The Successful Pre-Pride Party is Back, Now in Its Third Year
Seattle Women’s Pride is back for year number three on Saturday, June 18, 2016. A full week before Seattle Pride, Seattle Women’s Pride is the party that gets the ladies out the door – and onto the dance floor. This year’s event will be held at Q Nightclub (1426 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122).
Comedian Dana Goldberg, voted by Curve magazine as one of the “Top Five Funniest Lesbians in America,” will perform during the event’s iconic comedy show. Previous performers included The Voice‘s Vicci Martinez (originally from Tacoma, Wash.) and Bravo’s Julie Goldman. Special guests have also been confirmed to attend.
“I can’t wait to get back up to Seattle to perform for Seattle Women’s Pride! Something amazing always happens with the Seattle crowd, they are irreverent and smart,” Goldberg said. “Usually someone gets me laughing just as hard as I get the audience going. It’s going to be another amazing show!”
A stop at Seattle-based store REI is also in the cards for Goldberg.
“Seattle is one of my favorite cities to perform in! There is such an awesome supportive…not to mention hot…community up there. The show is always one of my favorites of the year. Plus I get my REI fix…win-win,” she said.
“Dana is a hoot! We absolutely love her, and she is a good friend,” said Seattle Women’s Pride founder and producer Sarah Toce. “We’re so glad she accepted our offer to come out and play this Pride.”
Eastside Women’s Health Center is thrilled to team up with The Seattle Lesbian for this year’s one and only Seattle Women’s Pride. Owners Jennifer Jimenez and Kristina Chamberlain have dedicated their life’s work to quality health care for women and the LGBTQ community.
“We are humbled and honored to be part of this production and to be surrounded by so many incredibly passionate, talented and generous people,” said Jimenez. “Seattle Women’s Pride is destined to become part of our city’s Pride Heritage.”
Jimenez and Chamberlain are heading up the event’s sponsorship efforts. New York-based GO Magazine will have a strong presence at the party, as will the WNBA team the Seattle Storm. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jimenez at email@example.com.
Part comedy show, part dance party, part mixer – there’s something at Seattle Women’s Pride for everyone – gay, lesbian, transgender – everyone is welcome.
The 21+ event is ASL interpreted and ticket reservations are highly encouraged.
“We sold out the first two years, so I encourage reserving tickets,” Toce said. “We don’t want to turn anyone away. The line was around the block in 2015…at 6 p.m.”
Inside the venue wasn’t much different.
“We had over 500 guests at Seattle Women’s Pride 2015. Women want this party – it was made for them and by them,” Toce added. “We look forward to another successful year in 2016.”
Toce isn’t a stranger to building a brand for the lesbian community. She co-founded the award-winning lesbian publication The Seattle Lesbian in 2010 with her wife, Stephanie Brusig.
“There was an obvious need for something different in the media world,” Toce said. “At the time, we knew we had to do something…and The Seattle Lesbian was born. Now, six years later, we’ve created Seattle Women’s Pride. It seemed like the perfect next progression to get further into the culture and foster community from within,” she said.
Seattle Women’s Pride attendee Aretha Alexander felt a sense of community she had not experienced in some time.
“I had an amazing time mingling with some great women,” Alexander said. “This event brings together lesbians from different walks of life and the community. It is definitely girl power at its best.”
There’s no telling what records Seattle Women’s Pride 2016 will break, but one thing is for certain: you won’t want to miss it. Tickets are available via Stranger Tickets at $30 General Admission and $45 VIP. The VIP Experience gets guests closer to the action with Priority Entrance, a Meet-and-Greet with Dana after the show, Swag Bags, and more. Visit seattlewomenspride.com or strangertickets.com/events/31940901/comedian-dana-goldberg-at-seattle-womens-pride for more information.