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Guide to Seattle Pride Week Events

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Kick up your heels during Seattle’s Pride Week and dance, attend the Rainbow Health Fair, enjoy a great breakfast and cheer on the Seattle Storm! Here are some of our favorite events.

GLSEN Youth Pride Dance
Friday, June 22
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Yesler Community Center
917 E Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
http://www.facebook.com/glsenwa

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Washington State is hosting a dance for the 21 and younger community of LGBTQ youth and their allies. It’s a safe and fun way to participate in Seattle’s Pride weekend. The dance provides an evening of fun, food, drinks, and music. Tickets are $5 ahead of time and $10 is the suggested donation at the door. Youth can obtain tickets ahead of time by visiting HERE.

Pride Shabbat
Friday, June 22
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
1441 16th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.jewishinseattle.org

Pride Shabbat is open to the community and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Jews, friends, allies and families. The evening will start with pre-service appetizers with the service to follow at 6:00pm at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Immediately following the service, participants are invited to attend the oneg, a post-service celebration, with light snacks and desserts. An ASL interpreter will be available for the evening.

“The Astrology of Being Queer” & Summer Solstice Ritual
Saturday, June 23
2:00pm
The Venus Moon
226 Main Ave. S
Renton, WA 98057
425.271.3373
http://www.thevenusmoon.com

There will be a Summer Solstice Ritual for all at 2:00pm, followed by a lecture and workshop with astrologer Andy Gehrz “The Astrological Detective”. See what your astrological chart says about your sexual orientation and gender and how to navigate your identity in the world! Cost: $20/person. Call or stop in to pre-register.

Rainbow Health Fair
Saturday, June 23
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Seattle Central Community College
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

More than 50 peer providers, services, information and dance exercises. The FREE Services and activities ranging from Hep C, HIV, and cholesterol testing to mammograms, massage, acupuncture, naturopathy, and nutrition to NIA, Zumba, and stretching… Even voter registration. All these preventative alternative and traditional health services and information are to empower yourself, and for the overall health and well-being of the LBTQ community! Click HERE for more details.

Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Saturday, June 23
11:00am – 10:00pm
Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Capitol-Hill-Pride-Festival

The fourth annual Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2012 will include restaurants, Live Music and the fourth Doggie Drag Costume Contest!

Pride Breakfast at the Hard Rock Café
Sunday, June 24
8:00am
Hard Rock Café
116 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.hardrock.com

It’s a special Pride inspired breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe. Enjoy a sumptuous meal featuring breakfast/brunch dishes specially prepared for the occasion; and featuring ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. A first glass of orange juice (or mimosa) is included. Bartenders also prepared a number of drink specials featuring Smirnoff and available at “Pride Celebration” pricing.

Celebrate Pride With The Storm
Sunday, June 24
4:00pm
KeyArena
401 1st Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.wnba.com/storm/

The Seattle Storm is proud to support Seattle’s LGBTQA community. Join in the Pride Night game vs. the Washington Mystics at KeyArena. $5 of every Pride Ticket purchased will be donated to the Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarship Fund, which helps LGBTQA youth attend college. The Storm will present a check to the GSBA Scholarship fund during the game. Purchase tickets online.

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