Following on the success of the Vashon Heritage Museum’s exhibit IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island, a number of Island organizations are planning virtual events for Pride month, June 2020. The exhibit was to have closed June 5, but because of COVID-19, it will extend most likely into early 2021.
The Museum will host a Virtual Pride Parade on Sunday June 28 (Pride Day) at 11 a.m. and encourages all Islanders to participate with floats and costumes in your back yards, with appropriate social distancing. It’s a family-friendly event, and will be followed by a “Tea Dance,” with DJ Merlin the Girl spinning dance tunes. Sativa Queen, who co-hosted the opening of the exhibit, will be on hand to do a number and comment on the festivities.
Vashon’s own Virtual Pride Parade starts, hosted by Sativa Queen, with IN AND OUT co-curators Ellen Kritzman and Stephen Silha, plus Island historian Bruce Haulman and other surprises. At noon, Sativa will host a Tea Dance where you can dance at home via Zoom to some great tunes spun by DJ Merlin the Girl.
For more details on all this, visit vashonpride.com, the website for all things queer on Vashon Island.
Sunday, June 28th, 11:00am
Virtual Pride Parade