Celebrating Pride Month

By United Way of King County, on June 2, 2024 | In Events, News

This blog post was written by Jaymes Taylor (they/them), United Way of King County web developer & UX strategist.

Happy Pride Month! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first public Pride celebration in Seattle, and we are so honored to be part of continuing that legacy. We look forward to a month full of celebrating our identities, our belonging to the community, and our history.  

We’ve put together some ways you can celebrate and embrace your community this month. Not only do we want to highlight events happening now, we also want to take this month to highlight some local LGBTQIA+ organizations doing critical grassroots work in our community.

LGBTQIA+ organizations serving our community:

Entre Hermanos promotes the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.

Lavender Rights Project elevates the power, autonomy, and leadership of the Black intersex & gender diverse community through intersectional legal and social services.

Queer the Land is a collaborative project grounded in the self-determination of queer, transgender, and Two-Spirit Black/Indigenous/people of color (QT2BIPOC) and the vision of collectively owning our land and labor.

UTOPIA Washington is a queer and trans people of color-led, grassroots organization born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Queer and Trans-Pacific Islander communities.

Local Pride Events:

  • Pride in the Park: June 1, 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Volunteer Park 
    This year is Pride in the Park’s 50th anniversary! Check out the complete list of performances online and come out for this family-friendly celebration.  
  • Entre Hermanos’ Pride Picnic: June 2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Duwamish Waterway Park 
  • Seattle Pride Art Walk: June 6th, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at RailSpur Building 
    Enjoy an amazing art exhibit by Coyote Central and Seattle Pride. This exhibit will include art created in a youth public art activation and explore LGBTQIA+ experiences through multiple lenses.  
  • TRANSlations Film Festival: June 6-9, Virtual or at Ark Lodge Theatre 
    TRANSlations is a hybrid film festival featuring unforgettable films and events that celebrate all things trans.
  • Queer Friend Mixer: June 7, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Charlie’s Queer Books in Fremont 
    Charlie’s is hosting a low-stakes event to meet other members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Stop by to meet new people and maybe even make new friends! 
  • Lavender Rights Project’s Black Trans Comedy Showcase: June 8, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Egyptian
    T.S. Madison will host this night of laughs, delicious eats, and community-building while raising funds to secure housing, legal protections, and the well-being of Black trans people in Washington. Get your tickets now before they sell out!
  • Strike a Pose Presents Studio 54 Ball: June 8, 9:00 p.m. Ball at River Event Space. 
    Tickets for the Ball will be $20.00, and all proceeds will be going to The Stephen Wallace Advocacy Community Engagement Division associated with Queer NW. This funding will be used to support ballroom activities, education, and resources!  
  • Charlie’s Queer Book Fair: June 15,10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Charlie’s in Fremont 
    Charlie’s Queer Books in Fremont is hosting their first ever Queer Book Fair, including author appearances, prizes, artists, and more!
  • Cutie Fest Pride: June 22-23, 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. both days, Downtown Seattle
    Cutie Fest is downtown for Pride! With over 80 LGBTQIA+ young artists, live music and drag, free art and craft-making stations, and local food vendors, it’s sure to be an amazing time.
  • Seattle Reign FC – Pride Game: June 23, 3:00 p.m. at Lumen Field 
  • Trans Pride: June 28, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Volunteer Park 
    Head out to Volunteer Park again for an evening of music, performances, and celebrating Trans lives. This event requires masks.   
  • Seattle Pride: June 30, 10 a.m. onwards, Downtown Seattle 
    End Pride month with Washington’s largest parade. This year marks 50 years of Pride being public in Seattle, and now is the time to celebrate it! 
  • Queer the Land’s 2024 CAMP Q: Runs June – September 
    Queer the Land is hosting a summer camp for QTBIPOC folks to connect and play. Each month, there will be different events and opportunities to be creative. Check out the schedule on their Instagram page @queertheland. 
  • Degender Dance Classes: every Friday night in June at 7:30 p.m. at Lowdown Ballroom, Savoy Swing Club 
    Deconstruct the gender binary and learn some new dance moves. Degendering social dance means showing up as you are and authentically exploring dance.  
  • Seattle Latinx Pride: July 20, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., El Centro de la Raza
    Join Seattle Latinx Pride to celebrate the intersections of being queer and Latino/a/x. There will be entertainment, music, food, resources, and lots of fun!
  • Pacific Northwest Black Pride: August 23-25
    Save the date for Pacific Northwest Black Pride Weekend! Celebrate the 7th year of Pacific Northwest Black Pride with four days of fostering inclusion within the Black LGBTQIA+ community of the greater Pacific Northwest area.


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