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Capitol Hill Pride


Proud to announce!
Capitol Hill Pride
March, Rally 2023!

Sat. June 24, 2023

10am - 10pm

March at Noon

Seattle Central College Campus
Seattle, WA


Come join us as in remembering Stonewall and the origins of Pride weekend.
Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Speakers, Artists, Musicians and Community

Advocating Police Reform, Social Justice, Equality while celebrating Pride
Support your local Pride and Community!
Activism at its Finest!

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

Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we are on the land of the Sdoh-doh-hohbsh people who have stewarded this land for generations and the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. We are honored and humbled to be afforded the opportunity to serve our community in this space.

Message from Directors
We are proud to announce the Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally for 2023!
We believe this is Seattle's only all inclusive LGBTAI+ march (not a parade) with the largest public stage area on the Sat. of Pride weekend.
Welcoming thousands of visitors, youth, families and friends into the area.
No fees, no fences, no age restrictions, just Pride and standing up for equal rights

The annual event will be featuring Speakers, Artists and music. 
During this time when there seems to be challenges to LGBTQAI+ rights, we feel it is more important than ever to express ourselves and stand up for equality.

We are proud to host a family friendly free event and feature a diversity of artists including youth, and hope to highlight and support more developing local artists by providing a community stage and a platform.

We are realizing our strength is not how large we are but our connections and our support of each other in providing a safe space for LGBTQAI+ community all year long as well as remembering Stonewall and continuing the fight for equality. Your words and presence have an impact on this generation no matter how small and can reverberate into the next generations. Please consider attending.

Sincerely, with Pride,
Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
She/Her, He/Him
Directors, Capitol Hill Pride

Proud enough to Booth, provide Information or
Advertise at Capitol Hill Pride?

Click here for Vendor or Ad Form
or  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 2023 Schedule!
Be a part of your Community Pride!

KaliWinner 2022  KaliShay
Congratulations to Kali for Doggie Drag Costume Contest Winner 2022!

10am Opening
Remembering Stonewall's 53nd Anniversary

Land Acknowledgment, Stonewall, Tributes: James Widener Ray. Liv Morgan aka Asukaa Jaxx Intersex Representative.

Directors and Founders of Capitol Hill Pride and Capitol Hill Pride Festival since 2009 -  Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
Asukka Putt Putt  MC Liv Morgan aka Asukka Jaxx Intersex Representative

Speakers, Liv Morgan- Dist. 3 Candidate, Ry Armstrong- Dist.3 Candidate, Shobhit Agarwal Dist.3 Candidate, Alex Hudson Dist.3 Candidate, Cathy Moore - Dist. 5 Candidate.
Capitol Hill Pride as a community non-profit is dedicated to giving City Council candidates equal time to introduce themselves and we encourage the public to meet their future representatives. Candidates are listed alphabetically.

Shobit Agarwal

Shobit Agarwal – City Council District 3 Candidate

I am a first-generation gay immigrant from India. From working as a program manager for Microsoft to pursuing the dream as an actor to working retail. I have been an elected member of my condo HoA board for the past five years and have worked as the treasurer. I was also on the board for Trikone NW, a South Asian LGBT group.

These roles enabled me to listen to my constituents, be empathetic to their problems and focus on getting results.

Ry Armstrong

Ry Armstrong – City Council District 3 Candidate


“As your candidate for the open seat vacated by retiring Councilmember Sawant, I’m running for Seattle City Council because I believe in an agenda focused on establishing more affordable housing and shelter for those who are displaced, sustainable development of our city systems to protect the environment, and ensuring the safety of all our residents.

In particular, I’m in favor of working to establish our region as a “right to shelter” city, helping our community become the first major city in America to be completely carbon-neutral, and establishing further mitigation and accountability within public safety to protect victims of serious crime, in particular those in the BIPOC, AAPI and Queer communities.

If successful, I'd be the first openly Queer candidate to represent District 3 and first gender non-confirming human on the Council. Having served as Executive Director of a small LGBTQ-focused nonprofit during the pandemic, I have a background in governance serving on boards in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. When coupled with a Masters of Arts in International Relations, I believe I can bring some follow-through to the City of Seattle.

As a democratic socialist and progressive pragmatist, I would be honored to earn your vote and support throughout our campaign for action-based solutions.”

Alex Hudson

Alex Hudson – City Council District 3 Candidate


Alex was born in Redmond and raised on a small family farm in unincorporated east King County. A cancer survivor, she lives with her partner and is the legal guardian of an 8th grader in the public school system.

Alex’s family are renters and live happily car-free. A first-generation college graduate, she worked her way through school at Western Washington University, where she founded the ACLU-WA student club, was the Director of the Associated Students Drug Information Center, and was named the ‘2008 Associated Student Employee of the Year’ and the ‘2008 ACLU-WA Youth Activist of the Year’.


Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore – City Council District 5 Candidate

My name is Cathy Moore and I am running for Seattle City Council District 5. I am a lifelong Seattleite, mother of three, spouse to a small business owner and so much more. I've followed in my mother's footsteps, having a lifelong career in public service. I served on the King County Superior Court as a judge, been on the Seattle Human Rights Commission, and also a public defender. I've fought for the rights of individuals, created progressive policy, and now want to bring my expertise upstream so I can impact our city as a whole to better the lives of everyone.


Liv Morgan
Liv Morgan aka Asukaa Jaxx. Well known Activist in Seattle, two time City Council Candidate and Capitol Hill Pride Intersex Representative.

Capitol Hill Pride March - Stepping off from Seattle Central College onto Broadway, Pine to 11th, Moment of Silence at Aids Memorial, Back to Broadway.

KaliWinner 2022

Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest

Kali - 2022 Doggie Drag Costume Contest Winner!
Show up and enter you doggie in the 14th annual Contest with a host of local judges.


Capitol Hill Pride Catwalk– How fierce are you with your fashion? Show up and catwalk your fashion and fierceness!


Banned Books, Films and Poems presentation by Librarian Philip Lipson

4pm TBA

Pride Day Cabaret hosted by Ry Armstrong, Candidate for Seattle City Council


Epiphany of Time


Under the guidance of Thelxie Eaves, E.O.T. gathers musicians from a diverse set of backgrounds to spread messages of love and positivity.
?Friends, family, and talent lead EOT's performances to be a unique harmony of dancing, singing and joyous expression that will empower and stir your soul.

8pm TBA
Lexy Stray - Seattle Musician. More info coming soon!
10pm Closing and Thank You!

Donate to your local community Pride!

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We stand proud in the fact we will never charge admission or ask for donations
based on anyone's skin color.

Dr. King once said he had a dream that we would live in a nation where a person should
not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. We are almost there.

papa repas
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.

Check out our past Speakers and Musicians from Past Years

2022 Photos
2021 Photos
2019 Photos
Past Photos

Introducing Capitol Hill Pride Putt Putt!
With our cool Water Sprinkler!

Look for us in Cal Anderson Park

Schedule TBA!

Free but donations gladly accepted!

Putt Putt
Come for Family, Fun and Friends!
An all ages community activity!
Help create new Putt Putt Art paper mache Sculptures!

Pop up Putt Putt games at your local park will be featuring small light weight art installations and providing fun physical activity for all ages.
Upcoming Art sculptures include Unicorn, Dragon, Castles, Pirate ship miniatures made with paper mache and environmentally friendly material.
Putt Putt  Asukka Putt Putt

Donate to your local community Pride!

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Pride Dog
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If any donations to specific artists,
please earmark the donation along with our name

Thank You!

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

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.

  Proud enough to Booth, provide Information or

Advertise at Capitol Hill Pride?

Click here for Vendor or Ad Form
or  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 thirteenth 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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Capitol Hill Pride stands firm in its commitment to equality and will not support discrimination.

Capitol Hill Pride cannot and will not be pressured into supporting in any manner any Pride event that is charging admission based on the color of a person’s skin. 

Capitol Hill Pride has worked with many LGBTQAI organizations over the years and our policy is to be inclusive, supportive and not divisive.  

We consider any discriminatory admissions policy a violation of the Equality Act.
Racial equality and unity does not come about by racial division. We feel strongly that elected representatives take an oath to represent everyone and not just one segment of the community or political party.

We will never charge admission over the color of a person's skin.

Capitol Hill Pride continues to work with ground level organizations to promote equality and social justice with community and stand proud in those values and we should not be pressured, attacked or defamed for our commitment.


Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson

Directors, Capitol Hill Pride
Capitol Hill Community Council VP 2008



For immediate release

Capitol Hill Pride Bans Police from 2021 March & Rally and asks Chief to fire the Six SPD Officers who traveled to Washington DC.

Capitol Hill Pride is announcing a ban of police at the upcoming Capitol Hill March & Rally to be held Pride weekend Sat. & Sun. June 26-27, 2021 at Cal Anderson Park.

To the safety and courtesy of the LGBTQ and diversity community as well as the general public our responsibility is to present a safe event and is dedicated to creating an atmosphere free of fear or harm for members of the community.  As such, Capitol Hill Pride is announcing a ban of police at the event and will continue to request police to stay at the perimeters.

With the current Seattle lawsuits of police misconduct using blast balls and tear gas against peaceful protestors, the six names of the SPD who visited Washington DC Jan. 6th still to be released and their extent of action in the Capitol Insurrection, along with ongoing concerns of white supremacy views within police departments, Capitol Hill Pride does not have confidence at this time in Seattle’s police ability to protect the public and to protect the public’s right to protest.

Capitol Hill Pride agrees with and applauds New York Pride’s ban of police presence until 2025 and stands with other social justice organizations to ban a police presence and advocate police reform.

In line with New York Pride, Capitol Hill Pride also believes the sense of safety that law enforcement is meant to provide can instead be threatening, and at times dangerous, to those in our community who are most often targeted with excessive force and/or without reason. We challenge Seattle Police to acknowledge their harmful actions, to correct their conduct, policies and improve their efforts moving forward.

As such, Capitol Hill Pride is also asking Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian to fire the six officers who attended Washington DC during the time of the Capitol Insurrection Jan. 6th as we feel city employees knowingly traveling in support of people who are attempting an insurrection or any disruption of a democratic process even if their participation was as a passive observer, should be an offense that merits termination.

Capitol Hill Pride for the event instead hopes to work closer with the fire department, have a medic unit on site and host a safe and welcoming event.

Capitol Hill Pride will be continuing to uplift diversity organizations, youth groups and artists this year for 2021.

Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson

Directors, Capitol Hill Pride

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 and working with local security.
We ask business owners and attendees to watch for strong suspicious activity and to help protect your community festival.
Guns and unauthorized 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:



Donate to your local community Pride!

Click HERE

Pride Dog
Or click my bottom

Want to donate to a specific artist?
Please earmark your donation with the artist name
along with your name

Thank You!
Federal ID: 82-1474191
Secure site

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Budget on file for 2010 festival with Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods.
Dept. of Neighborhoods



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