Photos for 2016
Hill Pride Festival March, Rainbow City Band
Getting the stage ready in 2015
|March from Seattle Central Campus to Main
Harrison. “Never Forget” 1969 Stonewall with speakers and
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival March will be an all ages, all
orientations, all gender/transgender civic march with no fees open to
The march has no fees as the Directors of the festival feel an
not have to pay a fee to march, demonstrate or show civic and community
Seattle has not had an all gender inclusive LGBT march for 37 years
Parade split from marches and started charging fees thereby shutting
out individuals and low budget
Marchers are encouraged to bring hand written signs.
|10:30 - 11am Opening Speakers||Speakers: Graham Taylor – Stonewall: Natl. Parks
Conservation Assoc. Nikki Etienne, Marsha
Botzer, Monisha Harrell of Equal Rights Washington, Gary Tolman- Activist and member of Freedom
Socialist Party, Laura Ingles Wilder representing Intersex gender, Alliance for Gun Responsibility - Intiative 1941.|
|Stonewall History in the Making -First National Park for LGBT ||Graham Taylor – Stonewall: Natl. Parks
Taylor is the Northwest Field Representative for the National Parks
Conservation Association (NPCA). NPCA advocates on behalf of
America's national parks.
Thankfully, with President Obama's
designation of a national monument for Stonewall, we can say that our
park system now has a site dedicated to telling the LGBT civil rights
NPCA is a proud leader in the campaign to designate this
site, and thanks our many LGBT friends and allies who worked tirelessly
to encourage President Obama to take action and designate the 1st
National Park for LGBT Equality!
Etienne, is a local artist who is the
co-creator and Host of a local monthly poetry slam, RingSide, held at the Red
Lounge. She is also a vocalist & MC in her band, Holy Pistola. Nikki is
currently working on some mini documentary projects that directly effect LGBTQ
POC and is aspiring to release those the start of 2017.
Marsha Botzer has served the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and progressive communities for over 40
years, as a founding member of Equality Washington, and on boards of Pride
Foundation, Safe Schools, Lambert House, Seattle Counseling Service and the
World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
A founding member of Equal Rights
Washington, a past co-chair of Seattle’s LBGT Commission, Marsha served as
co-chair of The National LGBTQ Task Force in 2005-6, 2009-10, and as Chair of
the Action Fund in 2015. She is a
founding member of Out In Front Leadership Project, founded Seattle’s
internationally known Ingersoll Gender Center, and served as a national co-chair
of the 2008 Obama Pride Campaign.
In 2009 she served on the Leadership
Committee of Equality Across America. In
2011 Marsha received the Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award and the
Washington State GLBT Bar Association Award.
In 2013 she was selected for the Inaugural U.S. Edition of the Trans 100
List, and in 2014 she received the Gay City Health Community Leadership
Award. In 2015 Marsha was elected to the
Martin Luther King County Labor Council.
Also in 2015 she received the Distinguished Scholar Award from Antioch
University in Seattle and the Backbone Award from the National Secular Students
is the Board Chair for Equal Rights Washington, a statewide LGBTQ
advocacy organization. She is also a member of the National LGBTQ Task
Force and served as Co-Chair for Mayor Ed Murray’s Public Safety Task
Omar Jackson – Field Organizer with The Alliance for gun Responsibility, Yes on I-1491 campaign
for Gun Responsibility works to end the gun violence crisis
in our community and promote a culture of gun ownership that balances rights
with responsibilities. Through collaboration with experts, civic leaders, and
citizens, we find evidenced-based solutions, create innovative policy, advocate
for changes in laws, and promote community education to reduce gun violence.
Learn more at www.gunresponsibility.org and
follow us at @WAGunResponsib.
Measure No. 1491 empowers families and law enforcement to stop gun
violence tragedies. It allows them to prevent loved ones in crisis, exhibiting
mental illness, or expressing violent behavior who pose a harm to themselves or
others from getting access to firearms. These Extreme Risk Protection Orders
are issued by a court and follow the same process as other protection orders.
Learn more at http://gunresponsibility.org/extreme-risk-protection-orders/
|Antonio Mena - Your Local Wells Fargo Manager||Wells Fargo|
Opening, Purple Passion - Rainbow City Band, Trent Davis MC
Purple Passion Swing Band is a 20-piece band based in Seattle that has been
performing for over 15 years.
|Rainbow City Band , Trent Davis MC
Purple Passion plays for a variety of occasions: dances,
wedding receptions, fundraisers, holiday celebrations, corporate
events, festivals, and community celebrations. They have
performed in dance
halls and jazz clubs like the Century Ballroom, Tula’s Jazz Club,
Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Fairmont Olympic Hotel,
Crossroads Bellevue’s Market Stage to Broadway Performance Hall.
Purple Passion's repertoire ranges from jazz and swing standards to Latin and
contemporary pieces, featuring both vocal and instrumental work. They have a
knack for filling up a dance floor, and fans often note that the band
“really swings!” and is “easy to dance to.”
Find out more about us - or
book us for your next event - at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trent Davis and Seven
|12:00-1:00 Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Winner of 2015 Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Godiva DeVyne from Portland, Deja
Nouveau and Kara
|The Seattle Westminster of Pride!
Sign your dog up before Noon
at Seattle Humane
booth near the Main Stage - corner of Broadway and Harrison
$5 sugg. donation per dog
to benefit Seattle Humane Society Pet Project
MC Nicole Brodeur
Judges for 2016: Judges: DonnaTella Howe, Deja Nouveau, Kara
Sutra, Vivien Gabor, Cherry Sur Bete and Miss Siren Hung
Main Stage on Harrison
Five Best in Category and of the five, one Best in Show Winner
will be chosen announced right after the judging!
Safely and responsibly dress your dog!
- Helping Clients with AIDS
Pet Project, an offshoot of the Pet Food Bank, provides services to
Pet Project matches
volunteers one-on-one with clients, handling most of their pet care
needs on a monthly basis, and enables clients to keep their pets while
spending their limited resources on food and other living expenses for
themselves. All services and supplies are donated or purchased with
by AIDS should contact Pet Project at (425)
649-7566 to be considered for Pet Project services.
DonnaTella Howe is moving and shaking all
over Seattle. From Bacon Strip to Rainbow Bingo and eXposed, and playing
hostess for DonnaTella Vs Humanity at 500 East and events with Team Diva Real
Estate including Divas Take The Hill. She has expanded her appearances and is
working the freelance circuit. Her hosting ability came about while
working as assistant for MoM, running her Mother’s Day and birthday tribute
shows and the occasional WET night at RPlace. Between the looks her mama gave
her, some Atomic Cosmetics, lessons on how to wear it courtesy some of the best
queens in the Pacific Northwest and some well-chosen outfits, DonnaTella has
become a party girl around town.
range from comedy, to top 40, old school hits and the occasional dramatic
ballad. She is always looking to entertain, amuse and start the party off
right. No two moments or performances of hers are alike and she is constantly
striving to build her numbers into better spectacles while keeping audiences
guessing. She is the social butterfly, the flirt and the lover, but also the
bitch you don’t wanna cross. She’s got the sexy sass of Katy Perry with the
mouth of Elaine Stritch, a new class of queen mixing substance and style and
here to make the show memorable. Having completed reigns as Miss Gay Seattle,
Imperial Princess & Czarina of Capitol Hill, she was recently crowned
Olympia XLV and represents throughout Western Washington, Oregon, Alaska and
Canada as Empress of Seattle, making herself available to appear and perform
wherever she is needed to support the community.
Kara Sutra is a local, grass-fed, free
range, chameleon drag performer living in Seattle. She originates from Denver
Colorado. Ms Sutra moved to the PNW in the fall of 2014 to pursue a career in
hair, makeup and performance art. When she's not busy with her day job Kara can
be found performing around the Seattle area in Bacon Strip, Court of Seattle
events, fundraisers and other various gigs.
her on Instagram and face book to stay current with her work and events!
Vivien Gabor is ready for anything. Always the
madam, never the whore, this plus-sized diva will get you hot and drop you
cold. With a lifetime background of performing and dressing up in thrift-store
tutus, she was born for glamor. Be sure to tune into her new show, Street
Walking everyFriday on YouTube!
CHERRY SUR BÊTE (FRENCH, FOR “CHERRY ON BEAST”)
OBLITERATES GENDER STEREOTYPES IN OUR WORLD WHERE FEMININITY AND MASCULINITY
EXIST ONLY IN OPPOSITION.
PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE RAISING FUNDS FOR SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICES,
GAY CITY, CAMP TEN TREES, AND SPEAKING TO BODY DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
WASHINGTON AND TO TRANS AWARENESS AT JAKE TALKS. CHERRY ALSO HOSTED THE 4TH
& BELL STAGE AT THE SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE IN 2014 AND 2015 AND IS HOSTING
THE MAIN STAGE SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE 2016 ON SUNDAY!
all the boys to their watery graves, it’s Miss
Siren Hung. She’s the current reigning Duchess of Puget Sound and
Princess of Skagit Valley College. She likes cat-calling at construction
workers, and boys who know how to “doggie paddle”. Find her and her hips
that lie today at 2pm on Julia’s stage and tomorrow with the Imperial
Court of Seattle float at the Pride parade!
|1:00-1:15 Singer Zoe Newton|
(Photo by Nicole Raine
Zoe Newton, 8.5 years old, is a student at Lowell Elementary.
since birth, she’s developed her own unique way of moving through the world. Zoe
was born with a rare and fatal genetic disorder known as Malignant Infantile
Osteopetrosis (MIOP), and required major surgery and a risky bone marrow
transplant by the age of one to save her life. Her medical team was amazed that
she survived; she is by all accounts a miracle girl. Zoe started playing the
piano and keyboard when she was 3, has perfect pitch, and is entirely self
Music is her life; playing piano and singing is her first
language. She loves everyone she meets and teaches her parents everyday
about unconditional love. She’s so excited to perform at a festival that
1:15-1:30 Not This Time, Andre
Taylor, Teri Kemp
| Not This Time |
Washington State non-profit Founder,
Speaker and Activist Andre Taylor along with Atty. Teri Kemp will talk
about the "Not This Time" campaign and Initiative 873, the "John T. Williams Bill" to bring about
|1:30-2:00 MC Trent and Friends||Info coming soon|
|2:00-2:30 Confirming Quartet||Info coming soon|
2:30-3pm Michael Jackson Tribute Show, Maurice “MoJ.”
will pay tribute to Michael Jackson with over 27 years of experience in
freestyle dancing and singing. Maurice has the
to mimic Michael Jackson by weigh of appearance, song and dance and
considers the stage his second home.|
Maurice has played Muckleshoot
Casino, St. Louis, Tribute
Concerts in Ghana, Africa 2010, Local Bars,
clubs, and private occasions since 2009.
|3-5:30 MC - Emerald Wizard of Seattle||The Emerald Wizard|
About The Emerald Wizard... Wizard... Gnome. Santa.
Dan & Elise are fun and entertaining characters and
promotional models available for your varied needs ranging from family
friendly fun to more mature oriented work. Professional, tactful,
charming and more, the pair work the Pacific Northwest and are
available now to help promote your next party or event.
5:30-7:00pm Wizard of Oz A New
is proud to present a two day preview of a new musical Operetta, slated for
Broadway NYC 2017.
We have the pleasure to witness all of Act One of our new
operetta. Directed and produced by NYC Festival Award winner, Mike G.
Roberts as Dorothy Gale,
Graham as Emily Blue and Locusta the good witch of the North
is playing the evil Witches agora witch of the West, Gingema the witch of the
East, see the old friends and meet some new ones!
||7:00-8pm Make way for the Dyke
|The Dave O’ Show
||8:00-9pm The Dave O’ Show
The Dave O’ Show front man
Dave Ostronic (O-straw-nick) is “Keepin’ Cool Alive” with Song and
Dance. Dave presents a lively show of Jazz Standards, Pop Covers and Original
Music while providing Live Swing and Ballroom Dancing during his
Dave hails from Omaha, Nebraska and Fort Worth, Texas where he
began his song and dance career. Ostronic studied recordings of
popular singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Mel Torme while
supplementing his technical training with private vocal lessons. He trained
professionally at Arthur Murray Fort Worth where he learned over 20 dances
within his first 6 months as a student. Always moving
forward, Ostronic took the leap from Texas to Seattle, Washington in
hopes of further developing his musical and dance talents. Here he has inserted
himself in the local Jazz scene and continued to develop his rich singing voice
by leveraging local Jazz Musicians such as Eric Verlinde, Hans Brehmer, Gretta
Matassa and Andrew Shaw.
His passion for the style and class of yesteryear are apparent
in his delivery, demeanor and style.
Come Out and Enjoy an Energy filled performance from this Young
Crooner and His wonderful Band.
"Holy Pistola is an eight piece band out of Seattle on a mission
to move crowds whenever and wherever they play. Drawing inspiration from the
diverse musical backgrounds of all 11 members, they blend funk, hip hop and
soul with live instrumentation and electronic elements to create a unique sound they like to call 'ElectroSoulHop'.
Well known for their crowd pleasing, high energy live sets and original
compositions. Holy Pistola has played The High Dive, Capitol Cider, The Sunset
Tavern and other venues in and around the Seattle area and are poised to take
things to the next level with the release of their first EP as well as a number
of supporting music videos in the spring of 2016.
Pistola plays their originals but cover "Ready Or Not" by The Fugees
"Rappers Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang.
are the girls your mother warned you about...and they are definitely
not your average girls. Playing 80's, 90's, punk, glam, and pop
covers with edge and energy.
|10-11pm Nasty Habits
The Nasty Habits is a mostly 80's dance band covering genres ranging from synthpop to punk.
Featuring Morgan Smith on drums
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