Last year, Pride unfurled amid a remarkably different backdrop than the one to which we’re accustomed. It was a summer of racial reckoning and (lest we forget) there was that whole pandemic thing too. But among the grim moments, there were also wins, like the Supreme Court delivering a historic decision protecting the rights of LGBTQ employees. Don’t get us wrong—the work is far from over, but this year Pride has new undertones. Washington is on the cusp of reopening. Events are back, like in person. We can hug again. So for a month that’s supposed to be all about celebrating and honoring the community, we hope you’ll show up however you can but—no matter what—always, always as yourself.

In This Feature:

Ways to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Seattle

This year’s celebrations mix the virtual with the IRL.

06/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Support Seattle's LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Some brands pay lip service to LGBTQ issues during the month of June. These local businesses help the community thrive all year long.

06/07/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

The AIDS Memorial Pathway Is Capitol Hill's Latest Call for Action

A new art installation celebrates the response to the AIDS crisis in what was once Seattle’s undisputed queer hub.

06/07/2021 By Christy Carley

Irene Dubois Takes Drag to an Otherworldly Level

“Drag is a cathartic release of joy."

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams