Amelia Skinner

Emerald City Pride

Seattle is one of the nation’s most LGBTQ-friendly places—just walk across any of the iconic rainbow crosswalks in Capitol Hill or see the multitude of businesses with safe space emblems in their windows.

During the month of June, rainbow flags are proudly flown as the city comes out in full force to support its LGBTQ+ community. The festivities reach their peak at the end of the month over Pride Weekend with the two-day PrideFest (, which includes the Seattle Pride Parade ( on Sunday morning. Summer also brings a collection of concerts, food trucks, a craft bazaar, and more at Pride in the Park (

For cinematic celebration of queer film, don’t miss visiting Three Dollar Bill Cinema (1122 E Pike St, #1313;, showcasing the latest and greatest in the genre.

Explore LGBTQ+ hot spots like Changes (2103 N 45th St;, a pub in Wallingford known for its karaoke; Wildrose Bar (1021 E Pike St;, a women-owned lesbian bar that’s been around since 1984; or Queer/Bar (1518 11th Ave;, a multi-faceted space, with cocktails, drag entertainment, community discussions, and more. Enjoy more dynamic nightlife on Capitol Hill at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway Ave; and Re-bar (1114 Howell St;, two of the top LGBTQ-friendly clubs around town.

Learn more about Seattle’s LGBTQ Community.

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