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Proud to announce!
Capitol Hill Pride
March & Rally 2023!

Sat. June 24, 2023

10am - 10pm

March at Noon

Seattle Central College Campus
Seattle, WA

Free, no fees, no fences, no age restrictions.

poster

Click on poster to print your own flyer!

Come join us as in remembering Stonewall and the origins of Pride weekend.
Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Speakers, Artists, Musicians and Community

Free, no fees, no fences, just Pride!

Advocating Police Reform, Social Justice, Equality while celebrating Pride
Support your local Pride and Community!
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!

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.

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We invite you to hang your Pride flag and post the Capitol Hill Pride unicorn logo on your
organizationís door and website as a show of support.
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Donations Welcome! Help keep us a free event by supporting your local community Pride!

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2023 Schedule!

10am Opening, Land Acknowledgment, Charlette LeFevre, Philip Lipson Ė Stonewall, Tributes: James Widener Ray. Liv Morgan aka Asukaa Jaxx Intersex Representative.:
10:30 Speakers: City Council Candidates: Shobhit Agarwal, Ry Armstrong, Jean Craciun, Alex Hudson, Nilu Jenks, Cathy Moore, Liv Morgan, Rob Saka.
12pm March on Pine to 11th, Moment of Silence at Aids Memorial, Back to Broadway.
1pm Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest
2pm Capitol Hill Pride Catwalk Competition Ė How fierce are you with your fashion?
3pm Banned Books presentation by Philip Lipson
4pm Epiphany of Time
5pm Pride Day Cabaret hosted by Ry Armstrong, Candidate for Seattle City Council.
6pm TBA
7pm TBA
9-10pm Lexy Stray, Guitarist
10pm Closing and Thank you!

Directors of Capitol Hill Pride and Founders of the Capitol Hill Pride Festival -  Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
Opening welcome and remembering Stonewall's 54th Anniversary.
Advocating police reform and equality.
Askaa
MC Liv Morgan aka Asukaa Jaxx - MC
Seattle Activist and Intersex Representative
KaliWinner 2022
Congratulations to Kali- Winner of the 2022 Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
1pm Capitol Hill Pride Doggie Drag Costume Contest in its 14th year!



3pm Banned Books, Films and Poems by Philip Lipson, Librarian.
Philip Lipson will talk about the alarming increase of books that have been attempted to be banned in the last year. The majority of these books were written by or about members of the LGBTQAI+ community or by and about BICOP members.
Ephiphany 4pm Epiphany of Time

Seattle based pianist, singer, song writer, Thelxie Eaves, immerses you in a genuine, organic, and heart-felt universe with the music of E.O.T.

Under her guidance, E.O.T. gathers musicians from a diverse set of backgrounds to spread messages of love and positivity.

Friends, family, and talent lead EOT's performances to be a unique harmony of dancing, singing and joyous expression that will empower and stir your soul.

Epihany will be playing their original songs Snubs, Wheels Turning, Master Patch in the Green Forest, and classics like Moon dance, Stray Cat Strut, and Blue Suede Shoes.

https://e-o-t.webflow.io/

5pm Pride Day Cabaret hosted by Ry Armstrong, Candidate for Seattle City Council.
Stray 9pm Lexy Stray, Seattle Musician
A Seattle Transgender Artist and Network Engineer, Lexy started out playing Saxophone about the age of six but fell in love with the drums eventually playing in a band Lexy named in High School called "Crimson Death" heavily influenced
by original death metal bands.

Lexy after high school eventually joined the Army joining two bands and stints in El Paso Texas, played metal from everything from Black Sabbath to Guns and Roses, Metallica, etc.
Lexy later joined a band called Dark Horse, moving to Seattle in Ď98 and played in a Band called Nothing Left Sacred.
Following her passion, Lexy learned guitar and piano and today can be seen regularly in Seattle and Capitol Hill busking and sharing her incredible talent.

Songs planned along with Lexyís originals include
Comfortably Numb.
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
Summer of '69 and possibly Sultans of Swing

More info at Lexy Stray.

https://www.instagram.com/lexystray/

Speaker Information
Capitol Hill Pride is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is dedicated to offering equal time to City Council Candidates to speak in a free speech public event. We encourage the public to meet, ask questions and get to know their candidates at one of the most inclusive diverse events in Seattle.
Agarwal

Shobit Agarwal Ė City Council District 3 Candidate
www.voteforshobhit.com

I am a first-generation gay immigrant from India. From working as a program manager for Microsoft to pursuing the dream as an actor to working retail. I have been an elected member of my condo HoA board for the past five years and have worked as the treasurer. I was also on the board for Trikone NW, a South Asian LGBT group.

These roles enabled me to listen to my constituents, be empathetic to their problems and focus on getting results.

Armstrong

Ry Armstrong Ė City Council District 3 Candidate

www.ry4seattle.com

ďAs your candidate for the open seat vacated by retiring Councilmember Sawant, Iím running for Seattle City Council because I believe in an agenda focused on establishing more affordable housing and shelter for those who are displaced, sustainable development of our city systems to protect the environment, and ensuring the safety of all our residents.

In particular, Iím in favor of working to establish our region as a ďright to shelterĒ city, helping our community become the first major city in America to be completely carbon-neutral, and establishing further mitigation and accountability within public safety to protect victims of serious crime, in particular those in the BIPOC, AAPI and Queer communities.

If successful, I'd be the first openly Queer candidate to represent District 3 and first gender non-confirming human on the Council. Having served as Executive Director of a small LGBTQ-focused nonprofit during the pandemic, I have a background in governance serving on boards in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. When coupled with a Masters of Arts in International Relations, I believe I can bring some follow-through to the City of Seattle.

As a democratic socialist and progressive pragmatist, I would be honored to earn your vote and support throughout our campaign for action-based solutions.Ē

Hudson

Alex Hudson Ė City Council District 3 Candidate

www.AlexForSeattle.com

Alex was born in Redmond and raised on a small family farm in unincorporated east King County. A cancer survivor, she lives with her partner and is the legal guardian of an 8th grader in the public school system.

Alexís family are renters and live happily car-free. A first-generation college graduate, she worked her way through school at Western Washington University, where she founded the ACLU-WA student club, was the Director of the Associated Students Drug Information Center, and was named the Ď2008 Associated Student Employee of the Yearí and the Ď2008 ACLU-WA Youth Activist of the Yearí.

Jenks

Nilu Jenks - City Council District 5 Candidate 

https://www.neighborsfornilu.org/ 

Hi, Iím Nilu! Iím running for Seattle City Council in District 5 to address our housing crisis, to build on our transportation infrastructure, and to improve our neighborhood safety. Underlying all of this is our climate emergency. I am second-generation Iranian-American, the mother of two school-aged children, and a dedicated community advocate. I believe we need a City Council that works together to achieve results, and my district deserves someone who can represent our increasingly diverse community. District 5 needs the pedestrian infrastructure it has long been promised, and I am ready to fight for it. Along with sidewalks, we need biking, busing, and light rail infrastructure to make our city a place we can get around easily and rapidly. Our transportation infrastructure is important for a sustainable future just as addressing our housing crisis will be.

As a woman of color, I know that our BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities need protections, and I am and will continue to be a strong community advocate for them. Every time I have to answer my childrenís questions about public drug use or why we let people live on the street, I know our society is failing and that we must do better. We need more homes for all people, especially affordable housing options. We also need to build more shelter for the unhoused and increase services to those living in vehicles. We need to work to prevent homelessness by supporting those on the verge of losing their homes and increasing resources for those experiencing domestic violence. We can make better policy choices that work for all of us. 

Iím proud to be endorsed by King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, State Senator Javier Valdez, State Representative Julia Reed, State Senator Yasmin Trudeau, the 46th and 32nd Legislative District Democrats, the King County Young Democrats, Women of Color in Politics, and United Food and Commercial Workers 3000.

Moore

Cathy Moore Ė City Council District 5 Candidate
https://cathymoore.net/

Hello everyoneIím Cathy Moore, and Iím thrilled to be a part of Capitol Hill Pride as a candidate for Seattle City Council District 5. With three decades of distinguished public service, I stand as the most qualified candidate to represent our community and bring positive change to our city.

As a lifelong Seattleite, a mother of three Seattle Public School graduates, spouse to a local small business owner, I have deep roots in our community. Twice elected to King County Superior, I saw every day where our system works and doesnít. I am bringing my expertise upstream to tackle our basic needs such as public safety, homelessness, and housing, to create a Seattle where everyone can thrive.

Prior to serving as a judge, chaired the Seattle Human Rights commission, where I lobbied on behalf of and passed policies that protect LGBTQIA+ individuals against discrimination. I am committed to not only preserving, but expanding these hard-fought rights, with the vision of making Seattle a model city for the rest of our nation. I was also among the first judges in the court to start using pronouns with litigants, breaking down barriers and creating an inclusive and respectful space. 

I am also very proud to have the endorsements of the 32nd District Democrats, State Representative Cindy Ryu, Judge Theresa Doyle (ret.),  as well as a range of small businesses, including the LGBTQIA+ owned Peace Love and Happiness Club. I would be honored to earn your support, as together we can make a significant difference and build the Seattle we deserve.

Rob Saka

Rob Saka - City Council Candidate District 1

https://www.voterobsaka.com/

Iím a progressive urbanist with a proven record of finding common ground, solving problems, and delivering results. Alongside community, Iíve created lasting, positive changes in housing and transit, reforming enforcement and improving neighborhoods.
For five years, I led First Hillís neighborhood association, where we welcomed affordable housing, built safer transportation, better parks, and increased livability. Until recently, I was the Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, where I built coalitions that secured transformative transportation investments, expanded light rail and bus service, and made transit free for youth.
Our district has beautiful, vibrant places. We lead with compassion. But things are off track, and too many of us fall through the cracks. We must urgently address complicated problems like homelessness, public safety, and affordability.
With fresh ideas, courage, and a commitment to action, we can build more housing, care for our vulnerable neighbors, and keep everyone safe. We can be a great city. I understand District 3ís challenges - and how to make progress. On my website, Iíve released extensive policy agendas and am bringing bold solutions to the table.
Iím a First Hill renter, public school parent, and cancer survivor. Iím a first-generation college graduate who worked my way through WWU. I was named one of ďSeattleís Most Influential PeopleĒ in 2015 by Seattle Magazine. I serve on the board of a major non-profit affordable housing provider and the Freeway Park Association. Iím proud to be endorsed by labor unions, progressive organizations, and community leaders.

We deserve a representative committed to listening, problem-solving, and making our lives better. My years of experience shows I can hit the ground running and get Seattle on track to reach our full potential together. It'd be an honor to serve our district, and Iím asking for your vote.

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.

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Tin Table

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

Check out our past Speakers and Musicians from Past Years

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Introducing Capitol Hill Pride Putt Putt!
With our cool Water Sprinkler!

Look for us in Cal Anderson Park

Schedule TBA!

Free but donations gladly accepted!

Putt Putt
Come for Family, Fun and Friends!
An all ages community activity!
Help create new Putt Putt Art paper mache Sculptures!

Pop up Putt Putt games at your local park will be featuring small light weight art installations and providing fun physical activity for all ages.
Upcoming Art sculptures include Unicorn, Dragon, Castles, Pirate ship miniatures made with paper mache and environmentally friendly material.
Putt Putt  Asukka Putt Putt


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As the twelve year annual event has grown to become one of the Northwestís largest Pride events and Capitol Hillís 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 itís through their art, business or personal expression.

 

Booth 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
organizationís 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 thirteenth 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 personís 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

 

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 Seattleís police ability to protect the public and to protect the publicís right to protest.

Capitol Hill Pride agrees with and applauds New York Prideís 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

ďFor your safety, please do not bring in backpacks and large bags.  If you see something, say somethingĒ

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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along with your name


Thank You!
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The name "Capitol Hill Pride",  "Capitol Hill Pride Festival" is a registered trademark and tradename within the State of Washington.
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