‘Lots of gay stuff!’ Indeed there is. Happy Pride, Seattle
It’s Friday, the end of the workweek for many of us. It's also a seismic news day, with the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Roe v. Wade decision and the federally protected right to abortion.
This is also a major weekend of celebration in Seattle for the LGBTQ community with annual pride events, and the first full arts weekend of the summer. So, as we do most Fridays, we reached out for arts & culture event recommendations in the Puget Sound region. This week, KUOW’s Paige Browning spoke to Stranger staff writer Jas Keimig.
Fruit Bowl: The Coronation & Cornucopia, at Supernova
Supernova is a new nightclub that opened last year in SODO. "Fruit Bowl" is hosted by Seattle drag legend Mona Real and co-presented by BeautyBoiz. It's a fashion competition. It's a dance party. It's a drag night. And the winner will be crowned tonight. I think it's gonna be a lot of fun.
Seattle PrideFest. Capitol Hill
I think one of the main things that I'll be doing is going to Pride Fest, which is taking over almost all of Broadway. And they have so many kinds of different elements of things to do.
Dyke March is one of my favorite parts of Pride. It'll kick off outside of Seattle Central College with a rally from 5 to 7 pm. I can't say what exactly they're going to be touching in the rally, but I know with the news of Roe v. Wade being overturned, there's definitely going to be a lot to discuss when it comes to how this impacts queer and trans people's rights. The march starts at 7.
The Pride Parade. Downtown Seattle
I would definitely recommend waking up Sunday morning and heading downtown, where the really big Pride parade will happen. That kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Because this is the first full-out Pride in three years, I think everyone's just going to be really enthusiastic to come out and be in community and be proud of who we are.
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