeFevre

Mary Lambert and Charlette LeFevre

Singer Mary Lambert and Festival Director Charlette LeFevre in 2013
capitolhillfestival@gmail.com





206-523-6348
Philip Lipson
Booth Coordinator
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Who We Are in Supporting the Humanities

The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore is a 501(c) 3 educational non-profit supporting the humanities and established its first six years on Capitol Hill and is sponsored in part by the Raynier Foundation founded by museum supporter James W. Ray - a Capitol Hill Gay Philanthropist who supported the Humanities and created the Raynier Foundation and namesake of the James W. Ray Orion Center Youth Center for homeless youth.
The museum has scheduled events in the Northwest for the past fourteen years hosting many authors and lectures and cultural arts groups including conferences at Seattle Center and most recently the Seattle Faerie Festival. The museum still conducts the Capitol Hill Historical Ghost Tour with an extensive knowlege of the area and history highlighting the famous legends of Capitol Hill such as Bruce Lee, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Henrix, Frances Farmer and historical figures such as Bertha Knight Landes- Seattle's first woman Mayor, Roy Olmstead and many others.
Now shifting to online, the museum remains active with the community and the Broadway Business Owners Association (BBOA) and has established the first Pride Asia at Hing Hay park in the International District. Occasionally, the museum can be seen on current Travel Channel shows such as "Mysteries at the Museum" and the Discovery Channel.

Festival History
Director Charlette LeFevre as elected Vice-President of the Capitol Hill Community Council in 2008 and Chair of the Arts and Events Committee ran on a platform of establishing LGBT events and organized the first Capitol Hill Pride Festival in 2009 as a two block festival. That year the museum became the fiscal agent and organizers for the festival as the Community Council lacked a business license and even though approved by a community vote opposed the start fearing parking meter fees. Despite obstacles, its first year, the festival drew 5,000 in attendance and in 2010 and 2011 the festival became a five block festival drawing an estimate of 30,000 throughout the day.  
The event has become the largest single day event for Capitol Hill and Seattle's and the Northwest's largest Pride Street festival.
The festival Directors are committed to keeping the festival a grass roots social justice community festival on Capitol Hill as a fiscally responsible agent and stewardship and showcasing new and emerging artisst on the festival stages
as well as furthering the recognition of the Art of Drag as a cultural art form.
New for 2013:
The festival is the new site of the Rainbow Women's Health Fair in its 15th year and for the first time  the Navy and SPD will be boothing
as well as site of the ongoing Julia's Block Party and the LaCocina Stage.

Directors photo courtesy of Jennifer Durham
Directors, Philip Lipson and Charlette LeFevre 2013

Charlette LeFevre - is current Director of the Northwest Museum of Legend and Lore since 2004.
Combining science and events, Charlette shares a social justice interest in her activities and writings. Charlette has a BA in Research and Design from Wright State University.

Past positions: 2008 Capitol Hill Community Council VP and currently writes on social justice for the Seattle PI Capitol Hill Neighborhood Blog under Charlette Report.
Accomplishments: Saving four large trees on Capitol Hill's Broadway and helping establish the Seattle city ordianance that bans the display of
human remains without the deceased's consent.

Philip Lipson - Librarian has a Master's degree in Library Science from Wayne State University in Detroit and has had experience in both public and academic libraries. Co-Director of the museum since 2004, Philip Lipson is writing a book on the Air Force's first military plane crash in Kelso and is Booth Director for the Capitol Hill Pride Festival. Philip Lipson has worked for the IRS and has helped organized the budgets for many conferences.  In 1980 Philip ran for Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, Libertarian Party. Lucky for the library he lost. His slogan was "Behave Yourself", a motto he still lives by today - or so he says.

  
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