June 16, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 24
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Compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff



Portraits of Pride 2006. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Annual portrait show with self-portraits and portraits of friends, partners, family, lovers & allies by openly LGBT artists. (Opening Reception, June 3rd, 7-10pm.)


"Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" - Reading by Alison Bechdel. 7pm. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE. Bechdel reads from and signs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. This illustrated biography, by the author of the long-running Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip, is in the spirit of the works by Augusten Burroughs or Mary Karr. Bechdel's father, a high school English teacher and owner of a funeral parlor, was also a closeted Gay man. Unable to find the courage to come out, he was distant to his family, though doting on his male teenage students. His legal trouble with a young student and untimely death, possibly a suicide, coincides with Bechdel's coming of age and acceptance of her own homosexuality. It's a dark, funny, and unblinking look at family life.

4th Annual Bend-It Extravaganza Show. 5:30pm-doors; 7-11pm-show. MPowerment Project, 1002 E Seneca (entrance in alley). Bobcats, The Filthy Details, Branta, Mondo Trasho, Doomhawk, United Colors of Dante, Little Party and the Bad Business.


North Olympic Peninsula Pride Celebration in Port Townsend. 11am-Business, Health & Education Fair at Pope Marine Building (downtown Port Townsend); 2pm-Movie: Transamerica at Rose Theater, 235 Taylor St ($5-advance; $7-at box office; 17 & under by donation); 4pm-Pride Rally with Sensible Shoes and reading of Pride Proclamation at Pope Marine Building; 7pm-Fantasy Ball & Beyond at American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St (all ages, alcohol/drug-free party) ($5-advance; $7-at box office; 17 & under by donation). Presented by the Peninsula Pride Alliance.

Capital City Pride in Olympia. 11am-Gather at the State Capitol steps; 12 noon-Pride Parade begins down Capitol Way; 1-5pm-Pride Festival begins at Sylvester Park (Capitol Blvd & Legion Way).

4th Annual Bend-It Extravaganza Workshops. 12 noon-1:45pm; 2pm-3:45pm; 4pm-5:45pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. FREE writing workshops.

"Bat N Rouge" - Drag Queens vs. The Dykes - A Softball Extravaganza! 1-4pm. Miller Ball Field, 19th Ave E & E Thomas St. A fundraising event for the Capitol Hill Alano Club. Suggested donation: $5.00.

Ingersoll Gender Center Housewarming Party. 6pm. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Ingersoll is one of the oldest transgender support organizations in the United States, bringing peer support, education and resources to people throughout the region. Ingersoll recently relocated to the Seattle LGBT Community Center where they are restructuring to expand program offerings. The Housewarming Party will feature special presentations, refreshments and great entertainment. 206-329-6651;;

"Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" - Multimedia Reading & Slide Show by Alison Bechdel. 7pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. Alison Bechdel is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Begun in 1983 as a feature for the feminist monthly Womanews, DTWOF has since become a cultural landmark, now syndicated in over 50 periodicals. Four of the ten book-length DTWOF collections have won Lambda Literary Awards for Humor and The Indelible Alison Bechdel won a Lambda Literary Award in the Biography/Autobiography category. In her new book, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Bechdel reflects on her childhood years in a small Pennsylvania town and her complicated relationship with her father, a high school English teacher, funeral director and closeted Gay man. Bechdel's reading will be accompanied by slides detailing the book's illustrations. Presented by Bailey/Coy Books.

"Our Mighty Men" - Seattle Men's Chorus in Concert - in Mt Vernon. 7:30pm. McIntyre Hall, 2501 E College Way, Mt Vernon. Our mighty men are blowing your way in one of the funniest and most tuneful concerts in Chorus history. American folk songs, selections from the film A Mighty Wind, and a loving tribute to Jack and Ennis combine in the most glittering rodeo show this side of Wyoming. (This performance is a benefit for Skagit County PFLAG.) Tickets: 866-624-6897;

"Summer in the City" - Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus in Concert - in Olympia. 7:30pm. Capital Playhouse, 612 E 4th Ave, Olympia. This concert celebrating summer and pride will include classics such as "Dancin' in the Street" and "Imagine," the music of the Beach Boys, Holly Near, and the Temptations, among others. With special guests DISH, a sassy, original and musically excellent a cappella group for the Queer women's community. Suggested donation: $10 - no one turned away for lack of funds.


Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Pride Week Service. 8am & 10:30am. Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 609 8th Ave. A normal Sunday service with an emphasis on welcoming members of Seattle's LGBT community to the church. 206-624-5337.

4th Annual Bend-It Extravaganza Workshops. 12 noon-1:45pm; 2pm-3:45pm; 4pm-5:45pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. FREE writing workshops.

Seattle Men in Leather 10th Annual Father's Day Chili Feed. 4-8pm. Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave (at E Pine St). The menu will include all-you-can-eat chili (your choice of meat or vegetarian) with the trimmings for $5, hot dogs for $2, chili dogs $3, and chicken or beef burgers for $3. SML invites everyone to come for some great food, friends, and fun on Fathers Day. Hosted this year by SML's 2006 Leather Daddy Carl and Daddy's boy Kirk, the Chili Feed celebrates 10 years of raising funds for the community. All proceeds will go to support Lambert House, SML's benefit charity for 2006.

Annual Interfaith Pride Service. 5pm. Temple de Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. A celebration of Washington State's new Anti-Discrimination Law protecting the rights of all citizens, including Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender persons. A variety of worship leaders will participate representing the major faith traditions. Music will be provided by Seattle Women's Chorus and Diverse Harmony. Organized by the Religious Coalition for Equal Rights. Reception by Multifaith Works. or 206-930-6253.

4th Annual Bend-It Extravaganza Closing Party. 6:30pm-doors; 7-10pm-spoken word; 10-11pm-tea & doughnuts. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. FREE.


"The Most Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green." 6:30pm. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave (at E Union St). A GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) event. 206-686-MOVI; FREE admission.

History of LGBT Seattle - Forum & Panel Discussion. 7pm. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Free forum & panel discussion with local LGBT historians presented by the Northwest LGBT History Project.

Speed Dating for Gay Men. 7-10pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee / Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. Find your husband, BFF or just a coffee date in 1.25 minutes flat! You've either heard about it, done it, or have always wanted to, and now is your chance & but in a Pride-ful way. A great opportunity to meet 29 other men and have the most meaningful conversations in your life - in under 2 minutes! Just $30 bucks for all the man you can handle. 860-6969;


Seattle Pride 2006 Kick-Off Party. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. 5pm-1am. With DJ Tracy Young. Must be 21 & over to attend. Tickets: $10. Ticket holders to Friday's Seattle Storm game in Key Arena or Seattle Men's Chorus concert in McCaw Hall will be admitted for no additional charge. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud.

Seattle Storm's Annual "Tipoff to Pride" Game. 5pm-reception; 7pm-game. Key Arena, Seattle Center. Includes pre-game wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, raffle and social event and post-game concert in the arena with the Erika Wright Band. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus will sing the national anthem at this game. Tickets: $26 ($10 of every ticket sold supports the Pride Foundation).; 206-323-3318.

Pride Shabbat 2006. 6pm services (followed by dinner). Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE. Pride Shabbat, in conjunction with Seattle Pride Festival, is open to the community and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Jews, friends and families. $18 adults. FREE for age 18 & under. Subsidies are also available. RSVP required by June 19th. Please make checks payable to Congregation Beth Shalom and mail to: Pride Shabbat, c/o Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. For more information, call Pride Shabbat Co-Chairs Marla Meislin-Dietrich (206-774-2230) or Dayna Klein (206-774-2220) or email us at:

"XY: A Rare Collection of Male Photographs." 7-9pm. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd Ave S. XY will present 50 original photographs by some of the world's most renowned photographers of the male image, including work by Mapplethorpe, Weston, F. Holland Day, Ritts, Weber and Avedon as well as less well-known artists and female photographers such as Imogen Cunningham and Sonya Noskowiak. This exceptional anthology chronicles the time during which the acceptance of male photography evolved from hidden practice to open recognition and celebration as an art form. The catalog of the complete collection from which these photographs have been drawn may be viewed at Most photographs will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Gay City Health Project. Tickets for the exhibit and catered reception are $25 and may be purchased by visiting

"Our Mighty Men" - Seattle Men's Chorus in Concert. 8pm. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. Our mighty men are blowing your way in one of the funniest and most tuneful concerts in Chorus history. American folk songs, selections from the film A Mighty Wind, and a loving tribute to Jack and Ennis combine in the most glittering rodeo show this side of Wyoming. Tickets:; 206-388-1400.

Pride '06 "Noche Fantasia". 10:45pm. Galerias, 611 Broadway E. DJ Polo spinning one spicy mix! Viva La Divas! Drag 'n Show. Theme: Latin & Asian. All are welcome. Funds for Lambert House will be raised at this event. $8 cover at the door. 206-330-5539;


Dignity Seattle Pride Pancake Breakfast. 8am-12 noon. Central Lutheran Church Social Hall, 1710 11th Ave (a block and a half north of E Pine St across from Cal Anderson Park). $5 donation - all you can eat. Raffle prizes. Proceeds to Multi-Faith Works, Verbena and Dignity/Seattle.

23rd Annual Run and Walk With Pride - A 10 Kilometer Run and 4 Kilometer Fundraising Walk and Run - A Celebration of the Diversity, Energy and Enthusiasm of Seattle's Gay & Lesbian Community and Their Supporters. 7:30-8:30am (check-in and registration); 9am (race starts). Seward Park. Registration: $25 (by June 22); $30 (day of race). Proceeds benefit Center for LGBT Health. Sponsored by Seattle Frontrunners.;

Rainbow Women's Health Fair. 11am-4pm. All Pilgrims Congregational Church, 509 10th Ave E. FREE. Sponsored by Verbena.; 206-323-6540.

Seattle Pride 2006 Festival. 11am-11pm. Seattle Center. Community information booths, workshops, entertainment. See website for complete schedule. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud.

Queerfest on the Hill. 12 noon-dark. Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St. Music, spoken word, film. Presented by Seattle LGBT Center, Bent: A Writing Institute, Three Dollar Bill Cinema.; 206-323-5428.

Wildrose Beer Garden. 1pm-12 midnight. 1021 E Pike St. Benefits Home Alive! in memory of Mia Zapata. 206-324-9210;

Capitol Hill Catwalk Fashion Show. 2-4pm. Julia's Restaurant, 300 Broadway E. A show for individuals, groups, designers and businesses. Fashion categories include: Gay Pride, Modern and Vintage, Cultural Costumes, Celebrity Lookalike, Designers, 50s, Gothic, Fantasy, Leather and Lace, Tattoo. See website for presentation guidelines - MCs include Carl Meideros of Panache and Metro. Judging by public with tie breaking local judges panel including Lisa Chang of Trendy Wendy. Registration $10 per person before June 20. Registration at any of the sponsoring businesses or call 206-328-6499. Sponsored by Seattle Museum of Mysteries & Spotlight Fashion (623 Broadway E), Panache (225 Broadway E), Julia's Restaurant (300 Broadway E), Peacock Custom Framing (605 Broadway E).

"Strange FRUIT" - A Tribute to Nina Simone. 2pm. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St. A fundraising event to benefit Sistah 2 Sistah, an organization promoting visibility and unity among Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender Women of African descent. S2S offers spiritual, emotional and educational resources to empower women to become a positive and viable force within the African American and LBT community. Tickets: $12-advance; $15-at the door. 1-800-838-3006;; Life Enrichment Book Store, 8300 Rainier Ave S; POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S.

Dykes on Bikes "Show & Shine." 3pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. See the bikes and meet the dykes before the Dyke March & Rally.

Dyke March & Rally. 5pm (rally) Seattle Central Community College, Broadway & E Pine St; 6pm (march) from SCCC via Broadway to Volunteer Park led by the Dykes on Bikes. Bring drums and noisemakers. Bring signs and banners. Speak out and celebrate. Let your voice be heard. Rally will have ASL interpretation. Motorized transportation will be available during the Dyke March for disabled women, including chemically sensitive dykes (please no strong fragrances). Cobra, 206-634-0566;

Raise Your Voice March & Rally. Immediately follows Dyke March (see listing above). Line-up/staging for March begins at 4pm at 12th Ave & E Pike St. March will proceed past SCCC via Broadway to Volunteer Park where there will be a short rally before the final act of the day-long music festival Pride on Broadway. Here's your chance to celebrate our community and make a social, cultural & political statement. Sponsored by Seattle LGBT Community Center.; 206-323-5428.

"Out of the Closet" Fashion Show. 6-8pm. Hotel Monaco, 1101 4th Ave. Featuring the latest fashions from Sway & Cake and Ian with accessories by Cintli. Wine, beer and a signature cocktail will be served at a cash bar. Local models - along with several "nuns" will strut the runway to musical selections by Colby B. Suggested $15 admission. Proceeds will benefit the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an AIDS outreach program. 206-621-1770.

"Our Mighty Men" - Seattle Men's Chorus in Concert. 8pm. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. Our mighty men are blowing your way in one of the funniest and most tuneful concerts in Chorus history. American folk songs, selections from the film A Mighty Wind, and a loving tribute to Jack and Ennis combine in the most glittering rodeo show this side of Wyoming. Tickets:; 206-388-1400.

"Victor, Victoria!" - Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema. Dusk. Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St. FREE LGBT movie night under the stars.; 206-323-4274.

"De-Tension" Dance Party." 12 midnight-3am. Capitol Hill Arts Center Lower Level, 1621 12th Ave. "De-Tension" is the kind of punishment any student can earn! Want to celebrate Pride but don't want to go to the usual Gay bars? Trying to find a place where people of all orientations can mingle and have fun? Then break the rules and stay after school for the release the whole student body is seeking. $5 admission at the door - free if you attend the 10:30pm showing of "Capitol Hill High, Episode Two: The Twin Has Spoken." 206-388-0569.


Seattle Pride 2006 Festival. 11am-6pm. Seattle Center. Community information booths, workshops, entertainment. See website for complete schedule. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud.

Seattle Pride 2006 Parade. 11am. 4th Ave & Union St. Parade travels north via 4th Ave to Seattle Center. See website for complete details. Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud.

Cuff Complex Pride Day Street Party. 12 noon-9pm. 13th Ave & E Pine St. With special live performances by Amber, Linda Clifford, Thea Austin, Inaya Day. Cover: $10 all day. Guest DJ Wayne Shepherd in the dance bar until 2am.

Wildrose Beer Garden. 12 noon-10pm. 1021 E Pike St. Benefits Seattle LGBT Center and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 206-324-9210;

"Confession" - Gay City Health Project Pride Day Dance Party. 2-6pm. Experience Music Project, Seattle Center.

"Find Your Red Carpet" - Lambert House GLBTQ Youth Pride Dance. 7-11pm. Velocity Studios, 915 E Pine St, 2nd Fl. Alcohol and drug-free event for young people ages 22 and under. DJ Dalya will spin. Sliding scale $3-$10 at the door. Refreshments included in price of admission. A photographer will be on hand for keepsake photos.

"Queers on Steers Gay Pride Seattle." Cowgirls, Inc. American Saloon, 421 First Ave S. 7pm-1am. Party with a women's community focus (all genders welcome). Raffle drawing for a Mini-Cooper car benefitting Seattle LGBT Community Center. Proceeds from the mechanical bull ride will also benefit the LGBT Center. Cover: "$10 for chicks; $20 for dicks - you pick which 'cause we don't care."


"Pride in Action" - In the Life Broadcast. 3am. KCTS-TV, Channel 9. Episode features three remarkable members of the LGBT community - a young medical student, a high school student, and a veteran actor - each of whom is making unique contributions to social activism. Hosted by political humorist and performer Kate Clinton.


"The Medium" and "Amelia Goes to the Ball." 7:30pm. Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE. In conjunction with Gay Pride Month, Puget Sound Opera presents two operas by Gay composer Gian-Carlo Menotti. The two operas represent opposite ends of the dramatic spectrum and will take you on an emotional journey of love, horror, tragedy, and hilarity. Tickets: $22 at the door and online at


"Beneath". 5pm-doors; 6pm-show. UW Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE. "Beneath" is the first in a series of 3 multimedia performances on the experiences of Queer people of color. The Queer People of Color (QPOC) Liberation Project reworks politcs, art, and education into an engaging performance designed to inspire, entertain, challenge, and transform. Tickets: $8-general admission; $5-for students/seniors; no one turned away for lack of funds. Advance purchase at;


Out in the Park in Tacoma. 12 noon-5pm. Wright Park, Tacoma. 9th annual Pride celebration in Tacoma.

Vancouver, WA "Pride not Prejudice" GLBT Pride Celebration. 12 noon-6pm. Esther Short Park. (Mr, Ms & Miss Vancouver Pride Pageant, 7/1 @ 9pm, Northbank Tavern, 106 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA.)


Kitsap Pride 2006 in Bremerton. 12 noon-5pm. Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton. 10th annual Pride celebration in Kitsap County. Patterns (, Xade, and drag favorite Miss Tia will return to the Kitsap Pride stage this year along with some great new entertainment including acoustic duo Frank and Aiya, Seattle performing group The BEARatones, and The Sue Quigley Band. Presented by OUTKitsap.


Seattle Black Pride. Watch for further details. Sponsored by Seattle Black Pride, a newly organized non-profit organization dedicated to organizing, empowering, and educating Seattle/Tacoma's same-gender-loving community of color.



Celebrating Diversity Parade in Anchorage. 11am. E St to 6th Ave to K St. Presented by Identity and The Imperial Court of All Alaska. (Anchorage PrideFest 2006, June 17-25. See website for additional events.)

Anchorage PrideFest Festival. 12 noon-5pm. Parkstrip between I & L Sts. Presented by Identity. (Anchorage PrideFest 2006, June 17-25. See website for additional events.)



12th Annual Victoria Pride Day Parade, Festival & All Day Party. Event schedule not available at press time. Parade from Government St to Fisherman's Wharf Park. Festival at Fisherman's Wharf Park. Party at Prism Lounge. (See website for additional events.)


Vancouver Dyke March & Festival. March 12 noon starting at McSpadden Park (Victoria Dr & McSpadden at 4th); Festival 1pm at Grandview Park. (See website for additional events.)


Vancouver "Pride & Joy" Parade & Festival. Parade 12 noon-2pm starts at Denman & Robson Sts via Denman St and Beach Ave to Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach Festival 2pm-6pm. (See website for additional events.)



Boise Pride Rally, Parade & Festival. Rally 12 noon at Statehouse steps; Parade 1:30pm from Statehouse to The Grove; Festival 1pm-6pm at the Grove. Organized by Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors (YFFN). (See website for additional events.)



2006 Montana Pride Celebration Weekend in Helena. Parade (6/17) 11am at Pioneer Park; Rally (6/17) 11:30am at Pioneer Park; Dance (6/17) 9pm-1am at Montana Club; Brunch (6/18) 10am-12 noon at Lewis & Clark Library. Additional entertainment, social and political events scheduled.; 406-461-1001; 406-442-9322. (See website for details. Of special note is their Pride Celebration Billboard Project.)



Southern Oregon Pride Festival. 10am-9pm. Alba Park, Medford (within the block surrounded by 8th, Main, Holly, and Ivy Sts across from the Post Office). Entertainment, DANCING, food and vender booths. Sponsored by the Abdill-Ellis Lambda Community Center.


Portland Pride Festival 2006. 12 noon-11pm. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. (For additional pride-related events, see


Portland Pride Parade 2006. 11:15am. Check website for route information..

Portland Pride Festival 2006. 12 noon-6pm. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. (For additional pride-related events, see


Bend Pride '06. 12 noon. McKay Park.


Capitol Pride 2006 in Salem. 10am-4pm. Cascades Gateway Park.


"PRIDE not Prejudice" - Eugene/Springfield 2006 Pride Festival. 12 noon-8pm. Alton Baker Park.

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