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Capitol Hill Pride
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It was hot!

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
Speakers, Live Music and Entertainment!

Support your local Pride and Community!

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


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.

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.

Please sign up for the latest in announcements on facebook!

March2021
March up Pine St.
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Marching through Cal Anderson Park
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March up Pine St.
MARCH START
March through Cal Anderson Park
Capitol Hill Pride March 2021

Just a few photos with videos to come...
Crowd
Seymoure performs in the crowd
Tracy
Lemonade and Friends
Band
Marshall Law Band, I AM CHAMEL and L$P perform at dusk
Belle
A visit by a local Belle
London
A little girl greets attendees during a break
catman
Cats and Friends
Asia
Asia volunteers
Umbrella
Singers in rainbow shade
Cagle
Broadway singer Michael Cagle, partner Jason and DJ Vodka Twist
BTS Doll
A BTS doll makes the stage
Seymour
Singer Seymoure performs in the crowd
DoggieDrag
Capitol Hill Doggie Drag
Custom Contest Crowd

Performance and MC by Michael Cagle


Cagle

Yellow
Seymoure


Singers Yellow, Seymoure, Quest Michaels, Premiere and Friends sing to the crowd in the shade during the hottest weekend in Seattle's history.
Capitol Hill Pride is proud to schedule

Marshall Law Band
Joined by I AM CHAMEL, L$P and Friends

Marshall Law Band


Chamel  Chamel
I AM CHAMEL

Since forming in 2017, Marshall Law Band (MLB), has grown from an unknown funk-hop six-piece to a lauded community collective to the house band of the Seattle Black Live Matter movement. The group's music focuses on individual empowerment and positive community change through the filter of hard-hitting hip-hop vocals laid over funk instrumentation.

It was one fateful decision in June of 2020 that truly began the legacy of MLB — the decision to pull up on the streets of the Seattle George Floyd protests and start playing. Setting up a makeshift stage one block from the protest line, on Pine St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, MLB became the voice of the revolution, playing hour after hour, day after day, through tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash bangs. After receiving nationwide press coverage through outlets like CNN and Fox News, MLB went into the studio with legendary grunge producer Jack Endino to create their debut LP, 12th & Pine, a concept album that details their experience playing through the protests.

The album was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Music

12th and Pine

“It’s a complete honor to join the ranks of Wynton Marsalis and Kendrick Lamar in being considered for this most prestigious award,” said Marshall Hugh. “It’s a testament to Marshall Law Band’s unflinching commitment to spread love to all people of the world.”

More information below and at: marshall law band



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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.


Vodka Twist
DJ Vodka Twist has been a Seattle DJ for just over 20 years. Enjoyed a residency at The Palace gay bar in Georgetown at Sylvia O'Stayformore's Sunday Tea Dance, spinning yummy music for burlesque boys.
Specializing in classic & indie disco, new wave and tasty pop.

DJ Vodka Twist

Dennis Saxman
Notable resident of Capitol Hill advocating for LGBTQ rights, neighbhorhood preservation and Community engagement, Dennis Saxman was instrumental in forming the Capitol Hill Pride Festival when it was voted in by the Capitol Hill Community Council in 2008.
Sen. Jamie Pederson

Sen. Jamie Pederson

Sen. Jamie Pederson serves as the chair of the Law & Justice Committee and also serves on the Ways & Means Committee,  the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, and the Rules Committee. Jamie also serves on the Legislative Ethics Board and the Office of Public Defense Oversight Committee and is a commissioner in the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws.

Jamie chaired the board of the national civil rights organization Lambda Legal, and served as Lambda’s lead volunteer lawyer on the state’s marriage equality case. He has sung in the Seattle Men’s Chorus since 1996. 

Pederson sponsored SB5051 that expanded the jurisdiction of the state’s Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) that has the power to certify and decertify law enforcement officers, to give or revoke their license to work as a law enforcement officer in the state.

Jamie lives on Capitol Hill with his husband, Eric Pedersen, and their four sons.

CharPhil

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


Ernie Lou
Ernie Lou, North America Ambassador, Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 – Booth #1 Seattle PRIDE Capitol Hill Festival

https://gghk2022.com/en/


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Ernie Lou, North America Ambassador, Gay Games Hong Kong 2022


Gay Games

Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022’s (GGHK) unique combination of sport, arts, culture, fun and community brings together diverse groups of people to experience moments of joy. It will create unity and positive attitudes that will last a lifetime in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond under our tagline “Unity In Diversity”.

 

GGHK will take place on 11-19 November 2022, the first time in Asia.
Attendance is expected to be 12,000 participants, 75,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers from 100 countries.
There are 36 sporting events planned including new events Dragon Boat Racing, Dodgeball, eSports, and Trail Running, Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Festival Village, and Arts & Culture events with daily performances, a Gala Concert, LGBTQ+ art exhibitions, and a variety of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gay Games. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or background.



John Rodriguez

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11:00  John Rodriguez - Dominican Assoc. of WA

John Rodriguez is the founder, CEO-Executive Director of the Dominican Association of Washington State, a community-based organization founded to empower Dominicans, Latinx and other People of Color in Washington State. His organization operates the Washington State BIPOC LGBTQ+ Task Force, a project that supports the underrepresented QTPOC - BIPOC Queer individuals.

John was born in the Dominican Republic, moved to New York City and has been living in Seattle for the last 4 years. He is a full-time human rights activist and has been advocating for social justice, equality and civil rights for the past 15 years.

John has worked as Executive Director for different nonprofits, serving as development and communications manager, he has also worked in travel industry management, sales, and as a marketing consultant.

He served as co-chair and is an active Commissioner for the Seattle LGBTQ Commission under the Office of Civic Rights, John also serves as Remote Executive Director for one of the It Gets Better Project’s affiliates and co-chairs a committee as a mental health provider for a health program managed by King County, serving the King, Snohomish and The Island counties. John also has been leading a peer support group focused on emotional support and suicide prevention for youth in Seattle.

Currently, he also owns a marketing consulting firm specializing in business and organization development, marketing, entrepreneurship and management.

John studied travel industry management, English, Spanish ESL teaching, marketing, counseling & coaching, as well as marketing research; obtaining degrees and certificates from CUNY, University of Kentucky, Harvard University, Columbia University.

Anthony
11:30  Mark Anthony - Pres. of CHOP Art
Featured in world-renowned publications such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone, Mark Anthony is a Seattle native who has earned his way to leadership positions ranging from Future Business Leaders of America, to the CHOP and CHOPart nonprofit, and even former leader of a bible study. 

A graduate from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s in history, and enough math and science to become an engineer, he has also had the opportunity to meet many prominent people, including having the opportunity to train with Jesse Glover - the first U.S. student of Bruce Lee and plans to use the CHOPart nonprofit to provide a platform for artists from underprivileged communities to promote social change.
IG: MarkAnthonyCHOP
Twitter: @MarkAnthonyCHOP

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Arthur Lee

Arthur Lee - SEArious for Hong Kong
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Arthur Lee - SEArious for Hong Kong
Arthur Lee is a member of SEArious For HKG. His family immigrated from Hong Kong to Seattle at the age of 12.  He graduated from Central Washington University with a Business Administration degree, and has spent a number of years working in Hong Kong since 2010. While in Hong Kong,  he became a grassroot activist for both the LGBTQ+ rights and pro-demoracy movement (participated in multiple events such as the Hong Kong Pride Parade,  International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB),  Hong Kong Queer Literary & Cultural Festival, Hong Kong Protest Against Implementation of "National Education", and Occupied Central movement among others).  Upon returning to Seattle,  Arthur and a few other individual members founded SEArious For HKG in June 2019 to show their solidarity for Democracy in Hong Kong.  He was particularly inspired by Hong Kong’s LGBTQ+ community being so vocal and supportive to the democracy movement.

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Lemon
Lemon Winner 2021
Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest 2021! Hosted by Vodka Twist!
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Michael Cagle

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! 

Yellow
Yellow is a singer/song writer born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, who grew up both in Seattle and NYC, lived in NYC for about 10 years and is currently residing in Seattle WA.
Yellow

Yellow

The healing centric  R/B soulful  music you hear will send you in a trends of relaxation and of relief, a feeling of some weight being lifted off your shoulders. The sound is like no other, you won't be able to fully compare to others...
Since middle School she has always had a passion for music but it wasn't till the end of 2016 that she started pursing music.
It wasn't until the summer of 2020 that she finally decided to pursue her music dream. Music is therapeutic, it wasn't till the summer as the protesting continued that a fellow brother from the community had mentioned "if music can heal you imagine the others that can heal  from that same properties, imagine others that can feel that same healing properties you do this with such a passion". That's summer being involved with protesting and seeing and witnessing all the different type of hurt, it has inspired her to be involved with the community to Find a way to help out and to heal the people around her. 
From artist like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott maybe even Floetry the vibe she was inspired off of, it was Dej Loaf who inspired Yellow to step out of her box. 

Bando

Bando Blaze

"The New Grunge"
Bando Blaze 38 year old Native of Washington is Leading the Way with His Trap Grunge RnB Style He calls 
"The New Grunge" with 3 Up Coming Projects Titled "Kurt Cocaine 2021"....
Find Out More By Following
 bandoblaze on Instagram
Marshall Law Group
Marshall

9-10pm Marshall Law Band

Joined by I AM Chamel, L$P and Friends

Chamel

Since forming in 2017, Marshall Law Band (MLB), has grown from an unknown funk-hop six-piece to a lauded community collective to the house band of the Seattle Black Live Matter movement. The group's music focuses on individual empowerment and positive community change through the filter of hard-hitting hip-hop vocals laid over funk instrumentation.

Marshall Law Band is made up of Marshall, Lead singer and songwriter, Big Pink aka Evan Robertson – Bass, The Hospitality aka Matt – Drums, Shred God aka Josh Richins - Guitar and vocals, Mercy Lewis aka Zack Olson - Keys and vocals, Metal Marty aka Marty Thordson – Saxophone.

It was one fateful decision in June of 2020 that truly began the legacy of MLB — the decision to pull up on the streets of the Seattle George Floyd protests and start playing. Setting up a makeshift stage one block from the protest line, on Pine St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, MLB became the voice of the revolution, playing hour after hour, day after day, through tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash bangs. After receiving nationwide press coverage through outlets like CNN and Fox News, MLB went into the studio with legendary grunge producer Jack Endino to create their debut LP, 12th & Pine, a concept album that details their experience playing through the protests.

The album is now under consideration for a Pulitzer Prize in Music - winners to be announced June 11, 2021.

“It’s a complete honor to join the ranks of Wynton Marsalis and Kendrick Lamar in being considered for this most prestigious award,” said Marshall Hugh. “It’s a testament to Marshall Law Band’s unflinching commitment to spread love to all people of the world.”

More information at: marshall law band


Sunday June 27, 2021

DeeJVon
11:45 Deej JVon

My name is Deej Jvon , I am and upcoming Seattle artist, songwriter, RnB and Hip Hop as well as a clothing designer. Live your life and love self

All social platforms: https://linktr.ee/Deejjvon
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Seymoure
1:00 Seymoure

Bio: Seattle born, Sammamish raised, Seymoure’s
socio-political commentary, reflective storytelling, & holistic perspective inspires audiences of all backgrounds. If you haven’t felt his energy live, be prepared for a poignant, gripping, and moving experience. 

More at: https://linktr.ee/Seymoure


Seymour
Bando

2:30pm Bando Blaze

"The New Grunge"
Bando Blaze 38 year old Native of Washington is Leading the Way with His Trap Grunge RnB Style He calls 
"The New Grunge" with 3 Up Coming Projects Titled "Kurt Cocaine 2021"....
Find Out More By Following
 bandoblaze on Instagram
Cagle

 MC and Performer 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!

Tomi

Pop Diva Tomi Kaiser

Ryan Hazy

Ryan Hazy
Cabaret Crooner Ryan Hazy

is a Seattle Native and has put on Productions throughout the Seattle area.
He currently performs in Las Vegas
Aside from doing his own set,  he will also be co-hosting.

Ryan

Broadway Showstoppers

Emerald City Singer’s Showcase

Please support your local community organizations, restaurants and businesses!

Tin Table

Visit Capitol Hill's Tin Table
915 E. Pine St inside the Oddfellows Building across from Cal Anderson Park
Mimosa
Footprint Wine's
"Mimosa."
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.

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.

Photos from Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally 2019

10th Annual Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest
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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.
pat  Lies in Dust
First Runner up was Pat Murkami's neice Miko!
Lies in Dust Band
  Saxman
Dennis Saxman - Capitol Hill Community Leader who helped start Capitol Hill Pride

Thank you 2019 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
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
BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Cast

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!


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Dorothy

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.

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Oz: The Untold Story

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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.

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Sparkles



Cagle

BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Cast

Broadway

tupu  Hamilton


Michael Cagle

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!


 


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

6/18/2021


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
capitolhillfestival@gmail.com

 

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PRESS RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE
5/21/2021
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:

Capitolhillfestival@gmail.com

 

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