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Capitol Hill Pride
Poster

Its On!

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!
Supported by SGN
SGN
unite

DJ Sessions


Capitol Hill Pride is dedicated to creating a safe environment and an atmosphere free of fear
and avoid any conflict scenarios with the Police Dept. which we
are asking this year to stay at the perimeters
following in suit NY Pride, Denver Pride, Toronto and Vancouver Prides' policy.
The event will instead plan to work closer with private security, community,
and medics to host a safe and welcoming event.

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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.

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.

Following and recommending all currently remaining
social distancing and COVID guidelines

Please sign up for the latest in announcements on facebook!

Donate to your local community Pride!

Click HERE

Pride Dog
Or click my bottom

Thank You!
Federal ID: 82-1474191
Secure site



Performance and MC by Michael Cagle
Michael Cagle

Capitol Hill Pride is proud to schedule

Marshall Law Band
Joined by I AM Chamel, L$P and Friends and Bananaganz!!!

8-10pm Sat. June 26, 2021
Marshall Law Band


MLB hopes to sing their songs "Get Better", "Mercy", "Run-in" and Covers of

"Come Together" -Beatles, "Higher Ground" -Stevie Wonder, "Whats Going On" -Marvin Gaye

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

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

pride 2020



KREAU


Featuring Artist
KREAU
Official Poster Artist for Capitol Hill Pride 2021
poster

I describe my work as a collection of eclectic, silly, and sometimes macabre stencil art that explores a variety of themes through surreal juxtaposition. Stencils allow for precision in my designs and let me focus on developing conceptual images with myriad subtext and interpretations.
This last year, as plywood boards lined the streets, I felt it was important to contribute to the community’s shared conversations and experiences through non-commissioned murals as often as I could– responding to new and current events– as a means to visually display and encourage empathy, justice, and action.Among the first pieces to appear in the Pike/Pine corridor on Capitol Hill in Seattle, as well as in as in the front lines of the East Precinct protests, later CHOP, and beyond, I am honored to have covered topics such as systemic racism, voter suppression, Covid 19, mental health, and more.

www.Kreau.com
IG: @mykreau

MAP
Cal Anderson Park
Spaces Subject to Change

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Bottom
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SCHEDULE

 


Sat. June 26, 2021

10:00   Welcome, Sen. Jaime Pederson

10:15   Manny Santiago, Exec. Director WA State LGBTQ Commission

10:30   Directors Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson, Dennis Saxman, SGN

10:45   Security Speaker, Moment of Silence

11am   Atty. Teri Rogers Kemp

11:15   NOW speakers
11:30   Mark Anthony, CHOP Art

12-12:30 March

DJ:  TDJS – The DJ Sessions
12:30   Seattle CHEER

1pm     Doggie Drag Costume Contest

1:45     Ruby – SEArious for Hong Kong
2-4pm  Pride Dating Game!

4-5       Singer Michael Cagle

5-6       DJ Sessions
6-7       Break
8-9pm
Bananaganz!!!

9-10     Marshall Law Band, I AM Chamel and L$P and Friends.

10pm   Closing






Sun. June 27th

10am   Welcome, Directors Charlette and Philip
MC Michael Cagle
10:15   Diverse Harmony – Youth Chorus

11-12   Michael Cagle

12 – 1  Dueling Divas

2- 4pm TBA

4pm     Broadway Showstoppers

5pm     Michael Cagle

6-8pm Emerald City Singers Showcase

8pm     Closing


Proud enough to Table or Advertise at Capitol Hill Pride?

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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.
capitolhillfestival@gmail.com

Developing Schedule
(So check back often)

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.

Sen. Jamie Pederson

10am Welcome!
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.


10: 15 - WA State LGBTQ Commission Ex. Director Manny Santiago

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.
CharPhil

10:30pm - Directors of Capitol Hill Pride and Capitol Hill Pride Festival since 2009 -  Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
Remembering Stonewall's 52nd Anniversary


teri
11:00 Teri Rogers Kemp
Defense Attorney and Activist.

Teri Rogers Kemp's impressive background includes:
  • Community Advocate for Police and Prosecutor accountability in King County and Washington state since 2012.
  • Founding member of The Black Community Lobby (2021), advocating for local, State, and national policy and law to effect equity for the Black Community and other marginalized communities in Washington state.
  • A member of the Washington state Governor’s Task Force on Independent Investigations (2020)
  • A founding member and former leadership member of Washington Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA) (2020), advocating for state legislation to effect greater police and prosecutor accountability in Washington state
  • Participant community advocate at the Criminal Justice Training Center (CJTC) in negotiated rule-making for Washington Administrative Code (WAC) agency rules implementing Initiative 940 (I-940) (2019, 2021)
  • Community educator about local, State, and national laws surrounding Police and Prosecutor accountability.
  • Criminal Defense Attorney in private practice (1998); panel member of the King County (WA)
  • Department of Public Defense Assigned Counsel Panel since 2006.
Juris Doctor, Seattle University School of Law, formerly, University of Puget Sound School of Law, Bachelor of Arts, English, Creative Writing, University of Washington (1987)
Member, Washington State Bar Association, (1995).
Mother to 3 beautiful Black children and 1 grandchild.


11:15 - NOW Speakers
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.

Chop Art
March 2020
Noon - 1pm  March- Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally
DJ Sessions The DJ Sessions
12:30pm - Seattle CHEER!
Seattle Cheer

Stella Bat Girl winner 2019
1pm Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest. Will Cruella show up?
More info coming!

face  winner
Pride Dating Game

Dating Game
 
2-4pm Pride Dating Game!

Come join us for the Pride version of the dating game!
Along with your local candidates!



Jessyn

Jessyn Ferrell - Mayoral Candidate

Jessyn Farrell is a former legislator, nonprofit leader, and working mom who knows how to make progress on tough issues.
 
As a widely-respected policy advocate on housing affordability, child care, tax reform, and economic security, she was selected to lead the state’s Covid economic recovery task force ensuring small businesses and working families receive economic aid.
 
As Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition and as a legislator, Jessyn successfully led advocacy that resulted in $80 billion of new investments in light rail, buses, walking and biking infrastructure. She wrote the groundbreaking affordable housing policies that need to be expanded. Her legislation has helped low-income and homeless youth, improved education and transportation, protected pregnant women in the workplace, and made oil-by-rail safer. Currently at Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator, Jessyn focuses on economic justice for working people.

A Seattle native, Jessyn graduated from the University of Washington where she led the saxophone section of the Husky Marching Band. With a JD from Boston College Law School, Jessyn has spent the last 20 years in the non-profit, private and public sectors advocating for thriving, equitable communities. She lives in Northeast Seattle with her three kids, their dog Felix and cat Sylvia Poggioli.

You can learn more about her at www.jessynformayor.com.


Kate Martin

Kate Martin - Position 8 Candidate

My name is Kate Martin and I know we agree Seattle needs better government, so I'm challenging Teresa Mosqueda in the Seattle City Council Position 8 race and I ask for your support. 

As pressing problems go unsolved and bigger and bigger budgets are consumed, things are actually getting worse. It breaks my heart. This is my town for 42 years. I raised my family here, have my business here, and have worked shoulder to shoulder with fellow volunteers from one end of this city to the other for decades. 

First, Democracy is under attack in our city. Special interest power is too great. Let's take it back and realize the district-level democracy we voted for in 2013. Second, there's too little intellectual, political and professional diversity on the council. The echo chamber doesn't even notice it's failing. I'll bring debate, professional problem-solving skills, and a focus on proven solutions.

More information at: Kate Martin

Sara Nelson

Sara Nelson - Position 9 Candidate

Neighborhood small business owner: In 2009, Sara and her husband, Matt Lincecum, co-founded Fremont Brewing, one of Seattle’s most successful neighborhood small businesses. Experienced policymaker: For almost ten years, Sara worked as a policy advisor for a Seattle City Councilmember, where she advanced landmark legislation on environmental, transportation, and economic development policy.
Progressive and pragmatic: Sara’s the only candidate in this race with experience in both public service and the private sector. She leads with the values shared by the vast majority of Seattleites and she gets things done.
Environmentalist: Sara’s a lifelong environmentalist with a track record to prove it from getting recycling and zero waste legislation passed on Council.

TOP PRIORITIES

Crisis brings opportunity. My campaign rests on three cornerstone issues. If you want a Seattle that focuses on stronger neighborhoods and keeping our promises, I am proud to be your candidate.

More at saraforcitycouncil.com

Lance
Lance Randall
Lance Randall - Mayoral Candidate

I want to leverage Seattle’s creativity and ingenuity to model a city where everyone can live freely, create, and prosper.

I have pulled together a platform explaining my plan to address topics including dignity for the homelessness, economic rebound, revitalizing our music scene, rebuilding our infrastructure, public safety, and climate. This platform invests in our people, our culture, and our future.

More at Lancerandall2021.com



DJ Sessions
Michael Cagle

4-5p Michael Cagle
S
eattle'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! 

Marshall Law Group
Marshall

8-10pm Marshall Law Band

Joined by I AM Chamel, L$P and Friends and
Bananaganz!!!  More info coming...

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

Schedule
developing
Sunday June 27, 2021


10am Welcome! Youth Microphone

Noon-2pm All ages Capitol Hill Pride Talent Show. Anything goes! More info to be posted soon.

2-8pm Live Music and Entertainment. Dating Game?

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.
Center for Sex


Donate to your local community Pride!

Click HERE

Pride Dog
Or click my bottom

Thank You!
Federal ID: 82-1474191
Secure site


Obama? Community Center

Please consider signing a petition to re-purpose the
East Precinct on Capitol Hill into a Community Center.

Capitol Hill Pride stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and is requesting the building be run by a consortium of non-profit organizations that invest back into the community including black youth and social outreach.
A change.org petition has been started for support signatures.
Close to a historical location, the East Precinct is just several blocks from where a young baby by the name of Barack Obama in his first year grew up while his mother attended the University of Washington.
In remembering George Floyd, Native American John T. Williams, Che Taylor and Charleena Llyes and those that have lost their lives due to police violence, the East Precinct would make a fitting example of restorative justice.
From Teri Rogers Kemp – defense attorney and co-chair of NAACP Seattle King County’s police accountability committee:

“This is an exceptional idea. This is indeed a Cornerstone where The Black Community can once again have a solid foothold in the CD that was gentrified. Thank you for this Petition!”

Member Interpride.

Interpride

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
stella    stella

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
Rat City Roller Derby, 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
Cody Blomberg
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.

www.broadwayoz.com


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.

mike

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!


 


Proud enough to Table or Advertise at Capitol Hill Pride?

Click here for Vendor or Ad Form
or  e-mail:
capitolhillfestival@gmail.com

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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.
capitolhillfestival@gmail.com


 
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 and the City of Seattle’s commitment to the Race and Social Initiative.
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

 

END
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

 

Donate to your local community Pride!

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Thank You!
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