Thursday, June 21, 2012

RAINBOW SUMMER: Queer Youth Pride Events and MORE

In honor of Pride Month,  
Teen Link has found some really interesting sites and events for queer youth. We love that we live in a city where all youth are supported and have the chance to get involved in something they are passionate about!
Check out the links below and get your summer off to a colorful start.

Youth Pride Dance- Friday, June 22nd from 8pm to 11pm
Fun for everyone! Food! Drinks! Music!
Have fun the night before Pride! With Guest DJ Alex!
Ages 20 and under. Tickets are $5 Pre-ordered and $10 suggested donation at door. Buy your tickets at
Join the fun at the Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way, Seattle

Diverse Harmony 
Diverse Harmony was founded in 2002 and is very unique in that it is a gay/straight alliance chorus. Diverse Harmony works to create safe and friendly environment through music and puts on performances regularly in Seattle

For those interested in filmmaking, Reel Queer Youth is a program that provides video production and media literacy training for queer youth between the ages of 13 – 20. To be a part of the program you have to apply by June 30th .

The Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre is a group of young actors supported by the Washington Ensemble Theatre who advocate for queer youth through their work on the stage. The QTET’s summer production, Beyond Boxes, is showing this weekend only, from June 21- June 25 at 7:30 pm at the Washington Ensemble Theatre, and on Saturday June 23rd youth under 25 can see the show FOR FREE

 Bend-It Extravaganza is an arts festival happening August 8 – 10 in Seattle and it is put on by queer youth. The festival is an amazing event that hopes to empower queer youth and their allies with workshops, spoken word, drag, public art, films, and music.

Out There Poetry Camp:
Saturday, June 30 - sign up deadline
Week long poetry and creative expression camp for Queer Youth and Allies ages 14 - 20.

Dates: July 9 - 13, 2012
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 ~ 17th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
What: Daily session on Queer Identity, Writing Exercise, Lunch with local Poets (like WA State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken), and Creative Expression (lyrics, dance, you name it!). Lunch included.
Contact Randy at 206-883-6110 or or Gray at

Capitol Hill Independence Day Community Picnic:
Saturday, July 7 
Noon - 5 pm
Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA
(between E Denny Way and E Pine Street)

Community picnic, live music, and fun booths!

Born This Way Kafé:  Summer Beach Blanket BINGO & Barbeque Party: or contact, 206-883-6110
Friday, July 20, 6 - 8 pm
Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse
on the north edge of the athletic field
1635 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA
(between E Denny Way and E Pine Street)

BINGO, bracelet making, badminton/volleyball start at 5:30 pm.
Food, hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and more start at 6 pm.

Born This Way Kafé: a welcoming place where GLBTQ youth + Friends + Allies up to age 21 can gather, be themselves, and have fun.

SYPP’s Summer Youth Organizing Institute: or
Friday, July 27 - sign up deadline
The YO! is a youth leadership program/8-day social justice training camp for and by youth that takes place August 20-27, 2012.  A program of Seattle Young People's Project.
Contact: or 206.860.9606

Outdoor Movies at Cal Anderson Park: or
Fridays, July 27 - August 17
Movies start at dusk, about 8:30 pm
1635 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA (between E Denny Way and E Pine Street)

Bring your own chair or blanket!
July 27 Pee Wee's Big Adventure
August 3 Viva Las Vegas (Elvis!)
August 10 The Wizard of Oz
August 17 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Contact: or 206-323-4274

Have you ever wanted to go to gay camp? Well here is your chance! Camp Ten Trees has yearly summer camp sessions -- one week for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies (Aug. 19-25)and another week for the children of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families (Aug. 12-18). Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse youth who share common experiences to come together and form a community that is truly their own.  In addition to typical camp activities, campers engage in age-appropriate workshops exploring identity,  diversity, homophobia, youth coalition building, and more.

1818 ~ 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA  98122
Drop in Monday through Friday anytime from 4 to 9:30 and meet other amazing queer and allied youth. They have different activities going on every night of the week. Queer movie night on Fridays is my personal favorite.
They also have a great list of queer resources on their website

Special thanks to Lambert House for helping to collect this list of amazing fun events for youth!

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