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The Pride Movement in the United States

By OLY ARTS STAFF History shows that in every society and culture, human beings have refused to fit into a narrow sex-and-gender box, yet for decades the United States government attempted to repress and discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other “queer” expressions of sexuality. Back in the 1950s […]

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Honoring Anna Schlecht

Capital City Pride 2017 will be the first such celebration in decades without local activist Anna Schlecht at the forefront. In honor of her work over the years, here’s a retrospective of Schlecht’s social-justice work, co-presented by ThurstonTalk and OLY ARTS. by Heidi Smith for ThurstonTalk Anna Schlecht has been […]

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2017: Pride Overview

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS “Resist hate. Celebrate love.” That’s the theme of the 27th-annual Capital City Pride, and it reflects the two sides of the event’s past and present. The festival, here and across the country, has long been both an opportunity to stand for LGBTQ rights and […]

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2017: Pride Recognitions

by OLY ARTS staff Each year, Capital City Pride recognizes local members of the community. Attendees at open Pride meetings throughout the year can nominate people for recognition, and the awardees are selected democratically as a community selection. This year, Capital City Pride chose to recognize the following three individuals: […]

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