Courtesy: Amelia Vaughn

Out and Proud

Courtesy: Amelia Vaughn

See how Seattle shows its rainbow pride

Seattle PrideFest and Pride Parade

Visit during June’s annual Pride Weekend for two festivity-packed days, ranging from the family-focused Volunteer Park Pride Festival in Capitol Hill to the colorful Pride Parade through downtown. The weekend culminates with the largest free pride festival in the country, when live music and food vendors take over Seattle Center. June 23–24;;

Capitol Hill

From its rainbow-painted crosswalks to its plethora of LGBTQ-focused and -run businesses and organizations, this neighborhood is the hub of Seattle’s queer scene. Find rollicking nightlife options, including the longest-running lesbian bar in the country Wildrose (, as well as mainstays like Gay City (, a health, arts, and resource center for the community.

TWIST Film Festival

More than 10,000 moviegoers attend this queer film festival every year, the largest event of its kind in the region. See features and documentaries from emerging filmmakers, local and international talent, and major studios during this 11-day event across multiple venues. October 11–21;

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