Seattle’s usual Pride festivities have been canceled due to the pandemic, but Pride Seattle is planning a slew of alternative virtual events this month so people can still celebrate.
The organization advocates for LGBTQIA+ rights year-round, but every June it also hosts events to recognize the community.
Le Faux Happy Hour “Stay-at-Home” Show
What: These “drag-tastic” weekly shows are streamed online, and viewers are able to tip the performers.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 4 pm
Admission: Tickets to the online shows cost $20, and viewers can also add tips.
The Mystery Box Show: True Stories All About Sex – Pride Edition
What: Storytellers are ready to share tales of all kinds of sexual encounters, from vanilla to kinky and between a variety of lovers. Speakers include bestselling authors, comedians, adult film industry veterans, theater professionals, sex toy experts, kink community members, and students.
When: Friday, June 12
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: The event will be livestreamed
The Pride Open Mic
What: Tidal Artist Haven is hosting a special open mic featuring poetry, short stories, and comedy. Each performer will get five minutes to share.
When: Saturday, June 13
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Register online to participate or perform
Sans Bar Where You Are x Pride
What: This is a fun evening of drag queen karaoke, mocktails, and panel discussions exploring issues that disproportionately affect the LGBTQIA+ community, organizers say. The event is free, but those who make a $25 donation will receive a Sans Bar zero-proof mocktail kit to make at home.
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Black Gay Pride
What: This online event will allow people to see their favourite Pride performers in a physically distanced way.
MoPOP POP+ Pride Book Club: “How Long ’till Black Future Month?”
What: A virtual book club discussion hosted by Misha Stone from the Seattle Public Library talking about NK Jemisin’s How Long ’till Black Future Month? and the short story The Effluent Engine with Nisi Shawl and Isis Asare.
When: Monday, June 22
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Link will be posted in the book club’s Facebook group
Trans Pride Seattle
What: Seattle’s annual Pride celebration focusing on trans and non-binary individuals has moved online this year. It will feature workshops, youth activities, performances, and a film series.
Pride Dance Fitness WERQ-Out
What: This cardio dance workout to hip-hop and pop music will be livestreamed on Zoom. It’s built on good vibes, a great sweat, and a supportive community.
When: Sunday, June 28
Time: 10 am to 11 am
Admission: The class is free, but participants need to sign up to receive the Zoom link by email. Donations to YouthCare are encouraged.
Youth Pink and Prom 2020
What: This virtual prom will be held on a Minecraft server. There’s no alcohol, no drugs, and no hate allowed. Attendees will be able to play games and participate in a building contest while talking to each other via a Discord server.
When: Saturday, June 27
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Admission: This free event is for youth ages 13 to 22. The deadline to register is Thursday, June 25.