Jesse Morrow and Nicholas Main play Harper and Prior in SPSCC's Angels in America.

Better Angels: The Great Work Arrives

THEATER REVIEW by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS What an inspiring, majestic mountain director Lauren Love scaled with her production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at South Puget Sound Community College. This monumental script is over a quarter-century old now, and there’s still nothing like it in theater history. Even expansive productions like Peter …

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A Pride Reading List — From Orca Books

The following recommended reading list was provided by Orca Books in Olympia for Pride Week coverage in OLY ARTS. Orca Books is the largest independent bookstore in Olympia, Washington, located in the heart of downtown’s vibrant shopping district.   Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBenjamin Alire Saenz   As two young loners start …

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Lauren O’Neill Cohosts Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Singer, actor and all-around funny lady Lauren O’Neill is half of the team hosting Capital City Pride this year. This is her second Pride as master of ceremonies for the parade, and she says she’s thrilled to share the honor with Elizabeth Lord and friends on the mainstage. O’Neill …

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Elizabeth Lord to Cohost Capital City Pride

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Olympia’s master of storytelling, the one and only Elizabeth Lord, will cohost this year’s Capital City Pride with Lauren O’Neill. She’s an Olympia legend from her work as an actor, storyteller and all-around entertainer. Lord’s first paid storytelling gig was in 1994. For 20 years she’s been an actor …

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Headliners for Pride: The Caravan of GLAM

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Headlining on this year’s Capital City Pride entertainment stage will be drag-dance sensation The Caravan of GLAM. This Portland, Oregon-based troupe has been involved with Pride for three years. Its shows are highly interactive and audience-driven, so much so that they often invite local performers to join them on stage. …

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Teresa Guajardo Chosen for Pride Day Award

By ALEC CLAYTON for OLY ARTS Olympia counselor and LGBTQ activist Teresa Guajardo has been selected as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Pride Day Award, given annually for outstanding support and advocacy for the community. Owner and founder of Rainbow Health Center, Guajardo first became active in support of the LGBTQ community when she …

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A Pride Parade Glossary

By JONAH BARRETT for OLY ARTS Pride is here again, a celebration that includes all the different LGBT groups that march in the parade. But what is a drag queen, what is a leather daddy and why do they march? What follows is a glossary of terms. Bears: larger gay men who sometimes project an …

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Leslie Cushman: 2018 Pride Activist of the year

By Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Leslie Cushman is the 2018 Pride Activist of the year. Leslie, an attorney and community organizer, is being recognized for her work to reform the use of deadly force in law enforcement. In 2015, in the aftermath of the police shooting of Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin, Leslie and …

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Capital City Pride 2018 – Performance and Event Schedule

COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS OVERVIEW Capital City Pride hosts the largest small-town pride festival in the Pacific Northwest. Pride brings together the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and allied communities to affirm and celebrate LGBTQ identity. The Capital City Pride Parade & Festival are family-friendly events that are free and open to the public. Entertainment in …

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Jakes on 4th Is Pride Party Central

By ALEC CLAYTON  Jakes on 4th is, as it has been, “Pride Party Central” in Olympia. “Jakes has been in business since August 2004, and we’ve been a Pride supporter since then. I have attended Olympia Pride every year since it began,” says owner Rob Cameron. Capital City Pride founder Anna Schlecht says, “Rob supported …

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